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Death Notices, Dec. 25, 2009

By Staff

Alan D. Barker, 55, Grand Junction, died Dec. 22, 2009, at his home. Private services will be held at a later date. Survivors include two sons, Brandon Ritchie of Glenwood Springs and Weston Ritchie of Grand Junction; two daughters, Jill ...

Briefs, Dec. 25, 2009

By Staff

City offices closed today and Jan. 1 City of Grand Junction offices will be closed today in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. City trash and recycling collection will be one day late for ...

Suspect in artifacts theft case claims entrapment by feds

By Paul Shockley

A local man facing charges for selling archeological artifacts is arguing that law enforcement used an illegal ruse to bring criminal charges in his case. Attorneys for Robert Knowlton, 66, of Orchard Mesa, filed motions Dec. 14, asking a ...

Entrepreneurs live by religious beliefs as they work to make a living

By {screen_name}

Some business owners learned to be creative to lure customers this year. And some simply leaned on God and proudly display it. Some Grand Junction businesses that make their faith evident opened this year in the midst of the recession and ...


Memorable moments: Past decade has featured many exciting times in Grand Valley

By Staff

Y2K was pretty much a bust as far as computer glitches were concerned, but it signaled the start of 10 memorable years of sports in the Grand Valley. The decade started out with state wrestling champions galore in 2000 and included Mesa ...

Five million Coloradans

By The Daily Sentinel

Despite the recession, Colorado continues to draw newcomers — so many in fact that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state’s population topped 5 million for the first time last July. That’s more than double the 2.2 ...

Winners and losers of 2009: Barack, Sarah, Tiger and John

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If one were to tabulate a list of winners and losers from 2009, one thing is certain: There will be a great deal more of the latter than the former. Moving quickly, the big winner in 2009 was, drum roll please, Barack Obama. The former ...

You can take my pets when you pry the leash from ... you know the rest

By Bob Silbernagel

Did you or your family get a puppy for Christmas? Perhaps you adopted an older dog, a very responsible thing to do. Or maybe you already have a dog or two, and you included them in your Christmas celebration, buying gifts for them because you ...

‘Art of compromise’ taints health bill

By Staff

Whether you think the health care bill passed by the Senate Thursday is the savior of our health care system or a national catastrophe, one thing is abundantly clear: It wasn’t passed because of its policy prescriptions. It won approval ...

A cooperative model for gas development

By Staff

Nine Mile Canyon, west of the Green River in north-central Utah, has been called the world’s longest art gallery because of the extensive number of prehistoric drawings along its rock walls. But, in recent years, the region around the ...

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