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Colorado 7th friendliest for charter schools

By Emily Shockley

Colorado charter school laws are the seventh best in the nation, according to The Center for Education Reform, a Washington, D.C.-based charter school proponent. The center ranked the District of Columbia and the 39 states that have charter ...

Death notices: Dec. 10, 2009

By Staff

Marjorie Edith Marquis, 84, Grand Junction, died Dec. 6, 2009, at her home. Services will be at a later date. Mrs. Marquis was a homemaker and businesswoman. Survivors include her two sons, Van B. of Kansas City, Mo., Bob of Glade Park; one ...

Donors reimburse teachers with cash, gift cards

By Emily Shockley

Clifton Elementary teacher Brandi MacDonald has pulled more than $1,000 out of her bank account each year for the past four years to buy her students books and art supplies, plus Christmas gifts for their parents. She’ll be able to tuck ...

Police blotter: Dec. 10, 2009

By Staff

Palisade event is old-fashioned fun

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The students at Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool and Daycare in Palisade think they have a pretty good chance of winning the children’s division of Saturday’s Gingerbread House Contest, one of the many activities taking place ...

Accused murderer set for Feb. 4 extradition hearing

By Paul Shockley

Englishman and former downtown Grand Junction hotel owner Marcus Bebb-Jones may face extradition to Colorado early next year on a murder charge, according to a published report. The Kidderminster Shuttle newspaper on Wednesday reported ...

CSAP reports go digital

By Staff

The school accountability reports usually sent home in children’s backpacks have been replaced with online information. The reports featured statistics and overall school performance on Colorado Student Assessment Program tests. Because ...

Montrose has new mission in prep wrestling

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New Montrose High School wrestling coach Kevin Passehl is bringing some changes to the program this year. Passehl wants to establish even more discipline and a tougher work ethic. This weekend should provide the Indians a good test. Montrose ...

Cent2 g hoop v boys 12-7-9

Quieting the Thunder: Central practices against boys to get ready for top-ranked Grizzlies

By Staff

The ThunderRidge High School girls basketball team has developed quite a reputation. The Grizzles are the No. 1-ranked team in Colorado by, and made it to the final eight in the Class 5A state tournament last ...

GOP should be wary of the left brewing a tempest in a teapot

By Staff

In a sign of desperation that seems to have come early in this political season, many in left-leaning portions of the media and blogosphere have been capering about in excitement, hoping tension between the newly minted “tea party ...

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