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Business of the county requires transparency

By The Daily Sentinel

If it were true that operating Mesa County government was just like running a business, then there would be little need to deal with pesky laws that require the county to keep the public informed of what it is doing. But that is most ...

Cyclists chase fool’s gold with performance-boosting drugs

By Guest Columnist

Editor’s note: Former Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Tyler Hamilton of Boulder last week admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, and said he witnessed Lance Armstrong using them as well. Hamilton said he has ...

Tighter guidelines may simplify legislative redistricting

By Charles Ashby

The panel selected to redraw state House and Senate district lines doesn’t expect to have nearly the problems that the Colorado Legislature did in drawing them for congressional districts. That’s because the Legislature has few ...

Death Notices, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Homer E. Eastin, 79, Fruita, died May 19, 2011, at the Veterans Medical Center. Mr. Eastin was a rock crushing supervisor. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; four ...

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Mideast a concern for Udall

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The coming weeks could be perilous for Israel and the United States, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said, noting that the nation faces a series of events with the potential for great difficulty. Udall, a member of the Senate Intelligence and ...

Tonic water: Miracle cure for the scourge of malaria

By Gary McCallister

The story of Dona Francisca Henriquez de Ribera, the Countess of Chinchon, might even be true. Because it is said to have happened in 1638, it is a little hard to verify. But the story goes that the countess became ill while living with her ...

For The Record, May 21, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Cory and Stacie Schreiner, Grand Junction, a daughter, April 28. Justin Griffin and Kira Stringfield, Rifle, a daughter, May 1. April and Cody Wedel, Palisade, a daughter, May 1. Joe and Dara Buckendahl, ...

Briefs, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Rockestra singers selected Five singers were selected Thursday night to front the new Grand Junction Rockestra, a rock ‘n’ roll orchestra that is part of the Grand Junction Symphony. Selected in the final auditions from a field ...

Blotter, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Scourge of shoplifting Wal-Mart, Kmart and Mesa Mall all had something in common Thursday. Each was hit with shoplifters. Andrew Allred, 20, was cited on suspicion of consuming food at Mesa Mall, 2424 Highway 6&50, without paying for ...

You Said It, May 22, 2011

By Staff

I can’t believe anyone would want Ward Churchill to speak at a meeting. His topic of conversation should be: “Plagiarism — How I Screwed up my Life by Cheating.” Why would anyone provide a pulpit for a disciple of evil ...

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