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Monument-to-park issue reveals fear of feds

By The Daily Sentinel

Proposed as a way to make the most of a federally recognized treasure, the potential upgrade of Colorado National Monument to a national park is morphing into a new form: a tool to keep the federal government at bay. And make a few bucks at ...


Hickenlooper signs $55M bill for water projects

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a $55 million water projects bill Saturday that had been caught up in the fray over civil unions during the final days of this year’s legislative session. The water bill was one of several measures that ...


Palisade fluoride decision puzzles retired dentists

By Amy Hamilton

Several local retired dentists are flummoxed by Palisade’s decision to remove fluoride from the city’s water supply, especially after having advocated for the practice decades ago. Thomas Tadvick started practicing locally in 1966 ...


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Pastor encourages De Beque grads to keep boats afloat on ‘sea of life’

By Charles Ashby

DE BEQUE — “Destiny is shaped by thoughts and actions,” begins the motto of the 2012 graduating class at De Beque High School. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails,” so goes the rest of that ...


River’s economic value subject of seminar

By Dave Buchanan

On the heels of a report saying the Colorado River is a $26 billion driver in regional economies, the Mesa County Conservation Forum is presenting a seminar titled “Value of the Colorado River to Western Colorado Economies.” The ...


Suspect’s drowsiness delays advisement in Rifle handgun case

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of entering a Rifle assisted-living facility with a gun Thursday could not be advised of the charges against him Friday because of drowsiness, possibly related to substance abuse, according to information from the Garfield County ...


For The Record, May 19, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS Delta County Memorial Hospital Tyler and Kelly Morfitt, Delta, a son, May 14. Randall and Daneil Berreth, Cedaredge, a daughter, May 16. Thomson and Elizabeth Comer, Erie, a daughter, May 16. Rob and DaNell Mannon, Delta, a son, ...


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R-5 grads beat the odds to reach their goal

By Rachel Sauer

Brandon Oldakowski’s got a mouth on him. And he’s stubborn, so it was an unfortunate and incendiary mix when he was at Grand Junction High School. By spring of his sophomore year, after his third suspension in one month and a ...


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Teen praised for his efforts to save a life

By Paul Shockley

For all 16-year-old Ronald LaRue did on May 9 in what started as a routine walk to his bus stop in Clifton on the way to school, authorities praise him for what he didn’t do. He didn’t walk away from the situation. This, at the ...


Two oil shale research deals clear fed hurdle

By Dennis Webb

Two companies Friday welcomed news that their oil shale research-and-development proposals in Colorado have moved another step forward with the release of a draft environmental review of them. The Bureau of Land Management released a ...


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