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OUT: Sunday Column May 10, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

If you look in the dictionary under thin ice, you’ll see a picture of the Colorado Wildlife Commission. That is what you’d see, anyway, if the accompanying listing was “Citizen Petitions to Ban Hunting.” The Wildlife ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 10, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

6:30 a.m. Wednesday. I hustled Junior out the door on his way to school on a drop-dead gorgeous western Colorado morning. It would be a great day for a hike­ — except I have to work at 9 a.m. But there’s one excellent hike I ...

Renaissance on the riverfront?

By The Daily Sentinel

It was 1987 — and Mesa County was in the midst of a severe recession as a result of the oil-shale bust a few years earlier — when the Grand Junction/Mesa County Riverfront Commission was formed. Despite the tough economic times, ...

Death Notices: May 10, 2009

By Staff

•  M. “Junior” Sisneros, 66, Rangely, died May 7, 2009, at his home.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rangely Mortuary and before 11 a.m. services Tuesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in ...

State boat inspections toughened in fight against two mussels

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado’s boaters can expect some personal attention this summer as the state expands its program to halt the spread of aquatic nuisances. In an effort to prevent quagga and zebra mussels from moving around the state, new inspection ...

Western Slope Republicans frustrated after 2009 Legislature

By Emily Shockley

The 2009 legislative session produced new fees, eliminated some sources of revenue and provided few long-term budget solutions, Western Slope legislators said after adjournment Wednesday. The Legislature increased fees for dairy farmers and ...

Graduation Awards May 10, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

2008–09 Academic Awards Boettcher Scholars: • Kate Dusenbury, Fruita Monument High School • Josh Wilson, Palisade High School National Merit Scholars • Jessica Gillis, Grand Junction High School • Wes ...

Riverfront Trail efforts reinvigorated

By Staff

Since state legislation passed creating a string of state parks along the Colorado River, progress to complete an unimpeded, 28-mile-long trail from the Loma Boat Launch to Palisade’s Riverbend Park has been slow. Some areas are ...

Blotter: May 10, 2009

By Staff

Spray painting reported • Images of marijuana leaves and a phallic symbol were spray-painted on a privacy fence in the 400 block of Countryside Lane and several blocks away on a garage in the 3100 block of Sharptail Drive. Blue and ...

Art of Quiltng Column May 10, 2009

By Sherida Warner

So it began. The letter writer, Brenda Manges Papadakis of San Antonio, started a phenomenon nearly 17 years ago that circles the globe, brings 1,700 people together through an online quilting bee and has sold 90,000 copies of a book titled ...

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