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Graduation rate push paying off for district

By Emily Shockley

The graduation rate is up and the dropout rate is down in School District 51. The graduation rate climbed 3.2 percentage points from 2008, with 73.8 percent of seniors graduating with their class in 2009, according to early numbers from the ...


Consider future when making urgent decisions

By Sheri Fisher

“I ran into my ex-boyfriend, Samuel,” Marla said in a matter-of-fact tone. “How did that feel?” I asked. “It reminded me of how much fun we had,” she said. “I broke up with him four months ago ...


Local briefs, Jan. 12, 2010

By Staff

Relay for Life rally planned tonight A rally for the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Grand Junction will take place from 5:30 to 7 tonight at the DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive. This year’s theme is Cruzin’ ...


Invest funds with state companies, treasurer candidate says

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Colorado’s investments should be made with Colorado companies, one of three Republicans running for state treasurer said Monday. Ali Hasan also said that the current treasurer, Democrat Cary Kennedy, has invested heavily with companies ...


St. Mary’s Century Project a milestone in hospital’s development

By Amy Hamilton

For years residents have watched new St. Mary’s Hospital patient towers stretch into the sky, looming over the city with a dozen stories. The completion of the hospital’s Century Project has been an exciting time for hospital ...


Multiple sclerosis patient will take treatments in Costa Rica

By Amy Hamilton

Multiple sclerosis will have to try harder to get the best of Mary Posta. Thanks to an outpouring of donations in the past 10 months, the 59-year-old Ridgway woman is slated to receive adult stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Costa Rica in ...


County clerk says she’ll run for treasurer

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Term-limited Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich will announce later this week that she is running for county treasurer. Rich recently sent an invitation to supporters inviting them to attend the Mesa County Republicans’ monthly ...


Aspen boys proving there’s more than just skiing in town

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It’s no secret that Aspen has always been known for its skiing. Recently, the small Western Slope community and its social scene have been the backdrop for VH1’s hard-hitting reality show “Secrets of Aspen.” Still a ...


Health Briefs, Jan. 12, 2010

By Staff

Free cancer screenings available January is national cervical cancer screening month. Cervical cancer rates have fallen more than 50 percent in the United States in the past 30 years because of the widespread use of Pap tests that can find ...


Bank retiree to run for House District 54 seat

By Charles Ashby

A Democrat plans to throw her hat into the race for House District 54. Grand Junction resident Claudette Konola has filed her paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office. Though she plans to hold a press conference later this month ...


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