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District 51 teachers retire, serve multiple years

By Staff

At least 51 District 51 teachers, administrators and other staff will retire at the close of the 2011-12 school year. The district honored each retiring educator at a staff appreciation event April 25 at Central High School. The district also ...

New Battlement Mesa medical facility planned

By Dennis Webb

The Grand River Hospital District said today it will build a $16 million medical facility in Battlement Mesa. The 35,000-square-foot building will house the district’s Battlement Mesa Clinic and the Occupational Health and Safety ...

Earth Day plans made for Sunday on Main Street

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Green-minded and eco-friendly is the theme of Ecofly Solar’s Earth Day 2012 event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, on Main Street. The family-friendly event will feature three blocks of vendors and exhibitors, a kid’s area ...

Man seeks $5M from BP for firing

By The Associated Press

DURANGO — A Durango man is suing BP claiming he was fired for reporting safety violations by a BP contractor. Larry Holland, an employee of Grand Junction-based Pure Automation Inc., is seeking $5 million. BP America tells the Durango ...

Wildfire compensation bill faces toughest test

By The Associated Press

DENVER — A Colorado bill to compensate victims of a deadly wildfire faces its toughest test yet in a majority Democratic committee. A committee known for rejecting Republican ideas is scheduled to consider a bill Thursday to lift state ...

Crews to hack up frozen cow carcasses today

By The Associated Press

ASPEN — Three rangers and three ranchers headed up a mountain near Aspen on Thursday to carve up cattle found frozen in a cabin before the carcasses thaw and contaminate a popular hot springs nearby. Bill Kight of the U.S. Forest ...

Care of evidence played role in Dewey exoneration

By Paul Shockley

Jason Kreag’s work usually is over before it starts. Kreag, an attorney with New York-based litigation and policy group Innocence Project, which helped free 51-year-old Robert Dewey from prison, said half of the roughly 300 cases his ...


GJ woman, 73, guilty of fleeing cops

By Paul Shockley

A 73-year-old woman must serve two years probation for trying to elude police in a sport utility vehicle during an alleged botched burglary at a Grand Junction business in January. Barbara Mae West, of Grand Junction, also was sentenced ...


GJ council elects Pitts to be mayor

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not just Bill Pitts anymore, it’s mayor Bill Pitts. At least for the next year. Grand Junction City Council members nominated and appointed Pitts as the mayor and council member Laura Luke as mayor pro tem. Pitts, who ...

Craig Meis

No more fracking rules, Meis tells panel

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The federal government should not supplant the states in regulating hydraulic fracturing, Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis told a congressional field hearing Wednesday. A “one-size-fits-all approach of the federal government is a ...

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