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Students give teachers high marks

By Special to the Sentinel

“The difference between the possible and impossible lies in a person’s determination.”
 — Tommy Lasorda Tom Haas, a physical education teacher at Orchard Mesa Middle School, recently explained that ...


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Downtown bagel shop’s sidewalk seating available

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

After several months of construction and just in time for warmer spring temperatures, Main Street Bagels’ outdoor seating area will be available this weekend. Co-owner Mark Smith said construction crews told him he could place outdoor ...


Unemployment applications hit 8-month high

By The AP

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits surged last week to the highest level in eight months, a troubling sign a day ahead of the government’s report on April employment. The Labor Department said ...


Colo. wildlife commission approves new bear rule

By The AP

SALIDA — The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved a rule banning the hunting of black bears in their dens. The commission voted Thursday in Salida to approve the new regulation, which makes it illegal to take, hunt or harass a ...


Colo. parties plan rival redistricting hearings

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Democrats and Republicans are putting on rival public hearings to ask people about new congressional districts. A Democratic Senate committee and Republican House committee both planned hearings this afternoon to ask ...


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Redlands man vows to fight $232 vacation water bill

By Paul Shockley

Evan Gluckman said he may pay $1,000 or more for legal fees before paying $232 for water. In the 20-plus years he and wife, Nina, have lived at their Redlands home, they have received monthly water bills averaging $15 to $20 for roughly ...


Fruita shifts sewer rate formula for commercial users

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The city of Fruita will change the way it bills commercial customers for sewer service, but it remains to be seen which businesses will bear the brunt of the cost for a new sewer treatment plant. The City Council agreed Tuesday night to ...


Montrose fire board boots chief of 18 years

By Staff

MONTROSE — The Montrose Fire Protection District board has removed its fire chief for personal reasons, according to board Chairman Steve Ellis. Bob Pistor had been the district’s fire chief for the past 18 years until the ...


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May 5, 2011: Missing woman search resumes

By Paul Shockley

Near the end of a six-hour search over ground that was covered nearly four years ago in the disappearance of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld, something caught someone’s eye. A line of a dozen searchers stomping east abruptly ...


Mesa State name bill advances; health insurance exchange OK’d in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Lawmakers plodded through a number of bills Wednesday, including a measure that would rename Mesa State College to Colorado Mesa University. The name change bill, which already cleared the Senate, unanimously passed the House ...


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