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Community action required to improve school test results

By Denny Herzog

Here’s the mea culpa, right up front: I have been among those who have been critical of School District 51 every time it released standardized test scores that showed the district to be less than the state average or when the scores ...

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Dyeing just a part of life for fabric artists

By Sherida Warner

When a group of art quilters assembles for a fabric dyeing session, the scene soon can look shockingly like a hog-butchering operation. Heavy plastic tarps cover utility tables, and those dyeing their yards of cloth raise stained arms to ...

Buy mosque property to halt offensive project

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama’s mixed-message musings on the $100 million proposed mosque and Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan have done nothing but further aggravate an already contentious issue. He would have done ...

Printed letters, August 17, 2010

By Staff

There has been plenty of debate recently about Secretary of State Bernie Buescher’s request for a waiver to exempt Colorado from sending ballots to overseas military voters 45 days before the election. I write because this exemption ...

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Summer storm, Aug. 16, 2010

By Staff

Several short but intense storms dumped rain and small hail on Grand Junction Monday afternoon.  ...

Portion of North Avenue collapses

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Grand Junction city crews are trying to determine what caused a portion of North Avenue at 28 Road to collapse this afternoon. City public works spokeswoman Kristin Winn said an 18-inch wide, 2-foot deep hole has developed in the inside ...

Proposed Colo. land swap raises hackles

By The AP

DENVER — A proposed land swap in western Colorado that would benefit a Florida billionaire and donor to U.S. Rep. John Salazar is opposed by hunters and fishermen who say the plan smells of political favoritism. Salazar’s ...

Plea deal reached in shooting

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A Fruitvale man pleaded guilty today to one felony menacing in a shooting last December in which five men were wounded. None of the victims of the shooting attended the hearing in which Joshua Anton pleaded guilty to a county of menacing with ...

Opponents of tax limits have raised more than $4M

By The AP

DENVER — A coalition formed to fight three tax-limit initiatives on Colorado’s November ballot has raised more than $4 million. Coloradans for Responsible Reform plans to spend most of it on television ads that will run after ...

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Local eye doctors perform free eye surgeries in Latin America

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Doctor Deborah Lenahan hears words like “thank you for changing my brother’s life,” it makes the trip to Peru and the long hours performing eye surgery after eye surgery worth it. “There was this 17-year-old boy, ...

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