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E-mail letters, June 20 2011

By Staff

Lottery not a viable solution for K-12 funding Perhaps two months ago, a reader suggested a special lottery to fund K-12 education. While I applaud the effort of looking for solutions (and I too participate in the lottery) it is not a viable ...


The county’s IT deficit

By The Daily Sentinel

The audit of Mesa County’s Information Technology Department — made public last week after The Daily Sentinel filed a Freedom of Information request for the report — contained no great surprises. Rather, it offered a litany ...


Clarence Clemons, R.I.P.

By The Daily Sentinel

The initials above should stand for “Rock In Peace,” because Clarence Clemons was, by his own admission, “a born rock ‘n’ roll sax player.” The Big Man, as he was often called by bandmate Bruce Springsteen, ...


No more Dolphins,  but the lessons live on

By Jim Spehar

I didn’t have the purest of motives when I joined the very early incarnation of the Grand Junction Dolphins back in my early teens. There was the opportunity to compete, to learn some new strokes. That might have been part of it, in ...


Printed letters, June 21, 2011

By Staff

At a recent Colorado Roadless Rule meeting, Roy Selby was quoted saying, “They’re trying to eliminate me from getting out in the woods.” He added, “The roadless rule appears to violate the Americans with Disabilities ...


State revenues up, but economy still sluggish

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s economy continued to show signs of improvement so far this year thanks to a boost in tourism, a robust agricultural market and a recovery in the energy industry, state economists said Monday. Non-farm employment in the state ...


I-70 lanes near Fruita open again as river recedes

By Staff

Right-hand lanes of Interstate 70 are open again in both directions west of Fruita as the swollen Colorado River has receded, state highway officials said. The west-bound, right lane of I-70 at mile post 16.7 had been closed since June 3, ...


2 wild horse roundups planned in Colo. in Sept.

By The AP

DENVER — The Bureau of Land Management plans two roundups in western Colorado in September to gather wild horses from what it says are overpopulated herds that are hurting rangelands and wildlife. The agency gathers horses for adoption ...


Body found in Colorado River in Eagle County

By The AP

EAGLE — Searchers have found a body in the Colorado River in Eagle County, 2 1/2 miles downstream from where a Denver man reportedly fell into the water. Eagle County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said the body was found ...


MONUMENT VISITS 1 9-8

Colorado National Monument waives fees Tuesday

By Daniel Humphries

With the official start of summer mere hours away, it’s time to lace up those hiking boots, fill up the canteen and head up to the Colorado National Monument. Oh, and you can leave the wallet behind. In an effort to encourage people to ...


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