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Daily Sentinel staffers win 18 awards

By Melinda Mawdsley

Employees of The Daily Sentinel/GJSentinel.com’s newsroom won 18 awards, including seven first-place honors, during the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters banquet Friday night in Denver. This year’s CAPER ...


Concerns remain about gym competition in Fruita

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A year after supporters of the privately run Fruita Health Club packed Fruita City Council chambers and accused the newly opened, taxpayer-funded Fruita Community Center of pulling clientele away from the club, there is lingering criticism ...


Sales of Cafe Justo help coffee growers, migrant sheepherders

By Staff

If you’re already going to buy and drink coffee, Grand Valley Peace and Justice would like you to consider helping migrant sheepherders in the U.S. and coffee growers in Mexico while you’re at it. Buying Cafe Justo, available at ...


Verdict worth $1.67 million in malpractice

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury this month awarded a $1.67 million verdict in a civil lawsuit regarding alleged accounting malpractice. Jim Alvillar, an attorney who represents Grand Junction resident James Fromm, owner of the accounting firm James Fromm ...


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Energy group honors ‘Pioneer of the Piceance’

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A Grand Junction energy entrepreneur was recognized Friday as a “Pioneer of the Piceance” by the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Chuck Shear, a Grand Junction native, is a landman who worked with several organizations ...


Fire evacuation plans crucial, official says

By Melinda Mawdsley

No one was injured in two, early morning house fires Friday, but the Grand Junction Fire Department said lessons can be learned from each one. Spokesman Derek Trombetta said those lessons were: Have an evacuation plan in place that everyone ...


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‘Gilded economy’ needs energy, congressman says

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The energy industry is the likely font of recovery for the country’s economy, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., told the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association on Friday. The development of oil and natural gas offers what is ...


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Legislators keen on more expense money, not ‘pay raise’

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Even though rural lawmakers would get about $4,000 more a year, legislative leaders from both sides of the political aisle said an effort to increase their per diem pay is not a pay raise. It’s an increase in the expense ...


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Father of slaying victim testifies at hearing

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS—When Dang Thanh Danh visited his son-in-law, Marcus Bebb-Jones, in a Las Vegas hospital in 1997 and repeatedly asked where his missing daughter was, “He never answered me,” Dang said. “He just hugged ...


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Natural gas for big rigs?

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A near-mirror-image map might hold the key to making natural gas viable as a domestic transportation fuel. Bryan Willson, director of the Engines and Energy Conversion Lab at Colorado State University, showed two maps Friday at the Energy ...


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