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District 51 will offer free meals this summer at two more sites

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School District 51 this summer is expanding a program that offers free breakfast and lunch to all children in the community four days a week. District officials will bump up the number of schools at which meals are served from five to seven. ...

County can now keep ticket revenue

By Staff

Mesa County roads, and sheriff’s deputies, are now under the Model Traffic Code for Colorado. Monday the Mesa County Commission unanimously adopted the code, which allows revenue from traffic citations issued by Mesa County ...

Theater manager robbed at gunpoint

By Paul Shockley

Police Monday were looking for a man who robbed the manager of a Grand Junction movie theater at gunpoint. The robbery — which was the third in just over three weeks involving the threat of a weapon at a local business — was ...

Murder of physician ‘deplorable’

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Both sides of the abortion debate condemned the shooting of abortion doctor George Tiller on Sunday in Kansas, while abortion foes said they feared a backlash against them. In Grand Junction, abortion foes prayed for Tiller as they gathered ...

Nowlin rebounds after troubled start to win at Dragway

By Allen Gemaehlich

Richard Nowlin was frustrated, but not enough to keep him away from the track. The Whitewater man returned Sunday to the Western Colorado Dragway, turning a bad start to the race weekend into a good one. One day after Nowlin failed to ...

Death Notices: June 01, 2009

By Staff

• Donald Eugene Ladson, 84, Austin, died May 30, 2009, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the All Saints Lutheran Church near Eckert. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; four daughters, Katherine Ladson of ...

052409 urban homestead holm

Downtown owner turns yard into food garden

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mark Holmes purchased a home downtown on Main Street last year with the intention of becoming an “urban homesteader.” Urban homesteading is a new trend sweeping the country in which owners of small amounts of acreage ­— ...

Blotter: June 01, 2009

By Staff

Silt woman still critical after rollover • Teal Harper, 21, of Silt, remained in critical condition Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital after a rollover in Garfield County. Harper was behind the wheel of a Subaru station wagon that ...

Company eyes 700 million-barrel potential in oil shale tract

By Dennis Webb

A subsidiary of a Boston-based company plans to test oil shale development technology on private land in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin. General Synfuels International said in a recent news release it has obtained access to about 500 ...

060109 2A Alaska group

Teacher will show off hometown to students

By Amy Hamilton

Darren Kellerby has worked hard this year to smash some stereotypes. The 27-year-old Grand Junction native and Mesa State College graduate has been teaching high school students in a remote Alaskan village for two years and is traveling to ...

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