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C-SPAN bus coming to local schools

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Fruita Monument High School senior Vinny Castellini will receive $750 of prize money Monday for placing third in C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2012 video contest. Castellini’s short documentary, “In God We Trust? Religion’s Role ...

Local unemployment at 9.5 percent in March

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate increased from 9.3 percent in February to 9.5 percent in March, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The tiny inflation in the local rate is due to a ...

Blotter, April 21, 2012

By Staff

Search results in charges Valentine Yanez Manarrez, 35, was arrested on suspicion of drug-related crimes Thursday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot, 2881 North Ave., the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Members of the ...

Death Notice, April 21, 2012

By Staff

■ Clarence Wittmer, 81, Grand Junction, died April 19, 2012, at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens. Survivors include five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  ...

Suspect asked officer if he’s Jesus, steals car

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Darius Williams saw the light. It just happened to be blue. According to The Commercial Appeal, a police officer found the 19-year-old Williams walking before dawn Thursday along Interstate 240. Police said after ...

042012 record day mojo

Record Store Day rocks downtown

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The music industry thought they could live without the independent record stores but they’re finding out more and more that those stores are keeping the industry afloat. Most major record labels are now supporting Record Store Day ...

Email letters, April 20, 2012

By Staff

Heritage Bill undermines long-standing protections Recently, the House of Representatives passed the Sportsman Heritage Bill. Sounds like a great thing for all us hunters and anglers out there, right? Read it in its entirety and spend an hour ...

Lawmakers considering sales tax holiday for some back-to-school sales

By The Associated Press

DENVER – Gimmick or godsend, a retail sales tax holiday for consumers is getting a serious look by Colorado lawmakers. The state House is scheduled to debate a bill to waive state sales taxes on school supplies and low-cost computers ...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans meets on bear management

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a series of public meetings during May to provide information on bear management and gain public input on sustaining bear numbers while reducing bear conflicts. The areas being discussed include some of ...


Birders flock to prairie for Mountain Plover Festival

By Dave Buchanan

Mountain plovers are enigma, shorebirds nesting in the short-grass prairie, a state species of concern in an area of concern. More than half of the world’s estimated population — 5,000–11,000 birds — nest in the dry ...

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