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Two donors hope their gifts lead to center’s eventual move to Fruita

By Gary Harmon

Two donors are ponying up $50,000 a year for five years in hopes of accelerating the construction of a new math and science center in Fruita. The science she learned in college “changed how I viewed the world,” said Nadine ...

Board: Airport poised to be big player in GJ economy

By Gary Harmon

No longer under the shadow of a federal criminal investigation, the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority can turn its attention to making the airport a greater contributor to the local economy, board members said. Among the possibilities ...

Land trust director gets state appointment

By Amy Hamilton

The Western Slope will get a little more representation in statewide land conservation issues now that Rob Bleiberg, the head of Mesa Land Trust, has been appointed to a state commission. Bleiberg was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the ...


veterans at CMU:
 Thank you

By Special to the Sentinel

Student-veterans, school officials and community members gathered at Colorado Mesa University Wednesday afternoon for the unveiling of a newly completed veterans memorial. The memorial, which sits west of Lowell Heiny Hall, honors present and ...

Battlement Mesa plan set for review; 
citizens preparing

By Dennis Webb

A proposal by Ursa Resources to drill some 53 wells in the unincorporated community of Battlement Mesa is scheduled for consideration by the Garfield County Planning Commission starting Sept. 23. Ahead of that, the Battlement Concerned ...

Assisted suicide may be on ballot

By Charles Ashby

Lance Wright wants to be allowed to kill himself. The Parker resident, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, said he’s quite serious about that, but he’s upset the law doesn’t allow him to decide where and ...

STARTEK ramps up with plans to hire 350 by end of year

By Greg Ruland

A back office service provider with worldwide reach plans to hire about 350 people by December, an expansion that will likely make it one of the largest employers in Mesa County, company officials said Tuesday. STARTEK is ramping up for at ...


BLM master leasing plan for Moab gains praise

By Dennis Webb

A new federal effort to accommodate mineral development while protecting the renowned red-rock landscape around Moab, Utah, and its tourism-based economy is winning sizable support from recreation and environmental interests. The Bureau of ...


Fruita Community Center may move opening time back to 5:30 a.m.

By Amy Hamilton

A line of folks waiting for the doors to open each morning to work out at the Fruita Community Center should be pleased that the facility likely will open by 5:30 a.m. starting next year. Fruita city councilors during a Tuesday night ...


Case makes first felony DUI charge in county

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors Tuesday filed the county’s first felony charge targeting repeat alcohol- or drug-impaired drivers in Colorado. District Judge Valerie Robison also denied a requested bond reduction for 36-year-old Misti Favorite ...

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