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Brewer is bracing for Friday backlash from home valuations

By Staff

Mesa County Assessor Barbara Brewer is concerned that people’s ire will inspire them to question their 2009 home valuations, which will be in the mail Friday. “Most Mesa County taxpayers will see an increase in their value,” ...

Authorities on lookout for swine flu

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Swine flu has yet to appear in Colorado, but the state’s chief medical officer expects to see the illness show up in Colorado “in the near future.” Authorities said they remain vigilant for any signs of an outbreak as the ...

Pollen from trees, grass causing allergy misery

By Amy Hamilton

Sneezing? Red, itchy, watery eyes? Feeling fatigued? If this is you, no one needs to tell you it’s allergy season. High tree-pollen counts, thanks mostly to budding elm trees around the Grand Valley over the last several days, have many ...

Mavs split with Adams State in last series at Bergman

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Three weeks ago, the Mesa State College softball team vowed to play harder for one another and become more aggressive hitters. They weren’t empty promises — the Mavericks are 10-2 since that team meeting. “We’re ...

Briefs: Sports Mesa Baseball April 27, 2009

By Staff

College Baseball • Second-ranked Mesa State College will probably take a hit in the national rankings this week after splitting a weekend series with New Mexico Highlands. The Mavericks (37-9, 27-6 RMAC) lost 11-10 Sunday, their fourth ...

Hospitals helping with health-care affordability

By The Daily Sentinel

Last week, Gov. Bill Ritter signed legislation known as the Colorado Healthcare Affordability Act, which raises fees paid by hospitals. He did so with the full support of most hospitals in the state. As we noted back in March, when House Bill ...


SOW: Senior takes charge of many leadership posts

By Carrie Marfitano

Julia Traylor Grand Junction High School Senior Julia Traylor is a leader. She is president of three organizations at her school: FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Latin Club and the Principals Student Advisory ...


Three thousand locals do community chores

By Amy Hamilton

Carol Branscom had no desire to belong to a church ever again. She had been a Mormon and a Lutheran and attended another Christian church for a while. She was further put off when her good friend was denied access as a member to a local ...

Firm to build Collbran Valley pipeline

By Staff

While many energy companies are scaling back their Western Slope operations in the economic recession, one company is pushing forward with the construction of a pipeline to feed a natural gas processing plant that recently doubled its ...

Blotter: April 27, 2009

By Staff

Unlocked cars tempt crooks • Locking car doors is a first step to keeping items in your vehicle from disappearing, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to a string of thefts from vehicles ...

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