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Public-option politics

By The Daily Sentinel

Two attempts to push a public option for health insurance back into a Senate Finance Committee bill on health care reform met with failure Tuesday as a handful of Democrats voted with Republicans to reject the amendments. That doesn’t ...

Williams buys Orion holdings near Silt

By Dennis Webb

A $258 million acquisition by Williams includes energy development holdings in the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area near New Castle. Williams spokeswoman Donna Gray said Tuesday the company has completed the purchase of the assets of Orion ...

Proposed human-services takeover by state

By Staff

It will not be until Thursday that the governor’s Child Welfare Action Committee officially releases its recommendations. But one of the committee’s recommendations, to take control of human services away from individual counties ...

School, police keep tabs on cyber bullying

By Emily Shockley

A month ago, Lori Drew of Missouri was acquitted of charges related to the suicide of her daughter’s former friend, 13-year-old Megan Meier. Meier hanged herself in 2006 after Drew pretended to be a 16-year-old boy on MySpace and later ...

AT&T fills hole in valley service

By Amy Hamilton

Service for some Grand Valley AT&T customers was interrupted Tuesday morning after vandals struck a cell tower on the Redlands. Service was knocked out between 6 and 7 a.m., and company employees repaired the cell tower and restored ...

Bill would keep one-sixth of Utah wild

By {screen_name}

Nearly 17 percent of Utah would become federally designated wilderness under a New York congressman’s proposal that will get a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The Red Rocks Wilderness Act, sponsored by representatives from ...

Playing chicken on De Beque roads

By The Daily Sentinel

We were optimistic, earlier this summer, when the town of De Beque produced a new planning document more in line with what Mesa County officials wanted, that a long-simmering dispute between the town at the east end of the county and the ...

Blotter: Sept. 30, 2009

By Staff

$1,000 reward offered in Devils Kitchen vandalism A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information identifying the vandals who damaged the historic Devils Kitchen picnic shelter the night of Aug. 3, according to ...

Teen accused of school threat

By Paul Shockley

The mother of a Palisade High School senior accused by authorities of unspecified threats against the school expressed shock at her son’s arrest and was still waiting late Tuesday to hear specifics from law enforcement about the ...

The right glass can make all the difference

By Dave Buchanan

Does that special glass make a difference in enjoying wine? Maximilian Riedel assures anyone within earshot it does, and he certainly convinced a lot of listeners earlier this month during the Colorado Mountain Winefest. Riedel (rhymes with ...

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