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Focus on patients, not politics: Securing Medicare for our seniors

By Guest Columnist

By Scott Tipton We must keep the promise to our senior citizens by protecting Medicare and Social Security. Currently, Medicare is on an unsustainable path. If Washington fails to act, the Medicare trustees — made up primarily of ...

Printed letters, Sept. 4, 2011

By Staff

I am concerned over the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ recent punitive actions against Jim Wilcox and his business, A Pawn. BATF confiscated A Pawn’s entire inventory of firearms, and revoked Wilcox’s federal ...

Grand Junction’s downtown has few rivals in similar-size cities

By Denny Herzog

When visitors come to Grand Junction for the first time and it comes time for some sightseeing, there are Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument, of course. But chances are that high on that list is also Main Street. I’ll stick my ...

‘Yes’ on school override

By The Daily Sentinel

Stated bluntly, School District 51 is facing a financial train wreck. It has cut millions of dollars over the past two years and has eliminated scores of teaching and administrative jobs. If, as expected, the state cuts another $8 million from ...

joan walker

Western Slope quilters win outreach awards

By Staff

090311 Dressage show

Club brings precise routines of dressage to Grand Valley

By Amy Hamilton

At first glance, it’s difficult to imagine Sandy Kay’s 17-hand-high, 1,250-pound Hanoverian horse prancing. But once Kay and her horse entered the arena Saturday during a dressage show at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, the horse and ...

Attorney for trooper seeks delay in civil suit in fatal Redlands shooting

By Paul Shockley

Facing a civil lawsuit in federal court and criminal trial in Mesa County, a Colorado State Patrol trooper accused in the death of a Redlands man last year is asking a federal judge to delay the former. State Patrol Cpl. Kirk Firko should not ...

Oil, gas permits still lagging; longer permit life a factor

By Dennis Webb

Eight months through the year, oil and gas drilling permits in northwest Colorado continue to lag significantly behind a year earlier, something state regulators say is at least partly attributable to a rule change that makes permits last ...

Incumbent Bynum challenged in only contested Montrose County schools race

By Staff

There is only one contested race in three open elections to the Montrose County RE-1J School District board this year. In District D, incumbent Barbara Bynum will run against former Montrose High School teacher Tom West. In District F, Mike ...


Have experience? Still no guarantee

By Amy Hamilton

Some days, Debbie Wilson still can’t believe she’s in this predicament. After being laid off in early 2008 from her job of a dozen years as office manager for a local doctor’s clinic, she had no reason to believe she ...

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