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Olympic luger dies after crash during training (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

By The AP

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A men’s Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash on a track that is the world’s fastest and has raised safety concerns among competitors. A tearful IOC ...

Mine royalty will be spent on charities, nursing scholarship

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One nursing student a year and eight Grand Valley charities will benefit from a donation of a mine royalty to the Western Colorado Community Foundation. The royalty donation by Ellen Jo Waldeck has no precise value because it depends on the ...


Man gets 34 years in robbery, kidnapping

By Paul Shockley

A judge Thursday praised a quick-thinking Grand Junction liquor store clerk while sentencing a man to 34 years in prison for a related robbery and kidnapping in October. Casey Martinez, 31, managed to elude 30-year-old Daniel Washington the ...

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Assault suspect’s scars used as evidence

By Amy Hamilton

In a Mesa County trial that has included numerous sex toys as evidence, the defendant on Thursday was allowed by a judge to briefly wear shorts to show scars on his upper legs to the jury. Rodney Eddy, 68, of Mesa, is on trial fighting 36 ...

School administrator Mike Nyikos, 76, dies

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Funeral arrangements are pending for Mike Nyikos, chairman of the board of the Colorado School of Mines and a former vice president for institutional advancement at Mesa State College. Nyikos, 76, died Wednesday. Nyikos, a Republican Party ...

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GJ vacancy rate goes from lowest in state to highest in a year

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In one year, Grand Junction went from having the lowest rental housing vacancy rate of any metropolitan area in Colorado to having the highest. The vacancy rate leapt from 3.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 13.2 percent in the ...

Avalanche hits near Ridgway

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An avalanche near the town of Ridgway in southwestern Colorado reportedly injured several people Thursday. There were reports late Thursday night that one person was killed, but The Daily Sentinel was unable to confirm those reports, and ...

High court agrees to review state’s campaign finance laws at secretary of state’s request

By Staff

The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday accepted Secretary of State Bernie Buescher’s request to review the state’s campaign finance laws in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that threw out federal laws centering on ...

BLM again gets low bids on lease sale

By Dennis Webb

For the second straight time, Colorado’s Bureau of Land Management’s quarterly oil and gas lease sale yielded some of the lowest monetary results in decades. Thursday’s sale generated $139,233 in proceeds, with 49 percent ...

Valley investor Lou Zangerle dies

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A memorial service for one of the investors in failed Valley Investments will take place Saturday. Lou Zangerle, 71, died Feb. 5 after a collision Jan. 29 in a parking lot. Zangerle was a regular attendee at hearings involving Philip Rand ...

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