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District attorney takes case of biased officer very seriously

By Guest Columnist

By Pete Hautzinger As district attorney, I represent the people of the state of Colorado, more specifically, those residents of Mesa County. In the wake of the recent revelations concerning a Colorado State Patrol internal affairs ...

Denver judge made assumptions about funding, school performance

By Rick Wagner

“The Court finds that the Colorado public school finance system is unconstitutional.” Lobato v. Colorado, decided Dec. 9, 2011. So taxpayers should probably begin deciding how much more they want to pay and/or what sort of cuts ...

Printed letter

By Staff

The United States has a wealth of minerals, oil and natural gas. We have the ability to make ourselves energy independent, erase unemployment and turn our economy around. What’s even more impressive is we have the talent and innovation ...

Compromise and comity

By The Daily Sentinel

Imagine a highly intentions public-policy issue in which the two sides of the debate gradually come to terms acceptable to both parties, largely as a result of the negotiating efforts of government leaders. That’s the sort outcome most ...

Death Notices, Dec. 14, 2011

By Staff

Margaret Anstice (McClure) Markley, 96, Cedaredge, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Horizons Healthcare & Retirement Community in Eckert. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cedaredge First Baptist Church. Survivors include her two sisters, Rose L. ...

Tight budget, consolidation to cost 4 county workers jobs

By {screen_name}

Four Mesa County employees will lose their jobs when the 2012 budget comes into play, but there is reason for optimism about those employees’ prospects. “We will be working with them,” County Administrator Chantal Unfug said ...

Four schools win awards based on CSAP scores

By Staff

Four District 51 schools were honored Monday during an awards ceremony hosted by the Colorado Department of Education in Denver. New Emerson Elementary School was one of 150 Colorado schools to receive a John Irwin Award this year. The award ...

District 51 School Board picks budget committee

By {screen_name}

District 51 School Board members Tuesday selected 19 members of budget development committee that will offer the board advice on budget cuts and savings. The board selected 15 community members to serve on the committee. Superintendent Steve ...

Bennet bill to aid foreign students

By Charles Ashby

Businesses in the nation are having problems getting visas for foreign-born students in science, math and technology fields who want to work here after graduation, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Tuesday. That’s why he’s introducing ...

Grand Junction’s Rubalcaba captures Gold Helmet Award

By Staff

Grand Junction High School quarterback Sean Rubalcaba, who helped the Tigers reach the Class 5A state football quarterfinals, has won the 2011 Denver Post Gold Helmet Award. The award began in 1951 and is given each year to the top senior ...

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