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Sentinel awarded 19 distinctions by journalism group

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel won 19 awards in the annual Colorado Press Association awards contest, including six first-place honors. The Colorado Press Association recognized The Sentinel’s accomplishments Saturday during the ...

Weekly Planner, Feb. 20, 2011

By Staff

Sunday, Feb. 20 Rifle Snowmobile Club 18th annual Poker Run, beginning 9:30 a.m., Flat Tops, parking at the Rifle Creek Trailhead and West Elk Creek Trailhead, one hand $6, four hands $20, 625-0134, 876-5225. Knights of Columbus Council ...

EnCana envisions active year for drilling in basin

By Dennis Webb

EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) expects to maintain a stepped-up level of drilling in the Piceance Basin this year, a company spokesman says. The company has raised its rig level to about 10 from the six it was operating late last year, Doug Hock ...

Local brief, Feb. 20, 2011

By Staff

Problematic streetlights that have left Grand Junction’s Riverside Parkway mostly in the dark are slated to be fixed this week, according to city officials. The 305 existing bulbs will be replaced with metal halide bulbs Saturday. ...

Traffic alert, Feb. 20, 2011

By Staff

The following road closure and maintenance project may impact traffic this week: Riverside Parkway Re-lamping: On Feb. 26, Xcel Energy will be replacing lamps in streetlights along the Riverside Parkway. Work will start at the east end of the ...

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Lions parade ‘Out Of This World’

By Melinda Mawdsley

Dozens of space aliens were spotted walking Saturday along Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction. Well, sort of. Some were riding in golf carts or strollers, too. Before residents become alarmed — or excited — it should be known the ...

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Fruita Monument crowns royals

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Charlie Nagy and Suzi Northup were crowned king and queen of the White Night dance at a pep assembly Friday morning at Fruita Monument High School. Nagy, 20, is not the captain of the football team, but he is a multisport athlete in the ...

For The Record, Feb. 19, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Tyrel and Allisa Woodworth, Grand Junction, a son, Feb. 2. Michael and Julie Garcia, Grand Junction, a daughter, Feb. 3. Randy and Veka McQuiston, Nucla, a son, Feb. 3. Mark and Bree Garcia, Grand ...

Briefs, Feb. 19, 2011

By Staff

Fundraiser planned for transplant patient A fundraiser for double transplant hopeful Joseph Silva will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, at Arby’s, 1155 North Ave. Silva is in need of a double transplant for a kidney and a pancreas, through ...

Probe of track death will go to grand jury

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A grand jury is looking into the death last year of a 9-year-old girl who aspired to be a professional racer. Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said he asked the 2011 Mesa County Grand Jury whether it is interested in conducting an ...

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