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Traffic Alert, Aug. 30, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: CDOT widening of Interstate 70 Business Loop: This project will widen I-70B between 24 Road and 24 3/4 Road. Traffic has been switched to the south side in the construction ...


World-class education: first, excel in state

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 will have some of the best schools in the world if Superintendent Steve Schultz has any say about it. “Our community deserves world-class schools, and they’re going to get them,” he said. Schultz said a ...

Moon rock now tethered to Mines

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The travels of Colorado’s wayward moon rock reached an end last week at the Colorado School of Mines, where it was locked away behind steel and glass. There are no immediate plans for the rock to be taken to the highways and back roads ...


World’s best education: GJ Forum seeks premier system for local students

By Emily Shockley

The conversation began three years ago with one question: What makes Grand Junction great? The question was soon followed by another: How can it be greater? The Grand Junction Forum started as a think tank for the Grand Junction Area Chamber ...

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Survivor looks back 5 years at Katrina

By Melinda Mawdsley

The word Michelle Colon used to describe Hurricane Katrina is not fit to print. Although she had nothing nice to say about the hurricane and its effect on her native New Orleans, Colon is happy to have found a new home in western ...

Calm start to Rock Jam

By Melinda Mawdsley

Perhaps it is the cooler weather or the presence of security staff, but Friday evening and Saturday morning were relatively calm at the Rock Jam festival in Mack. “It’s been pretty mellow, actually,” said Mesa County ...

Joe the Plumber making a house call at GJ courthouse

By Staff

Another rolling protest of federal policies will pass through Grand Junction, this time with Joe Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber, expected to appear Monday morning. Wurzelbacher questioned Sen. Barack Obama in a 2008 campaign stop ...

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Convicted dealer ‘Grandpa’ loses appeal

By Paul Shockley

A 68-year-old Grand Junction man who admitted to illegally owning firearms, dealing drugs and enlisting a murder-for-hire plot while behind bars has lost a bid to reverse some of his convictions. The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday ...

Special Series: World-Class Education

By Staff

Follow the Daily Sentinel’s five-part special series, exploring local efforts to provide an education that competes on a global scale. Day 1: GJ Forum seeks premier system for local students Day 2: First, excel in state Day ...

Deal for dog killer driven by cop’s death, prosecutor says

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man serving three years in federal prison for killing a dog will face no additional prison time under a plea agreement in an unrelated case. The deal was driven largely by the death of a Grand Junction police officer, a ...

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