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You Said It, April 3, 2011

By Staff

When we moved here in the early ‘50s, I thought the Colorado National Monument was Independence Rock, and so informed visitors. We also thought the “ol fishin’ hole” was Connecticut Lakes, finding out later it was ...


Mesa, HIghlands set to play ball

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Barring any more rain, the first pitch of Mesa State’s baseball game against New Mexico Highlands is set for 1:45 today at Suplizio Field.  ...


Two years later, Dominguez-Escalante should be model for the West

By Guest Columnist

By Steve Smith Towering canyon walls of red sandstone, bands of elusive desert bighorn sheep, ancient and mysterious rock art, cascading waterfalls in an otherwise parched landscape, rare and comforting silence. These are the striking and ...


Merger of state wildlife, parks agencies could cost Colorado in the long run

By Guest Columnist

By John Mumma Editor’s note: Legislation, backed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, that would merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks into one agency passed its first hurdle in a state Senate committee Thursday. For ...


Some of us aren’t destined to be kitchen whizzes

By Denny Herzog

It’s been nearly a year and a half since I started this retirement thing. I can’t say there isn’t anything about getting up and going to the office every day that I miss. It was — and still is — a great bunch of ...


Consistency-challenged National Park Service

By The Daily Sentinel

About that precedent that National Park Service officials fear would be established if they allowed a portion of the Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race to traverse Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument, perhaps Park Service leaders in the ...


Printed letters, April 4, 2011

By Staff

The current Grand Junction municipal election is an opportunity to end the farce of marijuana dispensaries in the city. I know that, in a very small percentage of the population, marijuana is a necessary pharmacological solution. I do not ...


State higher-education funding a ‘long-term’ problem

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The state is likely to pour 23 percent less cash into Mesa State College this fall than it did two years ago. A projected net gain of 1,773 students, a 4.7 to 6 percent proposed tuition increase and a 3.2 percent room-and-board rate increase ...


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Cost a factor when seniors pick schools

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Grand Junction High School senior Carson Laudadio is waiting for a letter to tell him where he’ll go to college in the fall. That weighty piece of mail is a financial-aid award package from the University of Colorado at Boulder. ...


Doubts on wild lands at Club 20

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A push to recognize wild lands on federal property in the West met rocky skepticism as pointed as a red-stone spire Saturday at the Club 20 spring meeting. Only about 16 million of the 256 million acres managed by the Bureau of Land ...


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