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Ruling should help protect Western lands, groups say

By Dennis Webb

Environmental groups say a federal appeals court decision in a New Mexico case this week should aid in efforts to protect other Western public lands from energy development, including the Roan Plateau in Colorado. “We think in ...

Group involved in GarCo race fined

By Dennis Webb

A judge has fined an independent campaign group $7,150 for violations related to a Garfield County commission race. Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer handed down the fine this week against the Aurora-based Colorado League of Taxpayers. ...

Death Notices: April 30, 2009

By Staff

•  Esther Elizabeth Brown, 95, Grand Junction, died April 28, 2009, in Grand Junction. Services will be at 3 p.m.  Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Ms. Brown was a secretary for Mesa Orthopedic for 40 years. Survivors ...

Briefs: Local News April 30, 2009

By Staff

Engineering event at college Saturday • Mechanical engineering students at Mesa State College will display their work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Academic Quad, east of the Tomlinson Library. The Engineering and ...

Black Mountain sale may be best solution

By The Daily Sentinel

The long-running saga of the Black Mountain Disposal wastewater facility near DeBeque could take a turn for the better if the facility is sold to a new owner this July. We hope that occurs, and that the buyers demonstrate a real willingness ...

Rick Wagner Column April 30, 2009

By Rick Wagner

“Well, the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch, heartaches are goin’ to the inside.” Who knew George Jones had such a keen eye for political culture? Most political types know this lyric is true. Often the ...

Americans starting to regain confidence

By The Daily Sentinel

The best news for the U.S. economy right now is that consumers are feeling better about the future and may be ready to open up their pocketbooks. Yes, two of the nation’s three big auto companies are still in serious financial trouble, ...

Sunlight ski resort gives up on base village idea for now

By Dennis Webb

Sunlight Mountain Resort has withdrawn its proposal for a base village project, deciding to hold off on pursuing any development approval pending discussions with potential investors. Garfield County commissioners originally had been ...

Vote on seat-belt law likely to be tight one

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Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, might have a pivotal vote if the Colorado House votes next month on whether police can pull drivers over for not wearing seat belts. Bradford, a freshman legislator, said Wednesday she had “some ...

Blotter: April 30, 2009

By Staff

Credit fraud committed • The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is looking for several thieves who in two separate incidents stole debit/credit cards and racked up over $1,000 in fraudulent transactions in Mesa and Delta ...

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