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Montrose crash landing

By William Woody

Scenes from the Montrose neighborhood where a small plane crash-landed.  ...

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Obama town hall

By Staff

Sentinel photogs capture images from the president’s whirlwind visit.  ...

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Grand Junction doctor made difficult choices in ravaged Haiti

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Dr. Mercedes Cameron worked nearly a week in earthquake-shattered Haiti, patching together as best she could broken bones, treating festering wounds and doing her best to frustrate the determined stalk of death. The reality is that the ...

Cigarette on couch sparked fatal fire

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A fire that killed an elderly woman inside her home over the weekend was accidentally sparked by a cigarette left on a couch, fire investigators said Monday. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 85-year-old Phyllis Williams ...

Growers were caught unprepared

By Dave Buchanan

Grape and fruit growers have generations of experience dealing with spring frosts, which often come when young buds are at their most vulnerable to cold damage. But the sub-zero cold snap of December that killed grapes and vines across the ...

City, county focus turns to pollution from dust

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Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction are collaborating with state health officials to monitor and control dust that can whip up blinding storms in the spring and pose an unhealthy nuisance for residents. County commissioners adopted an ...

Frigid temperatures may have some Grand Valley grapes sitting out this wine season

By Dave Buchanan

An unexpected and unseasonable cold snap in early December has left widespread concern among Mesa County grape growers and winemakers. The annual meeting last week of the Western Colorado Horticultural Society was dominated by stories of ...

Worst-case scenario: income loss of $5 million for grape growers

By Dave Buchanan

The mid-December cold snap that sent temperatures plunging well below zero might cost Mesa County winemakers up to $5 million in income. That’s according to state viticulturist Horst Caspari of the Colorado State University Research ...

School district asks for opinions on budget cuts

By Staff

School District 51 is asking community members for advice on making $8 million to $12 million budget cuts next school year. Grand Valley residents can take a 14-question survey on the school district’s site, http://www.d51schools.org, ...

ExxonMobil, two others seek oil-shale leases

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management received two applications in Colorado and one in Utah in its second offering of oil shale research and development leases, agency spokesman Matt Spangler said Monday. That compares to about 20 applications during ...

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