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Winners and losers of 2009: Barack, Sarah, Tiger and John

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If one were to tabulate a list of winners and losers from 2009, one thing is certain: There will be a great deal more of the latter than the former. Moving quickly, the big winner in 2009 was, drum roll please, Barack Obama. The former ...

You can take my pets when you pry the leash from ... you know the rest

By Bob Silbernagel

Did you or your family get a puppy for Christmas? Perhaps you adopted an older dog, a very responsible thing to do. Or maybe you already have a dog or two, and you included them in your Christmas celebration, buying gifts for them because you ...

‘Art of compromise’ taints health bill

By Staff

Whether you think the health care bill passed by the Senate Thursday is the savior of our health care system or a national catastrophe, one thing is abundantly clear: It wasn’t passed because of its policy prescriptions. It won approval ...

A cooperative model for gas development

By Staff

Nine Mile Canyon, west of the Green River in north-central Utah, has been called the world’s longest art gallery because of the extensive number of prehistoric drawings along its rock walls. But, in recent years, the region around the ...

Printed letters, Dec. 25, 2009

By Staff

Fichtner’s idea bucks bureacratic waste Thank You Nancy Fichtner! Congratulations for coming up with an idea and policy that should have been implemented from Day One of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 89 years ago. It is mind ...

Gloria in excelsis Deo!

By Staff

During the period when the old Roman empire was at the height of its power — that is, in the days of Caesar Augustus — Dec. 25 was celebrated as a festival of the unconquered sun. The festivities, of course, were held during the ...

Boom and bust of the area uranium industry

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The uranium industry was born on the west end of Energy Alley, the run from Green River, Utah, to Rifle. It has burst into bloom and sputtered to obscurity more than once. Like the half-lives by which radiation is judged to decay, though, the ...

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‘Energy Alley’: Perhaps America’s most important stretch of space

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The vast stretch of rolling, sagebrush-plugged adobe and rock stretching from Green River, Utah, to Rifle looks little like a vast storehouse of energy. Appearances, however, are deceiving. In fact, the stretch along the cliffs across two ...

Fire leaves Fruita family homeless

By Tim Harty

Nathan and Heather Hanvey stood on a snowpacked Fruita street Wednesday night, thankful that what they were witnessing hadn’t happened in the middle of the night. After Lower Valley Fire Department firefighters finally extinguished the ...

Third defendant in Ponzi case appears in court

By Amy Hamilton

The last of three defendants indicted in the multimillion-dollar collapse of Valley Investments in Grand Junction is free after making her first appearance in federal court Wednesday to be advised of the charges she faces. About a dozen ...

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