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Obama’s words beneficial, says school board

By Emily Shockley

As he sat in an East Middle School classroom and watched President Barack Obama tell kids to stay in school, District 51 School Board Vice President Harry Butler hoped students would take the president’s words to heart. “I think it ...


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Student government looks at possibility of tobacco-free campus

By Emily Shockley

The only butts at Mesa State College will be attached to bodies next spring if Associated Student Government members go forward with a proposed campus smoking ban. Association members will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 104 of the ...


Colorado regulators eye EPA study of drilling in Wyo.

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas regulators have been in touch with their counterparts in Wyoming about a new Environmental Protection Agency study of contaminants in drinking water in one drilling field in that state. Dave Neslin, director of the ...


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President’s message shows he cares, says 16-year-old student

By Staff

Students attending local high schools say all the ado about Obama is too much about nothing. President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday to students across the nation. He encouraged them to stay in school and continue their education. Many local ...


Briefs:Rifle election Sept. 09, 2009

By Staff

Voters in Rifle approved a measure that would limit City Council members to two terms, but voters do not care where in the city those leaders live, according to the results of a municipal election Tuesday. Voters passed the term limits ...


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Veteran Eagle Valley soccer team cruises past Palisade

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It wasn’t pretty for Palisade. Tuesday night at Walker Field, the Bulldogs soccer team was blanked 10-0 by Eagle Valley. In the Western Slope League opener for both teams, Eagle Valley controlled the game. The Devils took 32 shots on ...


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Alexander, on the dot at 9:09, on 09/09/09

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alexander Robert Orient had no idea how uncanny his timing was. Alexander was born at 9:09 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2009, meaning his birth certificate will forever read 09:09 on 09/09/09. He could not have cared less, wearing a light blue hat and ...


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Two Whitewater nuns help people connect to retreat through Internet

By Allen Gemaehlich

In one moment, Monte High’s life changed forever. His single-vehicle accident back in 1983 not only cost him the use of his legs, but it also changed him spiritually. “I was angry for a while and not on the (right) path, I guess ...


Top cop candidates might overlook arresting sight of Junction police station

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Grand Junction’s next police chief will face the same unenviable charge as the last few preceding chiefs: Leading a department in a police station that, by all accounts, has far outlived its usefulness. And it appears he or she will ...


City tax revenue in free fall

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Grand Junction’s sales- and use-tax revenue plunged 26 percent in July compared to the same time last year, a continuation of a yearlong slide in the city’s primary funding source that will force additional budget cuts. Receipts ...


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