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062112 drought spring review

Spring driest, 3rd warmest on record

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Grand Junction on Wednesday leaped from the frying pan into the fire, bidding farewell to a spring that was unprecedented in its lack of moisture and saying hello to a summer showing few indications that a break from the hot, dry spell is ...

Five D51 leadership slots open

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Five school administration positions are open at School District 51 schools a little more than eight weeks before the first day of school. The district is looking for new principals for Dual Immersion Academy, Gateway School and Valley School ...

Tax revenue brightens state budget picture

By Charles Ashby

State lawmakers heard some welcome news from government economists on Wednesday: While Colorado’s economy remains sluggish, state revenues are millions of dollars higher than predicted just three months ago. Chief Legislative Economist ...

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Council taps Englehart to run city

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After giving him a six-month trial run, the Grand Junction City Council took the “interim” off Rich Englehart’s title. Englehart, who was appointed deputy city manager in 2008, has a long history in western Colorado, ...

062112 Drought fire impacts

Effects of wilfire on landscape, wildlife go beyond the flames

By Matthew Berger

The potential impacts of the fires currently sweeping through parts of the state — and forecast throughout this hot, dry summer — will not end when the flames go out. And, ironically, the water on which humans and wildlife depend ...

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Wildfire fear hits fever pitch

By Dennis Webb

It’s hard to contemplate the fire danger in South Canyon near Glenwood Springs being worse than on July 6, 1994, when a wildfire blew up and killed 14 firefighters. But here we are. Current western Colorado fire conditions also are ...

Olathe receives federal funding for busy clinic

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The Olathe Clinic will receive $650,000 a year, making it easier for physicians and others to deal with a rapidly increasing caseload, officials said. The funding under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was announced Wednesday as ...

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$2.9M grant pushes Riverfront Trail vision a little closer to goal

By Charles Ashby

It’s 25 years in the making, but a dream to create a paved trail along the Colorado River from Fruita to Palisade isn’t quite there yet. Still, local officials working on that dream were highly encouraged Wednesday that they were ...

Poor pitching in 7th inning hurts GJ Rox

By Patti Arnold

OGDEN, Utah — Rookie ball is just that — rookies. And when the wheels come off, they come off big. It happened Wednesday to the Grand Junction Rockies, who were nine outs from the first win in franchise history. It turned into the ...

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Rodeo boys

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It wasn’t easy at first, but Denton Norell learned how to take down a steer more than twice his size. Norell, 14, of Grand Junction, has it down so well, he won the state chute dogging title at the Colorado Junior High Finals Rodeo to ...

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