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Mavs take lead, but rain returns

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Colton Schoelkopf hit a bases-loaded single to score Brian Bello in the bottom of the second inning this morning to give Mesa State a 1-0 lead over Minnesota State in the Central Region baseball tournament today. However, just after ...

We are trained to be sentimental, not realistic, about rail travel

By Bob Silbernagel

In a little more than a month, my brother and his wife, along with their two grandchildren, will arrive in Grand Junction via train. They will embark on the Amtrak train near their home in Illinois. I have taken the train a couple of times ...

Flooding Colorado is not the mighty Mississippi

By Denny Herzog

When you come of age on the banks of the Mississippi River, the word “flood” is fraught with more meaning than it is if you grow up in, say, western Colorado. Not that the high water we’re about to face is not serious. It ...

Printed letters, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Breaking ‘little’ laws OK by commissioners It was very interesting to read how two of the three Mesa County commissioners want to approach publishing the expenses for the county on a monthly basis. They want to just stop doing ...

Business of the county requires transparency

By The Daily Sentinel

If it were true that operating Mesa County government was just like running a business, then there would be little need to deal with pesky laws that require the county to keep the public informed of what it is doing. But that is most ...

Cyclists chase fool’s gold with performance-boosting drugs

By Guest Columnist

Editor’s note: Former Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Tyler Hamilton of Boulder last week admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, and said he witnessed Lance Armstrong using them as well. Hamilton said he has ...

Tighter guidelines may simplify legislative redistricting

By Charles Ashby

The panel selected to redraw state House and Senate district lines doesn’t expect to have nearly the problems that the Colorado Legislature did in drawing them for congressional districts. That’s because the Legislature has few ...

Death Notices, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Homer E. Eastin, 79, Fruita, died May 19, 2011, at the Veterans Medical Center. Mr. Eastin was a rock crushing supervisor. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; four ...

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Mideast a concern for Udall

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The coming weeks could be perilous for Israel and the United States, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said, noting that the nation faces a series of events with the potential for great difficulty. Udall, a member of the Senate Intelligence and ...

Tonic water: Miracle cure for the scourge of malaria

By Gary McCallister

The story of Dona Francisca Henriquez de Ribera, the Countess of Chinchon, might even be true. Because it is said to have happened in 1638, it is a little hard to verify. But the story goes that the countess became ill while living with her ...

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