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Ritter to sign 3 bills today in Montrose

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter will sign three bills from the 2009 legislative session into law today in Montrose. One of the bills will allow fire protection district boards to increase or decrease fees for ambulance and search and rescue services. The ...

Legislators blast transportation bill

By Emily Shockley

Where there is a spending siphon, a tax is sure to follow. That’s the theory of state Senate and House minority leaders Josh Penry of Grand Junction and Mike May of Parker. Each man said Tuesday at a press conference outside the Old ...

Death Notices: June 03, 2009

By Staff

• Larry Shaffstall, 74, Delta, died June 1, 2009, at his home. No services are planned. Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Paul D. of Kingman, Ariz., and Keith Tracy of San Bernadino, Calif.; one stepson, Ernest Schmidt ...

Briefs: Local News June 03, 2009

By Staff

Fruita music series starts Thursday • The Thursday Night Summer Concert Series in Fruita begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with Music by Hit Squad performing at Civic Center Memorial Park. Beginning at 6:30, the public can view a draft of ...

Tale of two terrorists

By The Daily Sentinel

Two despicable acts of domestic terrorism — murder, actually — occurred in the United States this week. One drew instant and widespread publicity and hand-wringing about violence prompted by religious beliefs. The second attack ...

Prosecute and protect on Valley Investments

By The Daily Sentinel

Valley Mortgage and Valley Investments are under a lot of legal scrutiny these days, and rightfully so. According to local attorney Kirk Rider, who was named receiver for the troubled Grand Junction business, Valley Investments’ losses ...

Project to slash District 51’s utility bill

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 hopes to cut nearly one third of the utility costs for Grand Junction High School through an energy conversion beginning this month. The high school could save between $74,337 and $89,822 annually on a $229,028 energy bill ...

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Redlands mural honors uranium miners

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

An unexpected piece of fine art surprises drivers on E 3/4 Road on the Redlands. Painted on the side of an outbuilding, the new mural was commissioned by Joyce Power in honor of her late husband, Frank Power, a well-known and well-loved ...

Denver firm to revive quarry near Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

A Denver-based company plans to revive operations at a quarry near Glenwood Springs to produce rock dust for use in coal mining operations. CalX Minerals bought the mining claims and mining permit for the Mid-Continent Quarry along Transfer ...

Blotter: June 03, 2009

By Staff

Man accused of selling fake IDs to police officer • Eliuu Franco-Olmos, 30, Carbondale, was arrested last week on suspicion of selling a pair of fake identification cards to an undercover detective for $150, according to the Eagle ...

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