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Jamaican-style cook-off begins week of Mesa homecoming festivities

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

“What kind of Jamaican herbs are you cooking with?” asked Wayne Smith at the “Iron Chef”-style cooking competition that took place in the Mesa State College quad Monday morning. “Oh, we be cookin’ with ...


Bill includes $300K for water line work in Rifle

By Dennis Webb

The mayor of Rifle is welcoming word that Senate legislation passed last week includes $300,000 for water line work in the city. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said in a news release that he successfully included the money in an Interior ...


Former Mesa State Athletic Director Wayne Nelson passes away

By Staff

Mesa State College lost one of its longtime coaches and advocates last weekend. Wayne Nelson, who served in various capacities as coach and athletic director for 36 years,  passed away on Saturday at age 85 at MD Anderson Cancer Center ...


Feds seek to settle Bush-era lawsuits over shale policies

By Dennis Webb

The federal government is seeking to settle litigation involving oil shale policies established during the Bush administration, and is describing negotiations as “productive.” Government attorneys pointed to the settlement talks ...


Briefs: Mesa State Women Sept. 29, 2009

By Staff

Grand Canyon Invitational Monday at Coldwater Golf Club, Avondale, Ariz. First Round Par-Yardage 72-6,043 •Team Scores 1. Northern Arizona, 285; 2. Grand Canyon, 293; 3. (tie) Western Washington, Cal St.-Monterey Bay, 296; 5. (tie) ...


Briefs: Mesa State Sept. 29, 2009

By Staff

College Football •Another Mav wins RMAC award Mesa State freshman Michael Sweeney became the fifth Maverick to receive an RMAC player of the week award, announced Monday. The kicker from Grand Junction is the RMAC special team player ...


State law hampers aid for low-income people, county officials say

By Staff

The director of the Mesa County Human Services Department says a bill passed by the Legislature in 2008 is “foolish.” The act required counties to spend down their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families reserve funds to 70 ...


Science center founder takes show on the roadBy EMILY ANDERSON Emily.Anderson@gjsentinel.com John M

By Emily Shockley

John McConnell has helped children from the Grand Valley and across the Western Slope discover the wonders of science. Now he plans to spread the message to classrooms across the state and farther. The founder of the Western Colorado Math ...


LESLIE CHRISTIAN FIX 092309

Grand Junction entrepreneur plans to make singer a star

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If Barack Obama can be the first black president of the United States, Leslie Christian reasons, then it’s about time a black woman hits the top of the country music charts. And she’s the singer to do it. Just ask her. Christian ...


Housing funds short for renters

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Dozens of Grand Valley families who rely on federal assistance to help pay their rent could potentially find themselves homeless unless the Grand Junction Housing Authority receives a boost in funding next year. A decline this year in ...


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