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Ag official sings praises of new rule for forests

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — A proposed national rule would result in local national forest plans that are more up to date and responsive to changes such as insect outbreaks, a federal official said Friday. “We feel it’s critical that these ...

Sentinel takes 15 awards for excellence

By Staff

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel won 15 awards in the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards contest, six of which were first-place honors. The newspaper won awards for editorial writing, environmental reporting, ...

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Friends remember Fruita graduate who died in accident in Vietnam

By Amy Hamilton

There she is, forever smiling on pages 116, 121 and 126 in Fruita Monument High School’s 2006 yearbook. Involved in drama, tennis, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, the math club and even the school’s Elite Ping-Pong Society, ...

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Gore: Climate change a ‘moral issue’

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Nobel laureate and former vice president Al Gore said Friday that climate change is an issue for Western forests, the nation’s security and economy, and more. “But at bottom it is a moral issue. It is a moral issue, ...

Move would limit changes through ballot

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to make it harder to alter the state’s Constitution won preliminary approval Friday in the Colorado Senate. The measure would place on the 2012 ballot a referendum that would require future amendments to the ...

Delta responders recognized for saving a life

By William Woody

DELTA — A pair of Delta Police Department officers and an employee of a Delta car dealership were honored Friday morning for saving the life of a Delta man last month. Officers Greg Birely and Sgt. Jose Chavira were presented awards ...

Hospital event educates women about preventing heart disease

By Rachel Sauer

This “man’s problem,” it turns out, is the No. 1 cause of death for women age 20 and older. One woman dies about every minute of this “man’s disease.” In fact, one in three American women die of this ...

Owner touts Velocity paintball business as good place to have a company outing

By Carrie Marfitano

For the next company outing, how about some healthy competition, team building and a shot at the boss? Velocity Indoor Paintball opened Friday in the Peach Tree Swap Meet building, 3227 Interstate 70 Business Loop in Clifton. “It does ...

National park designation plan must be well-vetted, Club 20 says

By The Daily Sentinel

Any legislation that would designate Colorado National Monument as a national park should pass local muster before it is introduced, Club 20 said Thursday. “We have to get it right the first time,” Grand Junction Area Chamber of ...

Critics blast ‘wild lands’ designation

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A proposal to establish “wild lands” on property managed by the Bureau of Land Management amounts to an end run around Congress, critics said Thursday during a Club 20 committee meeting. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last year ...

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