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Printed letters, Jan. 31, 2010

By Staff

Now is the time to stop spending The national debt ceiling has just been increased by $1.9 trillion. The total debt is a staggering amount incomprehensible to most of us. And yet our president stands before Congress and proposes spending ...

Tax credits vs. spending cuts

By The Daily Sentinel

The budget battle got under way heatedly in the Colorado Legislature last week, with finger-pointing and a clear divide between Democrats and Republicans over cutting tax credits that help businesses and others versus reductions in state ...

Demand deficit action

By The Daily Sentinel

A growing number of American citizens and political leaders are beginning to realize there will be severe consequences if the nation’s debt is allowed to continue expanding, virtually unchecked. Unfortunately, a majority of the members ...

Obama seeking to censor political speech from corporations

By Staff

Every now and again, someone will conduct a survey and then tell us that, shock!, Americans are shockingly ignorant of basic facts. They might not, for instance, know who their congressional representative is, know Joe Biden from John Cena, ...

Lower crime rate proves meth treatment does work

By Guest Columnist

My good friend and fellow elected district attorney of Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties Martin Beeson wrote a letter to The Daily Sentinel recently condemning the work done thus far by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile ...

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Buddy’s memory helps buy beds for homeless pets

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sometimes good things come from the most tragic events. After hearing the story of Buddy, the dog who was dragged to his death recently in Grand Junction, The Grand Valley Kennel Club and Canine Design were inspired to sponsor a community ...

Forensic study area a possibility on college land

By Emily Shockley

It’s not what lives on this farm that matters. It’s what the farm says about death. A body farm, the nickname for a forensic anthropology center, is a stretch of land where forensic and criminal experts place corpses donated to ...

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Cops: Man caught with 34 pounds of pot

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 39-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Grand Junction after members of the Western Colorado Drug Task Force found 34 pounds of marijuana in his suitcase onboard a Greyhound bus. Ezell Pounds was arrested on ...

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Clifton Walgreens robbed at gunpoint

By Staff

Police were on the lookout Thursday night for a man who was wearing a surgical mask when he robbed a pharmacy at Walgreens in Clifton at gunpoint earlier in the day. The suspect is described as a white male, 20-24 years old, about 6 feet tall ...

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DA drops assault charge against ex-nurse’s aide

By Paul Shockley

Over objections by the victim’s family, prosecutors Thursday moved to dismiss a case involving a former nurse’s aide accused of assaulting a disabled client at a local assisted-living facility. In what Deputy District Attorney Bo ...

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