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Rick Wagner Column May 21, 2009

By Rick Wagner

It’s said people vote with their feet. If that’s true, there’s been a landslide election the last few years and the results are pouring in faster every day. People have been fleeing certain states at an increasing pace and, ...

Briefs: Local News May 21, 2009

By Staff

Artwork auction at Blue Pig on Friday • The Extraordinary Women Silent Artwork Auction is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Blue Pig Gallery, 119 W. Third St. in Palisade. The auction includes works by a number of local artists. The ...

Death Notices: May 21, 2009

By Staff

• Paul Albert Lutz, 35, of Grand Junction, died May 17, 2009, at his home. A family visitation was held Wednesday at Martin Mortuary. Mr. Lutz was an outdoorsman. He is survived by daughters, Hannah Cook of Fruita and Victoria ...

A sensible veto

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. Bill Ritter is being attacked by labor union officials and their supporters in the state Legislature because he has once again vetoed a union-backed bill. The bill’s sponsor even accused the governor of rejecting the bill to ...

Californians reject bigger-budget plans

By The Daily Sentinel

In the run-up to Tuesday’s special election, California voters were told all kinds of scary stories about what would happen if they didn’t pass five ballot measures crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state ...

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Trucker honored for 51 years of jammin’ gears

By Emily Shockley

It was 1951 on the family dairy farm in Loveland. Ray Enoch knew his father needed to move some cows, but with a broken back, his dad couldn’t get out of bed to do it himself. So Enoch, just 13 at the time, hopped in the driver’s ...

Ex-CU coach: ‘The lord can use anybody’

By Allen Gemaehlich

Former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney is back leading men. This time, the Promise Keepers founder is leading them with a message of God. McCartney, who founded Promise Keepers shortly after leading the Buffaloes to a ...

Dismissal of educators rankles pupils, parents

By Emily Shockley

The dismissal of two teachers and a principal in Plateau Valley School District 50 led students and parents to launch a tense dialogue with school board members Wednesday. At the heart of the debate was the elimination of John Vail as Grand ...

Blotter: May 21, 2009

By Staff

Sex assault on girl reported • Three men allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile girl in the northeast part of Grand Junction, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The report was taken Tuesday. No arrests have been made, ...

Xcel gas bills to be about $9 less in June compared to 2008

By Carrie Marfitano

Xcel Energy’s residential customers can expect to pay about $9 less for natural gas this June compared to last June, about a 30 percent reduction. Meanwhile, small-business owners will save about $56.50, or 38 percent, this June compared ...

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