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Mavs’ second baseman proving he belongs

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kevin Becker has always played like he’s had something to prove. The Mesa State College junior from San Jose, Calif., would often be overlooked in favor of a bigger kid, but the 5-foot-9, 170-pound second baseman has always overcome the ...

Gary Harmon Column February 26, 2009

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It wasn’t that long ago that Congress was all agog to rein in the evil credit-card companies because credit-card companies were out recruiting college students, offering them freebies, things such as T-shirts, baseball caps, food ...

Rick Wagner Column February 26, 2009

By Rick Wagner

Economists and financial analysts have a lot of fancy ways to determine the direction of the country, but the smart ones also make some old-fashioned observations that tell them just about as much. One economist noted that he likes to drive ...

Stripped of posturing, decision was correct

By The Daily Sentinel

The third time was the charm, not just for the man who plans to operate a strip club at 2258 Colex Drive, but for the Grand Junction Planning Commission, which finally displayed a clear understanding of the city’s planning rules. This ...

Auto fees drive on

By The Daily Sentinel

Get ready to pay more to renew your vehicle registration, beginning next year. The Colorado House passed a transportation-funding bill Wednesday that raises the average vehicle registration fee by $41 over the next three years. But ...


Librarian turns page to retiremen

By Melinda Mawdsley

What Maxine Curley will remember most about her 34 years with Mesa County Libraries are the children. Curley has been putting on puppet shows, reading stories and singing songs with children as a children’s librarian for more than three ...

Man stabbed outside bar

By Staff

A patron of Whiskey River nightclub was assaulted in the parking lot shortly after midnight Tuesday, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. A 33-year-old Grand Junction man sustained one “significant stab wound to his ...

Postal Service to replace units after those at mall, Horizon Drive close

By Carrie Marfitano

The U.S. Postal Service plans to replace the Mesa Mall and 759 Horizon Drive contract postal units that will shut down on April 18. The Postal Service hopes to have the new contract postal units open by the end of May, according to Postal ...

Fish contaminated by high mercury levels

By Dave Buchanan

Popular fishing destinations Rifle Gap and Juniata reservoirs are among a handful of western Colorado lakes added last week to the growing list of waters with fish contaminated by unsafe levels of mercury. According to the Colorado Department ...

Blotter: February 26, 2009

By Staff

Fiber optic wire severed • Emergency 911 service was down for approximately three hours Wednesday for Bresnan Communications customers living from F Road to U.S. Highway 50 in Orchard Mesa and from 25 to 28 roads. An equipment operator ...

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