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GJ-area jobless rate holds steady for 3rd month

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.5 percent for a third consecutive month in November, according to data released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The county’s unemployment rate dipped from ...

District 51, MVEA do right by taxpayers

By The Daily Sentinel

Most of the largest school districts in Colorado, it appears, pay a teacher’s salary while he or she takes time off from teaching to serve as a leader of the local teachers union. Thankfully, that’s not how it’s done here in ...

Gormley a go-to guy

By The Daily Sentinel

Pat Gormley received a well-deserved honor this week for his 50 years of service to St. Mary’s Hospital — as a fundraiser, as president and member of the hospital board and as a member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation ...

Printed letters, December 22, 2011

By Staff

Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking to disallow individual states from requiring voters to provide a photo ID as a prerequisite to casting their votes in each election cycle. Why would Holder be opposed to states requiring a valid ID in ...

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Fruita man sentenced to prison for killing roommate

By Staff

Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister on Tuesday sentenced a Fruita man to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of his roommate in May 2010. Wayne Gert, 39, could have been sentenced anywhere from 16 to 48 years in prison following ...

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Hospital cites Gormley’s 50-year service

By Rachel Sauer

Pat Gormley’s first view of this world was in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born there Oct. 6, 1930, back when it was a modest small-town hospital on Colorado Avenue. And he spent most of the summer of 1943 there, combatting typhoid ...

Teachers union must pay own way

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One budget item School District 51 doesn’t have to worry about is funding the Mesa Valley Education Association. The union was recognized in a Sunday Denver Post article as the only teacher representation group among the 20-largest ...

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Struggling Black Mountain gets OK to expand oil, gas waste recycling facility

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Black Mountain Recycling received the go-ahead Tuesday to expand its De Beque-area oil and gas waste-disposal business, a move that should generate vital revenue for the financially struggling company, which entered bankruptcy two months ...

Blotter, Dec. 21, 2011

By Staff

No-drink order summons Although a Grand Junction transient was under court orders not to consume alcohol, the man told Grand Junction police he thought it was all right as long as he didn’t get drunk, according to a summons he received ...

School narrows achievement gap

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Achievement gaps are becoming a distant memory at Oak Grove Elementary School in Montrose. Between 2007 and 2010, the more than 400-student school eliminated a gap in Colorado Student Assessment Program reading test scores between its ...

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