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Concealed carry, right out of store

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction police say an investigation continues and a Clifton boy is in custody after he managed to hide two high-powered rifles in his pants and walk out of Cabela’s at Mesa Mall, prompting a large response Tuesday night by Grand ...

Man guilty of maiming wildlife in lion hunts

By Amy Hamilton

An Oregon man charged in a scheme with a Mack outfitter to capture and maim mountain lions and bobcats for clients to shoot more easily has pleaded guilty. Nicholaus Rodgers, 31, of Medford, Oregon, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to one count ...


Lease will let coal mine expand

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday accepted a $2.9 million bid by Bowie Resources for a 1,790-acre tract next to its Bowie II Mine in Delta County. In doing so, the agency says it took into consideration recent recommendations for ...

Candidate to skip Club 20 meeting

By Gary Harmon

The Republican running against incumbent Democrat Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District will attend the Club 20 debates on Sept. 6. Polis will attend another event that day in Fort Collins. George Leing, the Republican, confirmed that ...


Wine production an area for opportunity in GJ’s sister city

By Staff

Four years ago, in Grand Junction’s sister city of El Espino, a group of artisanal winemakers approached Gloria Perez and her women’s cooperative, who at the time were raising tilapia at their homes in small tanks dug into the ...


A record gully-washer

By Staff

Unusually heavy rain pelted the Grand Valley early Tuesday, and when the hourslong deluge finally stopped, a record amount of rain had fallen at the National Weather Service Grand Junction measuring station. More rain fell Tuesday evening, ...


Guilty plea in deadly crash

By Paul Shockley

A local woman will avoid a prison sentence after causing a crash in April that killed her cousin near Fruita. Alexis Perez, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of vehicular homicide while driving recklessly, under a plea agreement ...


Prison officials block bond for man eyed in death of mother

By Paul Shockley

State prison officials Tuesday moved to place a “hold” on a local parolee under scrutiny in the death of his mother, ensuring he can’t post bond at the Mesa County Jail. Daniel Stetzel, 31, who has been named a person of ...

1 of 2 Moffat County fires is nearly contained

By Staff

Favorable weather is helping crews fighting two fires that each exceeded 400 acres in Moffat County. One of those blazes, the 430-acre Ladore Fire, broke out Monday and was burning in rough but accessible terrain in Dinosaur National Monument ...

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Education obstacles in Grand Junction’s sister city

By Special to the Sentinel

The ride from El Espino to the Universidad de El Salvador takes more than two hours, longer if the traffic is bad, and requires at least two bus changes along the way. Most of the buses are repurposed school buses from the United States ...

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