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Heroes and family propelled a life of political fascination

By Henrietta Hay

The president of the United States was in Grand Junction a couple of weeks ago. I consider this a distinct honor for our community, and I couldn’t go — me, the political junkie. I got to wondering why politics has fascinated me ...

Pandering to the panic crowd

By The Daily Sentinel

We need to be cautious about the swine flu. We also need to be cautious about overblown predictions of the havoc swine flu might cause. And there have been some overblown predictions of late. That’s not just our point of view. ...

Two-year permits are a sensible idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado ought to mirror the federal government in the length of time its oil and gas drilling permits are valid — two years instead of the state’s current one-year limit. Gas industry officials have made that request to the ...

Embattled mortgage broker loses license

By {screen_name}

Philip R. Lochmiller’s mortgage-broker’s license was suspended Thursday, according to a state Web site. Lochmiller’s license is set to expire Jan. 25. A spokesman did not respond to an e-mail inquiry about the suspension, ...

Legislators want drill permits changed

By Dennis Webb

State Sen. Josh Penry and a fellow Republican lawmaker are getting behind an industry request that Colorado make oil and gas drilling permits good for two years rather than one. The Grand Junction Republican and state Rep. Cory Gardner of ...

Transit authorities may run night buses

By Staff

Grand Valley Transit, the region’s public transportation provider, is considering extending its hours of operation. During a recent meeting of Grand Valley Transit’s funding partners, someone suggested bus service for all 11 ...

Blotter: Aug. 28, 2009

By Staff

2 hospitalized after crash • Kimberly Cowles, 39, of Parachute, was listed in critical condition Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries suffered in Wednesday’s rollover accident on Interstate 70. Cowles’ ...

New candidates mean school board race is on

By Emily Shockley

The addition of a fourth and fifth candidate to the race for three school board seats means School District 51 will have an election Nov. 3. Amber Sigler, 30, and Greg Mikolai, 47, both of Palisade, had their petitions for school board ...

Plea bargain reached in shooting case

By Amy Hamilton

A Parachute man who was at the scene during an Orchard Mesa shooting in late May will receive a four-year, deferred-probation sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. Joshua Ray Perez, 22, initially was considered to be the shooter during an ...

Man’s body recovered after hikers report it on plateau

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Search and Rescue personnel recovered a man’s body Thursday from the Uncompahgre Plateau. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the team of four set out around 9 a.m. at the Dominguez ...

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