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In your words:  Bank presidents react to meltdown

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel asked several local bank presidents and branch managers to air their reaction to recent Wall Street events. Here’s what they had to say: Norm Franke Regional president for Alpine Bank • Public ...

One source says local real estate market off 30 percent

By Staff

Sales of commercial and residential real estate through August are down 30 percent compared with the first eight months of 2007, according to a local businessman. Mesa County records are showing there have been 3,243 real estate sales through ...

GJ man already in prison accused of prior sex assaults

By Staff

A 35-year-old Grand Junction man already in prison serving a nine-year prison sentence was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of sex assault on a child for alleged incidents in 2006 and 2007. Shawn Troy Kontour is accused of sexually ...

SchoolBus Wreck C R 9-26-8

Second school bus crashes in same week

By Staff

A bus carrying about a dozen students to Orchard Mesa Middle School was hit by a passenger car around 7 a.m. Friday at the intersection of 32 and C roads. The First Student bus No. 49 was heading north on 32 Road and made a left onto C Road ...

Metal pipe allegedly used in attacks

By Amy Hamilton

A homeless Grand Junction man who said he was assaulted in Whitman Park on Wednesday was arrested Thursday on suspicion he used a metal pipe to beat up one of his alleged attackers, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Grand ...

Company moves oil, gas interests elsewhere

By Staff

Plains Exploration and Production Co. is pulling out of the Piceance Basin. PXP sold its oil and gas interests in western Colorado, west Texas and southeastern New Mexico to Occidental Petroleum Corp. for $1.25 billion, according to a PXP ...

Voter registration hits record number

By Staff

More people than ever have registered to vote in Mesa County, and a record number are asking to vote at home, according to the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. As of Friday morning there were 90,603 registered voters in the ...

Washington Mutual tie severed

By Staff

A local company that once did business with Washington Mutual Inc. on the secondary mortgage market is glad the companies hadn’t been doing business for a while. WaMu, which was the nation’s largest savings and loan institution, ...

Mesa general store reopens after remodel

By Staff

Travelers, occasional visitors and year-round residents of Mesa are rediscovering their general store. “Last time I was here, it was rustic,” said Mike Brown, who visits Mesa once a year and always stops at the store on the corner ...

Fugitive developer arrested in Mexico

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