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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 ...

D51 staff to discuss new evaluations

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School District 51 will take its next step toward formulating a new plan for teacher and principal evaluations later this month. Senate Bill 191, passed by the state Legislature in 2010, requires school districts to adopt a new system of ...

Dewey post-release press conference

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Robert Dewey speaks to reporters following his release from prison.  ...

Motorcycle’s rumble greets a free man

By Paul Shockley

Moments after breathing open air in front of the Mesa County Justice Center as a free man, Robert Dewey on Monday heard the distant boom. Somewhere, a motorcycle screamed down a street. Dewey smiled. He touched a tree for the first time in ...

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