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Rocky to sell to largest insurer

By Staff

Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Mesa County’s scrappy insurance company that has been a model nationwide, is being sold to the nation’s largest health care provider, company officials told The Daily Sentinel on Monday. In an ...


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Trial begins nine years after woman disappeared

By Gabrielle Porter

The first-degree murder trial of Lester Jones — nine years, 96 pre-trial motions and innumerable hours in the making — kicked off Monday morning when 102 prospective jurors filed into a Mesa County district courtroom to start the ...


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Divine timing

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Xhuljeta (think “Julieta”) Bajrami took in the splendor of falling water, lush vegetation and blue sky at Rifle Falls State Park on Thursday morning and put her paintbrush to work. The Kosovo artist, speaking through ...


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County coroner’s office moves into larger suite at new hospital

By Gabrielle Porter

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office’s move to its expanded suite at the new Community Hospital building didn’t come a moment too soon. The suite at the new hospital affords the office about twice the space in which to perform ...


Grant funds look promising for Palisade Plunge project

By Amy Hamilton

Behind-the-scenes work on an iconic bike trail that would drop off Grand Mesa and into Palisade is moving forward. The town of Palisade will be seeking a planning grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the Palisade Plunge project, Town ...


Meeting planned on statewide trails today in Ridgway

By Staff

People who want to weigh in on trails across Colorado have one more chance to have their voices heard at a meeting today in Ridgway. The last of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife public meetings to discuss the Statewide Trails Strategic Plan ...


Light Gives Heat seeks funds for ‘Detroit’ documentary

By Staff

Light Gives Heat, a media company created by Grand Junction residents Dave and Morgan Hansow, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its third season of the documentary show “The FIND.” The campaign goal for “The FIND: ...


Person missing in remote region of Uncompahgre National Forest

By Erin McIntyre

Volunteers on four-wheelers and on foot searched much of Sunday in a remote area of the Uncompahgre National Forest for a missing person. The Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team’s efforts were hampered by thick vegetation and ...


Dems look to relegate fossil fuels to the past

By Charles Ashby

The proposed Democratic platform that the party will vote on during its convention in Philadelphia this week is chock full of things one might expect. Battling climate change. Raising the minimum wage. Equal pay for women and minorities. ...


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Community effort

By Erin McIntyre

RELATED STORY: Region a magnet for aging population, elderly assistance over decades Evelyn Kyle was driving home from the supermarket and noticed the cars looked shadowy. They seemed stacked on top of each other as they traveled toward her, ...


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