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Senators take aim at improving public shooting areas

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall (D-Boulder) and Idaho Sen. Jim Risch (R-Boise) are co-sponsoring a bill that aims to improve and create more public shooting ranges for gun owners and sportsmen. Titled “The Target Practice and Marksmanship ...

Owl-banding trips are a hoot

By Dave Buchanan

What sits in the dark and hoots? Well, the Grand Valley Audubon Society, for one. The group is hosting weekly owl-banding excursions each Tuesday evening through Oct. 27. Weather permitting, participants will rendezvous at 6:30 p.m. near ...

A trip to Lake Powell is always a good idea

By Dave Buchanan

Sometimes, it’s OK to be forgotten. When TV documentarian Ken Burns forgot (or perhaps simply overlooked) Lake Powell for his stunning six-part documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” he missed what so ...


Last-second goal by Gomez lifts Montrose past Junction

By Staff

It’s the opportunity Eliseo Gomez, or any soccer player for that matter, dreams about when he goes to sleep at night. It’s a tie game, time is running out, there’s a chance for probably only one more decent shot on ...

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Sabré Cook ready to defend TAG World title.

By Allen Gemaehlich

So far, Sabré Cook is 2 for 2 in the TAG World Championships. The Grand Junction 15-year-old will attempt to win a third Touch and Go go-kart title in her final year in the junior class (ages 12-15) this weekend at Grand Junction Motor ...

Death notices: Sept. 30, 2009

By Staff

• Verna Lee Karly, 82, Grand Junction, died Sept. 23, 2009, at Community Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church. Mrs. Karly was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Phil; one son, Greg ...

County readies prisoner transport vehicle

By Amy Hamilton

Gone are the days when some prisoners from the Mesa County Jail were transported over the mountains on an airplane. After the Sheriff’s Department’s Cessna P210 collided with another small plane in midair last October, officials ...

Chipeta Elementary getting new statue

By Staff

Cedaredge artist Tracy Munson will create a 30-inch bronze statue depicting Ute leader Chipeta for the main entry of Chipeta Elementary School, 950 Chipeta Ave. The statue will be finished in April. The piece will feature Chipeta, wife of Ute ...

Briefs: Sept. 30, 2009

By Staff

Education organization board will meet The board of directors of Grand Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Western Colorado Community College Bishop Campus, 2508 Blichmann Ave., in the lecture ...

Public-option politics

By The Daily Sentinel

Two attempts to push a public option for health insurance back into a Senate Finance Committee bill on health care reform met with failure Tuesday as a handful of Democrats voted with Republicans to reject the amendments. That doesn’t ...

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