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Printed letters, July 17, 2011

By Staff

It should not be difficult for state Sen. Rollie Heath to obtain 86,000 signatures for a ballot measure for tax increases for schools. There are that many teachers, union members and administrators just waiting to get their hands on more ...


Keeping fees grounded

By The Daily Sentinel

The airline industry is not enthusiastically embracing a Department of Transportation rule proposed Friday, which would require airlines to disclose how much they make on fees — such as for pillows or snacks — and list whether they ...


What will happen if Medicaid funding is slashed?

By Guest Columnist

By Robin and Cindy Avery The political news has been dominated lately by proposed changes to Medicare in years to come, but Medicaid reductions have already taken place, effective July 1 of this year, with possible severe cuts to come. It is ...


Dreamer envisions city funds helping with Avalon and rail depot

By Denny Herzog

This is about dreaming. It’s about what if Grand Junction, Colorado, were a community in which the box was huge and had no boundaries. It’s about a Grand Junction in which the city fathers managed to get voters to sign on to ...


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Homeless outreach: Policing more politely

By Paul Shockley

It was as if Elvis arrived at Hawthorne Park. On a Friday, roughly a dozen homeless people were beating the afternoon heat by sitting at tables under the park’s main shelter. Officers Cindy Cohn and Cory Tomps, members of the Grand ...


Taco Bell shooting

Gang signs in fatal shooting

By Tim Harty

One person died and two others were injured Saturday night following a shooting that police are saying might have been gang-related. Police responded to a call about shots being fired at the Taco Bell restaurant at 850 North Ave. about 10:45 ...


Two armed holdups in Grand Junction

By Daniel Humphries

Grand Junction police are looking into the possibility that two robberies Saturday in Grand Junction are related. About 9:30 a.m., a man armed with a black semi-automatic pistol entered Advance America, 2502 U.S. Highway 6&50, brandished ...


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The ultimate goal: TaG Senior Class driver Plowman has IndyCar hopes

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There is nothing like taking a swig of milk after winning the Indianapolis 500. It’s the pinnacle for any IndyCar driver, but for many of them, that dream started when they were racing a go-kart. Some IndyCar League drivers are in town ...


Race fans light up Western Colorado Dragway

By {screen_name}

The atmosphere was electric. Thousands of people showed up Saturday night at Western Colorado Dragway to watch Ed ‘The Outlaw’ Jones and his Jelly Belly 1875 Concord Stagecoach run down the quarter-mile track on the back two ...


Gene Taylor’s American Legion team has sights set on district’s top seed

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American Legion baseball has a twofold purpose. First, win ballgames and get to the state tournament. Second, play plenty of innings to work on your game. “In one month, they’ve already played more games than they did in high ...


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