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Briefs: Local Sports February 24, 2009

By Staff

Prep Wrestling At the conclusion of the state wrestling championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver last week, Central’s Matthew Gurule was selected as the outstanding wrestler in Class 5A. Gurule won his first- and second-round matches ...

Chamber endorses Beckstein, Coons, Kenyon, Susuras for council

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The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday endorsed for the Grand Junction City Council two incumbents and two challengers who have served on one of the chamber’s committees. The chamber’s board of directors endorsed ...


Mesa State’s Fronczak shines in rainy victory

By Allen Gemaehlich

One day after an offensive slugfest, the Mesa State College baseball team was able to put together just enough hits to win again. The Mavericks broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning and defeated Dixie State (Utah) College 5-0 in a ...

Death Notices: February 24, 2009

By Staff

•  Erma Lee Coats, 85, Talala, Okla., died Feb. 22, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Clifton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch, Okla. Survivors include her husband, Robert; three ...

High taxes no Rx for budget deficit

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama is having qualms about the huge deficits his economic stimulus plan, along with bank bailouts and his predecessor’s actions, are expected to rack up. So the president’s budget, a summary of which is set to ...

Pipeline to prosperity?

By The Daily Sentinel

The natural gas industry in Western Colorado won’t suddenly return to full-bore boom if a new pipeline is approved between southern Wyoming and northern California. The global recession and decreased demand for natural gas, particularly ...

Bill Grant Column February 24, 2009

By Bill Grant

The recession may offer an incentive for the Colorado Legislature to pass House Bill 1274, proposed by Colorado House Majority Leader Paul Weissman, to eliminate the death penalty. Eschewing the usual emotional and philosophical arguments ...

Strip club permit goes before city for third time

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The Grand Junction Planning Commission has twice rejected a conditional-use permit that would allow a proposed strip club to serve alcohol. Yet the issue will go back before the board a third time tonight, because City Council members say ...

Grant would help fight identity theft in county

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office, is applying for a Colorado Division of Criminal Justice 2009 Justice Assistance Grant for $69,057 to help fight identity ...

Blotter: February 24, 2009

By Staff

Suspects hid under tree •  Two men were arrested on suspicion of drug offenses Sunday after authorities found them in Carbondale hiding under a tree, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded ...

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