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11 miles of Highway 141 to be repaved

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction contractor won a $4.8 million state contract to do some safety and repaving work on Colorado Highway 141 south of Whitewater, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Thursday. At the same time, the Federal Highway ...

Police Blotter, Aug. 19, 2011

By Staff

Doorbell pranksters A Mesa County resident in the 400 block of East Mallard Way is getting fed up with what appears to be pranksters knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell in the middle of the night. According to the Mesa County ...

Getting It Right, Aug. 19, 2011

By Staff

A story on page 2A Thursday about the Wienermobile’s Western Slope tour should have listed the manager of the Wal-Mart store in Delta as Robert Ownbey. His last name was misspelled in the story.  ...


Delta insurer avoids jail in theft probe

By Paul Shockley

The former owner of a Delta insurance agency accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his customers will avoid jail under the terms of a plea agreement struck Monday. Joshua L. Amelang, 35, of Grand Junction, faces an ...

Arrest made in Montrose motel fire

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Police believe a disgruntled guest set fire to a Montrose motel in April, and they arrested him Monday on suspicion of first-degree arson. Ronnie Barrett, 54, is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Montrose County Jail and is ...

Award shows state works with industry

By Staff

It won’t change the minds of those who firmly believe Colorado lawmakers and former Gov. Bill Ritter intentionally set out to destroy the state’s oil and gas industry with new regulations implemented a few years ago. Even so, a ...

Printed letters, August 19, 2011

By Staff

Politicians should not allow Spanish ballots I am writing in response to the recent article in The Daily Sentinel. I don’t understand and I never will understand or agree with America having to print up more ballots in Spanish. What ...

Republican presidential floodgates

By Staff

Politico is reporting that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s grand (and by and large successful) late launch into the Republican presidential campaign is doing more than resetting the polls and prevailing wisdom about the Grand Old Party’s ...

Saving the Colorado River cutthroat trout

By Staff

If you pride yourself a native Coloradan, resist the temptation to compare yours to the pedigree of the Colorado River cutthroat trout found on the Roan Plateau.  You’ll lose. The small population of Colorado River cutthroats found ...

Email letters, August 18, 2011

By Staff

Wealthy companies should pay more taxes The top 1,600 U.S. companies were sitting on $1.2 trillion cash at the end of 2010. Among them, Cisco, Microsoft and Apple each had $40 billion in cash on hand. Google had $35 billion, but recently ...

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