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Official reading at Weather Service ends 22 straight days of below freezing temps

By Amy Hamilton

There was a brief heat wave Friday. Did you feel it? After 22 straight days in which the mercury failed to climb above 32 degrees, the temperature in Grand Junction edged above freezing Friday, hitting 34 degrees at 1:32 p.m., according to ...

Council discusses free parking

By Emily Shockley

Two days after The Daily Sentinel published an editorial advocating free parking during downtown construction, Grand Junction City Council members discussed the pros and cons of such an action. The subject surfaced at a council retreat Friday ...

Plea deal in works in beating death

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors on Wednesday moved to dismiss a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal beating in November outside a downtown Grand Junction bar. Sahr Benjamin Mbawa, 27, is now scheduled for a plea hearing Feb. 4 before ...

Mauled Lake City dog an inside pet, for now

By Paul Shockley

Jane Doe’s no longer anonymous in Lake City. And she isn’t too proud about it. Veterinarians who treated the 4-year-old, collie-husky-golden retriever mix after it was mauled by a mountain lion on Monday ended up having to shave ...

DUI suspect caught after fleeing wreck

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A suspected drunken driver from Grand Junction was arrested late Tuesday night after he crashed a vehicle into a Grand Junction home while eluding authorities, then fled, the Colorado State Patrol said. A judge on Wednesday advised Brice ...

Blagg juror didn’t struggle to see, fellow panel member testifies

By Paul Shockley

A ruling on whether convicted murderer Michael Blagg will get a new trial isn’t expected until March. Chief District Judge David Bottger on Wednesday ordered both sides in Blagg’s latest legal effort to file closing arguments, in ...

Haiti disaster hits home for director of Red Cross

By Paul Shockley

David Hintch spent weeks over the span of six years sharing a small apartment at the Hotel Montana in Haiti. Situated on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the building tumbled to the ground when Tuesday’s ...

Married couple bound for Iraq

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Erin and Jose Chacon are headed together to Iraq on Friday as part of the 282nd Army Engineer Company. The Chacons are among 21 Grand Valley Army reservists being deployed for a year to Operation Iraqi Freedom. For Jose Chacon, 27, ...

Grand Junction man gets jail time, fine for wildlife violations

By Dave Buchanan

A Grand Junction man with a history of wildlife violations will spend a year in jail for his latest infractions. Jonathan H. Gilbert, 29, was sentenced on Jan. 8 in Garfield County District Court to one year in the Department of Corrections ...

District 51 nears parity with state for graduation

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 reversed a trend when it matched Colorado’s 3.6 percent dropout rate in 2009, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Education. District 51’s dropout rate, which measures how many ...

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