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Coordinator for public lands volunteers to work with Partners youth programs

By Staff

Even though the Mesa County Commission kept its promise and did not hire any new employees this year, it did fund one: a public lands volunteer coordinator. The position is intended to manage volunteers and match them with appropriate public ...

Public meeting is today on Mesa Mall bus stop

By Staff

Mesa County wants to know what you think of a proposed change to the bus stop at Mesa Mall. A meeting today will show residents exactly what is planned.  “This is just a great opportunity for the citizens to understand the ...

Ex-PTA president jailed for 90 days

By Staff

Gretchen Blackford, convicted of stealing $48,713 from the Thunder Mountain Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association, was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and five years of supervised probation. Mesa County District Judge ...

Cops will be on lookout for underage drinkers

By Amy Hamilton

If you’ve been drinking, consider this your warning. Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department will be trolling the streets this week, specifically in search of drunken drivers. Law enforcement will also be targeting underage ...

District 51 may have to cut budget by $5 million

By Staff

School District 51’s potential cuts in state support for next year’s budget have doubled in a month, highlighting Colorado’s grim and swiftly changing economic picture. The Daily Sentinel reported at the beginning of ...


Paying it forward one latte at a time

By Staff

It was a long line at the Starbucks Coffee shop off 25 Road, but it was a charitable one. The string of 21 drivers outside 2504 U.S. Highway 6&50, Suite 100, on March 1 caught coffee-maker Jaimie Sullivan by surprise. Each driver offered ...

Legislator: Resource directors need to go

By Dennis Webb

State Rep. Steve King and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter are at odds over the performance of the two men who led the rewrite of the state’s oil and gas rules. King, R-Grand Junction, is calling for the resignation of Harris Sherman, ...

The sky is not falling, business survey finds

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Companies who wish to survive the economic downturn could do their businesses a favor by diversifying their operations. About half the businesses that responded to the survey by a Listening to Business program at Mesa State College, ...

DeBeque Fatal update March 09, 2009

By Carrie Marfitano

A Fruita man has been identified as the driver killed when his pickup went into the Colorado River in De Beque Canyon. Lazar Szocs, 79, died from drowning, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Sunday. The Daily Sentinel had reported ...

Pair of bomb threats disrupts nightclub opening

By Carrie Marfitano

Axis Nightclub, 2993 North Ave., received two bomb threats Saturday on its opening night. One threat came from inside the club, and another came from outside. The threats happened about 10:30 p.m., said Mary Gonzales with the Mesa County ...

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