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AARP stands on issues, speakers tell GJ audience

By Charles Ashby

As one of the nation’s largest senior groups, AARP routinely takes stances on issues important to the elderly, such as health care, retirement programs and consumer prices. So when the advocacy group backs parts of a controversial ...

Convention bureau wants help with Two Rivers

By Lory Pounder

As budget conversations continue in the city, Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau board members shared their wish for a funding shift to free up marketing money to attract more tourism. They met this week for lunch with the Grand ...

Groups want greater drilling setbacks

By Dennis Webb

The Sierra Club has been joined by 12 other activist groups in pushing for drilling setbacks even greater than those sought by some organizations earlier this summer. The groups also are calling for closing what the Sierra Club calls a ...

High country gets first snow

By Charles Ashby

Grand Mesa and other parts of the high country saw the first snow of the season early Monday, but it didn’t last. A small high-altitude disturbance came through the region, but wasn’t expected to be carrying much moisture. So ...

Remaining Broadway at Avalon series shows cut

By Melinda Mawdsley

The city has canceled the remainder of the inaugural Broadway At the Avalon series, but season ticket holders can expect a refund for the two remaining shows on the schedule, a city official confirmed today. When giving a reason for the ...


Jabs touts business approach, tax cuts

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American Furniture Warehouse in Grand Junction is doing better now than it did when it opened, Jake Jabs, the president and CEO of the company said Monday. Business is up about 10 percent over November, when the store at 2570 American Way ...

Tipton foe Pace willing to ‘buck my party’

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Sal Pace, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, painted himself as a maverick unafraid to defy his own party leaders. Pace also told The Daily Sentinel editorial board Monday he regretted two incidents when he was ...


Waste treatment plant proposal riles Carbondale

By Dennis Webb

When Mid-Continent Resources operated a coal load-out site just east of Carbondale until the early 1990s, a good number of town residents earned their living at the company’s mine where the coal originated outside Redstone. These ...

Businesses can target suicide issue

By Lory Pounder

High suicide rates in Mesa County compared to the state and nation have a local prevention organization exploring new ways to create change. Throughout September, Suicide Prevention Month, Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation is ...


Western Colorado Community College developing degree for 911 work

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A two-year associate degree program for 911 dispatchers could make its way into Western Colorado Community College’s list of degree offerings within the next few years. The community college is “in the process” of creating ...

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