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Charter for success in public education

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to students, teachers, administrators and parents involved with local charter schools. Their efforts to boost student achievement have helped charter schools through the state post, on average, higher levels of reading and math ...

Bill would regulate oil, gas fracturing

By Dennis Hill

Two Colorado congressional members Tuesday teamed up in introducing legislation for federal regulation of the oil and gas industry practice of hydraulic fracturing. Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis joined two Eastern lawmakers ...

Briefs: Local News June 10, 2009

By Staff

Items collected for wounded soldiers • The Daughters of the American Revolution are collecting items for wounded soldiers recovering in Landstuhl Hospital in Germany, as part of Project Patriot Chair. The soldiers’ wish list ...

Plea deal pursued for man accused of killing brother

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge Tuesday set a preliminary hearing in the case of a Rifle man accused of fatally shooting his brother. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Gail Nichols set the hearing in the case of Heath Johnston, 20, for ...

Woman takes plea bargain in dealership fraud probe

By Paul Shockley

One of three people accused in a theft and bribery scheme involving a Grand Junction car dealership is expected to sign off on a plea agreement, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Mary Catherine Cross, 48, an insurance adjuster who lives in Arapahoe ...

Economic forecast is optimistic about state

By Emily Shockley

Colorado is among the five states expected to recover first from the recession, according to, a Moody’s web site. Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington will recover during the fourth quarter this year, Moody’s ...

Reports say man run over

By Amy Hamilton

Details were few Tuesday night about a report to police that a woman drove her vehicle over her boyfriend. Police responded around 9:45 p.m. to 19 Road about a quarter mile east of the U.S. Highway 6&50 intersection. Police were told ...

Rules foe defends actions

By Dennis Webb

A Grand Junction man says he had no obligation to reveal his oil and gas industry ties when he criticized a lawmaker over new state rules at a meeting Saturday. But Tom Rutledge said he wishes he hadn’t attended the meeting. “All ...

Blotter: June 10, 2009

By Staff

Drug theft charges dropped • Prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file charges against a Grand Junction woman suspected of stealing prescription drugs from a pharmacy. Sharon Sanderson, 65, was arrested May 27 at the Clifton City Market ...

Loma man booked in gunfire incident

By Amy Hamilton

A Loma man suspected of shooting at a vehicle leaving his home around 9 p.m. Monday turned himself in to authorities less than a day later, on Tuesday afternoon, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Mark Edward Young, 45, 1640 P ...

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