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Legislators to exercise more school oversight

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to bills that place new state mandates on how local school districts do their jobs — and add extensive new reporting requirements, to boot — we’re not big fans. But, with a little bit of revision, House Bill ...

Forsberg’s return held up by red tape

By The AP

PHOENIX — Peter Forsberg has joined the Colorado Avalanche on the road. When the former NHL MVP plays will depend on how quickly he can clear up a few immigration issues. Forsberg signed with Colorado for the rest of the season on ...

Gas drilling could see more oversight in Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — A gas-drilling technique known as “fracking” could see more oversight from Colorado lawmakers. A bill up for a hearing today would require state officials to review an upcoming federal study on hydraulic fracturing ...

UPDATE: Winter weather advisory extended to valley

By {screen_name}

Another strong storm accompanied by cold temperatures is bound for Colorado, and forecasters say it could bring a few inches to the Grand Valley and up to two feet in the higher elevations. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction this ...

Utah family seeking $2M in boy killed by bear case

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge in Salt Lake City is being asked to award $2 million to the family of an 11-year-old Pleasant Grove boy killed by a bear at an American Fork Canyon campsite in 2007. The Daily Herald of Provo reports ...

020711 taste of valley mojo

Preparations under way for culinary event

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s the annual event that brings out the best of the best in Grand Valley cuisine. “Some of these guys have a reputation to uphold,” said Amanda Crysler, development director for the United Way of Mesa County, as she ...

Ventilation causes sickness at Gunnison hockey tourney

By The AP

GUNNISON — Firefighters say an ice cleaning machine was the source of the carbon monoxide that sickened 54 people at a youth hockey tournament in western Colorado. Gunnison fire marshal Dennis Spritzer said today that the indoor ice ...

SustainAbility: Meetings on water, powerlines

By Adele Israel

This past Monday, I attended two events and couldn’t help but notice the contrast between them. One was a public scoping for a power transmission line and the other was a presentation about biofuels. Now I realize this is a lot like ...

Homegrown: Pinyon pine, aspen tree saplings

By Dennis Hill

Our pinyon pine has a black pine needle scale for which I spray acephate annually. It was free of the pest all year until now. My question is: What should I do now? Is the scale still active on the warmer days? — Paul Pine needle ...

020611 Horseplay

Helmets becoming part of the uniform for many equestrians

By Bob Silbernagel

Don’t expect the Grand Valley Dressage Society officers to be hard-headed when they meet this week and discuss new United States Equestrian Federation rules, adopted last month. “I think we will probably adopt their rules and ...

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