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School staff reluctant about more cuts

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More cuts were the last thing many of the 30 School District 51 staff members wanted to discuss at an employee budget forum Thursday at Fruita 8/9 School. After three years of cuts totaling $28.6 million, many in the school’s ...

Senators seek more comment time for oil, gas leases on 30,000 acres

By Staff

Colorado’s two U.S. senators are asking for an extension of the comment period on the proposed leasing of about 30,000 acres in the North Fork Valley in Delta County. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., wrote to Helen Hankins, Colorado state ...

JetAway Aviation loses case against Montrose County

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Montrose County officials said they hope their victory in federal court in Denver settles a long-running dispute between Montrose Regional Airport and a company that filed the antitrust case. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch in Denver ...

Central’s Sanchez signs with Colorado Mesa

By Nick Walter

Taylor Sanchez, a quarterback this past fall at Central High School, signed a national letter of intent on Tuesday to play football at Colorado Mesa University. Sanchez rushed for 1,006 yards and passed for 1,005 as a senior with the ...


Blotter, March 30, 2012

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Elderly blind man robbed The Grand Junction Police Department is looking for a suspect who reportedly stole an ATM card from an elderly blind man in Grand Junction, then charged more than $700 to the card, according to Mesa County Crime ...

Ex-showgirl built crazy collection of rental cabins

By Staff

Myrtle Rhea, an ex-showgirl and carnival entertainer, was one of Grand Junction’s eccentrics from 1949 until her death in 1963. Even today when her name is mentioned to those who lived here during that time period, most go “Oh ...

Briefs, March 30, 2012

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Sale to benefit Ambassador Program The Colorado Mesa University Ambassador Program will have its annual garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 104 Mantey Heights Drive. Proceeds from the sale of clothes, ...


Rise in crime keeps Grand Valley law enforcement busy in 2011

By Paul Shockley

After dipping in 2010, violent crime and property crime in Grand Junction increased 23 percent in 2011, a five-year high for those categories, according to an annual report by the Grand Junction Police Department. The agency’s 2011 ...

Death notices, March 30, 2012

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■ Clara Inez Howard Marshall, 101, died March 26, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Service in Delta.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be ...

Fruita falls to Battle Mountain

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School girls lacrosse team was outscored 9-3 in the second half of a 13-8 loss at Battle Mountain on Thursday. The Wildcats had an 8-6 lead in the second half, before the Huskies scored seven unanswered goals. A pair ...

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