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Friends raise money for family of man killed in camping accident

By Paul Shockley

The family of a Grand Junction man killed in a weekend camping accident in Utah needs help to bring him home. Stephanie Stephenson, a friend of the family of 28-year-old Steven Dowdy, said Dowdy’s body is still in the custody of Utah ...

Rick Wagner Column June 25, 2009

By Rick Wagner

Those of you who have the Discovery Channel should be watching carefully for a couple of programs: “Everest — Beyond the Limit” and “Expedition Africa.” They’re great shows and those of us in western ...

Insurance firm honors 9 valley Latino students

By Staff

Nine 2009 Latino high school graduates were honored by State Farm Insurance along with the Latin-Anglo Alliance Foundation at State Farm’s annual banquet Wednesday night. Over the years, State Farm has been a major contributor to the ...

Death Notices: June 25, 2009

By Staff

• Della Herrera, 91, Grand Junction, died June 23, 2009, at Hospice Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Rosary will be 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Michael’s. Survivors ...

Briefs: Local News June 25, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Collbran student wins scholarship • Kathryn Hockett of Collbran received the Florence E. David Scholarship to be used at Oklahoma Baptist University. Hockett is a sophomore attending the School of Nursing at the university. KAFM to ...

Keep safety plan lean, uncomplicated

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council is considering taking another shot at securing voter approval for new public safety facilities. That’s understandable, because few people would argue that the current crowded and aging facilities that ...

Housing headaches

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s unfortunate — but true — that even the energy industry can’t insulate the local housing economy from problems besetting the rest of the nation. The latest evidence is the drop in building permits for the first ...

Amendment 54 is still bad news

By The Daily Sentinel

Coloradans narrowly approved Amendment 54 during last year’s election, despite objections from this newspaper and many other media and public officials that the restraints it placed on political speech were almost certainly ...

State soliciting workers in midst of hiring freeze

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The state of Colorado is hiring custodians, food servers, counselors, health educators and others in seeming defiance of an Oct. 1 hiring freeze, Republican legislative leaders wrote to Gov. Bill Ritter. “It is difficult to argue many ...

GJ protesters stand against universal health care system

By Amy Hamilton

When Kelly Sloan hears the United States is eyeing legislation to nationalize health care, he can only think of the troubles he had with that kind of system while living in Canada until nearly three years ago. Sloan’s father had to ...

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