120 years: 2003

Aaron Ralston, a hiker from Boulder, recuperated at St. Mary’s Hospital after amputating his arm when he was trapped in a crevice while hiking in Utah.



Local men and women leaving for military duty in the Middle East occupies the pages of the The Daily Sentinel in 2003. Hometown Heroes organizes and begins sending packages of hometown comfort to the troops.

Nineteen people contract the deadly West Nile virus from local mosquitoes, and two of those people die.

Aaron Ralston recuperates in St. Mary’s Hospital after having survived five days in Utah’s badlands. The 27-year-old mountain climber from Boulder amputated his arm to escape being pinned by a fallen rock.

Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant is accused of raping a Grand Junction native while staying in Eagle’s Cordillera Resort after knee surgery.

To view an ongoing photo gallery of The Daily Sentinel’s 120 years project, go to GJSentinel.com.


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