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Gas prices in valley highest in two years

By Amy Hamilton

For the first time in two years, a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has topped the $3 mark around the Grand Valley. That creep is causing Pete Tait, owner of Domino’s Pizza, 904 North Ave., to keep a close eye on gas station ...

Man’s sanity still argued in 2003 stabbing case

By Paul Shockley

A judge last week ordered a second sanity evaluation for a Grand Junction man who was convicted in 2006 of stabbing another man 27 times in 2003. Troy D. Mondragon, 46, has been the subject of roughly a dozen mental-health evaluations ...

7 principals’ pay hiked to market rate, District 51 says

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Seven elementary school principals in School District 51 received raises at the start of 2011 in what the district calls an effort to provide competitive pay. The raises, which amounted to $1,320 to $2,654 a year for each affected ...

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Serviceman’s dogs in hands of Glenwood foster family

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

While William Sweringen of the Army Corps of Engineers   has been sweating under the Iraqi sun, his dogs Kira and Dakota have been living it up in fresh powder and Colorado sunshine. For the past 11 months, the dogs have had a home at ...

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Mesa Partners model translates well into Georgian, with a couple of tweaks

By Amy Hamilton

Plenty of issues could arise when attempting to start a volunteer program halfway around the world, not the least of those being semantics, Joe Higgins, director of Partners of Mesa County learned. Higgins returned recently from a trip to ...

Heating aid, student grants in budget arena

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President Obama’s budget submission contains several provisions that directly would affect western Colorado, including wintertime heating bills, energy exploration in the Piceance Basin and attendance at Mesa State College. Exactly how ...

Death notice, Feb. 21, 2011

By Staff

Helen Boughton, 85, died Feb. 14, 2011, at Hospice Care Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Mortuary Chapel. She is survived by three sons, John and Charles, both of Grand Junction, and Clyde of Humboldt, Neb.; five ...

Mount Garfield opens school for extra hours

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Mount Garfield Middle School is open an additional 15 hours a week to give students extra opportunities to receive tutoring or join a number of clubs. The added hours, from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, ...

Legislature This Week, Feb. 21, 2011

By Staff

Republicans continue to introduce measures that would undo some of the things Democrats have approved in recent years. Today: The House Local Government Committee will look at a bill from Rep. Roger Wilson, D-Glenwood Springs, to allow local ...

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Student of the Week: Laura Shurden, Palisade HS senior

By Staff

School: Palisade High School GPA: 3.89 After-school activities: My current sport, homework, running, any outdoor activity, work and sometimes finding time to just hang out by myself or with friends. Favorite book: It’s hard to choose ...

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