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Roadless rule for Colorado released

By Matthew Berger

The final version of a long-awaited rule governing roadless areas in Colorado’s national forest lands was released Wednesday. When finalized a month from now, the rule will exempt Colorado from the federal roadless rule released in 2001 ...


Aspinall project to save energy, history

By Matthew Berger

If Grand Junction seems an unlikely home for the nation’s first historic building that produces as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis, consider these quick facts about the local environment: a high number of sunny days, low ...

Driving-while-high measure passes Senate, now faces House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to establish a limit on being too high to drive cleared the Colorado Senate on Wednesday, but not by much. For a brief moment when the 35-member Senate voted on the measure, Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, feared ...

Kathy Jordan

Sentinel’s ‘mother hen’ dies at 64

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Kathy Jordan, for decades The Daily Sentinel’s newsroom secretary/empress and most recently its columnist for local history, and a preserver of it as well, died Tuesday. She was 64. Jordan died at Swedish Hospital in Denver after ...

Central library soon moving to temporary digs

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The Mesa County Public Library District is expected to temporarily relocate the central library to the former Ashley Furniture store on First Street while the library undergoes a $5.5 million renovation and expansion starting this summer. The ...

Driving-while-high bill advances

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Sen. Steve King scored a major victory Tuesday in getting preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate of his effort to establish a blood level to determine when someone is too stoned to drive. The Grand Junction Republican won ...

Two questions may be placed on fall ballot

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Senate on Tuesday approved placing two measures on this year’s ballot, both of which still need House approval. One measure would remove provisions from the Colorado Constitution that have been declared ...


Group brainstorms for ‘better world’

By Amy Hamilton

Abby Davis is just one person, but she believes that’s a start to make the changes she wants to see in the world. Davis, with a wreath of flowers in her hair, was joined by several dozen others Tuesday at a Mayday Occupy Grand Junction ...


Family and friends: No way Thames is a killer

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction family of a man convicted in the rape and murder of a Fort Collins woman in 1989, who now is accused of committing a similar slaying in Palisade in 1994, insist he’s innocent on both counts. “We thought we had a ...

Expert: Taxes may threaten new economy

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The economy in the Grand Valley and nationwide has bottomed out and is slowly rebounding thanks to boosts in consumer spending, housing sales and employment, but a “fiscal cliff” looms at the end of the year that threatens to wipe ...

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