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Music Scene: Jan. 8-14

By Staff

Compiled by TAMMY GEMAEHLICH Blues/rock guitarist Hamilton Loomis is touring to promote his latest CD and will stop in Grand Junction for a CD release party Saturday, Jan. 9, at Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St. Loomis recorded “Live ...


Road Trip: January events

By Staff

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado in the near future. Split Lip Rayfield, Mountain Sprout — three20south, Breckenridge, Jan. 21. Ten (Pearl Jam tribute band) — Bluebird Theater, Denver, Jan. 21. Great ...


E-mail letters, Jan. 8

By Staff

Minimum wage helps to drive inflation In reference to Bill Grant’s column in The Daily Sentinel Jan. 6, as an employer in Grand Junction I have no intention of lowering the minimum wage for my employees 3 cents. Since Amendment 42 ...


Printed letters, Jan. 10

By Staff

Is “Energy Alley” a blessing or a damnation? It depends on your perspective. For the profit-hungry energy industry and a nation striving for energy self-sufficiency, it may indeed be a blessing. For those of us impacted by gas ...


Taking security seriously while ‘We are at war’

By Staff

Think Big Brother has been watching you in the past? Get ready for a whole new level of personal scrutiny, at least if you travel by air. Full-body scanners are coming soon to an airport near you, thanks to President Barack Obama’s ...


Flock of lame ducks will make for interesting legislative session

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s announcement last week that he wouldn’t seek re-election made political observers seem every bit as sensitive to nuance as TSA types charged with preventing nervous Nigerian al-Qaeda acolytes from boarding ...


Tomb raider? Parts missing from founder’s resting place

By Kathy Jordan

George Crawford, Grand Junction’s founder, needs your help. OK, not George personally, but the group working on the restoration of his tomb. Crawford’s tomb is on top of the hill south of the municipal cemetery on Orchard Mesa. I ...


Group: Ballot measures will hurt government

By Charles Ashby

The primary committee opposing three ballot questions that it says would shut down state and local governments filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s Office this week. The committee, Protect Colorado’s Communities, said ...


Bipartisanship is essential for successful PERA reform

By Staff

The American public has become all too familiar with the story of once-dominant American institutions being brought to their economic knees under the weight of a pension fund gone bad. The story is virtually the same in all instances — ...


Lawmakers must make higher ed a budget priority, encourage competition

By Staff

Edward Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, presented an academic paper in 1972 entitled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas?“Lorenz’s insight later became known as ...


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