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Briefs: Local Sports December 19, 2008

By Staff

College Football • Keating makes Little All-America team Mesa State College kicker Jared Keating continues to receive postseason honors. Thursday, Keating was selected to the Associated Press Little All-America third team, which ...


Death Notices: December 19, 2008

By Staff

• Mary “Elaine” Roberts, 68, Fruita, died Dec. 18, 2008, at Family Health West Hospital. Services will be private. Mrs. Roberts was a video store service manager. Survivors include her husband, Larry L.; one son, ...


Henrietta Hay Coloumn December 19, 2008

By Staff

“OK, Henrietta.  Make up your mind.  What kind of a Christmas column do you want to write?” I keep hearing that persistent little voice in my head as I relax peacefully on the couch with Mercury snoring in my lap. Shall ...


Another taxing idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Stupid ideas aren’t hard to come by, particularly when it involves the government and some way to extract money from consumers’ pockets. But some bad ideas are worse than others. And we think this one from North Carolina is worthy ...


The old college try

By The Daily Sentinel

Funding public colleges and universities is difficult enough in good economic times. It’s extra tough in the current crisis. So it’s not surprising that officials are looking in new directions for funding. One group of university ...


Riverfront Column December 19, 2008

By Guest Columnist

Almost a half-century ago, a handful of citizens conceived an effort to make the Grand Valley’s river corridor a true asset for our community. As initial efforts morphed into the Riverfront Project, business leaders, service clubs, ...


Man, 20, turns self in, accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend’s new beau

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction man wanted on suspicion of stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend early Thursday morning turned himself in to authorities later that day. Police were seeking 20-year-old Forrest Brandon Burns on suspicion he stabbed ...


Natural-gas rates to be lower than last year

By Staff

The price of natural gas will be 10 percent lower in January than it was this month and about 16 percent lower than it was last January, Xcel Energy said Thursday. Xcel said the rate reduction is the result of decreasing natural gas commodity ...


Commission: County needs road-damage plan

By Staff

The Mesa County Planning Commission is recommending the Mesa County Commission devise a policy for roads damaged by heavy, energy-industry traffic. Mesa County “needs an additional policy regarding road improvements and maintenance on ...


Four students nominated to attend military academies

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Congressman John Salazar, D-Colo., nominated four local high school students Thursday to attend the country’s military academies. Sen. Salazar nominated Grand Junction resident Jordan Potterton to ...


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