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Briefs: Local Health April 28, 2009

By Staff

Free class slated on using essential oils • A free educational class to help mothers use essential oils during illness will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 5 at Mesa Mall Community Center. The seminar will help people learn how to ...

Bill Grant Column April 28, 2009

By Bill Grant

It is encouraging to see Colorado join other states considering new methods for determining federal congressional districts after the 2010 census. The Legislature has already addressed redistricting at the state level by putting the process ...

Time to get tough on repeat DUIs

By The Daily Sentinel

When Juan Prieto-Gonzalez allegedly ran a stop sign near Olathe this month, and caused a wreck that killed his own son, authorities believe he was driving drunk. Worse, they say he had been arrested five times previously for ...

A way to shoot down Arveschoug-Bird

By The Daily Sentinel

Earlier this year, we objected to a proposal that would have eliminated a legislative spending restriction known as the Arveschoug-Bird Amendment because the plan would also have gutted future funding for state highways. But a new version of ...

Death Notices: April 28, 2009

By Staff

•  Harvella “Jewell” Bewley, 86, Olathe, died April 24, 2009, at Paonia Care and Rehab Center. She was a schoolteacher. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Story of Thornton and Gail Morris of Olathe; four ...

Roads, public safety top priorities for city

By {screen_name}

Having watched its sales-tax revenue drop like so many Western Slope gas drilling rigs, Grand Junction is lining up with thousands of other communities across the country for a chance at federal stimulus dollars, hoping for a financial shot ...

Stimulus funds cause friction

By Staff

On Monday, two Mesa County commissioners squabbled over the details of a $730,074 federal grant to treat methamphetamine addicts, and a third commissioner peppered the local sheriff with questions about a grant for a $213,716 crime-fighting ...

Blotter: April 28, 2009

By Staff

More thefts from cars • Grand Junction police morning received a pair of reports Sunday morning involving thefts from unlocked cars. A stereo and several CDs were reportedly missing from a car parked in front of 1156 Bookcliff ...

DUST 42709

Red wind blows across desert

By Carrie Marfitano

The winds that swept strange red clouds into the valley over the weekend could be back again this week. The clouds got their color from dust picked up by the wind, which then became trapped in the atmosphere, according to meteorologist Jim ...


Brewer is bracing for Friday backlash from home valuations

By Staff

Mesa County Assessor Barbara Brewer is concerned that people’s ire will inspire them to question their 2009 home valuations, which will be in the mail Friday. “Most Mesa County taxpayers will see an increase in their value,” ...

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