Voters approved ballot issues to build a new school, upgrade curriculum and technology, and add five days to the school year.
Even with advances and efficiencies, not every energy company can make it work in Western Colorado — the costs are just too high.
The school district’s per pupil funding, at $7,500, is among the state’s lowest, ranked 171 of 178 districts. The average age of a school is 44 years.
Grand Junction Mayor Rick Taggart speaks with CPR News about the city's economic potential, along with issues such as internet access and suicide.
Young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children have a lot at stake right now. That includes Diego, the "mayor" of Grand Junction High School.
Scott Mercier refused to take performance-enhancing drugs as a professional cyclist 20 years ago. He champions that cause to this day, while carrying on an unlikely friendship with Lance Armstrong.
Leaders of an experiment that began in 2014 say they have brought down the costs of Medicaid even as more people have gotten insurance.
The town of Palisade is the latest to welcome recreational marijuana, giving the industry a another foothold outside the Front Range.