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Escaped killer ordered back to Florida

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Convicted murderer Frederick Barrett will be returning to prison in Florida some 32 years after his escape in 1979, a judge determined Wednesday. During the writ-of-habeas-corpus hearing, Barrett appeared in person for the ...

Encana: Pipeline sale to free up money for local drilling

By Dennis Webb

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) says a plan to sell part of its Piceance Basin pipeline and compressor system doesn’t signal a slowdown in its local drilling operations, but rather frees up money to invest in them. Encana said Wednesday it ...

Group fights lease proposal for Thompson Divide land

By Dennis Webb

CARBONDALE — A proposed federal oil and gas leasing unit would drive a stake through the heart of efforts to protect some 220,000 acres between Glenwood Springs and McClure Pass from drilling, speakers told a Carbondale crowd Wednesday ...

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Applicants at job fair see little to apply for

By Charles Ashby

Lauren Broderick didn’t spend years learning how to be a dental hygienist and then work in that field for more than a decade so she could go back to the restaurant work she did while in college. But that’s what the Grand Junction ...

Two school board candidates oppose mill-levy override

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School District 51 Board of Education candidates Arvan “Jeff” Leany and Ann Tisue said Wednesday they likely will vote against a mill levy override question on the Nov. 1 ballot. The override will appear as Referred Measure 3B and ...

Sentinel seeks reader thoughts on 9/11

By Staff

Given the gravity of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, the Sentinel is doing something a little different in the You Said It column this Sunday. We are soliciting readers to share their thoughts about 9/11. Do you have a deepened appreciation ...

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Stabbing suspect posts bond, then is arrested again

By Paul Shockley

A combat veteran accused of stabbing four people after becoming upset about fireworks is facing new allegations that he forged a prescription to get drugs from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. Alejandro Olvera, 25, who ...

Enrollment dips at high schools within D51

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School District 51 administrators still are predicting flat enrollment for 2011–12 despite counting 39 fewer students Tuesday than they did the day after Labor Day 2010. On Aug. 30, the district counted 21,123 students, a 38-person ...

Organic farm plans big solar project

By Dennis Webb

The developer of an organic farm southeast of Rifle won approval Tuesday to build what he believes would be the largest privately owned solar-energy project in Colorado. Garfield County commissioners approved a proposal by Eagle Springs ...

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Palisade farmers weigh in with heavy crop of peaches

By Amy Hamilton

Farmers in Palisade have been producing some monster peaches this season, but Robert Helmer’s more than two decades in farming never produced the mammoth peach he now holds proudly. The Cresthaven peach that came through the packing ...

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