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Printed letters, April 17, 2011

By Staff

Ryan budget based on Rand’s philosophy Since the publication of Rep. Paul Ryan’s Republican federal budget plan, a lot of people have been trying to pinpoint its philosophical underpinnings. This is no longer a mystery since the ...

Steely first lady became vulnerable in discussing assassination attempt

By Mary Louise Giblin Henderson

An increasingly fragile, almost 90-year-old Nancy Reagan has been frequently in the news this year. First came the February observance marking the 100th birthday of her late husband, President Ronald Reagan. Then, on March 30 came the 30th ...

Federal agencies hinder visa process, grower says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Colorado’s migrant worker laws are working just fine. It’s the federal government that’s the problem, Palisade fruit grower Bruce Talbott said. So, seeing Utah legislators pass a law that does something more ...

You Said It, April 17, 2011

By Staff

Here’s to you, Mr. Leadfoot, in your 10 mpg, screaming loud, dual-piped, jacked-up and big-tired pickup. You pass me after tailgating me for four blocks. Then I pass you at the service station in my 35 mpg compact. Enjoy your $100 ...

041511 Textbook Brokers

New store opens near campus

By {screen_name}

The Mesa State College Bookstore has some new competition. Textbook Brokers, a 58-store chain based in the southeastern United States, opened its 1144 N. 12th St. location Monday. The spot previously housed Valley Vision Center, which ...

Police investigate man’s death after fight

By Staff

Police investigate man’s death after fight Grand Junction police are investigating a case in which a man died at local hospital after a fight. Sgt. Lonnie Chavez said Saturday he cannot confirm whether the man died because of the ...

Appeals court sides with ex-jailer in jobless benefits dispute

By Paul Shockley

Rejecting arguments from Mesa County, the Colorado Court of Appeals said in a ruling last week that a former booking technician at Mesa County Jail is entitled to unemployment benefits, despite the former employee’s dismissal from the ...


‘Bowling in Drag’ organizers celebrate gender diversity

By Amy Hamilton

Dressed in a pink plaid top cinched at the waist and Daisy Duke jean shorts, Rebecca was having a ball Saturday night bowling with friends. Rebecca, a married man who enjoys cross-dressing, was one of about 20 people who showed for a ...

041411 Farm workers

Help wanted, not amnesty

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When Arizona approved the strictest law in the nation against illegal immigration last year, numerous conservative lawmakers in Colorado clamored to mimic what that neighboring state did. But when lawmakers in Utah, another ...

Blotter, April 17, 2011

By Staff

Dead kitten placed in tree Deputies on Friday were called to a report of a dead kitten in a tree in Kimwood Park, 3240 Main St. in Clifton, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies learned that several boys placed the ...

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