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Revelers thrilled to ring in new era at long-awaited celebration

By Amy Hamilton

Marshall Martin had been looking forward to Tuesday’s night Barack Obama inauguration party for a long time. It’s pretty safe to say that the more than 100 people who filled the Mesa Theater to celebrate the swearing-in of the ...


Speech coach gives Obama high marks

By Staff

Newly sworn-in President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech earned him high marks from one local speech coach for its balance and effectiveness in conveying a theme of responsibility. Obama stumbled slightly when he took the oath of ...


Historic moment inspires Colorado political leaders

By Staff

Watching President Barack Obama take his oath of office and seeing more than a million people gathered on the National Mall inspired Congressman John Salazar, D-Colo. “I could look all the way down the (National) Mall to the Washington ...


Cold, crowded, but well worth it

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For Phoebe Norwood, it was the biting cold, the crush of the crowd and the diversity that engulfed her. For Cheryl DuCray, it was the hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall, singing Garth Brooks’ rendition of ...


Obama daughters now living little girls’ fantasy

By Melinda Mawdsley

The consensus among the girls of Fruitvale Girl Scout Troop 1598 was that living in the White House would be great — most of the time. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama was sworn into office, meaning his daughters Malia, 10, and ...


Comments on energy please environmentalists

By Dennis Webb

Environmentalists on Tuesday welcomed what President Obama had to say about energy issues on his first day in office, while industry officials are more focused on how he might act in weeks to come. Steve Smith, assistant regional director of ...


Obama enlists us in founders’ mission

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama clearly derives inspiration from Abraham Lincoln, who, like Obama, was an underdog Illinois politician elected president during a national crisis. Obama retraced Lincoln’s inauguration train trip from Illinois to ...


Death Notices: January 21, 2009

By Staff

•  Richard “Rick” H. Byers, Jr., 61, Rifle, died Jan. 16, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rifle Funeral Home. Mr. Byers was a veteran and ...


Salazar, 6 others confirmed for Cabinet-level posts

By Staff

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., as the next leader of the Interior Department shortly after Barack Obama took his oath of office. Salazar’s nomination was one of seven appointments the Senate approved ...


Man sentenced for repeated rape of girl

By Amy Hamilton

A 14-year-old girl who said she had been raped since she was 7 smiled broadly Tuesday when she learned her attacker, Michael Little, would spend the rest of his life behind bars. After Mesa County Judge Thomas Deister sentenced Little to 96 ...


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