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Voting with appetite on marriage

By Duffy Hayes

The culture war met chicken sandwiches on Wednesday, as hundreds of local folks swarmed the area’s only Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant — a few weeks after the chicken chain’s president touched off a media firestorm by ...


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California monument-to-park bill noticed in valley

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While Mesa County has been mired in disagreement about whether to seek an upgrade of Colorado National Monument to a national park, a similar proposal in California is making headway. The U.S. House on Tuesday in a voice vote passed the ...


City fully reinstates 3 percent pay raises for its 630 employees

By Amy Hamilton

It’s official. After years of taking pay cuts, city of Grand Junction workers will have their full 3 percent raises reinstated. Grand Junction city councilors during their meeting Wednesday night voted to reinstate the remaining 1.5 ...


911 center hits switch from inside new facility

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center successfully moved into its new home early Wednesday morning with no major hiccups in service to report. At about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, local dispatcher Lonnie Bierbrauer answered the first Mesa ...


Cave closures extended with new exception

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday extended an emergency closure of caves and abandoned mines in its Rocky Mountain Region for a third year due to the agency’s continued concerns about the threat to bats from the deadly white-nose ...


Rabbit reunites with family after phone call

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It was just a little rabbit. But that rabbit was a precious friend to a child who was devastated by its loss. Perhaps Grandpa could help find it, and his first stop was The Daily Sentinel’s classified department. Representative ...


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License of prominent GJ lawyer suspended

By Paul Shockley

State regulators have issued a 45-day suspension of the law license for a prominent Grand Junction lawyer following an admission of misconduct. Joseph Coleman, who practices law under the entity, Joseph Coleman & Associates, LLC, 2454 ...


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Tardiness and dishonesty crop up in Wright file

By Paul Shockley

Questions about Jared Wright’s tardiness on the job grew from more than just one or two incidents this summer, records reviewed by The Daily Sentinel show. Fellow Fruita police officers complained about Wright’s whereabouts at ...


Report: Former cop asked chief to keep matter quiet

By Charles Ashby

The Republican candidate for House District 54 asked the Fruita Police Department not to make him look like a dishonest cop before losing his job as a police officer last month. Just days before he was given the choice of resigning or being ...


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Energized Libertarian vows ‘no skeletons’

By Charles Ashby

Timothy Menger is hoping to ride a tide created by a recent controversy surrounding Republican Jared Wright to get him elected to the Colorado Legislature. Menger, the Libertarian Party candidate for House District 54, said few people would ...


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