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Regional Center plan
gets initial approval

By Charles Ashby

Making sure the current residents of the Grand Junction Regional Center are taken care of will drive what happens next to the aging facility under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Friday. Numerous senators made ...


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Avalon sends big thank-you 
to benefactors, big and small

By Amy Hamilton

Diann Admire’s wrist must be tired. A board member of Avalon Theatre Foundation, Admire penned 700 thank-you notes to each donor who supported the renovation of the historic venue at 645 Main St. in Grand Junction. Though donations ...


Candlelight service 
to mark Holocaust

By Staff

The Holocaust will be remembered during the first week in May, including a candlelight ceremony on the evening of May 4. The commemoration service will be at 7:45 p.m. at Ohr Shalom, 441 Kennedy Ave., and is open to the public. Yom HaShoah, ...


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Speaker too outspoken for JUCO

By Dale Shrull

Curt Schilling is out. In an unprecedented move, the Grand Junction Baseball Committee canceled its contract with the former Major League Baseball pitcher to be the speaker at next month’s Junior College World Series. The JUCO ...


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Alleged ranch rustler arrested in semi stunt

By Gabrielle Porter

An alleged attempt to make off with a semi-truck full of salad dressing could result in a 54-year-old Grand Junction man facing a felony charge of attempted theft of between $100,000 and $1 million, and another of first-degree criminal ...


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Students, health experts join forces to help kids overcome mobility issues

By Katie Langford

When Colorado Mesa University junior Josie Carlson started studying engineering, she didn’t anticipate that building cars for 5-year-olds would be part of her education. But that’s exactly what Carlson and a group of CMU ...


Bill seeks return of Colorado primaries

By Charles Ashby

Voters would be able to make their choice for president in a primary election under a bill that is to be introduced soon into the Colorado Legislature. The measure, which will have bipartisan support, is in direct response to complaints that ...


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Sentinel’s environmental series takes 1st-place journalism award

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel received a first-place award from the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday night for a series of stories on the toll inflicted by increased and improper usage of public lands in western Colorado and eastern ...


Locals worry BLM plans may exclude their voices

By Staff

RIFLE — A former Interior Department official during the George W. Bush administration echoed on Thursday the concerns of some area county officials that proposed changes to Bureau of Land Management planning regulations could reduce ...


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Democratic candidate for Congress vows to bridge political divide

By Gary Harmon

Frustration with the political divide drove former state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Crested Butte Democrat, to challenge incumbent Republican Scott Tipton of Cortez, Schwartz said Thursday. “This isn’t about partisan politics,” ...


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