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Ritter looks to fill Senate seat

By Staff

With Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., expected to join President-elect Barack Obama’s Cabinet, Gov. Bill Ritter has a weighty decision to make in picking his replacement. Not only will Salazar’s replacement jump headfirst into the ...

FD: Dixie Burmeister Column December 17, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

The colors of Christmas make for some delicious, refreshing and, dare I say at this time of year, healthy eating. ’Tis the all too brief season for the beautifully deep-red pomegranates packed with antioxidants and other nutrients, ...

Competition grooms teams for late season

By Patrick Bahr

It was a tough weekend for the local girls basketball teams at the Wildcat Invitational. A combined 3-9 record for Grand Junction, Central, Palisade and host Fruita Monument says enough about how the weekend went. On the other side, ...

Briefs: Local Sports December 16, 2008

By Staff

College Football • Mesa State College kicker Jared Keating is one of three RMAC players selected to play in the Valero Cactus Bowl, it was officially announced. Fort Lewis linebacker Mark Meng and Western New Mexico wide receiver ...

Ozone levels, ‘brown cloud’ cause concern

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Preliminary monitoring results this summer showed Garfield County ozone levels once exceeded and twice flirted with the federal action level. However, that standard is based on a three-year average, and the county has ...

State parole system belongs on probation

By The Daily Sentinel

Members of Colorado’s Parole Board suggest there may be a number of reasons why the percentage of state prison inmates receiving early parole has been inching higher over the past three years. But they can’t say for certain ...

Blagojevich defiant

By The Daily Sentinel

The Democratically controlled Illinois state Legislature has formed a special panel to consider the impeachment of Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The governor and his top aide were arrested by the FBI a week ago on suspension of trying to ...

Bill Grant Column December 16, 2008

By Bill Grant

State Sen. Josh Penry and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association may accuse the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of exceeding the Legislature’s intent in their rule making, but that is not what a large majority of Coloradoans ...

Briefs: Local Health December 16, 2008

By Staff

Women & Wine promotion raises $3,495 • The Women & Wine program at Two Rivers Winery raised $3,495 for St. Mary’s Breast Cancer Prevention Fund. During the month of October, the winery donated $1 from every bottle of wine ...

Sixty-percent in GarCo unhappy with energy firms

By Dennis Webb

Sixty percent of Garfield County residents take an unfavorable view toward oil and gas development, according to a survey conducted for the county. Ninety-two percent of respondents also called for oil and gas development to pay a fee to ...

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