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Mesa State reaps financial benefits from its new energy system

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It was good for the environment and good for sustainability. The millions of dollars in savings weren’t a bad selling point, either. Mesa State College’s idea to install a geothermal heating and cooling system has saved it 62 ...

Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Horizon Drive

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A pedestrian was killed Sunday night after being hit by a car on Horizon Drive, Grand Junction police said. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras said 911 emergency dispatchers received a call at 8:10 p.m. about a man who was in the roadway on ...

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Students ask; city responds with help

By Amy Hamilton

It’s amazing what a personal plea can do. Students at Dual Immersion Academy, 552 A W. Main St., are finding this out after last year’s fifth-graders sent letters to members of the Grand Junction City Council, detailing their ...

Power plant closure leaves Palisade fire district short on funds

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Faced with the expected loss of 40 percent of its annual tax revenue, the Palisade Rural Fire Protection District is hoping its residents will look past the troubled local economy and approve a property tax increase next month. Without that ...


Honor Flight: 36 hours, a lifetime of memories

By Gretel Daugherty

Virgil Crabtree leaned against the white marble, his camera grasped in his gnarled hand. He gazed around the massive World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.‘s National Mall. “It’s so amazing,” the Iwo Jima survivor ...

Police investigate girl’s fall from vehicle near Fruita

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Authorities remained tight-lipped Sunday about a 17-year-old Fruita Monument High School student who was seriously injured after she fell from a moving vehicle north of Fruita. Mesa County sheriff’s spokeswoman Mary Gonzales said Sunday ...

Mesa County one of two Kids Voting blocs in state

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Mesa County has the longest-running Kids Voting program in Colorado. Until Denver recently opened an affiliate, it was the only Kids Voting program in the state. Martha Graf, executive director of Mesa County Kids Voting, attributes the ...

Blotter, Oct. 18, 2010

By Staff

Gunshot reported The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report that a bullet was fired in a home on Orchard Mesa. A woman living in the 100 block of Rincon Drive reported the incident Saturday. According to a report, ...

Death Notice, Oct. 18, 2010

By Staff

Vivienne Casto, 95, Grand Junction, died Oct. 14, 2010, at Eagle Ridge of the Grand Valley. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday with services at 10 a.m. at Martin Mortuary. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Casto was a ...

Kids Voting-Mary King

Kids Voting: Amendment 61 described as pay-as-you-go spending

By Guest Columnist

By Mary King Amendment 61 specifically refers to how state, county and local governments will borrow money. If Amendment 61 passes, state, county and local government groups such as school districts, fire and police districts, and public ...

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