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Acquafresca to represent W. Slope on state board

By Melinda Mawdsley

Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca has been appointed to serve on Colorado State University’s Colorado Extension Advisory Council. This board gives direction to CSU’s extension service in the state. Acquafresca is one of ...


Cisco trailer fire kills one

By Melinda Mawdsley

One person is dead after a Friday morning fire destroyed a trailer home in Cisco, Utah, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Department. The victim found inside 100 Pennsylvania Avenue was not identified. The victim was taken to the ...


Mesa State softball canceled by weather

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A steady dose of rain has washed out the second day of the Mesa State College’s softball series against the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Mesa State (3-7, 1-7) won’t make up the canceled games, according to Rocky Mountain ...


Congressman Wayne Aspinall survived his own ‘Red’ scare

By Mary Louise Giblin Henderson

President Obama’ s friendly visit to China a couple of months ago brought back memories of the era when being labeled a “Com-Symp” could be disastrous politically. So, it happened that, once upon a time, when communist China ...


Rerouting the bodies is a sensible plan

By The Daily Sentinel

The odor, it turns out, was too much. So, the proposed Mesa State College body farm will be moved. Oh, it wasn’t the smell of bodies that were to eventually be placed at the college’s planned forensic anthropological research ...


Darrent Williams’ murder showed the power of Denver’s street gangs

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So much for the idea that Denver is a city apart. Denver’s reputation for being a high, clean city — something different from other American big cities that are rife with organized crime and machine politics — has been ...


Roadless Rule must be changed to protect North Fork coal

By Guest Columnist

Delta County is blessed with a rich coal- mining heritage. Right now, more than 1,000 folks in the North Fork Valley are directly employed by coal-mining operations. They are our fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers. They serve on our civic ...


Slowing highway deaths

By The Daily Sentinel

There was a time, not so many years ago, when the equivalent of the population of a city larger than Grand Junction — more than 50,000 people — died every year in U.S. highway wrecks. No more. The rate of highway deaths has been ...


Medical marjuana bill draws flak

By Charles Ashby

Ron Velarde’s drywall company went out of business last year because there was no work in town. To make matters worse, he has leukemia. Susanne Sheley’s husband, Randy, also was in the construction business. The couple have a ...


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Soaring: Reed, Rienks team up to give Paonia first state title

By Staff

PUEBLO — History was slipping away for the Paonia High School girls basketball team, and then Jordyn Rienks and Johanna Reed grabbed it by the throat. Rienks and Reed combined to score seven points in the final 90 seconds Saturday ...


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