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Printed letters, July 5, 2011

By Staff

Federal debt ceiling may be unconstitutional The Republican/libertarian/tea party strategy of furthering their economic and political agenda by holding the federal debt ceiling “hostage” may be on the verge of collapse, now that a ...


Here’s hoping for another reason to celebrate after our 235th birthday

By Jim Spehar

It’s evolved, for most of us, into watching climbers summit Independence Rock on the Colorado National Monument, rodeos and street dances in places like Collbran, and the community celebration in Palisade. At our house, we remember the ...


Medical pot rules appear a little hazy

By The Daily Sentinel

Don’t accuse proponents of medical marijuana of being high if they seem confused about the state of regulations governing their industry. Anyone could get a little unsteady on the regulatory roller coaster ride regarding medical ...


Motorcyclist loses control at curve, dies

By Charles Ashby

A New Castle man died late Sunday when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on 45 1/2 Road about three miles south of De Beque. Alcohol was considered to be a factor in the accident. The man, 53-year-old John F. Douglas, was riding his 1982 ...


GarCo to celebrate new runway, upgrades with Rifle air show

By Dennis Webb

To celebrate $47 million in upgrades to the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle, the county is putting on a free $230,000 party for the public next weekend in the form of an air show. Despite some debate over funding for the event, ...


Summer maintenance of schools in full swing

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From major remodels to window-blinds replacements, maintenance projects will affect every school in School District 51 in some way this summer. About three-quarters of the $1.76 million budgeted in 2010–11 for capital projects in ...


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In quandary over homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Flooding of the Colorado River in recent weeks swept away tarps, belongings and garbage left by some of the estimated 60 to 70 people who live in makeshift camps along the riverbanks near Grand Junction. As high water prompted some of the ...


Parks and Wildlife board schedules inaugural meeting

By Charles Ashby

The newly merged Colorado Parks and Wildlife Board will hold its first meeting in Denver this week. The board was created when a new law went into effect last week to combine the state’s Division of Wildlife and the Colorado State Parks ...


Regional talks aim to resolve bid preferences for contractors

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs contractor Mark Gould doesn’t want to have to create a completely separate business based in Mesa County. But he’s prepared to do so if that’s what it takes to keep winning bids there. New inter-county ...


Owners of properties surrounded by Mesa State appeal rezoning decision

By Amy Hamilton

Owners of two homes that are surrounded by properties owned by Mesa State College want Grand Junction City Council members to reconsider a denial to rezone their property. Clark Carroll and Phyllis Carroll, who own homes at 1220 and 1240 ...


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