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Affordable-housing picture still grim

By Emily Shockley

An increase in affordable-housing vacancies didn’t help the Grand Junction Housing Authority shorten its list of families waiting for an affordable rental. In fact, the list has lengthened from an average of 1,200 local families a year ...

Uranium mill vote delayed after hearing

By Staff

The Montrose County Commission this week decided to continue consideration of a uranium mill proposal on Sept. 30. Commissioners considered a proposal by Energy Fuels Corp. for its Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill for a second time Wednesday ...

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Teacher’s turn of fortune will help pupils

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Most people, upon being told they had just won $10,000, would start thinking cars, trips, trinkets or at least new carpeting. But when Grand Junction school teacher Alice McCary got a phone call last week telling her that very thing, she ...

Sheriff easing out of concert security business

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is slowly transferring security and crowd control at the Grand Valley’s two largest annual music events, Country Jam and Rock Jam, to a private security firm. Each year, the department gets ...

Robb River Rally a chance to celebrate

By Dave Buchanan

In case you missed Bill Haggerty’s “Haggerty’s Hikes” column Sunday in The Daily Sentinel, and with little fear of being overkill, this is a reminder of Saturday’s Robb River Rally at the Western Colorado ...

Wine Column: Sept. 09, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

When you’re a winemaker, Labor Day means just that: a day of labor. As the nation was revelling in the last big holiday of the summer, the area’s winemakers weren’t finding much time to celebrate. It’s harvest time, ...

It all adds up to final long weekend of outdoor activity

By Dave Buchanan

The date is 09-09-09, which adds to 27, and two plus seven is nine. While auspicious simply for the numeric parallel, today might be especially of interest to numerologists, who remind us that there are nine Supreme Court justices, Beethoven ...

Briefs: BMX Results Sept 09, 2009

By Staff

BMX State Championships Sunday at Grand Valley BMX • Girls 8-under 1. Addison Finch, Ft. Collins; 2. Morgan Zimmerman, GJ; 3. Calle Arnold, Fruita; 4. Angelina Benedetto, Fruita • 10-under 1. Shelby Schumacher, Frederick; 2. ...

Column: Guide to the fall TV lineup, Sept. 09, 2009

By Steve Beauregard

There is a wealth of brilliantly creative people working in Hollywood. Unfortunately, none of them works in television. That’s the perception I get from the TV networks’ fall lineup, the highlights of which, today, I will preview ...


No excuse good enough to cop out on education

By Emily Shockley

The odds of dropping out of school and “into a good job” aren’t favorable, President Barack Obama said in his televised address to schoolchildren Tuesday. Dropping out and finding a bad job isn’t likely in ...

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