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City protects its valuable resources while weathering financial storm

By Guest Columnist

Whether it is responding to a 911 call, chip sealing streets, providing summer recreation programs for school children or picking up trash, city of Grand Junction employees remain committed to providing excellent public service to our ...

A host of Sentinel troops contributed to top-rate presidential coverage

By Denny Herzog

That Daily Sentinel you picked up off your driveway last Sunday morning, in my view, may have been one of the best editions we’ve ever produced. It didn’t hurt that we had real news happen the day before. It’s not often that ...

Organic activists prepare to battle Boulder mutants

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News item: The Boulder County Commission on Tuesday is to consider banning genetically modified sugar beets after the commission’s Food and Agricultural Policy Council recommended doing just that Activist groups are gearing up to lobby ...

Election news is a bit premature

By The Daily Sentinel

With more than 14 months to go until next year’s gubernatorial election, we suspect most readers aren’t yet in a frenzy, waiting to see what the latest poll numbers or political punditry indicate about the race. Still, those polls ...

The ‘Yes, but ...’ economy

By The Daily Sentinel

`The U.S. and world economies are on the verge of recovery, following the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. So spake Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in a meeting in Jackson, Wyo., last week. We’re as eager as most ...

Revenue shortfall brings mosquito spraying to halt

By Staff

The North Fork Mosquito Abatement District in Delta County is halting operations early this year “due to lagging and uncertain property tax collections,” according to a district news release. The district is owed approximately ...


Police, sheriff step up anti-graffiti effort

By Emily Shockley

Will Hertel said he never has spray-painted graffiti. But he spent the last 14 weekends painting over it. Hertel and his crew mates with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department workender program paint over graffiti and gang signs. They ...

Death notices: Aug. 23, 2009

By Staff

•  Asa Kitchen Jr., 88, Grand Junction, died Aug. 19, 2009, at Mesa Manor. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Snell-McLean Funeral Home Chapel in Palisade. Mr. Kitchen was an electrical engineer. Survivors include his ...

You Said It Aug. 23, 2009

By Staff

• This week on MSNBC, they show clips of Grand Junction’s Mayor Bruce Hill, shaking the hand of President Obama on his arrival at Central High. They show this clip at least five times a night on their different programs. Is this a ...

Barrett may drill 3,200 wells atop the Roan Plateau

By Dennis Webb

Bill Barrett Corp. plans to drill up to 3,200 wells atop the Roan Plateau, 15 times the projection the Bureau of Land Management used in analyzing the impacts of oil and gas development there. Attorneys for Earthjustice, representing the ...

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