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No layoffs by Schlumberger seen locally

By {screen_name}

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger Ltd. is laying off about 5 percent of its North American work force but indicated the layoffs would have no immediate effect in western Colorado. Schlumberger officials didn’t disclose where the ...

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Briefs: Mobile Junction January 09, 2009

By Melinda Mawdsley

Woman feeds fear of bird-watching • Mandy Leslie loves to watch birds, but that doesn’t mean she has to like them. Leslie spent her lunch hour Thursday inside her car at West Lake, watching ducks and Canada geese fly around ...

Blog: Inauguration 2009: Familiar face offers tour of nation’s library

By Special to the Sentinel

January 7th, 2009 Sherrie Galloway is a retired Mesa County school teacher — specifically a school library media specialist. She was selected a couple of years ago to be a Library of Congress Teacher in Residence in Washington, D.C. ...

City clerk to hear Brady Trucking petitions dispute

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A fight between a trucking company and a conservation group over how the company’s land along the Colorado River should be zoned will move into a municipal courtroom this morning. Representatives for Brady Trucking and Western Colorado ...

Briefs: Local News January 09, 2009

By Staff

Credit union has scholarships • The Western Colorado Federal Credit Union has four $1,000 scholarships available. Three of the scholarships must be used at higher education programs in Mesa, Garfield, Eagl e or Pitkin counties. The ...

Briefs: Court Roundup January 09, 2009

By Staff

•  A former employee of a local engineering firm who is accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from the company over a seven-year period pleaded guilty Thursday to a single count of theft of more than $20,000. Amber Kristine ...

Blotter: January 09, 2009

By Staff

Man accused of pulling knife while trespassing • A homeless Grand Junction man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly pulled a knife on the residents of a home at which he was trespassing. Sequoyah Wynn Scout, 27, faces charges ...

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Man’s best friend lends his nose to bedbug battle

By Amy Hamilton

Walter Penny dreams of the day when hotels and motels everywhere will proudly display stickers on their front doors ensuring their beds, furniture and drapes are bedbug-free. Until then, Penny, and his bedbug-sniffing dog, Macaroni, have a lot ...


Not everyone thinks it’s a bad time to go into business

By Staff

Several recently opened small businesses are thriving despite the recession. Those business owners suggest observing needs, planning carefully and providing great customer service are keys to success. The balcony seating overlooking the ...

Chamber sees spike in non-renewals

By Staff

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce reported the number of small business members that did not renew their memberships — citing reasons that they closed, merged or relocated — increased significantly in November and ...

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