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121011 toys for tots swat

Network of charities comes through to form safety net for Toys for Tots

By Charles Ashby

Toys for Tots is back on the job. After the popular Marine Corps program was suspended last year when its longtime coordinator was no longer authorized to run the program in the Grand Valley, two area residents stepped up to do the job. When ...

Crimes-against-kids cases a major concern in budget negotiations

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The Mesa County Commission will thrash out the nearly $148 million budget for 2012 during a public hearing Monday. Commissioners for the last several weeks have dealt with a series of budget-related issues, such as deciding the level at which ...

120911 James Fletcher

State Patrol apologizes to Palisade man after court dismisses charges

By Paul Shockley

On Sundays, James Fletcher of Palisade regularly may have passed Don Moseman in the hallways of Canyon View Vineyard Church in Grand Junction. On a Saturday in June, Fletcher believes he illegally was arrested by Moseman. Fletcher said he ...

Home sales leap 33% in county

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Mesa County home sales jumped 33 percent in the first 11 months of 2011 compared with the first 11 months of 2010, according to a Bray Real Estate report released this week. January through November, 2,085 homes were sold in the county, which ...

School funding method illegal, judge says

By Charles Ashby

A Denver District Court judge dropped a bombshell ruling late Friday, saying the way the state funds public schools is not thorough and uniform as called for in the Colorado Constitution. The ruling, which is more than 180 pages long, ...

Death notices, Dec. 10, 2011

By Staff

William O. Ellison, 66, Grand Junction, died Dec. 8, 2011, at hospice care center. Mr. Ellison was a design engineer. No services are planned. Survivors include his wife, Karen Grew-Ellison; and one sister, Evelyn “Sis” Parkins ...

Two dogs from homeless camp still in custody of Animal Services

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The two dogs taken from a homeless camp Thursday will remain in the custody of Mesa County Animal Services pending an investigation into a Nov. 22 incident. Both animals are doing well at Animal Services, Director Penny McCarty said Friday. ...

For The Record, Dec. 10, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Rebecca Schaefer, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 21. Manuel Carbonell and Amanda Lauderbach, Delta, a son, Nov. 25. William and Kehlie Kruger, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 25. Bryce and Brittany Skeen, Grand ...

Firm proposes pipeline project south of Rifle

By Dennis Webb

A Williams subsidiary is proposing a 22-mile, 16-inch-diameter pipeline project south of Rifle that would include a crossing beneath the Colorado River. Bargath LLC is seeking to build the Kokopelli Phase II Pipeline to gather natural gas ...

Sentinel to require IDs of website commenters

By Staff

As of Friday, anonymous commenting at GJSentinel.com no longer is allowed. This change in policy simply brings The Daily Sentinel’s website under the same standards applied to Letters to the Editor. Those letters require the verified ...

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