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World’s best education: GJ Forum seeks premier system for local students

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The conversation began three years ago with one question: What makes Grand Junction great? The question was soon followed by another: How can it be greater? The Grand Junction Forum started as a think tank for the Grand Junction Area Chamber ...

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Survivor looks back 5 years at Katrina

By Melinda Mawdsley

The word Michelle Colon used to describe Hurricane Katrina is not fit to print. Although she had nothing nice to say about the hurricane and its effect on her native New Orleans, Colon is happy to have found a new home in western ...

Calm start to Rock Jam

By Melinda Mawdsley

Perhaps it is the cooler weather or the presence of security staff, but Friday evening and Saturday morning were relatively calm at the Rock Jam festival in Mack. “It’s been pretty mellow, actually,” said Mesa County ...

Joe the Plumber making a house call at GJ courthouse

By Staff

Another rolling protest of federal policies will pass through Grand Junction, this time with Joe Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber, expected to appear Monday morning. Wurzelbacher questioned Sen. Barack Obama in a 2008 campaign stop ...

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Convicted dealer ‘Grandpa’ loses appeal

By Paul Shockley

A 68-year-old Grand Junction man who admitted to illegally owning firearms, dealing drugs and enlisting a murder-for-hire plot while behind bars has lost a bid to reverse some of his convictions. The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday ...

Special Series: World-Class Education

By Staff

Follow the Daily Sentinel’s five-part special series, exploring local efforts to provide an education that competes on a global scale. Day 1: GJ Forum seeks premier system for local students Day 2: First, excel in state Day ...

Deal for dog killer driven by cop’s death, prosecutor says

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man serving three years in federal prison for killing a dog will face no additional prison time under a plea agreement in an unrelated case. The deal was driven largely by the death of a Grand Junction police officer, a ...

Moms oppose Grand Junction pot shops

By Amy Hamilton

Allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to proliferate across town sends the wrong message to youth, according to a local group of mothers with teenagers. A grass-roots movement of 10 mothers has formed a group called PACT, Parents Advocating ...

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Poll: Pot gets support, with conditions

By Amy Hamilton

Some Grand Junction residents believe medical marijuana centers should be allowed within city limits, but they also should be subjected to zoning and licensing restrictions, according to a survey conducted by the city. The survey conducted by ...

Reopening ice arena a possibility, owners say

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There is a sliver of hope that the Glacier Ice Arena will reopen this year, possibly this fall, one of the owners said Friday. Alan and Robbie Koos were preparing for a court battle with the Canadian company that installed the refrigeration ...

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