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Complacency pandemic

By The Daily Sentinel

The World Health Organization officially declared the swine flu a global pandemic Thursday, the first time it has done so with a flu variety since the Hong Kong flu of 1968. WHO officials had been worried over the past couple months that such ...

CSU consolidation reasonable for research

By The Daily Sentinel

It is not the current state budget crisis, but a move toward greater efficiency, that is driving a plan to consolidate three Colorado State University agricultural research facilities on the Western Slope, the man in charge of the facilities ...

State environmental groups ask Obama to intervene in roadless area management

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Colorado environmental groups are asking the Obama administration to intervene in disputes about roadless forests in western Colorado and overrule efforts by Gov. Bill Ritter to draft a Colorado-specific rule. The proposed rule “is ...

Warrant legal in 2007 gun raid, court says

By Paul Shockley

A search warrant allowing authorities to raid a Fruitvale man’s home and seize guns in November 2007 was valid, the Colorado Court of Appeals said Thursday. A three-judge panel unanimously ruled Mesa County Chief District Judge David ...

Residents seek more say over drilling permits

By Dennis Webb

Residents who say Colorado’s oil and gas commission muzzles their voices over drilling-permit approvals gave the commission an earful about the matter Thursday. People living in Garfield County and other far-flung parts of the state ...

Blotter: June 12, 2009

By Staff

Terrier reported stolen • An American Staffordshire terrier dog was taken from a home in the 100 block of Thompson Road. The owner did not know a monetary value for the dog but said it was taken sometime Sunday afternoon or ...

First confirmed case of swine flu in county

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County Health Department officials confirmed Thursday the first case of the H1N1 flu virus in Mesa County. A young adult tested positive for the virus after attending a wedding at Powderhorn Resort on Grand Mesa last weekend. More than ...


Cherries jubilee on Main Street

By Emily Shockley

Curb-to-curb foot traffic flooded downtown Grand Junction on Thursday evening for the summer’s inaugural American National Bank Farmers Market. Alongside the booths people know to look for each year stood a number of newcomers, ...

DUI arrests up 59 percent

By Staff

Driving-under-the-influence arrests by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department are up 59 percent this year, compared to the same time last year. Deputies have been working checkpoints with troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and are ...



By Paul Shockley

Federal agents removed five taped-up cardboard boxes and several brown paper bags from a home on Orchard Mesa on Thursday evening, ending a 10-hour search of the property at 8 p.m. A law enforcement source at the scene, who spoke on condition ...

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