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Police blotter: Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

Truck hits bus, no injuries The driver of a pickup who hit a Grand Valley Transit bus on Wednesday afternoon was cited for drunken driving, according to Sgt. Dave Stassen of the Grand Junction Police Department. No injuries were reported by ...

Toys For Tots distributed

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Greg Merschel, coordinator of the local Marine Corps Toys For Tots program, saw the line of more than 400 people waiting to shop in the nonprofit’s overflowing gift store Wednesday as a true Christmas miracle. So did Cheryl Robinson, ...

Ex-employee admits stealing from realty company

By {screen_name}

A former accounting manager for a Grand Junction realty company who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars and used the money to pay utility and credit card bills was given a deferred sentence Wednesday and ordered to pay restitution. Kathryn ...

Death notices: Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

Gary Edward Anderson, 57, Delta, died Dec. 21, 2009, at his home. Services will be held at a later date. Survivors include two daughters, Julia Donohue of New Castle and Elissa Nye of Rifle; his parents, Horace and Ruth of Delta; two sisters, ...

Printed letters, Dec. 23, 2009

By Staff

Kudos to The Daily Sentinel editorial board for the Dec. 22 editorial. It’s rare to see any publication or TV “analysis,” left or right-leaning, providing an honest evaluation of what is actually in the Senate health reform ...

Liberal lemmings are taking our health care system over a cliff

By Staff

Lemmings are small animals that periodically experience rapid growth in population and multiply heavily when food is plentiful. Frequently, in search of more land on which to scramble about, they plunge to their doom over cliffs, as their ...

Printed letters, Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

According to “Housing First! No More Deaths,” 16 homeless people died in 2008 in Grand Junction. This number was higher than 2007, when 11 homeless people died. They died alone, homeless, in the freezing cold of Grand ...

Gloria in excelsis Deo!

By Staff

During the period when the old Roman empire was at the height of its power — that is, in the days of Caesar Augustus — Dec. 25 was celebrated as a festival of the unconquered sun. The festivities, of course, were held during the ...


Put these ideas on your Christmas ‘to-do’ list

By Dave Buchanan

Everyone has a long “to-do” list during the holidays, but what about on Christmas Day? What is there for the outdoors lover “to do” on Christmas Day that won’t take the whole day — there are other ...


HW: A gift of vision December 22, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

Sarah Sterling could be totally blind today if it weren’t for the compassion and support of a local optometrist. Sterling, 25, had congenital cataracts, and in the past year her vision began deteriorating rapidly. The Mesa State ...

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