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Coroner IDs man found dead in tent

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The Mesa County Coroner’s Office this afternoon identified the man who was found dead in a tent near the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers as 21-year-old Christopher M. Pierce of Grand Junction. An autopsy didn’t ...

E-mail letters, December 6, 2010

By Staff

Planning group erred on gravel-pit appeal The city of Grand Junction has, by law, a rehearing and appeal process for Planning Commission issues. I had anticipated seeing this process in action on Nov. 9. However, what I witnessed was inaction ...

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Annie Payne: The more the merrier

By Annie Payne

A year ago I wrote a story titled, “What does your Christmas tree say about you?” The column brought me instant fame and glory ... in Manitoba, Canada. It also acquainted me with Darrell Jones here in the Grand Valley. He sent me ...

Homegrown: Schefflera plants, mugo pines

By Dennis Hill

I have a schefflera houseplant that has been growing in low light and has only a few branches that are stretched out. I would prefer to have a fuller-looking plant. I have read that you can prune the plant back to encourage new growth at the ...

No regrets: How to avoid ‘worst case’ with oil shale

By Jim Spehar

In my public life, I often found myself arguing that the best planning occurs while preparing for the “worst case” but hoping for the best. Trouble is, most folks don’t like the negative implications of that. Who wants to go ...


Don’t eliminate the county administrator

By The Daily Sentinel

Not long ago in Colorado, many counties did without hired administrators. The elected county commissioners divided their counties geographically and often ruled their districts as political fiefdoms. There were scandals, some on the Western ...

Printed letters, Dec. 7, 2010

By Staff

Safety should have priority over image This is in response to Jim Langford’s Dec. 1 letter, “Speed traps harm local image,” which leads me to believe that he and others need a reality check. These “traps” are ...

Mesa County to eliminate contributions to retirement plan

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Mesa County will stop providing matches to one of its employees’ two retirement plans next year, marking another benefit reduction in the wake of lagging revenues. Commissioners this morning agreed to eliminate the county’s ...

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Silverthorne woman’s death ruled a homicide

By The AP

SILVERTHORNE — Police have ruled the death of a Silverthorne woman a homicide after an autopsy determined she suffered blunt force trauma and drowned in the Blue River near her home. Forty-one-year-old Stephanie Roller Bruner was ...

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Food banks also need pet food donations

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Don’t forget the family pets when donating to the various food drives this holiday season. “The goal is to get people who need a food box home with a box for their pets too,” said Starlene Collins, manager of the Western ...

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