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College-bound students seek financial aid in tough times

By Staff

More college-bound seniors are finding themselves in Misty Sellden’s office than in years past hunting for financial aid opportunities. “Yes, the economy is absolutely affecting a lot of things,” said Sellden, a counselor at ...


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New GI Bill expected to ease transition from Combat to classroom

By Staff

The college classes Konrad Schlarbaum took during five years of military service, which included 15 months in Iraq overseeing communications in Baghdad, netted him merely seven transferable credit hours. “The recruiter told me I could ...


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Students busy, but thrilled to see history

By Special to the Sentinel

Though hotels are packed, transportation is a nightmare and she only slept three hours Saturday night, Phoebe Norwood, 14, is still excited for the next few whirlwind days of events leading up to President-elect Barack Obama’s ...


Spending pause will force city departments into a bit of juggling

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Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich’s directive to employees earlier this month to postpone new spending for the first quarter of the year was intended to act as a safeguard in the event city sales-tax revenue slides. Department ...


Federal spending not new to valley

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The $200 million sought by local officials under a proposed stimulus package would be minuscule compared to the granddaddy of all federal projects in the Grand Valley. The removal, cleanup and burial of uranium mill tailings under the U.S. ...


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Grand Valley gets in line for stimulus help

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With Congress poised to approve an $850 billion package aimed at boosting the national economy and President-elect Barack Obama eager to sign it, Mesa County has a list of projects ready for the stimulus shovel. The projects stretch from ...


Xcel wants to pass along decrease in wholesale price for natural gas

By Staff

Residential customers of Xcel Energy will pay on average about $15 less to heat their homes this February than they did in February 2008. Xcel plans to charge 3 percent less for natural gas next month than it did this month, and home heating ...


Cosmetics recession-proof? Saleswoman has car to show for it

By Staff

There’s good money in de-stressing others. For 57-year-old Palisade resident Linda Leasure, there’s a candy-apple red 2009 Mustang convertible in it, too. Leasure earned the car, valued at $38,000, by reaching earnings goals as ...


Banks robbed in good, bad times

By Amy Hamilton

Just few days after Christmas, a man threatened to harm bank tellers and fled with sacks of cash from American Community Credit Union in Grand Junction. That suspect is at large, and police to the east can add a couple more names to the list. ...


Mesa State cuts coming during budget crisis

By Melinda Mawdsley

Mesa State College President Tim Foster received the bad news he expected. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter recommended Friday that funding for Mesa State be cut by $923,000 this year, Foster said. That announcement was part of Ritter’s ...


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