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093010 school security

Raptor system screens visitors on campus for security risks

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A new, computerized security system is giving school administration officials the upper hand in determining if school visitors pose a risk to students, officials say. The Montrose County School District RE-1J has installed a ...

Udall seeks change in filibuster rules

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The U.S. Senate’s rules have damaged the body’s ability to tackle the thorniest of issues, said U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. To rescue the Senate and its reputation as the most deliberative body in the world, Udall is proposing ...

Blotter, Sept. 30, 2010

By Staff

No law against ‘snarling’ Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of an alleged restraining order violation Tuesday night in the 600 block of 34 Road. The reporting party said a man from whom she is protected by ...


All-male relays get silly to stop domestic violence

By Amy Hamilton

Some local men are going to have to run pretty fast or step up the fundraising to claim the top prize for Saturday’s Men in Heels race: a pair of 6-inch, cherry-red stiletto heels. While the event at Octoberfest in downtown Grand ...

Access to website part of Sentinel subscription

By Jay Seaton

If you find yourself logging on to our website, GJSentinel.com, you might notice a few changes after Sunday. If you are a daily subscriber to this newspaper, you needn’t worry. Those changes will only benefit you. You will still have ...

092910 MAC fire 21

No charges in 2008 Montrose Athletic Club fire

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A prosecutor with the La Plata County District Attorney’s Office in Durango said Tuesday that no criminal charges are being filed at this point for the 2008 arson fire at the Montrose Athletic Club. Prosecutor ...

Bennet pushes plan for rural economy

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., called for a more predictable immigration system, loan extensions, tax credits and better broadband to improve the economy of rural Colorado. Bennet’s plan to “jump-start rural economies” ...

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Montrose struggles with homeless issue

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The number of homeless people in the Montrose area has doubled since 2006, according to Tim Heavers of the Montrose County Housing Authority. But Montrose County does not have a homeless-service agency, emergency shelter or ...

Fruita-GJ buffer zone homes denied

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In a split vote, Mesa County commissioners on Tuesday upheld a denial of a plan to add 18 homes to a subdivision east of Fruita that is surrounded by farms and is within a restricted-development area. The board voted 2–1 to side with  ...

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 ...

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