Election update

Ballot Measure 4A is heading for defeat with the first wave of counting putting the $179.5 million bond down by more than 2,500 votes.

With just over 41,000 ballots counted, Mesa County voters are rejecting the measure that would have provided funds for a new Grand Junction High School, among other projects.

District 51 responded with a tweet that read: "We would like to thank those who supported measure 4A and our schools. We are sad with tonight's results. Students always have been and always will be our priority. These needs aren't going to go away. But we are committed to making our schools as safe and welcoming as possible."

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