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Burrito eating contest a campus favorite

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Qdoba sponsored a burrito eating contest for Mesa State College students as part of the Unity Fest celebration on campus Thursday afternoon. More than 20 teams of two participated in a relay race to see who could consume two mighty burritos ...

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Wildcats close in on SWL title

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The Fruita Monument High School girls tennis team is in position to make history this season. The Wildcats defeated Grand Junction 5-2 in a Southwestern League dual Thursday at Grand Junction High School to put themselves in position to win a ...

Lawmakers to review campaign finance

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are introducing their plan to fix several state laws on campaign finance because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled businesses and unions should be allowed to directly spend ...

Colorado teachers to rally against tenure changes

By The AP

DENVER — Teachers are voicing their opposition to a proposed overhaul of the state’s teacher tenure law. Members of the state’s largest teachers’ union plan to rally outside the state Capitol Friday, just hours before ...

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Repairs required on new parkway

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Less than two years after the opening of the $110 million Riverside Parkway, contractors are repairing cracks in the road and broken curb and gutter and have had to fix other deficiencies. Mays Concrete is replacing sections of the parkway ...


Ex-Fuji owner ‘never thought’ she’d be caught

By Paul Shockley

A 60-year-old woman whose prostitution business managed to fly under the radar of police for 14 years told investigators she was “quite comfortable” in Grand Junction and had planned on retiring in 2008, when authorities finally ...

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Ex-chief of Census office files complaint

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A complaint by a former manager depicts the Grand Junction census office as a den of backbiting and turf battles, as well as anti-Semitism, drug use and several varieties of unprofessional conduct. The office at 573 W. Crete Circle also was ...

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Science center takes founder’s name

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The Western Colorado Math and Science Center has a new name in honor of its founder. The center’s board of directors this month unanimously voted to change the name to the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado. ...

Cut from the middle on health insurance

By The Daily Sentinel

If you own a business and want to save money on health insurance by cutting out the middle man and working directly with insurance companies — good luck. Call most of the major insurance companies and they will politely take your ...

Data glitch blamed for Verizon’s outage

By Amy Hamilton

A software data glitch was blamed Thursday for the outage of phone and text-messaging services for Verizon Wireless customers in western Colorado. The outage affected customers in Colorado and southern Wyoming, Verizon Wireless spokesman Bob ...

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