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Watchdogs or wingnuts? Conspiracy theorists distrust U.N.

By Charles Ashby

This isn’t your father’s conspiracy theory. The idea that the United Nations wants to create a world government is no longer some obscure conspiracy shared by a few John Birch Society members. In recent years the concern has ...

D51 homeless program seeing fewer students

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School District 51 identified fewer students as homeless this year, leading to changes in the district’s homeless student outreach program. All U.S. school districts are required by federal law to set aside some funding to help homeless ...


Veterans see memorial to war, Honor Flights

By Rachel Sauer

When the flag passed by, the old soldiers stood. Some, with baseball caps held over their hearts. Some, at attention. Herb High — honorably discharged these 67 years — saluted. His right shoulder, after 90 years of use, is wearing ...

Man apologizes for scare at Walmart, released

By Staff

Edtitor’s note: The Daily Sentinel distinguishes between the term “homeless,” for those temporarily without a home and working to improve their lot, and “vagrant,” for those choosing a lifestyle without a ...

Open house for upgraded CMU campus in Montrose

By Staff

Montrose residents will get their first chance to see the newly renovated Colorado Mesa University satellite campus next week. On Sept. 7, the four-year school will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. at the campus, 234 S. Cascade Ave. The ...

Some cry foul at egg-laying operations

By Duffy Hayes

Veterinarian Susan Raymond would rather be attending to her patients on her 60-acre property on Powell Mesa near Delta, instead of visiting a pulmonologist in Grand Junction. But her burning eyes, continuous sneezing and nose-blowing, ...


House District 54: Menger vs. Wright

By Charles Ashby

When Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, decided not to seek a third term in the Colorado House, that opened the door for other candidates to run for the newly redrawn district that primarily covers Mesa County outside of Grand Junction and the ...

Fresh look 
at oil shale
 regulations is overdue

By Dennis Webb

Conservationists and the energy industry are wondering when the federal government will release a review of oil shale regulations that is now three and a half months late in coming. Under an agreement settling litigation, the Department of ...

Piper pilot
 was headed 
to Minnesota 
before crash

By Dennis Webb

A plane involved in a fatal plane crash that was discovered in Routt County on Aug. 25 had departed from the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport and was headed to Minnesota, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board ...

Libertarian not invited to debate

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Libertarian Party isn’t happy that its candidate in House District 54 wasn’t invited to next weekend’s Club 20 debates. Though it’s the group’s policy not to invite candidates to its annual debates ...

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