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GJ residents file ethics complaint against Scott

By Charles Ashby

Three Grand Junction residents filed an ethics complaint Tuesday with the Colorado Senate against Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. The three — Anne Landman, Claudette Konola and Martin Wiesiolek — have asked Senate President ...


Old tree to fall on
 Ouray anniversary

By Staff

The ancient Ute Council Tree in Delta will be cut down on Aug. 25, the 137th anniversary of the death of Chief Ouray, whose Uncompahgre Ute tribe gathered beneath its branches for years. The council tree, a cottonwood believed to have lived ...

Motorist killed, trooper injured in I-70 wreck

By Staff

A motorist who had been stopped by the Colorado State Patrol on westbound Interstate 70 west of Silt was killed Wednesday, and a state trooper was injured, when the pulled-over vehicle was struck by another westbound vehicle.
The trooper ...


Gathering condemns racial intolerance

By Charles Ashby

Bigotry exists in many forms in America and turning a blind eye to it won’t make it go away. Whether it’s racial or ethnic or even political, intolerance of other people’s opinions simply because they are different is no ...


Suspect held in Fruita co-op robbery

By Erin McIntyre

  One of the suspects involved in a robbery at the Fruita Co-Op Country Store on Sunday night has been arrested and is being held on $50,000 cash-only bond in the Mesa County Jail.   Ryan Kenneth Oliver, 27, of Grand Junction, was ...


Health-sciences facility stirs to life

By Katie Langford

After nearly 18 months of renovations and remodeling, Colorado Mesa University’s new $12.3 million health sciences building is ready for students. Construction that started in February 2016 wrapped up this month, and the former ...

Council OKs North Avenue name change

By Amy Hamilton

Bye, bye North Avenue. Make way for University Boulevard. An idea that percolated for years to change the name of the street, thanks to initial efforts by local resident Levi Lucero, got the green light Wednesday night. The Grand Junction ...


Blagg suggests alternate suspect

By Special to the Sentinel

GOLDEN — Shocking revelations surfaced Wednesday in a Jefferson County courtroom about a man pegged as an alternate suspect in the 2001 murder of Jennifer Blagg and the disappearance of her daughter, Abby. A Jefferson County district ...


Deer Creek site open, but lack of business is apparent

By Gary Harmon

The company that owns the Deer Creek evaporative ponds used to treat produced water from hydraulic fracturing told federal regulators it was considering selling the Whitewater-area facility. Operations at the Deer Creek ponds north of U.S. ...


Palisade residents oppose plan allowing for tall sign at I-70 exit

By Amy Hamilton

A few dozen Palisade residents are appealing a decision that allowed exceptions on signage for a new gas station and convenience store slated for the town’s nearby Interstate 70 exit. During their last meeting, a majority of Palisade ...

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