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Drive-by shooting wounds man in Clifton

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible drive-by shooting that left a Clifton man wounded in the predawn hours Thursday. Matthew Daly, 29, was shot once in the shoulder area as he walked home alone from a ...


TV redesign puts spice in Fruita cafe

By Staff

The Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” plans to air a one-hour show about a Grand Valley establishment, Sullivan’s Grill, next week. The show will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the cable network. Sullivan’s ...


2,000 push lease moratorium in North Fork area

By Dennis Webb

Governments and citizen groups are pushing for more time to comment on a controversial proposal to lease 30,000 acres for oil and gas development in Delta and Gunnison counties. For now, the Bureau of Land Management’s Jan. 9 comment ...


No. 6 story of 2011: Grand Junction council asks city manager for resignation

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich’s five years in Grand Junction’s top city government position ended in December after City Council members asked her to resign. The decision, made by a majority of council members during ...


No. 7 story of 2011: Former DA jailed for sexual misconduct

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Myrl Serra began 2011 as the chief prosecutor for a six-county area on Colorado’s Western Slope, despite a restraining order that kept him out of the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He ended it as an inmate in the ...


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Junction mother whose baby died in 2010 wins contest, donates to hospitals

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More than 2,000 votes helped Grand Junction mom Jenn Meyer win the grand prize in Kohl’s Love to Give, Happy to Save contest. The department store will donate $25,000 in Meyer’s name to Toys for Tots and send her $2,500 in ...


No. 8 story of 2011: Music bash turns out to be a bust

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It was apparent there was something different about Bobby Willis from the moment he announced plans to stage a large, free country music festival. At his introductory news conference in Clifton in February, he refused to say where he was ...


No. 9 story of 2011: Valley Investments owner guilty of fraud

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Barely two years after his business collapsed in May 2009, Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller walked into federal court in Denver to stand trial on 31 conspiracy and fraud-related criminal charges. Sixteen days later, a jury ...


No. 10 story of 2011: Grand Junction man’s alleged crime spree

By Charles Ashby

As the year progressed, the arrests and charges mounted for Grand Junction man Dartanin Mitchell, whose growing list of alleged misdeeds is No. 10 on The Daily Sentinel’s list of the top stories of 2011. Mitchell, 33, was out on bond in ...


Top stories of 2011: just missed

By Staff

These stories didn’t make our Top 10 for 2011, but they were close: —The local economy showed little sign of recovery, evidenced by such indicators as high unemployment in Mesa County, lack of new construction; continued decline ...


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