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Dog that bit Denver news anchor headed home

By The Associated Press

DENVER — An 85-pound Argentine mastiff dog that was impounded last week after viciously biting a Denver television news anchor is headed home and won’t face any serious consequences. Denver environmental health spokeswoman Meghan ...

Email letters, Feb. 16, 2012

By Staff

Marks’ lawsuit is not premature While it is seldom prudent to dispute anyone who buys ink by the barrel, the Feb. 15 editorial, “Marks’ lawsuit on ballots is premature” was misguided.   Contrary to the ...

Bill could ease zero-tolerance policies in Colorado schools

By The Associated Press

DENVER — School discipline policies adopted after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings are getting a second look in Colorado. Lawmakers will consider a bill today aimed at giving education officials more discretion over expulsions ...

Ban on trans fats in schools to be considered

By The Associated Press

DENVER — A sweeping trans fats ban for public schools is before Colorado senators after a two-week delay. Senators are looking at a bill to eliminate artificial sources of the artery-clogging fat from public schools. Trans fats are rare ...


Woman, 73, rearrested after warrant mistake

By Paul Shockley

Confusion about an arrest warrant led authorities to mistakenly rearrest a 73-year-old woman Wednesday after she appeared free on bond in court to face allegations she drove a getaway car during a botched burglary last month. Barbara Mae ...


Fruita schools full to brim

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Boundary lines for two Fruita elementary schools may soon change to ease crowding. Rim Rock Elementary and Shelledy Elementary have 76 and 64 more students, respectively, than their buildings were designed to hold. If boundary lines remain ...

December tax receipts better in 2011 than 2010

By Amy Hamilton

December’s holiday shopping season in Grand Junction was more robust than 2010, according to the results of the city’s sales tax collections for that month. Sales tax revenues were $4.3 million for December 2011, 3.6 percent ...

Student quits choir over Muslim-themed song

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A Grand Junction High School student quit the school’s men’s choir recently in response to the choir director selecting a song with Muslim themes. The song, “Zikr,” which is Urdu for “remembrance” or ...

Polis, Lamborn spar over oil shale

By Dennis Webb

The U.S House of Representatives today defeated an attempt by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., to remove a bill mandating federal oil shale leasing from a transportation funding package. Polis’ amendment targeted the PIONEERS Act, which ...


End of the road

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It is hard for Michael Bear to imagine. A little sad even. The Colorado Mesa basketball player’s journey from a raw freshman to a polished senior is nearing its end. “I have thought about (this being his last home game) a ...

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