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Businesses wrongly labeled as dispensaries

By Charles Ashby

Two Grand Junction shops were surprised to learn from a Daily Sentinel story Sunday that the city thinks they’re selling medical marijuana. While one of the store owners said he understood the confusion — though he’s tried ...


Energy bill would convert coal plants to natural gas, create state jobs

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Josh Penry will be a main sponsor to a bill he hopes will boost Western Slope jobs. The measure, to be detailed in a press conference led by Gov. Bill Ritter later today, is designed to help clear the air around the Denver metropolitan ...


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Panel clears measure on rafters’ right to float

By Charles Ashby

A Senate committee floated a bill late Monday that would have allowed commercial rafting companies to traverse private land without permission. The measure cleared the Colorado House last month almost entirely on a 40-25 party-line vote, with ...


Travel agency owner accused of scheming to defraud airlines

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Prosecutors on Monday filed felony charges against the owner of a Grand Junction travel agency who is suspected of defrauding several airlines out of tens of thousands of dollars. Rodney Thompson, 52, was charged with three counts of theft of ...


‘Make My Day’ law won’t extend to stores

By Charles Ashby

For the fourth time in as many years, the Colorado Legislature killed a bill Monday to extend the state’s “Make My Day” law to businesses. On a near party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee said the measure that would ...


Man charged with murder in shooting of neighbor

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Prosecutors on Monday filed a first-degree murder charge and 12 other counts against a Grand Junction man accused of shooting to death a neighbor who intervened in an argument between him and his wife. In addition to murder, Robert McCleland, ...


Ethics panel officially admonishes Grand Junction legislator

By Charles Ashby

The House Ethics Committee formally submitted its letter addressing a complaint of double-dipping travel expenses lodged against Rep. Steve King. The letter admonishes the Grand Junction Republican for how he claimed travel expenses from his ...


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Police investigate Fruitvale fatal stabbing; ID suspect

By Melinda Mawdsley

One person is dead and one man was taken into custody at 11:30 p.m. Sunday after an apparent stabbing in a Fruitvale home. Police today have identified their suspect as Octavio Vargas-Herrera. At 9 p.m., the Grand Junction Police Department ...


Suspect arrested after beating in Power Road transient camp

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 41-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of beating a homeless man, breaking his nose and other facial bones, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Rusty Lane Hubbard, a transient, was arrested shortly after 3:30 a.m. ...


Another high note struck in budding career

By Melinda Mawdsley

Moments after winning the Young Artist Competition at Mesa State College, Antonio Villanueva laughed about his start with the instrument that has allowed him to travel the world. Villanueva, 22, a junior music major at Arizona State ...


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