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GOP drilling proposal defeated in Colorado Senate

By The Associated Press

DENVER — A simmering conflict between energy companies and local governments in Colorado is proving tricky for lawmakers to settle. A Democratic Senate committee rejected a GOP bill Thursday that would have banned local governments from ...

New legislation aims to clear up ballot problems

By Guest Columnist

By Sheila Reiner A bill to allow for public inspection of voted ballots is expected to be introduced in the Colorado Legislature next week, and I am encouraged by it. When I was first asked about the issue of making ballots open to public ...

Boundary bounces are a necessity for schools

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re not sure which of several options for School District 51 boundary adjustments makes the most sense economically or academically, and would cause the least disruption to schools, students and families. That’s something the ...

Printed letters, Feb. 17, 2012

By Staff

While gay marriage and abortion are important and emotional issues, they pale in comparison to the national issues facing this nation if we are to survive as a free county. The national debt, the housing foreclosures and foreign policy ...

Transporation stall

By The Daily Sentinel

A Republican highway-funding bill — which includes Rep. Doug Lamborn’s measure to speed-up commercial oil shale leasing on public lands and another GOP provision to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline — apparently can’t ...

Health Briefs, Feb. 21, 2012

By Staff

Rodwick named to national board John Rodwick, president of the Mesa County Board of Health and the Colorado Association of Local Boards of Health, recently was elected to the National Association of Local Boards of Health board of ...

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United Way making final push to $1.2 million goal

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The United Way of Mesa County is making its final push toward raising this year’s $1.2 million goal. “If the campaign celebration were held today, we’d be a little over $100,000 short,” said Amanda Crysler, development ...

Basalt teacher accused of having sex with student

By Dennis Webb

A Basalt High School physical education teacher was booked into the Eagle County Detention Facility today over allegations that she had sexual relations with a 17-year-old male student. Lauren Redfern, 25, of El Jebel is being held on ...

Sound Check: Roundabout

By Melinda Mawdsley

Dog that bit Denver news anchor headed home

By The Associated Press

DENVER — An 85-pound Argentine mastiff dog that was impounded last week after viciously biting a Denver television news anchor is headed home and won’t face any serious consequences. Denver environmental health spokeswoman Meghan ...

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