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De Beque tries another mill levy override to help shrinking school

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De Beque School District 49-JT Superintendent Steve Strong hopes a mill levy override on November’s ballot will put students back in empty desks. De Beque’s has decreased by one-third in two years. Strong believes students who ...

Loma business owner, Fruita mayor latest to join race for Mesa County Commission

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Loma rancher and small business owner Wes D’Aponti declared his candidacy for the Mesa County Commission on Thursday, portraying himself as a defender of agriculture and promoter of responsible energy development. Dressed in a cowboy ...

Ruling favors tax exemption for utility firms

By Charles Ashby

Machinery that Xcel Energy and other power producers purchase to generate electricity are exempt from the state’s sales and use taxes, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Taxing that machinery, including the transformers used ...

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Mavericks hope run game takes off with Cimolino

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Scoring points and piling up offensive yards has been difficult for the Colorado Mesa University football program in recent years. The Mavericks scrapped the complex pro-style offense, brought in Shawn Marsh as the new offensive coordinator ...

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Fast-strike offense leads Fruita to rout of Glenwood

By Scott Schlaufman

Entering Thursday’s game against Glenwood Springs, the Fruita Monument High School football team put an emphasis on blocking. That was evident right from the start in the Wildcats’ home opener at Stocker Stadium. Devin Dance ...

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Experienced Metro sweeps past Mesa

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The youngsters on the Colorado Mesa University volleyball team got an up-close look Thursday night at what a veteran club looks like when it’s been together a few years. “They’re seventh in the country for a reason and they ...

Death notices, Sept. 16, 2011

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Evelyn E. Steers, 95, Grand Junction, died Sept. 14, 2011, at Mesa Manor Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens. Ms. Steers was a ...

School board elections attract few candidates

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Two Mesa County-based school districts will have uncontested school board races in November, and one will have a single contested seat for voters to decide. School districts can opt out of having a school-board election if all candidates are ...

Former superintendent returns to lead school district

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After a seven-year absence, Steve Strong is back at the helm of De Beque School District 49-JT. Strong was the district’s superintendent from 1994 to 2004 and returned to the position this fall. He served as superintendent of Dolores ...

Junior’s pair of 3-run HRs lift GJ past Central

By Amanda Hansen

Junior Arrianna Diaz hit a pair of three-run home runs Thursday night, lifting Grand Junction High School’s softball team to its eight straight win, 9-7 over Central at Kronkright Complex. The Tigers (9-1, 2-0 Southwestern League) ...

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