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092810 Tanredo

Determined Tancredo continues race

By Charles Ashby

Tom Tancredo may be the candidate for the little-known American Constitution Party, but the former GOP congressman isn’t necessarily running as one of them. Instead, the Republican-turned-ACP candidate is running as, well, Tom ...

Udall eyes monument upgrade

By The Daily Sentinel

The on-again, off-again discussion about whether Colorado National Monument should be treated on a par with Canyonlands, Arches, Yellowstone and Black Canyon of the Gunnison national parks will get a boost from Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. Udall, ...

Gun vote troubles regent candidate

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A CU Board of Regents candidate assailed her opponent’s vote against appealing a court ruling that allowed licensed individuals to carry concealed firearms. Melissa Hart, a Democrat, said the vote by Republican incumbent Steve Bosley ...

Hotel owners provide rooms, give homeless a place to stay

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Tye Terrell and Rena Turn are nearly 1,000 miles from where they once called home. They drove their white 1994 Ford Explorer from small dust-blown Stillwell, Okla., to Montrose to look for work. Now they are part of a growing ...

Glenn Coyne file mug

Officer’s widow sues police, sheriff over suicide

By Paul Shockley

The widow of Grand Junction officer Glenn Coyne claims in a federal lawsuit that investigators had doubts about sexual assault allegations against her husband, but moved forward with a criminal case anyway. Michelle Coyne, now a Florida ...

092910 MAC fire 23

The 2008 Montrose Athletic Club fire

By William Woody

Fire destroyed the interior of the Montrose Athletic Club on Sept. 24, 2008. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson. No charges have been filed in the case.  ...

092710 Jason Kemp

Grand jury will probe fatal shot by trooper

By Paul Shockley

A grand jury will consider criminal charges against a Colorado State Patrol trooper who fatally shot a man in July, Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said Monday. “After review of the (critical incident team) investigation, ...

New developments have to join tax district

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Virtually all new developments in Clifton and Fruitvale will have to join a taxing district to pay for county services under a resolution the Mesa County Commission approved Monday. Commissioners voted 2–1 — Commissioner Steve ...

Tipton, Salazar squabble over ‘banker’ ad

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A harsh debate at Club 20 between U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., and Scott Tipton, his Republican challenger, has burst onto the airwaves with Salazar charging his opponent with supervising a bank that collected federal bailout money and ...

092710 Eagle

Happy landing for a poached eagle

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Ed Annon’s spirits were lifted when he read the You Said It column Sunday in The Daily Sentinel, which said his handcrafted wooden eagle, stolen from his yard on Orchard Mesa, had been found. The eagle, which Annon says he built and ...

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