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Short-lived snowmelt has Gunnison River well past peak

By Dave Buchanan

With the Gunnison River racing along Thursday at 2,600 cubic feet per second, the 14-mile trip from Chukar Trail to the Pleasure Park takes about eight hours. And that includes a long lunch, some off-river hiking and several stops to untangle ...

Gary Harmon Column May 24, 2009

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Delbert Moore went looking for work in Arizona in 1937, when the Great Depression made it almost impossible to find a job. Moore, who hailed from a farm in Oklahoma before his family moved to Casa Grande, Ariz., soon found out there was one ...

Everett Ruess: Lost and found in the Desert Southwest

By Guest Columnist

Exploring the Southwest on foot and with burros in the early 1930s, 20-year-old vagabond artist Everett Ruess wrote, “I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness . ... I’ll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to ...

Don’t allow the feds to control state water

By The Daily Sentinel

For some members of Congress and a few environmental groups, there has long been a troublesome fact about water in this country: States control most of the water within their boundaries, not the federal government. That would change, however, ...

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Hot Dog! Memorial Day Weekend official kick-off to wiener season

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Memorial Day and hot dogs go together, well, like wieners and buns. The first long weekend of the summer also is the official start of hot dog season. According to the American Meat Institute’s National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, 7 ...

Teen sought for county advisory commission

By Emily Shockley

The deadline to join the Mesa County Teen Leadership Commission is fast approaching. High school students have until 5 p.m. June 1 to apply for membership on the commission. The teen commission advises the Mesa County Commission on issues ...

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Humor of the common man

By Amy Hamilton

“Besides writing a weekly column for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Maynard is also a way below average golfer, a barely passable skier and a totally inept dancer. What he can do better than anyone else is sweat and sleep, ...

Speaking of Science Column May 24, 2009

By Gary McCallister

When I was young, I reveled in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan” books. I don’t know if I read all 23 or not, but I read a lot of them. And while I didn’t exactly know what a tsetse fly was then, I knew it was ...

Art of Quilting Column May 24, 2009

By Sherida Warner

Theirs is an elite sisterhood based on tattoos, totems and talents. The three women — award-winning art quilters all — met just a few years ago at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and discovered in one another their ...

Your Town Column May 24, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

The meaning of Memorial Day and its three-day weekend has become a bit muddled. Some see it as three glorious days of Junior College baseball and diets of ball park hot dogs and funnel cakes. Others look forward to firing up the backyard ...

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