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Study: Energy policy can be either boon or bane

By Dennis Webb

Proper tax and other policies can help both states and local governments maximize the benefits of fossil-fuel development while minimizing the challenges posed by its volatility, a new report concludes. The report, released by the ...


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County may reconfigure its districts for commissioners

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Orchard Mesa would fall under one Mesa County commissioner district and some Pear Park and Fruitvale residents would shift into a different district under a series of commissioner district boundary changes currently under ...


Bullying prevention will focus on bystanders next school year

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District 51 is hoping to get more reports of bullying from its students next year. That’s not because the district expects more students to taunt each other, but because it will spend the year encouraging students to report bullying ...


Rep. Tipton raises $190,000 toward re-election in 2012

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., collected more than $190,000 in campaign contributions during the first quarter of 2011. Tipton, who owns a pottery store in Cortez, is in his first year representing the 3rd Congressional District, which ...


State House urges Congress of U.S. to balance budget

By Charles Ashby

Colorado may join a group of states that have called on Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment or convene a constitutional convention to draft such an amendment. The Colorado House approved a nonbinding resolution Monday calling for ...


Man suspected of shooting at three people in vehicle

By Staff

Ricardo Fernandez, 22,  271 1/2 W. Parkview Drive, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of shooting at three people inside a pickup. Fernandez was arrested about 5:45 a.m. Saturday at his residence and booked into Mesa County Jail on ...


Lawyers still probing Battlement Mesa for drilling suits

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — A second high-profile, New York City law firm is speaking with Battlement Mesa residents about possible litigation related to natural gas development there. Residents recently told lawyers with Weitz & Luxenberg ...


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Shopping around for medical tests can pay off

By Special to the Sentinel

Cash-paying patients in Colorado can shell out as much as $3,460 for a basic shoulder MRI, but a little shopping around can cut that cost to $450. Many consumers will check half a dozen gas stations for a few cents difference in price, but ...


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College wants to serve alcohol at certain events

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa State College, which operates as a “dry” or alcohol-free campus for its students, wants to offer alcohol during some events in its recreational arenas. The Grand Junction City Council will decide during its meeting tonight ...


Coverage may be expanded for exposure to radiation

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Thousands of people who worked in the uranium industry after 1971 could become eligible for compassionate payments under legislation that would extend the reach of a law now two decades old. That law, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act ...


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