Open house tonight at GJ High School

The first of two open-house tours of Grand Junction High School will happen today at 6:30 p.m.

The tours will allow residents the chance to visit the facility and learn about the high school.

Bond measure 4A, which will ask voters to approve a $179.5 million bond, will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The second open-house tour is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.

If approved, bond measure 4A will fund a new Grand Junction High School on the same property. Central High School would receive upgrades including an expanded cafeteria and more classrooms. Fruita Monument would receive an additional 18 classrooms to convert it back to a 9th-12th grade high school, and Palisade would receive 10 additional classrooms.

42 illnesses in Utah are tied to vaping

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials say the number of cases of lung damage linked to vaping is up to 42.

The state Department of Health announced the new tally Monday, a rise from the 35 cases reported a week earlier. It says 14 more potential cases are being investigated.

The department says the cases stem from the use of a mix of nicotine and marijuana electronic cigarette products.

Symptoms of the disease include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Nearly all the people have had to get medical care.

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