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The conclusion of the Iraq war highlights its many paradoxes

By Josh Penry

The war in Iraq, now rendered to the verdict of history some 8 years, 8 months, 25 days and a few hours after it began, was a war of epic paradox. It was a war that was initiated on the basis of intelligence that was wrong. Initially waged as ...

Printed letters, Dec. 16, 2011

By Staff

After reading Dale McFeatters’ Nov. 27 column about old Pittsburgh, I had to respond. As a pre-teen, I lived just outside of Pittsburgh from l948 to 1953 in Mount Lebanon. My father commuted to the city, where he worked a white-collar ...

Once more, to the brink

By The Daily Sentinel

Today, if Republicans and Democrats in Congress fail to reach agreement, funding for much of the federal government will run out and many of the services it renders and duties it performs will begin to shut down. That appeared less likely to ...

Citizens add advice to school budget effort

By The Daily Sentinel

Most of the time, for the average citizen, the idea of taking part in school district budget discussions has all the appeal of having a root canal without novocaine. But tough times often call for drastic action. And that seems to be the ...

Delta County Commission cautious ahead of Bear Ranch vote

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The Delta County Commission will vote next week on a proposal to support a land swap that is centered in neighboring Gunnison County. Billionaire coal-mine owner William Koch is seeking support for the proposed trade, which would provide land ...

Store’s contest for charity recognizes a mother’s inspiration from son lost

By {screen_name}

Jenn Meyer has a chance to help disadvantaged children and honor the short life of her son this Christmas. The 34-year-old Grand Junction mom is one of 15 finalists nationwide in Kohl’s Love to Give, Happy to Save contest. The finalist ...

Million-rider barrier broken by Grand Valley Transit

By Charles Ashby

Grand Valley Transit reached a milestone Wednesday, topping 1 million riders for the first time in its 11-year existence. Trouble is, though, Grand Valley Transit officials couldn’t say who exactly was that millionth rider. So, instead ...

LEWIS Jason Allen

Grand Junction man in GarCo jail after chase along airport runway

By Dennis Webb

A Grand Junction man remained in Garfield County Jail on Wednesday following a lengthy police chase that culminated when, deputies allege, he drove down an airport runway after they tried to arrest him at gunpoint. Jason Allen Lewis, 28, was ...

Judge denies troopers’ immunity claim in fatal Redlands shooting in July 2010

By Paul Shockley

Two Colorado State Patrol troopers charged in the 2010 slaying of Redlands resident Jason Kemp do not have legal immunity from prosecution, Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley said in a ruling handed down Friday. Denver attorney Harvey ...

Death notices, Dec. 14, 2011

By Staff

William “Bill” Barclay Edwards, 71, Loma, died Dec. 12, 2011, at Clifton Elementary School. Services will be held later. Mr. Edwards was a teacher. Survivors include one brother, Dennis, of Grand Junction. Memorial ...

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