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Blotter: January 13, 2009

By Staff

Convenience store robbed • A Battlement Mesa convenience store was the target of an armed robbery Sunday night. Two people entered the Kum & Go at 59 Tamarisk Trail while wearing ski masks and gloves shortly after 9:30 p.m., ...


Bennet: ‘We have great ideas in both parties’

By Staff

Michael Bennet, the man selected to be Colorado’s next U.S. senator, assured Western Slope residents Monday evening that he will eschew partisanship in Washington and instead focus on “pragmatism and ...


BENNET ON THE ISSUES

By Staff

PUBLIC LANDS “I think I would strike the balance close to where Ken Salazar (does). … We need to make sure we are balancing uses.” WATER “I think the Western Slope has very strongly held views about water and they ...


Enviros ask Obama to protect ‘wild places’

By Dennis Webb

Forty conservation groups have called on the incoming Obama administration to suspend or vacate oil and gas leases for the Roan Plateau and withdraw commercial oil shale rules for the West. The groups made their request Dec. 18 to ...


Death Notices: January 13, 2009

By Staff

• Frances Dittman, 84, Grand Junction, died Jan. 10, 2009, at Larchwood Inns. Visitation will be at noon Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary chapel. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Orchard Mesa ...


Bill Grant Column January 13, 2009

By Bill Grant

“Cargo cults” emerged in the South Seas after World War II when islanders, missing the useful items like canned food, steel tools and medicine that came with the soldiers in airplanes, set up elaborate replicas of airfields, ...


Traffic rerouting takes a detour

By The Daily Sentinel

Faced with the choice of dodging a “Road Closed” sign to quickly bypass bridge construction, or taking the seven-mile detour mandated by the city of Grand Junction, it’s hardly surprising that many motorists are choosing ...


Decree of difficulty

By The Daily Sentinel

It has taken an inordinate amount of time to work out a water right for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — 75 years if you start counting from 1933, the year the area was designated a national monument by President Herbert ...


Officials to meet, discuss routes for Highway 82

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —  Glenwood Springs and Garfield County elected officials will meet next month to try to settle on what route or routes to formally study for possible construction of a new bridge and road connecting to Colorado ...


Detector proposal stalls in GarCo commission

By Dennis Webb

A proposal to require carbon monoxide detectors in unincorporated Garfield County stalled Monday over disagreement about the degree to which the requirement should extend to existing residences. The proposal came in response to the deaths of ...


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