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Entertainment Briefs: Feb. 26

By Staff

‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ auditions set Open auditions for the upcoming production of “Return to the Forbidden Planet” will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Creative Avenues, 835 N. 26th St. Come with a ...


‘A dynamo’: CMU’s Jeremy Franklin a ‘creative force’ with students, on stage

By Melinda Mawdsley

A commanding stage presence and grandiose voice have made Jeremy Franklin a gift to the Grand Junction entertainment scene. Now in his ninth year as an instructor in music theater at Colorado Mesa University, Franklin is one of the senior ...

Senator’s Costco hot dog craving helps reunite Utah family

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Someday, when baby Aisha is old enough to understand, her parents will tell her the back story of her birth. It starts with Sen. Orrin Hatch’s penchant for Costco’s all-beef hot dog combo. “Well, ...

USS Indianapolis survivor dies in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — One of the last survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II has died in Colorado. The Denver Post reports that Paul James Murphy, of Broomfield, died Sunday at the Colorado State Veterans Home in ...

CU-Boulder students excused from exam with caucus selfies

By The AP

BOULDER — Chemistry students at the University of Colorado will be excused from their Tuesday night midterm exam—but only if they can show a selfie proving they were caucusing instead. The Daily Camera reports that roughly 1,200 ...

Advice before consent

By Greg Walcher

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death sparks another political battle over the high court, whose balance of power hangs on one vote. Several vitally important rulings have recently been decided by a 5-4 majority, so battle lines ...

Printed Letters: Feb. 26, 2016

By Staff

Push candidates to share stance on Social Security On March 1 the Colorado Caucus will commence and I will be there pushing the candidates who are running for the highest office to take a stand and discuss how they will update Social Security ...

Slap on the wrist feels like a slap in the face

By The Daily Sentinel

U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello was very precise in explaining why two former Western Slope doctors embroiled in allegations of running a “pill mill” operation received what many perceive as soft sentences. Sam Jahani and ...

Drainage district slashes planned fee on new construction

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Valley Drainage District has slashed a fee it planned to levy on new construction to pay for storm-water improvements. The district approved the reduction of the fee from $500 to $125 per equivalent-residential unit but also left ...


Longtime FB coach Bill Noxon dies at 86

By Jon Mitchell

Bill Noxon lived the final months of his life the same way he’d lived his previous 86 years, his family members said Thursday. “He thought he was going to pull through, and so did we,” said Walt Bergman, the son of ...

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