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More black bears test food supply in region’s cities

By Amy Hamilton

In a video posted to the Facebook page of the Fruita Police Department, a bear was caught scarfing down pizza while rummaging through a garbage can in a Fruita neighborhood. In a separate instance, a roughly 200-pound bruin was put down last ...


Stakes high in casino-expansion proposal

By Staff

Colorado’s only horse racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the state’s 2014 election. The racetrack, Arapahoe Park, is ...


Valley residents learning about solidarity abroad

By Special to the Sentinel

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Solidarity isn’t a word that flows freely or frequently from the lips of many Americans. This week in El Salvador, however, five Grand Junction residents traveling with the Foundation for Cultural ...

Fire ban in effect in McInnis Canyons

By Melinda Mawdsley

Fire ban in effect in McInnis Canyons Campers floating the Colorado River between the Loma boat ramp and the Utah border will be affected by new fire restrictions the Bureau of Land Management has ordered. Effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, ...


Hamblin drops from sheriff’s race

By Staff

In the wake of local Republicans deciding to nominate Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Lewis as their nominee in November for the office of sheriff, the field of other candidates seeking the job narrowed Thursday. Ralph Hamblin ...

 water supply 
is shrinking,
 study shows

By Gary Harmon

While water levels at lakes Mead and Powell have visibly slipped in the current drought, another source, groundwater, is disappearing even more rapidly, according to a satellite study of the Colorado River Basin. A University of California, ...


Body in desert ‘suspicious’

By Staff

A body was found Thursday afternoon in the desert north of 25 Road several miles from where a Grand Junction woman was reported missing by family Tuesday morning. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office did not link the discovery of the body ...


Roling down the road: Evolution of a pro career

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kiel Roling could catch and throw a baseball before he was old enough to play on a team. His parents, Guy and Cindy Roling, offered to sign a release so he could start playing Little League when he was 5 years old, but were turned ...

U.S. House candidates urge compassion for migrant kids

By Gary Harmon

Unaccompanied minors streaming into the United States deserve Americans’ compassion, the main candidates for the 3rd Congressional District said. States and communities that wish to take children in should be supported by the federal ...

County to raise fee for open records request

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s Colorado Open Records Request policy is getting a few tweaks, including a rate increase for requests that merit extensive research by county employees. County leaders decided to update the policy following the passage this ...

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