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Gessler suggests review of officials’ salaries

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado secretary of State Scott Gessler says lawmakers should consider a state commission to review the salaries of state elected officials. Gessler drew fire after he announced plans to work part-time for his old law firm, ...

New-home sales in 2010 fall to lowest in 47 years

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Buyers purchased the fewest number of new homes last year on records going back 47 years. Sales for all of 2010 totaled 321,000, a drop of 14.4 percent from the 375,000 homes sold in 2009, the Commerce Department said ...

CBO: This year’s budget deficit to hit $1.5 trillion

By The AP

WASHINGTON — A continuing weak economy and last month’s bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government’s deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimates predicts. The eye-popping numbers mean ...

John Salazar faces confirmation hearing

By The AP

DENVER — Former U.S. Rep. John Salazar faces a Senate confirmation hearing to move him a step closer to taking charge of the state Department of Agriculture. The farmer from Manassa has been designated for the agriculture job by ...

Colo. Republicans want voters to prove citizenship

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Republicans lawmakers are proposing that people provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The bill will get its first hearing today in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Sen. Ted ...

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Roots Salon offers organic spa experience

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Newly opened Roots Salon is operating under a whole new spa concept offering only organic product for hair and body. “It’s more than just a salon,” said owner Felicia Draughon, “It’s a lifestyle.” ...


With little snow, monument to open Rim Rock Drive

By Staff

The lack of a winter wonderland has Colorado National Monument changing plans to keep the top of Rim Rock Drive closed until the spring. By Monday, motorists will be able to drive all of Rim Rock Drive. Plowing operations are expected to ...

Health Department flu vaccinations available today, Thursday

By Staff

The Mesa County Health Department is offering mass influenza vaccinations today and Thursday, noting the county is in the midst of the most active flu period. Residents can be vaccinated today with an appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at ...

3rd county child-welfare supervisor sacked

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A third longtime Mesa County Department of Human Services supervisor was fired last week as part of a makeover of the department’s child welfare program, The Daily Sentinel learned Tuesday. County Human Resources Manager Sandy Perry ...

Blotter, Jan. 26, 2011

By Staff

Car crashes on jail lawn Russell E. Reeder, 22, 293 Boston Lane, was issued a summons early Monday after his Honda Civic crashed on the lawn outside the perimeter fence of the Mesa County Jail, according to the Grand Junction Police ...

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