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E-mail letters, May 23, 2011

By Staff

Mexico is an important U.S. trading partner Gary Harmon went far afield to find information about demographic changes in the Western Slope of Colorado in his May 21 story on Hispanic numbers. According to Harmon, services are being ...

County trying to bring back school resource officers

By {screen_name}

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to tap a federal grant to reinstate school resource officers whose positions were eliminated last year during budget cuts. County commissioners this morning unanimously signed off on an ...

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Man guilty of second-degree murder in 2010 shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man will be sentenced to at least 16 years in prison in the March 2010 slaying of another man, under the terms of a plea agreement struck today. Robert McCleland, 32, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, in addition to a ...

Sustainability: More with less

By Staff

We live in a supersized world where retail therapy is an accepted pastime. Two recent experiences caused me to ponder our perspective. Watching a television commercial depicting a woman trying to cram more clothes into an overstuffed bureau, ...

Homegrown: Efficient sprinklers, aspen trees

By Dennis Hill

I have the largest water bill in the summer and need some help. Can you tell me which type of sprinkler is the most water efficient and does the best job? A lot of what I am reading about mentions that pulsating ones are good (like the parks ...

Printed letters, May 24, 2011

By Staff

I believe that I have a fairly open mind and I believe that people have a right to express their opinions. In fact, I spent over 20 years of my life to protect the right of people like Ward Churchill to state their opinions. But, to ...

Wet Western Slope remains wonderful

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s been a cold wet spring in western Colorado, following a cold, wet winter. May 2011 may make it into the record books as one of the 10 wettest on record for this region. Avalanche danger in many parts of the mountains is extremely ...

Managing water and conflict requires collaboration, not confrontation

By Jim Spehar

“We need to develop a political culture of neighbors who need to get along rather than a culture of interest groups that need to be confrontational.” — Ed Quillen, Denver Post columnist. I can’t remember how many years ...

Mesa faces Kearney to reach title game

By {screen_name}

Nebraska-Kearney lost 2-0 to Winona State today in the NCAA Division II Central Region baseball tournament and is preparing to Mesa State today in the semifinal game, which begins at approximately 2:40 p.m. (MDT). The winner takes on Winona ...

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Animal services receives national award

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mesa County Animal Services was presented with a national award for outstanding services and honored by the Mesa County Board of Commissioners Monday morning. The agency was named the Outstanding Animal Control Agency this month by the ...

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