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Death Notices: June 09, 2009

By Staff

•  Soledad Arreola, 69, Olathe, died June 7, 2009, at the Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at El Buen Pastor Asamblea de Dios in Delta. He is survived by his wife, Eusebio; four sons, Luis of ...

Crews wage battle with invasive plant

By Staff

Every day the water flows past Watson Island, at the juncture of South Seventh Street and the Colorado River, feeding its thirsty vegetation. A cement path, stretching from the Butterfly Pavilion toward the rippling water, leads visitors to ...

State needs feds’ help enforcing immigration laws, legislator says

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Law enforcement officials in Colorado are doing about all they can do to catch illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, an auditors’ report said. The state, however, could use more help from federal officials, said state Rep. Steve ...

Bill Grant Column June 09, 2009

By Bill Grant

The recent directive from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reinstating the 2001 Roadless Rule will protect nearly 60 million roadless acres of Forest Service land, including 4.4 million acres in Colorado for at least a year, while the ...

Helicopter used to find missing man in Flat Tops

By Dennis Webb

A helicopter was used Saturday to rescue a man who had disappeared the day before in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area in northeast Garfield County. Thad Green Childs III, 33, of Copper Mountain was spotted about 5 p.m. Saturday after hiking in ...

Briefs: Local News June 09, 2009

By Staff

Home and Church tour to be Saturday • The 23rd annual Historic Home and Church tour sponsored by The Daily Sentinel will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Two churches, six homes in the North Seventh Street Historic Residential ...

Judge delays ex-cop’s trial in shooting

By Paul Shockley

A judge on Monday delayed the trial of a former police officer after a potentially critical letter turned up days before the start of the trial. Richard Bacher, 57, a longtime local law enforcement official who’s charged in an ...

Sales tax take by city in dive

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Grand Junction’s sales- and use-tax revenue continued its precipitous decline in May, plunging 14 percent compared to the same time last year as shoppers maintained a tight grip on their pocketbooks. The city collected $3.8 million in ...

Mesa State offers retirement payouts

By Emily Shockley

Tenured professors who have taught at least 15 years at Mesa State College have until Aug. 1 to express interest in an early retirement payout. The plan offers qualifying professors $1,000 for each year they’ve been with the college, ...

Consumers, get ready for switch to digital TV. This time, for real

By Emily Shockley

Digital to analog converter boxes are a hot item at Target this week because of the impending deadline to prepare for the digital transition. Starting Friday, TV channels broadcasting on an analog signal will convert to a digital signal, ...

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