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HW Briefs:  Local Health April 21, 2009

By Staff

Shriners offers health screening for kids • The Medical Staff of El Jebel Shriners and Western Colorado Shrine Club will conduct a health screening for children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Hospital. Children 18 and ...

A tough assessment for property owners

By The Daily Sentinel

We don’t envy Mesa County Assessor Barbara Brewer or any of her fellow assessors this year. Faced with a downturn in the real-estate market, they will be explaining to a lot of people why their homes or other properties are currently ...

Zero tolerance could get stripped

By The Daily Sentinel

Does the responsibility to protect students give school authorities the right to strip-search them? Especially when there is little probable cause? Does attending public school mean giving up some of your constitutional rights? Especially in ...

Bill Grant Column April 21, 2009

By Bill Grant

Tax protests are hardly new in American history. The new Constitution was not yet written when Shay’s Rebellion broke out in 1787. Western Massachusetts farmers revolted against high taxes caused by Revolutionary War debts, forcing the ...

Death Notices: April 21, 2009

By Staff

•  William “Wayne” Campbell, 84, Hotchkiss, died April 12, 2009, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. Services will be at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; one son, Robert of Moffat; ...

Who’s on fourth at Fruita council?

By The Daily Sentinel

Bob Fuller came in fourth in the Fruita City Council elections earlier this month. And there ended up being four vacancies on the council that night. Since the vacant council seats are alloted to the top vote-getters, one might think Fuller ...


GJHS claims Knowledge Bowl state title

By Carrie Marfitano

If you’re looking for some of the brightest kids in the state, search no further than the Grand Valley. The Grand Junction High School and Fruita Monument High School Knowledge Bowl teams placed first and second, respectively, last ...

Blotter: April 21, 2009

By Staff

Police seek failed robber • The Grand Junction Police Department on Monday released a sketch of the suspect believed to be involved in a failed armed robbery on Friday morning outside Two Rivers Convention Center. Police said the ...

Former mayor McCurry dies

By {screen_name}

Services will be Friday for former Grand Junction Mayor Bill McCurry, who served a dozen years at the head of a city he served for 20 years, was a master Grand Mesa angler, avid golfer and a graceful recipient of the gentle joke. McCurry died ...

County seeks stimulus help to fix Mack sewage leak

By Staff

It is estimated that 3 million gallons of raw sewage is leaking out of the Mack wastewater treatment lagoon each year. The lagoon, taken over by Mesa County in 2005, has been discharging to the groundwater for years, said Mesa County ...

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