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Obama’s lesson plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Much of what President Barack Obama said regarding public education during a speech on Tuesday is worth cheering. •  He called for merit pay for teachers and said there’s no excuse for bad teachers to continue on the job if ...

Death Notices: March 11, 2009

By Staff

•  Mary Louise D’Angelo, 88, Grand Junction, died March 9, 2009 at Aspen Ridge Care Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast ...

College’s candidate for WCCC post has rocky past

By Staff

A woman whom Mesa State College is considering to head the Western Colorado Community College campus was removed from her last position over allegations of mismanaging funds. Christine Johnson was president of the Community College of Denver ...

Panel OKs apartments, balks at new entry

By Amy Hamilton

Members of Grand Junction’s Planning Commission on Tuesday night unanimously voted in favor of allowing an 48-unit apartment complex at what’s known as the Corner Square development southwest of North First Street and Patterson ...

Loma man dies in crash near Salida

By The AP

SALIDA — A Loma man is dead after the driver of a sport utility vehicle he was riding in lost control of the vehicle and plunged into the Arkansas River. The Colorado State Patrol said 23-year-old Derek Lemay was a passenger in a 1983 ...

Blotter: March 11, 2009

By Staff

Firm’s delivery van stolen • A local delivery business on Monday night was robbed of a delivery van that contained items valued at more than $1,000, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The thief broke into the ...

Dick Maynard Column March 11, 2009

By Staff

What’s with “soda”? To this kid, “pop” rules. The debate rages. Growing up in western Illinois, whenever thirsty, and provided there was a nickel in your jeans pocket (childhood was a long, long time ago) a friend ...

Chamber reps to speak up on new gas rules

By Staff

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce plans to load up a bus with a few other like-minded people and head to the Capitol this week to make a statement about the oil and gas rules on the Legislature’s table. On Thursday the state ...

Man found dead of natural causes

By Staff

Authorities say a 61-year-old Grand Junction man was found dead of natural causes Saturday on Baxter Pass in Garfield County north of Mack. The body of David Harmon was found northwest of the old Atchee Train Depot near mile marker 21 on ...

Pay gap among teachers hurting schools, students?

By Staff

Average teacher salaries by school in School District 51 vary by nearly $10,000 between some schools, which sparks the question: Does such a disparity equate to an unequal distribution in teacher quality in schools? Colleen Martin, executive ...

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