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Nisley closed today; many students out because of illness

By Emily Shockley

Nisley Elementary School will be closed today and will reopen Monday because of a 35 percent to 40 percent absenteeism rate among the school’s students this week. School District 51 and the Mesa County Health Department decided to close ...

Briefs, Oct. 15, 2009

By Staff

REI gives $5K to monument for program Colorado National Monument received $5,000 from Recreational Equipment, Inc. to be used to give local youth the opportunity to camp on the monument. The “Gearing Kids Up For the Great ...

Mavericks ready for the next test

By Allen Gemaehlich

Shortly after the Mesa State College volleyball team knocked off 18th-ranked Metro State last weekend in Denver, the joyful Mavericks turned their focus to fifth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney. “We’re so ready for Kearney,” senior ...

Doctor has been sued for Medicare fraud

By Staff

A Montrose doctor whose offices and home Wednesday were raided by agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has a history of being sued for Medicare billing fraud. Dr. Sam Jahani, 48, runs health-care clinics in Grand Junction and ...

Hooters slated to open Nov. 16

By Emily Shockley

Beach-themed and buxom-staffed restaurant Hooters is scheduled to open Nov. 16 at its new Grand Junction location on North Avenue. The franchise will begin taking job applications Monday. The store will hire at least 50 servers, plus hosts, ...

Neighborhood pub to open on 7th and Main

By Emily Shockley

Tenacious Brothers Pub plans to open at 701 Main St. by the end of the year, ushering in the first sign of life at that address since the Cabaret Dinner Theater and the Spotlight Lounge closed last year. Business partners Ben Dial, Mandi ...

Sideline chatter: On the road ... again

By Staff

The road can be an unforgiving foe. In high school football, a road trip can range from a 10-minute ride to the stadium to an eight-hour bus trip. In Western Colorado, that can be taken to the extreme, with teams routinely making a four-hour ...

Death Notices, Oct. 15, 2009

By Staff

Jay Cameron, 63, Grand Junction, died Oct. 2, 2009, in Grand Junction. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Cameron was retired. He is survived by one daughter, Andrea Cameron of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers; and one ...

Market more optimistic about near-term future, Grand Junction financial expert says

By Emily Shockley

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 points Wednesday for the first time in a year. That’s a positive sign, according to financial adviser Gary Nagy of investment firm Edward Jones, 225 N. Fifth St. “Usually the ...

Sculpture to honor Lincoln Park Pool donor

By Paul Shockley

Bill Moyer on Friday will be enshrined in the manner in which he lived: thinking of others. A 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture — a bit taller than the diminutive businessman really was — shows Moyer placing a life preserver over a ...

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