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Study: State’s child poverty rate rising

By Emily Shockley

Colorado tied New Hampshire for the biggest increase in child poverty in the nation between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Fifteen percent of Colorado children lived in a home with a family income ...

Roads, trails closed due to heavy rains

By Melinda Mawdsley

The U.S. Forest Service closed some roads and trails Wednesday in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests because of area flooding from heavy thunderstorms this week. The Goodnough Road (Forest Service Road 618) is closed. ...

Tuesday last immunization clinic before school resumes

By Emily Shockley

The Mesa County Health Department will offer Tdap booster shots from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park. This is the only immunization clinic left before the school year starts. Appointments are required for the clinic, which can be ...

Death notices: July 29, 2010

By Staff

Virginia Amos, 84, Fruita, died July 24, 2010, at Family Health West. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Monument Valley Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ms. Amos was a retired beautician. Survivors include one son, Fred Davis of ...

Police blotter: July 29, 2010

By Staff

Death investigated The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a shooting death at a Grand Junction home Wednesday. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Lisa McCammon said deputies were called at 12:22 p.m. on a report of ...

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Over the Top, Tennessee seccession

By Bob Silbernagel

Bob questions one man’s idea for Tennessee to secede from the union.  ...

Tiara Rado Ladies’ Club Golf Results July 28, 2010

By Staff

Tiara Rado Ladies' League - July 28, 2010 Beat the Pro-Flight 1 1st Net Theresa Knode 57 T2nd Net Charlene Fields 60 T2nd ...

E-mail letters, July 28, 2010

By Staff

Tancredo has joined ranks of the political weasels I really dislike the PWs (political weasels) who place their egos, arrogance and self-importance above even those in their own particular political party which helped get them were they ...

Arizona loses Round 1 in legal border battle

By The Daily Sentinel

The preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Wednesday barring key provisions of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law won’t end the legal battle over the law. Not by a long shot. We fully expect the issue will ...

Printed letters, July 29, 2010

By Staff

Rick Wagner left out parts of Obama quote Regarding Rick Wagner’s July 22 column, here is the meat of the president’s comment about constitutional interpretation that Wagner derides in paragraph 11: “To that extent, as ...

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