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PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Two years into its pledge to improve government transparency, the Obama administration took action on fewer requests for federal records from citizens, journalists, companies and others last year even as significantly more ...

SPJ ‘honoring’ Utah governor for closing records

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s restrictive new open records law has brought the state national recognition for reducing public access to government. The national Society of Professional Journalists plans to present Gov. Gary Herbert with ...

Sunshine Week 2011

By Staff

Sunshine Week — from March 13-19 — is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools ...

For The Record, March 12, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS Delta County Memorial Hospital Lawrence and Tonya MacKendrick, Eckert, a daughter, March 3. Jevon and Stacy Petersheim, Delta, a daughter, March 3. Brandon and Shelly Chick, Delta, a daughter, March 4. Clinton and Shaunna Kelleher, ...

Grand Junction missionaries rattled by record earthquake

By Paul Shockley

“Did u feel the mtn’s tremble ... did you hear the ocean’s roar .... holy cow this earthquake was intense!” Such was the start of a frantic e-mail that Grand Junction’s Jane Yamaguchi was greeted with when she ...

Residents reserved in opinions on two country music events

By {screen_name}

Bobby Willis is making some headway with residents on the west end of the Grand Valley, but plenty of concerns remain about his proposed country music festival, Bobby’s Birthday Bash, residents said Friday in Loma. “I think ...

Vet who became POW, escaped from Germans dies at 85 in GJ home

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A funeral will take place Tuesday for a Grand Junction man who was captured by Germans in World War II, escaped and was recaptured. Sam Salazar was 85. He died Wednesday. Salazar recounted in the book “Hold at All Cost” his ...

Judge moves Snider retrial to GarCo

By Dennis Webb

Prosecutors plan to appeal a judge’s order that the retrial of Jerry Snider Jr. in connection with the 2009 death of his father in Rangely be held in Garfield rather than Rio Blanco county. Gail Nichols, a judge for the 9th Judicial ...

Pharmacy robberies net 16-year sentence

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A Grand Junction man was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison for robbing three western Colorado pharmacies at gunpoint last year in a prescription-drug-addiction-fueled spree one victim said may psychologically scar her for the rest of her ...


For vehicular homicide, man to serve 12 years

By Paul Shockley

A week before her death, 20-year-old Rebekah Joy King typed a message on Facebook waxing about change. “You have to be willing to see the bad side,” District Judge Richard Gurley said in court Friday morning, reciting King’s ...

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