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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 ...


Solar energy rebate system a hit in Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs resident Elizabeth Phillips had been waiting for the day when the city’s electrical utility would offer rebates to help offset the cost of installing solar power systems. Evidently, a lot of others were waiting as well. ...


Ex-head of college has new job in N. Carolina

By Staff

Kerry Youngblood, former head of Western Colorado Community College, will be shoving off for North Carolina to take over as president of a coastal community college. Youngblood will begin March 1 as president of the Carteret Community College ...


Panel says no to special elections to fill U.S. Senate vacancies

By Staff

State lawmakers struck down a plan Wednesday evening that would have asked the people of Colorado and not the governor to fill its vacant U.S. Senate seats. On a 3-2 vote, the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee nixed Senate ...


TV host: Legislator Bradford is a patriot

By Staff

Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly named state Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, a “patriot” Wednesday night for her efforts to toughen sentences for sex offenders that target children. “Colorado is one of just eight ...


REX to close, offers 25% off inventory

By Carrie Marfitano

Appliance and electronics retailer REX, 2469 U.S. Highway 6&50, is closing, and all merchandise will be 25 percent off starting today. The store will shut its doors Feb. 19, or earlier if products sell out. “We will literally be ...


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