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3 new group residences give clients with severe disabilities a home of their own

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Rhonda McElhiney protested the closure of the Grand Junction Regional Center’s skilled nursing unit last year. McElhiney, who worked in the unit, didn’t think Mesa Developmental Services (MDS) could handle the delicate medical ...


Donors give cool $150,000 to new ice rink

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Grand Junction’s newest ice rink has gathered $150,000 in donations so far. It cost local nonprofit Ice Skating Inc. $200,000 to turn a former roller hockey rink behind 330 North Ave. into an outdoor ice rink, complete with boards, ...


093011 Walker tribute

Sentinel publishers depicted in plaques

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Two bronze reliefs depicting the field’s namesakes soon will be installed at Colorado Mesa University’s Walker Field. The rectangular plaques, featuring former Daily Sentinel publishers Walter Walker and his son, Preston Walker, ...


New half-pipe coming soon to Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Resort will open its 45th season this winter with a new half-pipe for snow-park boarders and skiers. Resort officials said the half-pipe is expected to be 300-350 feet long with 13-foot walls sporting a grade of 16-17 percent. The ...


100111 8a san juan meeting

Tipton hears pros, cons of San Juan Wilderness expansion

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OURAY — More than 400 people crowded into the Ouray Community Center aiming to persuade U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., to support — or oppose — the proposed expansion of nearby wilderness. History, tradition and the ...


Inactive voters at center of debate

By Charles Ashby

Secretary of State Scott Gessler is right, but for the wrong reasons, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said Friday. Gessler is right that county clerks are required to send ballots to registered voters for this year’s all-mail elections. ...


Palisade library branch set to reopen on Oct. 11

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Closed for nearly a month to accommodate a move and remodel, the Palisade branch library will reopen Oct. 11 in its new downtown location. Construction crews are installing new bathrooms and reconfiguring an area that will feature a meeting ...


Sex offender guilty of exploiting children

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs-area man agreed to a plea deal instead of going to trial Monday on charges he stored more than 1,000 sexually explicit images of children on his workplace computer. Christopher Earl Carlyle, 35, pleaded guilty to four ...


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CMU attracting students with better grades, test scores

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Students new to Colorado Mesa University this fall are better prepared for college course work than past classes, according to the school’s president. Census data taken earlier this month show the portion of first-time Colorado Mesa ...


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I-70 crash kills man on way to new home

By Paul Shockley

A man driving a U-Haul truck and en route with family to their new home in California died Thursday when the truck went off the paved shoulder of Interstate 70 and slammed into a support beam at the 26 Road overpass. Erik K. Bartholomew, 27, ...


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