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Week in Sports for Dec. 25-31, 201

By Dan Bennett

Winter sports and outdoors fun photos captured during the past week.  ...

Email letters, December 26, 2011

By Bob Silbernagel

Downtown stores should stay open later On Thursday before Christmas my husband and I wanted to have an evening of dinner and shopping downtown. All the restaurants and bars were open, but no stores. We ended up at the mall of course. How can ...

Colo. Christmas skiing not as joyful as last year

By The AP

DENVER (AP) — Christmas skiing at Colorado ski resorts isn’t quite as joyful as last year. Snow totals at many resorts are down overall and meager in comparison with record snowfall seen during the holiday week in 2010. Vail had ...

Lottery funds, all divvied up, more than 2010

By Charles Ashby

Lottery proceeds distributed to local communities were up in 2011 over last year, but not to the level they were before the recession began, according to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Overall, the state doled out about $45 million ...

A holiday picture renewed faithin our compassionate community

By Jim Spehar

It was a welcome reminder, that front page picture in last Wednesday’s Daily Sentinel, of how grateful we should all be, not just during the holiday season but year-round, to live in a caring community. In the photograph, Herb Bacon was ...

Douglas Bruce, convicted tax cheat

By The Daily Sentinel

There is a great deal of justice in the fact that Douglas Bruce — Colorado’s most infamous anti-tax activist — is likely on his way to prison for cheating on his state taxes. Bruce, who lives in Colorado Springs, was ...

Printed letters, December 27, 2011

By Staff

I was dismayed to read that the City Council had disregarded its own comprehensive plan in failing to support zone changes in three areas. I attended virtually every meeting on the plan and registered my views along with many other residents. ...

Budget battle continues

By The Daily Sentinel

Congress may have reached agreement on a two-month extension of payroll tax cuts for all workers late last week, but the next stage of the tax battle has already begun. According to the Hill online magazine, Democrats are already prepping for ...

County moves forward with fairgrounds entrance

By {screen_name}

Mesa County will soon embark on the creation of a new signalized entrance to the county fairgrounds in an effort to enhance safety on U.S. Highway 50 and accommodate increased traffic and future growth at the fairgrounds. The county is ...

Plan would speed Avalon renovation

By Amy Hamilton

It’s just an idea, but a new plan is brewing to more quickly refurbish the most pressing needs at the Avalon Theatre. Plans already are under way to raise about $14 million in funds to fully refurbish the historic theater, 645 Main St., ...

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