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The media ‘pandemic’

By The Daily Sentinel

As of Friday, there had been exactly one death in the United States from the swine flu. He wasn’t a U.S. citizen. He was a Mexican youth who happened to die in this country. There are a few dozen other cases in the United States and ...


Old college try fails once again

By The Daily Sentinel

There was good news from the state Capitol in Denver late last week. A bill aimed at making an end run around the Electoral College in presidential elections has failed. Senate sponsor Sen. Chris Romer of Denver allowed House Bill 1299 to die ...


Bob Silbernagel Column May 03, 2009

By Bob Silbernagel

There’s trouble in America’s Dairyland, the place where I grew up. Part of the problem is many denizens of Wisconsin don’t want their state to be known primarily for bovines? Especially when they’re trying to attract ...


Death Notices: May 03, 2009

By Staff

• James “Jim” A. Anderson, 90, Delta, died April 28, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Heaven’s View Apartments, 1445 Porter Ave. in Delta. • Edward Blair Bruderlin, ...


Briefs: Book Notes May 03, 2009

By Staff

Local book-signing • A book about Buffy Rice Donahue’s murderer will be highlighted at two upcoming Western Slope book-signings. Jeff Kaye, author of “Beware of the Cable Guy: From Cop to Serial Killer,” will sign ...


Corps puts $5 million on table for removal if valley officials do $10,000 study

By Staff

A $5 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to eradicate tamarisk from a 56-mile stretch of the Colorado River, from the Utah state line past Palisade, is being debated among Grand Valley political leaders and ...


050309 3A TAMARISK BEETLE

Tamarisk beetles will begin annual feast on invasive plant along Colorado River

By Staff

The Colorado River corridor will turn brown this year. Dan Bean, director of the Palisade Insectary, guarantees it. But not to worry, it is just a sign that the beetles have landed — the tamarisk beetle, that is. The little critter ...


Forest Service keeps roads closed because of snowpack

By Staff

The U.S. Forest Service announced several roads in the Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre National Forests will remain closed to wide vehicles until the snow clears and road conditions improve. The closures apply to vehicles wider than 50 inches, ...


Blotter: May 03, 2009

By Staff

Batman barks fire warning • Batman to the rescue. A small dog named for the hero of comic books, television and big screen alerted its owners to a fire in the bathroom of their second-floor apartment at 2905 Dawn Drive, No. 2, around 10 ...


Speaking of Science Column May 03, 2009

By Staff

In our day-to-day communications we blithely speak about topics of interest. Such conversation is usually general in nature, but when we begin to make measurements and then write about them, we must get more particular about how we express ...


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