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County exodus heats up with ongoing pay freeze

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Coming off a year in which Mesa County recorded the most employee turnover in at least a decade, county employees’ exodus is continuing in the first part of 2012, an indication that an ongoing pay freeze is taking a toll. Four Mesa ...


Captive audience for trial of trooper

By Paul Shockley

From his wooden courtroom bench at the Mesa County Justice Center, 61-year-old Larry Bullard hears urgency as he listens to legal arguments about “every policeman’s worst nightmare.” “I could be sitting where Gene ...


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Mobile journalist cruises Junction, posting news online as it happens

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a bustling lunch hour on the Colorado Mesa University campus when Daily Sentinel reporter Richie Ann Ashcraft swoops into the cafeteria. She walks briskly, scanning the crowds of students and faculty gathered around tables, chatting ...


Open house on Highway 6 improvements is Monday

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The town of Palisade will host an open house Monday seeking public feedback on a plan to improve and redevelop U.S. Highway 6 between Palisade High School and the Colorado River. The meeting marks the beginning of the town Planning ...


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Palisade festival celebrates contributions of bees

By Amy Hamilton

People couldn’t help but swarm around a display of live, wiggly bees Saturday at Palisade’s International Honeybee Festival. The bees, working on a honeycomb encased in clear plastic, had the added benefit of drawing interested ...


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District 51 administration targeted for cuts

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Less than 10 percent of District 51 administration employees outside of schools fit the mold of what people usually imagine when they think of administration: a person managing other people, coordinating programs, and often filling out ...


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Outdoor enthusiasts get their fix of gears at swap, sale festival

By Amy Hamilton

Laurie Brandt of Montrose wanted to sell a bike, not buy a new one Saturday during Grand Junction’s MOG Festival. But she couldn’t shake her feelings for a cylco-cross bike after spotting it at the Manufacturers of Outdoor Gear ...


Traffic Alert, April 15, 2012

By Staff

The following road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: ■ Railroad maintenance work, Seventh and Ninth streets: Union Pacific Railroad will close two downtown rail crossings on consecutive days next week for ...


Smooth talking on state budget

By Charles Ashby

State lawmakers are halfway through approving next year’s $19 billion spending plan, and so far they’re doing it with little political rancor. The budget for the 2012–13 fiscal year, which begins July 1, includes money to ...


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Subcontractors not paid for airport job

By Amy Hamilton

Two local companies that worked on the fence to hem in the Grand Junction Regional Airport have not been paid by the general contractor chosen to work on the project, Nationwide Construction. Owners of Upland Gravel, 152 32 Road, and G&G ...


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