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Mexican population continues growth in Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — Residents of Mexican descent are becoming a larger part of Colorado’s booming Hispanic population and their numbers are increasing where the state is seeing some of its biggest growth, including the Western Slope, ...

Proposed BLM-Mesa State land sale up for review

By The AP

GRAND JUNCTION — The Bureau of Land Management is proposing selling nearly 80 acres in Mesa County to Mesa State College so the college can build a regional public safety training facility. The price: $794.50. The Recreation and Public ...

Squatter in Mesa State’s new Internet domain?

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Mesa State College student Justin Kolenc saw a business opportunity when the Mesa State College Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the institution. On the day the trustees voted for the new name, Kolenc bought the domain names ...

Wells Fargo closes Grand Junction mortgage center

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Wells Fargo announced to employees Wednesday it will close its mortgage-application-processing center in Grand Junction. The closure will affect 55 local employees. The bank will attempt to find jobs in other Wells Fargo departments for ...

Fewer federal funds for special education

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Mesa County school districts lost $84,187 in federal special-education funding for 2011–12 compared to 2010-11. But the Colorado Department of Education has stepped in to fill that gap. Each year, Colorado school districts with special ...

Montrose home destroyed in barbecue grilling fire

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A grilling mishap triggered a house fire late Tuesday evening, and fire officials deemed the structure a complete loss. According to Dale Erickson of the Montrose Fire Department, there were no injuries during the incident at ...

Snider retrial set after two weeks of jury selection

By Dennis Webb

It took two weeks and three pools of prospective jurors, but a jury has been selected in the retrial of a man accused of killing his father in Rangely. Jim Bradford, clerk of court in Garfield County for the 9th Judicial District, said a ...

State left holding bag in Delta well case

By Dennis Webb

A state agency has fined a company $200,000 for violations involving four oil and gas wells in Delta County, but it doesn’t expect to collect the money and says it also will be stuck with the cost of properly shutting in the wells. The ...

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Perfect attendance, kindergarten through commencement

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The idea of spending a school day at home in pajamas watching bad daytime TV is foreign to recent Grand Junction High School graduate AshLee Lujan. The 18-year-old’s attendance record has been perfect since her first day of kindergarten ...

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15 new graduates take non-traditional route

By Charles Ashby

One’s going to Denmark, another plans to attend college in Germany. Still another soon will be in Hong Kong. But many of the 15 students who graduated from the Mesa Valley Vision Home & Community Program on Wednesday are staying ...

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