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BLOGGING THE INAUGURATION:  We’re all Americans on this day

By Staff

January 18, 2009 The two Kenyan exchange students were dancing in the street. They were about the only ones dancing as I approached them somewhere around 20th Street. The crowd was a bit thinner here, but not much. “We’re all ...


Vicky Thurlow 11-7-8

HW: Spa owner comes to terms with her religious beliefs

By Melinda Mawdsley

Vicky Thurlow doubts most Grand Junction residents know about her double life. Thurlow, a local resident for 17 years, is a visible member of the community as the longtime owner of The Grand Junction Athletic Club, Day Spa and Salon. What ...


Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted it.

By Staff

If a room can embody the mood of those in it, then the Black Box Theater at Mesa State College on Monday night was full of optimism and with a shared dream for the future. In short, it was as Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted ...


BRIEFS: Biz Briefcase January 20, 2009

By Staff

• Mesa County’s Weed and Pest Inspector, Judith “Jude” Sirota, was awarded the prestigious Pacesetter Award by the Colorado Weed Management Association in recognition of her extensive involvement in and contribution to ...


Best Blogs: Outdoor Junkie January 20, 2009

By Ann Driggers

Posted by Ann Driggers on Sunday at 9:53 a.m. Ski. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. We just returned from a fantastic three days at the Fowler-Hilliard hut, located above Camp Hale. Owned and operated by the 10th Mountain Division, it is a cozy but ...


Speaking of Science Column January 19,  2009

By Guest Columnist

From the common long “tails” — that resemble hair — of most comets, the name comet comes from Greek, meaning “long-haired.” Like our moon and planets, comets are made visible by reflection of sunlight and ...


Briefs: OUT Fishing guide January 19, 2009

By Staff

Only Wyoming says cutthroat trout “Cutt-Slam.” • That state’s Cutt-Slam program recognizes anglers catching each of the state’s four subspecies of cutthroat trout in their native waters. The four subspecies are ...


Death Notices: January 19, 2009

By Staff

• Clara G. Lewis, 88, Delta, died Jan. 16, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Delta. Burial will be at Delta City Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter, ...


Dominguez deserves official protection

By The Daily Sentinel

One of the jewels of the Western Slope will receive additional protection under a bill that passed the Senate last Thursday. Because similar bills have passed the House previously, the measure is not expected to face substantial opposition in ...


Gov. Ritter looks to spread the pain

By The Daily Sentinel

Say this for Gov. Bill Ritter’s budget-cutting proposal released last Friday. He is attempting to spread the pain equitably, even among some of his pet projects. Faced with an expected budget shortfall of $604 million in the current ...


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