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    Driver plows into Broadway business

    Chelsea and Ben Dowdy of Grand Junction had considered setting up their Grand Junction Pit Bull Rescue booth to the left of the entrance of Chow Down Pet Supplies, 2518 Broadway. Good...

  • Downtown streets in Fruita in midst of improvements

    Everything’s popping up orange in Fruita, with two construction projects occurring simultaneously near the city’s core. For starters, the intersections at Mulberry Street and...

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    Red Cross installs smoke alarms

    How’s your smoke alarm doing? Are the batteries still working? Do you even have a smoke alarm? These are the kind of questions workers with the Western Colorado Chapter of the...

  • Traffic Alert, August 2, 2015

    Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions ■ Chip sealing will run through Aug. 26, weather...

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    Lavender a growth 
industry in the city

    More evidence that local lavender culture is maturing turned up Saturday when Blue Cellar Door Lavender — believed to be the first commercial lavender farm inside Grand Junction city...

  • Biz Buzz, August 2, 2015

    Lavender wasn’t the only topic Lavender Lady Carol Mueller was worked up about when The Daily Sentinel spoke with her on a hot and breezy Wednesday afternoon last week. Mueller said...

  • Blotter, Aug. 2, 2015

    National Night Out party The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Mesa County Crime Stoppers is co-sponsoring a free community party Tuesday in honor of National Night Out. The event...

  • Death notices, Aug. 2, 2015

    ■Lyla Lynette Blackwood, 2, Grand Junction, died July 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Victory Life Church. Survivors include her...

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    City officials aim to create a second 911 center

    A dispute over how to operate an emergency communications center has the city of Montrose planning to install a new center not far from the existing one run by the sheriff. City officials...

  • Grand Junction dispatch center seeing a call increase

    The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center is in need of additional dispatchers, but isn’t likely to get them soon. “Our user agencies can’t afford the...


    New law to give officials 30 percent raise in 2019

    A slew of new laws will go into effect in Colorado this week, including one that will increase the pay for nearly every elected state and county official. While those pay raises...

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    Old Far East too far gone?

    In the late 1980s, the Far East restaurant on North Avenue was the place to see and be seen. Teenagers would snag tables along a south-facing bay of windows, order up a pu pu platter and...


  • 84-year-old Spanish yachtsman rescued from sea after 4 hours

    MADRID (AP) — An 84-year-old yacht owner who was knocked into the storm-tossed Mediterranean Sea by a swinging boom and survived more than four hours in the water is still keen to compete in a race, event organizers said Sunday.

  • British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

    LONDON (AP) — Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72.

  • Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army is reviewing the court-martials of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday.

  • Russian police detain several gay activists

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg on Sunday detained several gay activists who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.

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  • Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

  • 5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

  • Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama got a head start on turning a year older.

  • Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

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