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Panel leaves Bradford bill in legislative limbo

By Staff

State lawmakers left Collbran Republican Rep. Laura Bradford’s plan to toughen child molesters’ prison sentences in limbo Thursday after they failed to either kill the bill or move it along in the legislative process. The House ...


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‘One Book’ pick makes big noise

By Staff

Immediately after Angie Allen finished reading “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, she wanted to talk about it. As a member of the One Book, One Mesa County committee, she hopes everyone else in the ...


Sex assaults, drugs alleged in separate cases

By Dan Bennett

•  A 19-year-old Fruita man faces multiple charges of sex assault for allegedly committing sexual acts with a 13-year-old boy over a two-year period and once molesting a 14-year-old girl. Anthony Michael Marquez was on probation ...


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Time capsule gets a Civil War-era sendoff

By Staff

About 100 people attended a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and Mesa County’s 125th. Held midday Thursday at the old Mesa County Courthouse at the corner of Sixth Street and Rood Avenue, the ...


Business prof tests cheaper textbooks

By Staff

Frank Markham, a business professor from Mesa State College, is giving his students some relief from $100 college textbooks. “As a professor, I am concerned with the cost of college for students,” Markham said. “And for ...


Bids low for oil, gas leases on BLM land

By Dennis Webb

An oil and gas lease sale much reduced from its originally intended size netted per-acre bids Thursday well below those seen in recent Bureau of Land Management sales in Colorado. The sale became smaller yet when the BLM on Wednesday deferred ...


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Sentinel readers, community members help African village with computer lab

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Despite the economic hardship beginning to affect the Grand Valley, many residents found the generosity in their hearts to help an African village this week. On Monday the Haute Mamas blog on GJSentinel.com posted a plea from former Daily ...


Lost plate leads cops to accused drunk driver, 16

By Staff

A vehicle’s license plate, left at the scene of an accident, led law enforcement to arrest a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of DUI early Wednesday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol. At 1:48 a.m. Wednesday, State Patrol ...


Investigators: DNA links man to rape in 2000

By Amy Hamilton

In what may be only the second time a sexual assault suspect in Mesa County has been identified through DNA, investigators linked a Grand Junction man to an assault that occurred nearly nine years ago. Jorge Hurtado-Ruiz, 30, was in custody ...


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Five of eight council candidates support local-preference bid policy

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A majority of Grand Junction City Council candidates said Wednesday they would support some form of a policy that gives preference to local businesses bidding on city projects. That sort of stance contrasts with the current policy employed by ...


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