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Sen. Alan Simpson at CMU

By Christopher Tomlinson

I-70 road closures lifted

By The Associated Press

DENVER — About 250 miles of highways in eastern and northeastern Colorado have reopened after a winter storm and high winds prompted authorities to halt traffic. An earlier closure of I-70 near Rifle has been canceled as well. Parts of ...

Too much ‘Mourning in America’ heading to November election

By Jim Spehar

Ronald Reagan called it “morning in America.” His optimism and cheerful demeanor not only got him elected president of the United States twice, it made him a conservative icon whose memory is conjured time and again on the campaign ...

Printed letters, Feb. 21, 2012

By Staff

Rick Wagner’s column about the failure of Congress to pass a new highway bill supports my contention that the Federal Highway Administration be downgraded to a minor agency within the Department of Transportation. Currently it does ...

U.S. may be indebted to Simpson, Bowles

By The Daily Sentinel

Listening to former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson speak about our nation’s debt is both a sobering and an encouraging experience. It’s sobering because Simpson minces few words about the severity of the situation or the obstacles we ...

Blotter, Feb. 21, 2012

By Staff

Auto theft suspected Kenneth John James, 41, 430 Chipeta Ave., No. 18, was arrested and booked into Mesa County Jail on Monday on suspicion of stealing a car. A Grand Junction police officer pulled over James on suspicion of speeding 10 to ...

Legislature OKs bill to keep state from seizing firearms

By The Associated Press

DENVER — House lawmakers approved a bill to forbid the state from seizing Colorado residents’ firearms during a declared state of emergency. Republican House Leader Amy Stephens says the bill is about emergency preparedness. The ...

022012 Kenyan light mojo

Dine in the Dark event sheds light in Kenya

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Good intentions often yield opposite results especially when an industrial country tries to help a developing country. “It can actually hurt them because it causes dependency,” said Ellen Atkinson, a student at Grand Junction ...

Email letters, Feb. 20, 2012

By Staff

Grand Junction should support roller derby Roller derby is a fun and entertaining family event. Yet, Grand Junction doesn’t support their team. We don’t understand why it is so difficult for the Grand Junciton roller Girls to find ...

Hayden plane crash victims identified

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Authorities say two people killed when a plane crashed in Colorado were a woman from Texas and the pilot. Four members of the woman’s family were injured. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the victims Monday as ...

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