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District 51 to sell off 9 unused properties

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 is preparing to sell off more than 100 acres of undeveloped land that is sitting barren next to a school or that the district has deemed undesirable or unnecessary for future school development. The district’s Real ...


Blotter: Dec. 26, 2014

By Staff

Woman ticketed for trailer A deputy for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was driving west on U.S. Highway 6&50 earlier this month when an old motor home passed him near 21 Road. The motor home was pulling a car hauler trailer, ...


District 51 to put its bus service out to bid

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 will soon put its busing services out to bid as it prepares for the end of a long-standing contract with busing company First Student. The district has used First Student to provide buses, hire bus drivers and dispatch and ...


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Longtime youth advocate ending his 33-year career

By Amy Hamilton

Joe Higgins was supposed to be a Catholic priest, not a layman. At least that’s the direction that life was going for the now-longtime head of Partners of Mesa County when he entered into seminary school in 1967. Yet now as he ...


Tiding of great joy

By The Daily Sentinel

During the period when the old Roman empire was at the height of its power — that is, in the days of Caesar Augustus — Dec. 25 was celebrated as a festival of the unconquered sun. The festivities, of course, were held during the ...


No offense, but Merry Christmas!

By Rick Wagner

To begin I should say Merry Christmas and hope that everyone received some peace on this holiday. If you received gifts, may they be things you wanted or needed. For most men, I hope you received something to ride/drive, shoot or watch. For ...


Printed Letters: Dec. 25, 2014

By Staff

Obama’s shift on Cuba reveals GOP obstinance The empty essence of Republican presidential “wanna-bes” was revealed again this week in their varied responses to President Obama’s initiative to normalize diplomatic ...


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This year, Ashtyn Forbes-Dolan expected to be wrapping gifts for her son’s first Christmas. Instead, she found herself packaging presents for babies belonging to two other mothers. The 21-year-old Fruita woman is helping two families ...


Timeout, Dec. 24, 2014

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to 970-244-8578, email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += ...


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Forest chief: We will honor leases

By Dennis Webb

The head of the White River National Forest says that, ideally, existing Thompson Divide leases in the forest would go away, to be consistent with his draft decision to mostly close that area to leasing. But as long as they remain in ...


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