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Rain keeps reservoir levels steady

By Gary Harmon

The rains of August kept Western Slope reservoir levels steady at a time when they normally fall sharply as irrigators get the most for their crops. This August, however, reservoir levels are holding even, and rising above 2013 levels, even ...


Water storage ‘absolutely’ part of plan

By Gary Harmon

Western Slope water storage is “absolutely” a part of the Colorado water plan that is to be complete in just over a year, said the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. James Eklund, however, declined to offer specifics ...


Body found in river ID’d

By Staff

A body recovered Aug. 20 from the Colorado River near Persigo Wash has been identified as a 57-year-old local man, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Friday. Rodney Crumbaker of Grand Junction was identified using fingerprints in an ...


Hospitalized man faces 
three charges

By Amy Hamilton

Montrose police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they said was shot after pointing a gun at two officers following a domestic violence dispute last weekend. Harold Wade Kisbaugh, 42, faces charges of attempted first-degree assault, ...


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DA seeking penalties for Blagg juror

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County judge has issued a contempt citation against a one-time juror whose shifting stories are blamed for causing a retrial in the case of convicted killer Michael Blagg. Marilyn Charlesworth of Orchard Mesa has been ordered to appear ...


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Twenty-eight is enough, says Sentinel mainstay

By Staff

For a guy who had paid vacations as a benefit for nearly 28 years, Frank Monte didn’t get out of town much. There was a trip to Mesquite, Nevada, with family, a visit or two to Denver and Montrose, and one biggie — an Alaskan ...


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Overwatering part of the blame for fungus

By Erin McIntyre

I’m not going to complain about all this incredible rainfall we’ve received lately here in the Grand Valley. In other parts of the country, it would seem ridiculous to note that we’ve received more than three inches of rain ...


1 killed, 1 hurt in two-vehicle crash

By Staff

One woman died at a hospital and a man was seriously injured Friday night after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose. A third man may also have sustained injuries. Identities of the people involved in the crash ...


Canceling meetings is becoming norm for commissioners

By Emily Shockley

One or two cancellations each month of weekly administrative meetings for Mesa County commissioners have become the norm. But commissioners contend that doesn’t mean less is getting done in the county. Commissioners use their time at ...


Prof: Minimum coal price needed

By Gary Harmon

The Bureau of Land Management does a poor job of pricing the coal it leases to domestic producers, which often sell it in other countries at sharply inflated prices, a University of Colorado law professor said Thursday. “We’re ...


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