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Briefs, Feb. 19, 2011

By Staff

Fundraiser planned for transplant patient A fundraiser for double transplant hopeful Joseph Silva will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, at Arby’s, 1155 North Ave. Silva is in need of a double transplant for a kidney and a pancreas, through ...


Probe of track death will go to grand jury

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A grand jury is looking into the death last year of a 9-year-old girl who aspired to be a professional racer. Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said he asked the 2011 Mesa County Grand Jury whether it is interested in conducting an ...


Students at Science Fair apply knowledge to solve real-life ills

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Some of the more than 100 middle school and high school students at the Western Colorado Science Fair explored burning questions that taxed the intellect and were never watered down. What that means is that students from 13 Western Slope ...


Ag official sings praises of new rule for forests

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — A proposed national rule would result in local national forest plans that are more up to date and responsive to changes such as insect outbreaks, a federal official said Friday. “We feel it’s critical that these ...


Sentinel takes 15 awards for excellence

By Staff

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel won 15 awards in the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards contest, six of which were first-place honors. The newspaper won awards for editorial writing, environmental reporting, ...


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Friends remember Fruita graduate who died in accident in Vietnam

By Amy Hamilton

There she is, forever smiling on pages 116, 121 and 126 in Fruita Monument High School’s 2006 yearbook. Involved in drama, tennis, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, the math club and even the school’s Elite Ping-Pong Society, ...


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Gore: Climate change a ‘moral issue’

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Nobel laureate and former vice president Al Gore said Friday that climate change is an issue for Western forests, the nation’s security and economy, and more. “But at bottom it is a moral issue. It is a moral issue, ...


Move would limit changes through ballot

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to make it harder to alter the state’s Constitution won preliminary approval Friday in the Colorado Senate. The measure would place on the 2012 ballot a referendum that would require future amendments to the ...


Delta responders recognized for saving a life

By William Woody

DELTA — A pair of Delta Police Department officers and an employee of a Delta car dealership were honored Friday morning for saving the life of a Delta man last month. Officers Greg Birely and Sgt. Jose Chavira were presented awards ...


Hospital event educates women about preventing heart disease

By Rachel Sauer

This “man’s problem,” it turns out, is the No. 1 cause of death for women age 20 and older. One woman dies about every minute of this “man’s disease.” In fact, one in three American women die of this ...


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