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Surprises from an old system

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s caucus system is definitely dated, a relic from the 19th century that few states use anymore. A number of pundits and political leaders have talked for years of scrapping the caucus system in favor of something more modern ...

A prison peak?

By The Daily Sentinel

The prison population in the United States dropped ever so slightly in 2009, for the first time since 1972. And there are indications last year’s numbers could signal a sustained trend in prison populations. That’s the good news. ...

UPDATE: 35-year-old GJ man hurt in avalanche

By Amy Hamilton

A 35-year-old Grand Junction man was injured during a Wednesday afternoon avalanche on Grand Mesa. Another Grand Junction woman, Ann Driggers, was with Seth Anderson at the time of avalanche but was not injured, according to the Mesa County ...

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Lake Powell Fishing Report: The season has started

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,619 msl Water Temperature 49-53 F PAGE, Ariz. – My fishing season started yesterday. The cold blustery weather the past two weeks has kept me close to the fireplace but that has all changed now.  Fair skies and ...


Veteran South African group coming to Avalon

By Melinda Mawdsley

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has spent more than two decades using music to bring the world closer to South Africa. Formed in the mid-1960s by Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo prides itself on the harmonious blend of its singers. The ...

Proposed Colorado budget cuts hit speed bump

By The AP

DENVER — The Colorado House has killed a bill that would have limited the ability of legal immigrants to collect state pensions after Democrats said it would cause a hardship. Rep. Jack Pommer, a Democrat from Boulder who sponsored the ...

Udall offers community solar project bill

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said today he is seeking legislation to provide residents with tax credits for buying an ownership in what are called community solar projects or “solar farms.” The idea is to give participants access to the ...

Now-submerged Gunnison River section can be viewed in rare film

By Dave Buchanan

Rare footage of a now-drowned section of the Gunnison River will highlight Thursday’s meeting of the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers. The meeting features a DVD presentation of what ...

Observe these rules for late-season ice

By Dave Buchanan

You might consider this the two-minute warning for a winter’s ice-fishing season. Most low-elevation ponds are clear of ice or nearly so, while lakes such as Rifle Gap and Blue Mesa reservoirs might have another month or more of decent ...


Let your Irish eyes smile on fish in Green, Gunnison rivers

By Dave Buchanan

It’s St. Patrick’s Day but instead of wearing the green, why not try fishing it? We’re not referring specifically to Utah’s lovely Green River where it courses through the sun-burnt cliffs of Flaming Gorge, although ...

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