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Libraries’ use continues to soar

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The Mesa County Public Library District set another circulation record in 2011, thanks to a combination of opening a new branch, exponentially expanding the lineup of available materials and marketing itself as an inexpensive form of ...

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Bishop ends decades-long run of elected public service

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University of Colorado Regent Tillie Bishop won’t seek re-election to his post this year, marking the end of his career in electoral politics. Bishop, a 28-year state legislator, Mesa County commissioner and CU regent, said Wednesday he ...

Briefs, Jan. 5, 2012

By Staff

Group hosting conservative commentator The Western Slope Conservative Alliance will host Denver radio show commentator Rob “Sunny” Roseman at its meeting at 6:30 tonight at the City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth ...

Death Notices, Jan. 5, 2012

By Staff

Virginia Dolores Evans, 82, Fruita, died Jan. 2, 2012, in Fruita. Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Evans was a police dispatcher. Survivors include two sons, Jon B. of Whitewater and Paul D. of Loveland; five grandchildren and ...

GarCo plans monitoring of Battlement Mesa drilling impacts

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County has been given a framework for monitoring impacts of proposed natural gas drilling in Battlement Mesa, and it is working toward implementing elements of it. The Colorado School of Public Health in December completed a design ...

Open primary would serve voters better

By The Daily Sentinel

The 2012 election may still be 10 months in the future, but the political scramble is well under way, not just in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but in the battle for Mesa County commissioner seats. That battle was on ...

Printed letters, Jan. 6, 2011

By Staff

I had to repress a hearty laugh when I read the former Colorado National Monument superintendent’s comment about her “close working relationships” with the school district. During the two years that I worked with her as ...

From bizzaro Iowa caucuses, Romney proves he’s got game

By Josh Penry

You would be hard-pressed to divine a more inglorious way to initiate the contest for the most important office on the face of the planet than the depraved Kabuki dance that is the Iowa caucuses. It’s embarrassing — as in ...

Fruita restaurant goes from ‘slop’ to ‘fantastic’

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True to his reputation, “Restaurant: Impossible” host and chef Robert Irvine minced no words from the minute he stepped inside Sullivan’s Grill in Fruita. “What is it supposed to be?” he asked of the restaurant ...

BLM extends comment period on Delta, Gunnision counties gas lease plan

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management agreed to requests from governments and the public for more time to comment on a far-reaching proposed oil and gas lease sale in Delta and Gunnison counties. The BLM is considering offering 22 parcels covering ...

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