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CMC four-year college bill passes in Senate

By Dennis Webb

A bill allowing Colorado Mountain College to begin offering four-year degrees cleared the state Senate on a near-unanimous vote Wednesday after being revised to address concerns of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The Senate voted ...

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Honor ‘bittersweet’ for cops

By William Woody

MONTROSE — No honorary medal can fill the void after the loss of a police officer killed in the line of duty. But the actions of many men and women in the aftermath of the shooting that cost Montrose police Sgt. David Kinterknecht his ...

City of Grand Junction forced to cut $5.5 million from 2010 budget

By Emily Shockley

City Manager Laurie Kadrich presented $5.5 million in budget cuts Wednesday night to the Grand Junction City Council, and they will take effect immediately. The council did not need to vote on the proposed cuts or spending deferrals for the ...

Death Notices, March 4, 2010

By Staff

LaNelle Bevill, 85, Grand Junction, died March 2, 2010, at Family Health West. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens. Survivors include one son, Eldon of Grand Junction; two daughters, ...

Police blotter: March 4, 2010

By Staff

Drugs alleged in arrest Gary Michael Dean, 31, 3282 E Road in Clifton, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of more than eight ounces of marijuana, following a ...

Printed letters, March 4, 2010

By Staff

U.S. economy needs oil shale It was interesting to see that Shell has abandoned the water rights application for their oil shale project in Rio Blanco County. Shell cited many factors, including the global recession and regulatory ...

Saturday shutdown?

By The Daily Sentinel

Some version of the U.S. Postal Service has been around since 1775, when Ben Franklin was appointed the nation’s first postmaster general. The mail service was critical in knitting together a far-flung and largely rural nation. But ...

Transparency a must

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re pleased to see that Grand Junction City Attorney John Shaver and City Manager Laurie Kadrich decided — after a request from The Daily Sentinel’s Emily Anderson — to release information on how each City Council ...

Rent-control legislation will do little for the poor

By Rick Wagner

If you’re interested in bringing a little New York-style government to Colorado, then you should be happy with House Bill 1017, sponsored by Rep. Daniel Kagan, an Englewood Democrat, who wants to bring us rent control. Many people may ...

Over the Top, Bike helmets

By Bob Silbernagel

In the wake of Gov. Ritter’s recent accident, Bob considers mandatory helmet legislation.  ...

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