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Palisade crowd gets info on performance-based learning

By Katie Langford

More than 400 District 51 teachers and staff filled Palisade High School Monday to learn about a “foundational shift” to education in the 21,000-student school district — performance-based learning. On the cusp of the ...


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Searchers scour plateau for woman missing for 10 days

By Erin McIntyre

The search for an 82-year-old Delta County woman continued on Monday, with search and rescue volunteers scouring a rugged area in the Uncompahgre National Forest. A call from two men scouting near the border between Mesa and Montrose counties ...


I-70 to close for canyon rockfall project

By Dennis Webb

A sizable inconvenience for Interstate 70 motorists this week will help produce a sizable benefit — 16-foot-tall fences designed to stop some of the worst of the rockfall that Glenwood Canyon’s steep slopes can throw at the ...


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Mesa County protests conservation area plan

By Gary Harmon

The Bureau of Land Management erred in its plans to change the boundary of the wilderness within the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, the Mesa County Commission contends. The commission on Monday voted to protest the inaugural ...


Glenwood man held in stabbing of his brother

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his brother in the neck during a fight in the Flat Tops mountains north of Glenwood. Brian Dunlap, 30, was being held in Garfield County ...


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One person taken to hospital after explosion in Whitewater

By Erin McIntyre

An explosion at a Whitewater business on Monday afternoon resulted in at least one person being taken to the hospital, the evacuation of the area and the bomb squad being summoned. First responders were dispatched to the scene of the blast ...


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Rocky to sell to largest insurer

By Staff

Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Mesa County’s scrappy insurance company that has been a model nationwide, is being sold to the nation’s largest health care provider, company officials told The Daily Sentinel on Monday. In an ...


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Trial begins nine years after woman disappeared

By Gabrielle Porter

The first-degree murder trial of Lester Jones — nine years, 96 pre-trial motions and innumerable hours in the making — kicked off Monday morning when 102 prospective jurors filed into a Mesa County district courtroom to start the ...


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Divine timing

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Xhuljeta (think “Julieta”) Bajrami took in the splendor of falling water, lush vegetation and blue sky at Rifle Falls State Park on Thursday morning and put her paintbrush to work. The Kosovo artist, speaking through ...


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County coroner’s office moves into larger suite at new hospital

By Gabrielle Porter

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office’s move to its expanded suite at the new Community Hospital building didn’t come a moment too soon. The suite at the new hospital affords the office about twice the space in which to perform ...


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