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El Salvador mothers and food

Hearty meals prepared in El Salvador for sister-city delegation

By Staff

El Salvador tastes like pupusas, nuégados, ejotes, atól and tamales. Fat corn tortillas filled with cheese, meat and beans; sweet yucca pancakes; tiny fried fish; thick drinks of corn, rice or fruit; and tamales wrapped in green ...

Insurer is seeking ‘Aha’ moments
 for TV commercial

By Greg Ruland

The Mutual of Omaha Aha Moment Tour will come to Grand Junction on Tuesday for two days as part of a nationwide search by the insurance giant for people willing to play themselves in a 30-second TV commercial to air in 2015. This is the fifth ...


Fewer four-legged friends needing a home at county shelter

By Emily Shockley

For the fifth consecutive year, the number of animals brought to the shelter at Mesa County Animal Services declined year over year in the first half of 2014. The shelter provided a temporary home to 1,680 animals in the first six months of ...


Bounty of farming brought to El Salvador

By Staff

The hillsides surrounding 18-year-old Selena Marisol’s home in El Espino, El Salvador, are covered in corn planted by her family. Although her parents and grandparents plant, weed and gather the corn by hand, Selena knew nothing about ...


Ex-trooper in Kemp death hired as cop

By Paul Shockley

A former Colorado State Patrol trooper who was prosecuted in the shooting death of a Redlands man is again working in law enforcement, much to the chagrin of a victim’s family. Kirk Firko, who was fired by the State Patrol in the ...


Eye in the sky: heat-seeking, fire-spotting technology

By Charles Ashby

The way Colorado deals with wildfires is about to go high-tech. The same company that creates computerized sensing equipment for the U.S. military to locate enemy combatants on the ground won the contract to equip two new multi-mission planes ...


Desert body is that of mother

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said a body found Thursday in the desert north of 25 Road was that of a woman reported missing from her nearby home, while authorities Saturday said her son with a lengthy criminal record is a ...

Volunteers sought to finish Grand Mesa trail

By The Daily Sentinel

Volunteers are needed to finish a final stretch of a trail on Grand Mesa, the culmination of a two-year effort. The Mesa Top trail, which is currently seven-and-a-half miles long and intended to connect Colorado Highway 65 with the recently ...

Traffic Alert, July 27, 2014

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ First Street and Grand Avenue sewer line replacement: The intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday. A ...


Delegates meet friends in Grand Junction’s sister city

By Staff

The drive from San Salvador to the small community of El Espino takes only an hour or so, but for seven American travelers, the short journey on Friday was an experience in and of itself, eventually leading them to the colorful place ...

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