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With little snow, monument to open Rim Rock Drive

By Staff

The lack of a winter wonderland has Colorado National Monument changing plans to keep the top of Rim Rock Drive closed until the spring. By Monday, motorists will be able to drive all of Rim Rock Drive. Plowing operations are expected to ...


Health Department flu vaccinations available today, Thursday

By Staff

The Mesa County Health Department is offering mass influenza vaccinations today and Thursday, noting the county is in the midst of the most active flu period. Residents can be vaccinated today with an appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at ...


3rd county child-welfare supervisor sacked

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A third longtime Mesa County Department of Human Services supervisor was fired last week as part of a makeover of the department’s child welfare program, The Daily Sentinel learned Tuesday. County Human Resources Manager Sandy Perry ...


Colorado residents split on presidential address

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—Reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Washington’s Capitol Hill drew mixed reaction Tuesday from Colorado’s Capitol hill. While some heard a speech challenging Americans to build a ...


Unemployment hits 10.2 percent in Mesa County, highest of recession

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point month-over-month to 10.2 percent in December, reaching a new recession-era high for local unemployment. The local employment tally increased from 70,000 people in ...


Mention of fuel sources in president’s speech pleases industry

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President Obama’s mention of natural gas, clean coal and nuclear power as parts of the mix needed to fire the American industrial engine won applause from the energy industry Tuesday. The president’s call for innovation during the ...


Investment advisor sees 3.5 percent growth in GDP

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Local investment adviser Doug May is forecasting good things for the national economy in 2011 and believes the Grand Valley might enjoy some of that progress. May, the owner of May Investments, 244 N. Seventh St., Suite B, said during an ...


Race crowded for City Council at-large seat

By Amy Hamilton

Get ready for the signs, speeches and campaigning. A number of contenders have surfaced to run for the three open Grand Junction City Council seats. The election is April 5. As of Monday’s deadline for applicants to submit all the ...


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Rental investment study knocks GJ

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Grand Junction’s bottom-of-the-barrel ranking for investors seeking long-term rental-property investments might not be a boon to the Grand Valley economy — but some say it could be. Zillow.com, which analyzes real estate-industry ...


2 child welfare supervisors fired

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Two longtime Mesa County Department of Human Services supervisors who had nearly 60 years’ worth of work experience between them have been fired, marking another shake-up within the department. Treva Houck, director of the Family and ...


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