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Briefs: Local Health March 17, 2009

By Melinda Mawdsley

Free support group open for enrollment • Enrollment is open for the free six-week support group called “Share and Care” available for family members of methamphetamine users. The group, facilitated by a community member ...

HW: Shortage-area designation starts paying dividends

By Melinda Mawdsley

Family physician Dr. Jennifer Stroh is “thrilled” to have recently moved to Grand Junction and health officials hope that others like her will follow. After four years of going through the brainstorming and application process, ...

Bill Grant Column March 17, 2009

By Bill Grant

Republican efforts to derail Senate Bill 128 to repeal the budget spending limits imposed by the 1991 Arveschoug-Bird legislation seem likely to fail, based on the preliminary approval it received from Senate Democrats on Friday. After a final ...

Court backs freeze

By The Daily Sentinel

In the midst of a severe economic crisis, the state of Colorado dodged a serious budgetary obstacle Monday with the state Supreme Court ruling that a mill levy freeze for school districts is constitutional. That means the state won’t ...

Cole for at-large seat

By The Daily Sentinel

Three public-spirited men — all with experience on either the city or county planning commission — are vying for the at-large seat on the Grand Junction City Council in the April 7 election. Roland Cole wins our endorsement. Cole ...

Death Notices: March 17, 2009

By Staff

• Margaret L. Baker, 90, Fruita, died March 13, 2009, at Family Health West. No services are planned. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Randal Lee of Fruita; one daughter, Alice of Bakersfield, Calif., four ...

GarCo wants drilling moratorium to return

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have agreed to ask the state to reimpose a drilling moratorium in the area of the 2004 natural gas seep south of Silt. The county acted in response to Lisa Bracken’s concerns that gas produced as a result ...

One-year-old struck by vehicle in critical condition

By Amy Hamilton

A 50-year-old man accused of backing a vehicle over his 1-year-old granddaughter at his Orchard Mesa home on Saturday night had been drinking alcohol and failed roadside maneuvers, according to an arrest affidavit. One-year-old Paytonn ...


Independence, opportunity stressed at energy forum

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Mesa County’s energy future should include independence and opportunity, panelists said at a Monday night forum. “We need to plan for a balanced economy,” Bennett Boeschenstein told a group of about 80 people at ...

Briefs: Local News March 17, 2009

By Staff

Xcel files for 2.6 percent rate hike • Xcel Energy filed Monday to raise electricity rates by 2.6 percent for residential and small-business customers. If approved, the rate increase would go into effect in April. Typical bills for ...

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