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Health briefs: Immunization week, prescription drug take-back

By Staff

County observes immunization week The Mesa County Health Department will observe National Infant Immunization Week through Saturday by encouraging parents to have their children immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Centers for ...

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GJ mother creating organization for children affected by leg impairment

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Kira Hudson of Grand Junction learned her son Ben had a rare disease that would making walking difficult for him, she sought support from the Internet. “I just wanted to find one family that knew how I felt,” Hudson ...

Officials: Suspect accused of placing bomb at Colo. mall is arrested

By The AP

DENVER — Law-enforcement officials say a man suspected of leaving a pipe bomb and propane tanks at a Denver-area shopping mall has been arrested. Two law enforcement officials close to the investigation told The Associated Press that ...

All-but-forgotten adultery crime could go in Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — The crime of adultery appears headed toward repeal in Colorado, where lawmakers from both parties call the crime an outdated 19th-century holdover junking up the books. Adultery carries no criminal penalty, though it remains ...

Marijuana advocates note alcohol’s violence link

By The AP

DENVER — College students are headed to the Colorado Capitol to make an unusual argument in favor of marijuana legalization. This group says pot use could reduce alcohol-related sexual violence. The argument isn’t a new one. ...

Nuggets hold off Thunder to avoid sweep

By The AP

DENVER — It sure looked familiar: a furious last-minute comeback ending with a 3-pointer coming up short. Only this time it was Russell Westbrook misfiring and begging for a whistle, instead of J.R. Smith. The Denver Nuggets avoided a ...

UPDATE: Bobby’s Birthday Bash secures fairgrounds use license

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UPDATE 10:35 AM: Bobby’s Birthday Bash could move to fairgrounds Mesa County Commissioners unanimously approved a use license* for Bobby’s Birthday Bash to be held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, instead of Loma, where promoter ...

Weather Service issues freeze warning

By Amy Hamilton

Hold that trowel and keep the plants inside. Just when you thought it was safe to plant that garden, the weather has its own ideas. A freeze warning is in effect for midnight Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday, with temperatures threatening to dip ...

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Sitting in judgment? May 21 your day

By Amy Hamilton

The end of days is coming soon, in 25 days to be exact, according to two billboards in Grand Junction. A media campaign that has traveled the world to announce that Judgment Day will be May 21 has caught the attention of more than a few Grand ...

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Japanese students immerse themselves in American culture at Clifton school

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It has been Kanako Horie’s dream to study in America since she first heard her mother speak English. “I thought it was so cool,” Horie said. The 16-year-old’s dream came true last fall when she arrived at Christian ...

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