Animal house

Tease Image
Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Camera-shy Baxter hides behind Penny McCarty, director of Mesa County Animal Services, at the shelter, 971A Coffman Road in Whitewater. Baxter, a terrier mix stray about 5 years old, was groomed by Bark and Meow grooming and has been neutered. He is ready for adoption through Grand Rivers Humane and can be seen at PetSmart’s adoption fair Aug. 2 and 3.


For the fifth consecutive year, the number of animals brought to the shelter at Mesa County Animal Services declined year over year in the first half of 2014.
The shelter provided a temporary home to 1,680 animals in the first six months of 2014, an 18 percent drop compared with the first six months of 2013. Admittance numbers at the shelter have dropped every year since 2010, when 2,705 animals came to the shelter in the first half of the year.

Search for coal heats up as cold winter temps loom

Hundreds of North Fork Valley residents could be in for cold times this winter if they can’t arrange for coal to heat their homes. Until this year, residents relied on the Elk Creek Mine to supply stoker coal for winter heating.


  • Photo Gallery
    Week in Sports
    TacoB-Marini 072414 tease

    Tennis for all ages at Taco Bell, and Western Slope Championships swimming.

  • Video
    XXXL Pizza Challenge
    072214 Pizza eating

    Watch the first XXXL Pizza Challenge at Bravo Pizza in Mesa Mall.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week’s Best Photos
    072314 gunner1 tease

    Choosing a new sheriff candidate, Fifi the B-29, new 5th Street mural.

  • Photo Gallery
    B29 Superfortress
    072314 Wylie tease pic

    Veterans and families visit West Star Aviation to view the B29 Superfortress.

  • Photo Gallery
    Wine tasting at the Fair
    072114 fair sj pic

    Wine lovers enjoyed tasting the vino at the Mesa County Fair.

  • Special Project
    How-To Guide
    how to guide

    The free practical consumer guide for services, products and getting things done.


NEWS »
OPINION »

SPORTS & OUTDOORS »
LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT »

POLL
With the trade deadline looming, the Rockies are drawing interest for Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Jorge De La Rosa. What should they do?


Search More Jobs


NIE
Newspapers In Education


COLORADO »
NATION »
  • Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

    SACO, Maine (AP) — Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.

  • Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.

  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

  • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.

NIE










THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy