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Printed letters, June 2, 2011

By Staff

It is commendable that recent letter writer Thomas Acker prefers to view Mexico in a positive light as “the U.S’s third-largest trading partner,” with its “overall commerce of $108 billion or 12.6 percent of U.S. Trade ...

Playing chicken with federal debt

By The Daily Sentinel

Leaders of both parties are playing a dangerous game of political chicken with issues related to our national debt — dangerous for the re-election prospects of party members, but more importantly, for the economic future of this ...

Obama abandons wilderness plan

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in ...

Powderhorn Resort set to sell at auction

By Staff

Powderhorn Ski Resort, with more than 600 acres of skiable trails on Grand Mesa, will be sold at auction on Aug. 4, the resort announced in a press release today. The resort covers more than 1,600 acres includes four ski lifts, more than 750 ...

State parks juggle funding cuts, new fees

By Dave Buchanan

VEGA STATE PARK — Ten years ago, the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation received more than 25 percent of its annual budget from general funds (state tax and income dollars). Starting July 1, with the state facing a budget ...


Water opening up for fishing on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

The hard wind blowing this past week might bluster up some good news for anglers. As of last weekend, most lakes on Grand Mesa were still well-covered with snow leaving few open places to wet a line. Eighty-year old Milo Holton of Cedaredge ...


Vega State Park manager envisions trail completion

By Dave Buchanan

VEGA STATE PARK — Striding past head-high piles of pea-sized gray gravel along Vega Reservoir’s north shore, Vega State Park manager Bob Miller ducked into a clearing in the tangled brush. Immediately, any sense of the blustery ...

060111 splashpad mojo

MOPS group enjoys summer playdates

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The new splash pad located on the corner of 4th and Main streets downtown was a big hit with kids and their mothers during the monthly play date organized by the Canyonview Vineyards Church Mothers of Preschoolers group. The group chose to ...

Prosecutor: Xcel knew of OSHA violations

By The AP

DENVER — Federal prosecutors say Xcel Energy knew of workplace safety violations that led to the death of five workers. A defense attorney today shot back that it was an Xcel contractor that violated regulations and called the deaths an ...

060111 SummerSalad

Salad greens just aren’t good enough

By The AP

For Michael Symon, great salads go far beyond a pile of greens. And they need to earn their keep. “For me, a great salad is much more than just greens. It should be something that really highlights the season and the vegetables that are ...

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