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SustainAbility: Economics of Peace Conference I

By Adele Israel

Exit polls from recent elections in Virginia and New Jersey showed the vast majority of voters are anxious about the direction of our nation’s economy. They should be worried because our present economic path is not sustainable. The ...

GJ residents talk of tracing lineage to the Mayflower

By Ann Wright

Sometime during every Thanksgiving dinner, Gary Parrott’s mother would remark, “This is just like what our ancestors did back in 1621.” Her comment went right over Parrott’s head until his mother became ill in 2000 and ...


Online sales to keep business going after college class

By Emily Shockley

Like many college students, Amber Rich spends a lot of her time on Facebook. Unlike many of her peers, though, she’s on the site to drum up business. Rich, 22, started selling rings, vintage clothes and altered clothes with touches ...

SustainAbility: Economics of Peace Conference III

By Adele Israel

Attending the Economics of Peace Conference last month was a powerful experience, and my previous columns have only scratched the surface. Being around more than 200 people passionately engaged in improving the world was exciting. My account ...

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Senior prosecutor Eret leaving DA’s office

By Paul Shockley

In the eyes of those who worked with and against her, Mesa County Chief Deputy District Attorney Tammy Eret was about the best at handling the worst. But it came at a cost. Eret has supervised or handled most of the sexual assaults and ...

DUI patrols increase in Thanksgiving week

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado State Patrol, Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will have extra officers working during a six-day stretch around Thanksgiving in a crackdown on drunken-driving, authorities said ...

Parity prevails: All-Southwestern Conference team has players from all over

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In the Southwestern Conference, 2009 was a very competitive year. With four of the five teams making the playoffs, every game was a battle in the conference. When the All-Conference team was released Monday, the parity showed. “We ...

Traveling to outer space - for the rest of us

By Staff

I saw a recent story on the Internet about how space travel may soon be available for the general public. This travel would not be through NASA, but through private companies (see, for one example). Optimistic ...


Showing off their skills: Mesa State’s Bowen wins challenge at Glacier Ice Arena

By Staff

Brad Bowen was a little shocked when Mesa State College coach Kameron Dudek announced his name on Monday. After two hours of tests, the freshman hockey player won the award for having the team’s best skills on the Mavericks ...

Senate slaps Burris on the wrist

By Staff

It would have been foolish to expect the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee to take drastic action against a sitting Democrat when the party needs every vote it can get on critical policy measures such as health care reform. But the ethics ...

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