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911 center hits switch from inside new facility

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center successfully moved into its new home early Wednesday morning with no major hiccups in service to report. At about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, local dispatcher Lonnie Bierbrauer answered the first Mesa ...

Cave closures extended with new exception

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday extended an emergency closure of caves and abandoned mines in its Rocky Mountain Region for a third year due to the agency’s continued concerns about the threat to bats from the deadly white-nose ...

Rabbit reunites with family after phone call

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It was just a little rabbit. But that rabbit was a precious friend to a child who was devastated by its loss. Perhaps Grandpa could help find it, and his first stop was The Daily Sentinel’s classified department. Representative ...


License of prominent GJ lawyer suspended

By Paul Shockley

State regulators have issued a 45-day suspension of the law license for a prominent Grand Junction lawyer following an admission of misconduct. Joseph Coleman, who practices law under the entity, Joseph Coleman & Associates, LLC, 2454 ...


Tardiness and dishonesty crop up in Wright file

By Paul Shockley

Questions about Jared Wright’s tardiness on the job grew from more than just one or two incidents this summer, records reviewed by The Daily Sentinel show. Fellow Fruita police officers complained about Wright’s whereabouts at ...

Report: Former cop asked chief to keep matter quiet

By Charles Ashby

The Republican candidate for House District 54 asked the Fruita Police Department not to make him look like a dishonest cop before losing his job as a police officer last month. Just days before he was given the choice of resigning or being ...


Energized Libertarian vows ‘no skeletons’

By Charles Ashby

Timothy Menger is hoping to ride a tide created by a recent controversy surrounding Republican Jared Wright to get him elected to the Colorado Legislature. Menger, the Libertarian Party candidate for House District 54, said few people would ...

Obama, Romney plan visits

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The Western Slope will be the center of presidential politics for two weeks with President Barack Obama visiting Grand Junction on Aug. 8 and his likely Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, visiting Basalt on Thursday. Obama will make his third ...


Robbery witness feared gunfire

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A witness to an early Tuesday morning armed robbery at a Grand Junction convenience store said he was certain gunfire would have broken out had he and the clerk not fled. Wendell Faircloth, who sells handmade crosses of juniper wood, said he ...

No charges in former city official’s naked romp; he says he was drugged

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Grand Junction city officials dismissed an indecent-exposure charge against the city’s former manager of Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theatre after Theron LaFountain said he had been drugged. LaFountain, 33, was issued a ...

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