TOP 10 MOST VIEWED FEATURES ON GJSENTINEL.COM IN 2013
1. “Skeletal remains near Gateway linked to 26-year-old case”
On May 13, a Breaking News story reported that the skeletal remains recovered from a vehicle southwest of Gateway belonged to a man who had been missing for 26 years. Ronald Vasey had been reported missing by his family in 1987. Evidence at the scene suggested Vasey had committed suicide. SKELETAL REMAINS NEAR GATEWAY
2. “Fruita cops pursue charges in school beating”
The Fruita Police Department decided to pursue charges against a 15-year-old girl in February who was caught on camera beating another girl in the school’s lunchroom. The story included that graphic video.
SCHOOL BEATING CHARGES
3. “Gas leak triggers house explosion; schools evacuated”
On March 19, this Breaking News story began at 12:50 p.m. when police scanner traffic reported a major gas leak in the area of Seventh Street and Orchard Avenue. It was updated approximately every 15 minutes as the situation escalated, including a house explosion, a second house on fire, Tope Elementary evacuation, neighborhood evacuation, and community relief efforts.
GAS LEAK TRIGGERS HOUSE EXPLOSION
4. “36 indicted in huge drug sting”
A grand jury indictment accused 36 people in April of various roles in an alleged drug organization that was selling methamphetamine and cocaine in Mesa County. The story listed names of those arrested and a list of code words used for drug transactions. The 47-page indictment of alleged kingpin Francisco Peralta-Cabral was included in .pdf form online.
36 INDICTED IN HUGE DRUG STING
5. Drug Sting Mugshot Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of mugshots of those arrested for selling methamphetamine and cocaine in Mesa County.
DRUG STING MUGSHOTS
6. “Not just a team … family”
A heartfelt story about the Cedaredge vs. Dolores football game, the first played after Cedaredge lost running back Reid Gates to carbon monoxide poisoning. Both teams, teachers and the community remembered a special young man.
NOT JUST A TEAM
7. “Heather Jensen arrested in Florida”
On Jan. 16, this Breaking News story revealed the circumstances surrounding the deaths of William and Tyler Jensen, who died of hyperthermia after their mother, Heather Jensen, locked them inside a running vehicle near Powderhorn.
JENSEN ARRESTED IN FLORIDA
8. “Why is my lawn turning brown?”
Aschochyta leaf blight, which makes grass turn brown and look dead, is a fungus that burns the blades of grass from the top but leaves the roots living and healthy. Aeration, consistent watering, and fungicide can help alleviate this common lawn problem.
WHY IS MY LAWN TURNING BROWN?
9. “Body found in desert”
Nolus Xavier Sunoon was reported missing by friends after he failed to show up to a massage class he taught in Denver. Hot temperatures, high winds and dusty conditions hindered the search by Mesa County rescue teams, but his body was found at the base of the Bookcliff Mountains just north of Grand Junction Motor Speedway on June 11.
BODY FOUND IN DESERT
10. “Affidavit: Sex while sons roasted”
The print edition of the story regarding the deaths of William and Tyler Jensen. This story included a .pdf attachment of the arrest affidavit for Heather Jensen.
SEX WHILE SONS ROASTED