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2 found dead in Montrose

By Melinda Mawdsley

A man and woman were found dead in the front yard of a Montrose home Saturday night from apparent gunshot wounds, several residents of the quiet residential subdivision said. Law enforcement was mum Sunday about details surrounding the ...

Volunteers join effort to stop tamarisk invasion

By Matthew Berger

GATEWAY — The stiff breeze shooting through the canyon kept trying to knock down the newly planted willows. The future trees — branches, really — had been clipped from a dense stand of willow two miles up the Dolores River ...


Sentinel takes Colorado Press Association top prize

By Staff

Colorado’s best daily newspaper with a circulation under 75,000 is The Daily Sentinel, according to the Colorado Press Association. Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton accepted the award for general excellence Saturday during the ...

Editor Marfitano cited for passion, leadership

By Staff

Daily Sentinel copy editor Carrie Marfitano nabbed the Rising Star award Saturday from the Colorado Press Association. The award highlights one newspaper professional who has been in the business fewer than five years and displays passion for ...

Students perform mental callisthenics

By Amy Hamilton

The sum of 40 consecutive integers is 100. What is the largest of these integers? Aaron will roll a standard, six-sided die twice. What is the probability he will roll different numbers on the two rolls?  Questions such as these had ...

Energy firm president defends leasing action

By Dennis Webb

The president of one of two oil and gas companies that have agreed to pay a combined $550,000 over alleged collusion in federal lease sales says he continues to believe they did nothing wrong. Brad Robinson, president of Gunnison Energy, said ...

School District 51 receives emails, phone calls over choir flap

By Paul Shockley

“Are you clowns sick or just stupid?” That was the shortest message. Other emails, including several detailed observations of theology, Christianity and Islam, ran more than four pages. They came from Jefferson, La., Culpeper, ...

Area forests supervisor heads to D.C.

By Matthew Berger

“All good stuff awaits her,” Charlie Richmond quipped. Richmond, supervisor of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests for the past seven years, is preparing to hand over the reigns to his deputy, Sherry ...

Health professions care about needy and prove it at Good Samaritan clinic

By Amy Hamilton

Lloyd Davis, who works in behavioral health at Community Hospital, was presented a hefty challenge on Christmas Eve 2010 when he attended to an intoxicated man in the emergency room. The homeless man had lost his will to live, and it was ...

Viticulture association selects new director

By Dave Buchanan

Cassidee Shull, a 2011 graduate of Colorado Mesa University, has been named executive director of the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology, commonly known as CAVE. As head of the nonprofit trade association for Colorado winemakers ...

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