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Email Letters: August 12, 2016

By Staff

Governing bodies can never exceed their own ignorance Issues of the mundane appear as headlines: pumpkin patch hours and diet soda pop sales. It’s the little things in life that are big, so why do these have to come to a government ...

WWII sailor’s remains head to Colorado Springs for burial

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — The remains of a sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are set to arrive in Colorado Springs for burial. The Gazette reports that Medal of Honor recipient John Charles England died aboard the USS ...

Damage from Weld County, Wyoming storm exceeds $25 million

By The AP

GREELEY — A hail storm that struck northern Colorado and Wyoming in July has caused at least $25 million in damage to insured private property. The Greeley Tribune reports insurance professionals have deemed the July 29 storm ...

Keep the soda ban

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s hope the District 51 school board exercises better judgment about what constitutes healthy beverages than the state board of education did Wednesday. Meeting in Grand Junction, the state board voted 4-3 to end a seven-year ban on ...

Printed Letters: August 12, 2016

By Staff

Roundabout would be expensive mistake I would like to comment regarding the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Broadway and Redland’s Parkway. Having been a resident in the Redlands for 25 years, I am very familiar with this ...

Taking a gander at contradictions

By Greg Walcher

There is an expression dating back to the Middle Ages, meant to teach a lesson about fairness or equality, which goes something like “what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” It applies to lots of political ...


Bottger hangs up robes

By Gabrielle Porter

When Virginia walked into Mesa County Chief Judge David Bottger’s courtroom two years ago, she knew she might be facing a prison sentence. The now-41-year-old Grand Junction woman, who had a well-documented history of getting into legal ...

Sports Briefs, Aug. 11, 2016

By Staff

College Football Chadron player dies after practice Chadron State freshman Eric Goll died Thursday after football practice, the school announced. Goll, 20, a defensive lineman from Haines City, Florida, was taken to Chadron Community ...

D51 pupils 
trail state in 
test scores

By Gary Harmon

School District 51 sophomores who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test lagged slightly behind their peers statewide in a preview of how they might perform when the state switches to the SAT next year. District 51 juniors who took the ...


Councilor urges caution in installing fiber internet

By Erin McIntyre

It’s not a matter of whether Grand Junction should get fiber internet, it’s how it should go about doing it, a Grand Junction city councilman told a group of high-tech entrepreneurs on Thursday night. But the city needs to be very ...

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