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Reasons for concern and optimism on jobs

By The Daily Sentinel

The latest unemployment numbers for Mesa County — 11.1 percent for January — are enough to make all who hope for an economic turnaround to smash our rose-colored glasses. The Mesa County rate is well above the national ...

Merging parks, wildlife

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t the first chief executive of this state to consider recombining the state Division of Wildlife and the State Parks Division into a single agency. But his proposal, announced just last week, is ...

Race for at-large City Council seat blends newcomer, veteran outlooks

By Amy Hamilton

Five candidates have packed the field to vie for one at-large Grand Junction City Council seat. The elected candidate will work with six other council members to govern and shape city government policies for the next four years. The ...

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Citations leap in traffic enforcement push

By Paul Shockley

In the fall of 2009, Grand Junction Police Department Chief John Camper kept a shaky grip on the helm of an agency rocked by the misdeeds of a few officers. It was during that season of public controversy that department leaders quietly took ...

Your Town, March 13, 2011

By Tammy Gemaehlich

I am considering writing my representatives in Congress to see if there is something we can do about having Murphy’s Law repealed. It never fails, the harder you try to get your work done before an upcoming vacation — the bigger ...

Best of Bridge, March 13, 2011

By Staff

Here are results of recent bridge games: March 2: Thelma Pease and Verna Raso; Doreen Pond and Dorothy Gerharter; Sue Carson and Jean Dixon. March 3: Kathy Worden and Carolyn Wiley; Lois George and Carol Mitchell; Paul Hackbert and Joanne ...

Gray Gourmet, March 13, 2011

By Staff

Monday — Swiss steak with sauce, au gratin potatoes, chateau vegetables, blushing pears. Tuesday — Honey barbecue chicken, Monte Carlo vegetables, cool cucumber salad, citrus fruit mix. Wednesday — Sloppy Joes on a bun, ...

Weekly Planner, March 13, 2011

By Staff

Sunday, March 13 Vestafjell Lodge Sons of Norway annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, 2 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, $8 adults; video cruise of Norway; reservations 245-5649, 249-8691. The Adrian Empire, 10 ...

Biz Buzz, March 13, 2011

By Staff

Grand Junction-based Golden Villa Homes has been providing new spaces for people in a three-state area for 19 years. On March 1, it took up a new residence of its own, moving to 2394 U.S. Highway 6&50. Company President Shawn Ruse said a ...

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Invention of sewing machine a quilter’s dream

By Sherida Warner

I’m thankful I was born in the 20th century, well after sewing machines went into mass production. They’ve come a long way from hand cranks and treadles to electronic and computerized models. For a look at these inventions ...

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