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Teacher accused of coming to class intoxicated

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An Orchard Mesa Middle School art teacher may lose her job for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol at work. School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz said during a school board meeting Tuesday he investigated the allegation ...


Wind-fed fires unleashed

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A pair of illegal fires intended to burn trash and an agricultural field whipped out of control Thursday, destroying two outbuildings and prompting warnings from authorities to be careful with open burning or not burn at all during the Grand ...


Utah dust besmirches Colorado snowpack

By Matthew Berger

Tiny bits of Utah currently are scattered across the snow of Grand Mesa, but that’s nothing new. What is new is that after winds blew in the desert dust, no new snowfall came to bury it again, potentially meaning slightly less water ...


Candidates favor drug tests for people seeking welfare

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The four Mesa County commissioner candidates who attended a forum Thursday night said they would support requiring applicants for public assistance to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. Responding to a question from one of the 40 or ...

City of Rifle still unsure about oil shale stance

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — City Council members in a town that expects to be at the epicenter of any possible future oil shale development have delayed deciding whether to continue endorsing a highly restrictive approach toward the industry on federal ...


Committee split on park status, holding open houses

By Staff

Can you visualize having a national park in your backyard? What would that mean to your business, the way you enjoy recreation or the way you live in the Grand Valley? A local committee appointed by members of Congress is tasked with ...


Tenants can’t walk through airport gate

By Amy Hamilton

Dag Adamson is a frequent flyer from Grand Junction Regional Airport. For business, sometimes the general aviation pilot will fly his own plane, and when it makes more sense, he’ll fly commercial. Late last month, Adamson was stymied ...


Engineering marvel Unaweep Canyon Hanging Flume to be reconstructed

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The hanging flume, of which 7 of its 13 miles clings to a red-rock wall along the San Miguel River in the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers canyons, might leave viewers wondering why and when this wooden structure was built. Gold was discovered ...

Wykert lifts Mesa women’s tennis team past Metro

By Staff

Kristyn Wykert came through for the Colorado Mesa women’s tennis team in the deciding match. The freshman defeated Metro State’s Sam Schall 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 6 singles match to give the Mavericks a 5-4 RMAC victory on Thursday ...


Werman’s goal lifts ‘Cats past Central

By Nick Walter

Katie Werman called it the perfect gate. That would be Werman’s open view of the net, a quickly-closing channel between a Central High School defender to Werman’s left, and the goalpost on the right. Second overtime. Three minutes ...

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