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FD: Dixie Burmeister Column January 07, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

The decorations are down, returns have been made and the candy, baked goods and other holiday treats are but a memory or at least out of sight. Now onto a celebration of one of my husband Fred’s favorites: Let’s hear it for ...

Briefs: Biz Briefcase January 07, 2009

By Staff

• Neil Waldron is the new chief marketing office and vice president of strategic initiatives for Rocky Mountain Health Plans. Waldron will be responsible for statewide commercial sales and marketing. • The Western Slope ...

Briefs: Local News January 07, 2009

By Staff

Meth documentary airs today • All local television stations will broadcast the “Childhelp Crystal Darkness” documentary at 6:30 p.m. today. The documentary is intended to give the community another weapon in the fight ...

A prayer and a gavel

By The Daily Sentinel

The prayer now precedes the gavel at the opening of Mesa County Commissioner meetings. The hope by the commissioners is that by offering a religious invocation before their meetings are formally called to order, they can avoid the legal ...

The Burris circus

By The Daily Sentinel

It remains to be seen whether Roland Burris will ever be seated as a U.S. senator from Illinois. But his efforts to that end have become the main attraction this week in Washington’s ongoing three-ring circus. Burris was named last week ...

Bowl Confusion Series

By The Daily Sentinel

The executives of the Bowl Championship Series got just what they hoped for this year. When the University of Alabama and the University of Texas square off in the Rose Bowl tonight for the BCS championship game, two undefeated teams from ...

Death Notices: January 07, 2009

By Staff

•  Marie “Jerri” Baker, 87, Delta, died Jan. 1, 2009, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. Services will take place at a later date. Survivors include one son, John of Mesquite, Nev.; two daughters, Cheryl ...

Gifted preschoolers can start classes early

By Scott Schlaufman

Highly gifted 4- and 5-year-olds will be allowed to start school a year early thanks to a new policy passed Tuesday by the District 51 board of education. A state law passed earlier this year allowed school districts the option of adopting an ...

Blotter: January 07, 2009

By Staff

Fire safety encouraged • There are number of ways to keep yourself and your family safe from fire and burns in recognition of Fire Prevention Awareness Week, which runs this week. People are encouraged to keep hot foods and liquids ...

Dick Maynard Column January 07, 2009

By Staff

Mortified. Iowa State may have been the big loser this bowl season. No, not in football. Iowa State goes to a bowl about as often as Boulder elects a Republican. But did you see the Forbes magazine college rankings? And here I thought the ...

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