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Seven out of 10 D51 third-graders read at or above grade level

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Seventy percent of District 51 third-graders scored proficient or better on this year’s Colorado Student Assessment Program reading test, according to the Colorado Department of Education. That’s up 2 percentage points from ...


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Swiss ‘JetMan’ completes Grand Canyon flight

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HUALAPAI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. — A Swiss adventurer has completed a flight over the Grand Canyon in his custom-built jet suit. Yves Rossy was airborne for more than eight minutes Saturday, soaring 200 feet above the canyon rim on ...


Effort to tighten Colo. constitution in peril

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DENVER — Colorado lawmakers from both parties seemed unusually united earlier this year on a plan to rein in the state’s free-wheeling constitutional amendment process. But with just a few hours left to go in this legislative ...


It’s time to get used to CMU

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The roughly 1,200 diplomas that will be awarded to Mesa State College graduates Sunday will likely be the last to carry the Mesa State appellation. Those who receive diplomas in coming years expect to receive them from Colorado Mesa ...


Colo. House committee backs ‘No Child’ repeal

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DENVER — Should Congress repeal No Child Left Behind? Democrats and Republicans in Colorado seem to agree Congress should indeed repeal the education law and are near agreement on a resolution telling Congress the education law is ...


Tax break change for some ag land becomes law

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DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a measure that eliminates tax breaks for small properties that are classified as agricultural but aren’t being used for farming or ranching. Hickenlooper signed the proposal ...


House panel considers CO alternative bond program

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DENVER — A Colorado House panel is scheduled to hear a proposal to allow some criminal defendants to post bond to courts administering pretrial-release programs. The proposal has narrowly cleared the Senate amid objections from bail ...


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Orchard Mesa neighbors say Bobby Bash concerns not heard

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Living in the shadow of the Mesa County Fairgrounds grandstand for the past 20 years, Scott Foster has learned to adjust to the noise, traffic and dust from the county fair, which predated his arrival in the Grand Valley. He’s learned to ...


Garfield County settles 2006 inmate-abuse lawsuit

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department has settled a 5-year-old lawsuit in which the American Civil Liberties Union had accused it of inmate abuses including inappropriate use of force. The Sheriff’s Department in a news ...


Confidence up for employers, chamber says

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More employers believe the local economy has stabilized and plan to hire additional workers than during the past two years, according to the latest Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce survey, a sign that perhaps the Grand Valley has ...


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