The last time Colorado voters approved new taxes on tobacco products more than a decade ago, sales for cigarettes declined by more than 100 million packs a year.
So when cigarette sales increased last year by about 1.1 million packs, numerous Colorado groups that fight to reduce the use of tobacco got together and decided to push for a new tax hike in an attempt to push those sales down again.
And in the hopes of keeping those sales down, drafters of the new tax increase proposed in Amendment 72 assured that the raise will be nearly three times as much as the one in 2004.
A trial that was set for next week for a Grand Junction man accused of photographing nude underage girls for paid-subscription websites is on hold, after his attorneys asked for an evaluation of his mental competency, according to the Mesa County court clerk’s office.
It’s hard, if not impossible, to find anyone who believes that the … more
The last time Colorado voters approved new taxes on tobacco products more than a … more
StarTek Inc. is adding more jobs, a lot more jobs. … more
Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: … more
Facts fight fear, or so say the folks backing a new law that would allow … more
Riding the Old Spanish Trail, prep football, volleyball and soccer.
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Students build Lego robot, Fifth Street mural, FMHS veterinary science team.
Taste of Home Cooking School is coming: What’s your favorite family meal?
Thousands rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Scenes from the rally in Grand Junction for Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Facts fight fear, or so say the folks backing a new law that would allow terminally ill patients … more
A trial that was set for next week for a Grand Junction man accused of photographing nude underage … more
Folks driving U.S. Highway 6&50 near Sam’s Club may have noticed a change in the car lot … more
During this year’s session of the Colorado Legislature, lawmakers placed two referred … more
■ Samantha Beach-Sparks, 24, Grand Junction, died Oct. 17, 2016, at her home. … more
Woman shoos intruder … more
One of our county commissioners, Rose Pugliese, traveled recently to Oregon to express support for … more
Why would the school district continue to pay the Mt. Garfield principal a salary of over $80,000 … more
In December of 2014, The Daily Sentinel published an editorial describing Mesa County as a … more
According to the U.S. Census, there are an estimated 518,517 Hispanic or Latino individuals who … more
An infant tragically and unexpectedly dies in her sleep. A young boy with asthma fights for his … more
In his weekly Sentinel column, former Grand Junction City Council member Jim Spehar did an … more
Fastbreak football. … more
Fruita Monument 52, Standley Lake 35 … more
Colo. Mesa 3, South Dakota Mines 0 … more
Colorado Mesa 63, Adams State 42 … more
The Fruita Monument High School football team threw only one pass Saturday against Standley Lake … more
Alexia Chapman led the Colorado Mesa women’s cross-country team with an 11th-place finish … more
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All meals served with 1 percent milk: … more
“Colorado’s oceans.” … more
Film shows Seventh-day Adventist history … more
Some folks think raking leaves and winterizing their sprinkler systems are the only fall garden … more
I would like to know how to care for my hardy pampas and dwarf pampas grass for the winter. Also, … more
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DENVER (AP) — Government investigators said they are looking into allegations that Department of Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado kept unofficial lists of veterans waiting for health care that could conceal how long it takes to get an appointment, possibly broadening a nationwide scandal.
DENVER (AP) — Government investigators said Wednesday they are looking into allegations that Department of Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado kept unofficial lists of veterans waiting for health care that could conceal how long it takes to get an appointment, possibly broadening a nationwide scandal.
DENVER (AP) — Business owners are replacing idealists in the pot-legalization movement as the nascent marijuana industry creates a broad base of new donors, many of them entrepreneurs willing to spend to change drug policy.
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in southern Colorado has destroyed five homes, and hundreds of people remain under evacuation orders, authorities said Tuesday.
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in southern Colorado (all times local):
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?
SEATTLE (AP) — A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — There has been little impact to the water supply so far from a ruptured pipeline during a freak storm in Pennsylvania that sent nearly 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a creek tributary, officials said Saturday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Under tight courthouse security and close monitoring by local officials concerned about keeping the peace, jury selection begins Tuesday for the murder trial of a white university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced.