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Union Pacific tracks reopen after mudflows

By Dennis Webb

Union Pacific Railroad tracks reopened Wednesday after mudflows from heavy rains east of Glenwood Springs caused an overnight closure that forced the detouring of Amtrak California Zephyr trains between Denver and Salt Lake City. Union ...


Amtrak train kills person in Clifton

By Paul Shockley

One person was killed Tuesday night after being struck by Amtrak’s California Zephyr, which witnesses said was barreling into Clifton at speeds estimated at 60 to 70 mph. The collision was reported just after 6 p.m. on the west side of ...


Rifle researchers test microbes’ appetite for uranium cleanup

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE—For a decade in a field by the Colorado River on the eastern edge of town, scientists have been hard at work trying to deal with the legacy of mill processing from a former uranium mill tailings site. Arguably, though, some of the ...


Governor, Lions honor Bishop

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Tilman Bishop has lived up to his own words: “Don’t dream your dreams — live them.” More than 250 members of the community gave a standing ovation Tuesday afternoon as the Grand Junction Lions Club and University of ...

Naturita man sought in shooting

By Paul Shockley

UPDATE: Suspected arrested in case Montrose County authorities on Tuesday were looking for a man with possible ties to a shooting in Naturita. A law enforcement radio bulletin broadcast just before 6 a.m. Tuesday said authorities should ...

Give trustees’ duties to counties, group says

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado office of Americans for Prosperity is calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper not to replace the 10 public trustees he asked to resign earlier this month. The group’s state director, Jeff Crank, said the 10 counties that the ...


Benson gloomy over higher ed funds

By Charles Ashby

Bruce Benson isn’t under any illusion. There is no state money for higher education, the University of Colorado president said Tuesday. “I think it’s a hopeless cause,” Benson told The Daily Sentinel editorial board. ...

Udall, Bennet want Curecanti boundaries set

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are seeking public comment about a proposed bill to define the boundaries of the Curecanti National Recreation Area in Gunnison County. The recreation area, which is on the south side of Blue Mesa ...


Water, fire and radiation topics at Sentinel symposium

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From wildfires to radiation to water conservation and quality, one thing was clear: There is no easy answer. Still, a panel of eight local environmental experts did their best to answer moderator and audience questions Tuesday night at ...

Gunnison Basin mule deer management to be discussed

By Special to the Sentinel

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has scheduled two public meetings to discuss new management plans for mule deer in the Gunnison Basin. The first meeting will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the College Center building north ballroom at Western ...

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