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McInnis: Tax hikes not the answer for Colo. budget

By The AP

DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis took another swipe Monday at a proposal to start charging sales tax on candy and soda, saying he has better ideas for balancing the state budget. The taxes, proposed by ...


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Barnes and Noble celebrates Black History Month

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

In honor of Black History Month, Barnes and Noble Book Stores offered a special story time Monday afternoon celebrating literature about Black history and offering a quilting craft for children and parents. “Sweet Clara and The Freedom ...


Spotlight on the HBA: Darin Carei

By Staff

Q: How long have you been a member of the Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado? Darin Carei: I’ve been a member of the HBA since 1997, but EnergyWise Companies has been a member only since 2009. Interestingly ...


‘Rogue’ roses, and other reader questions

By Dennis Hill

I really enjoy your column in The Daily Sentinel. I have been having trouble with my roses “going rogue” on me. After a couple of years, small branches with small leaves start coming up from the base of the plant. I keep cutting ...


Colo. firearms background checks rise in 2009

By The AP

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Background checks for firearms in Colorado were up last year. The Instacheck Unit of the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, which handles statewide background checks for firearms, approved 202,613 background checks in ...


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Junction nightclub closed for not paying taxes

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The state of Colorado has seized and shut down a Grand Junction nightclub for nonpayment of taxes, and it’s unclear if or when it will reopen. It wasn’t immediately known how much in taxes Axis Nightclub, 2993 North Ave., owes the ...


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Fruita couple always together, even in death

By Melinda Mawdsley

Like a romantic movie, Ralph and Kathryn Gierhart’s love story included a war, a reunion and an amazing conclusion. However, the difference between the Gierharts’ story and love on the silver screen is that the Gierharts’ ...


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A coffee with ... Marcus Howell

By Amy Hamilton

Cardiologists want to make sure our tickers are running as best they can. But keeping our hearts healthy is largely a personal responsibility. In recognition of Heart Health Awareness Month in February, I talked with local cardiologist Marcus ...


Lawmakers consider allowing tuition hikes

By The AP

DENVER — State lawmakers are considering giving public universities the freedom to set tuition rates to make up for a looming drop in funding. Senate Majority Leader John Morse said allowing schools to set tuition without state approval ...


Snowriders survive two separate avalanches

By The AP

ASPEN — Six backcountry snowriders survived two separate avalanches, including a skier with a fractured leg who spent the night in the mountains northwest of Aspen. Pitkin County rescue crews today were trying to reach the skier who was ...


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