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Garfield trio spends night rescuing nine

By Dennis Webb

Nine people are safe and sound thanks to an all-nighter by three Garfield County rescuers Sunday night, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said. Three men from Garfield County Search & Rescue Inc. first rescued three people ...


Teacher’s aide accused of molesting girl

By Paul Shockley

A teacher’s assistant at Mount Garfield Middle School and former Girl Scout leader has been arrested on allegations he repeatedly molested an 8-year-old girl. Travis M. Cernazanu, 35, 2542 Kennedy Ave., was ordered Monday held at Mesa ...

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Forty-five percent of Colorado ballots cast

By Charles Ashby

More Colorado Republicans than Democrats have cast a ballot so far this election cycle, but not by much. According to the latest pre-election figures released by the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday, nearly 52 percent of the ...

Wilderness bill won’t affect operations of Guard training site

By Dennis Webb

With construction about to begin on a new base for high-altitude military helicopter training, newly proposed wilderness legislation aims to preserve pilots’ access to some remote mountain landing sites. A wilderness bill recently ...

‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ buoys museum by $15,000

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Two showings of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” pumped up the coffers of the Museum of Western Colorado by about $15,000, the museum said. The Lost Theater Troupe put the show on at the Avalon, the second time the troupe has put on a ...

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Settlements reached in fatal lodge blast

By Paul Shockley

A wrongful death lawsuit brought four years ago related to the explosion that killed three people and injured 16 at a remote lodge near Paonia has ended with settlements. Scheduled for trial over seven weeks starting Oct. 18 before Mesa ...

Group marshals support for park status at monument

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado National Monument Association would like nothing more than to become the Colorado Canyons National Park Association. The volunteer association that supports the National Park Service is supporting changing the national monument ...

Buck would defund Dem-backed health care measure

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Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck joked Saturday with about 50 supporters in Grand Junction about a Thursday conference call between President Barack Obama and Sen. Michael Bennet, R-Colo. The unannounced call was to include Colorado ...

Teens suspected of vandalism at Fruita convention center work site

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Four teen boys are suspected of causing approximately $10,000 worth of damage to the Fruita Community Center construction site. Officials were expecting the center, at 278 N. Cherry St., to open by Jan. 31, according to the center’s ...

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3,200 have signed petition for vote on city dispensaries

By Amy Hamilton

Volunteers, patients and owners of medical-marijuana dispensaries have fanned out in Grand Junction in recent weeks, pressing forward with a petition drive. The Grand Junction City Council on Oct. 4 voted to ban the shops in city limits, ...

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