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Fall ballot questions 
may include taxes, 
local fracking bans

By Charles Ashby

Several proposed citizens’ initiatives are still trying to make their way onto the fall ballot, including one that won approval by the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday. That initiative, pushed by the same people who are working to put ...

Wrong-way driver killed; info sought

By Staff

Garfield County authorities are asking for the public’s help in determining where a 19-year-old Glenwood Springs man was before he drove head-on into another vehicle on Interstate 70 near New Castle on Sunday, killing himself and ...


Ranch sues Garfield County over road access dispute

By Dennis Webb

A dispute over whether a stretch of road outside De Beque is public has taken a different route — the one leading to the courthouse. The High Lonesome Ranch has sued Garfield County over the county’s decision to direct it to open ...

Governor gets earful on schools, LA flights

By Gary Harmon

The lack of science, technology, engineering and math curricula in School District 51 kept one company from hiring a star applicant, one business owner told Colorado Gov John Hickenlooper on Sunday. A direct Los Angeles flight, meanwhile, ...


Big wheel in town: Hickenlooper visits valley

By Melinda Mawdsley

Gov. John Hickenlooper stepped out of an unmarked, black Chevrolet wearing black shorts and a Colorado bike jersey and asked emphatically, “Are we ready?” Hickenlooper was in Mesa County for a less-than-traditional visit Sunday. ...


Job gets a bit safer for K9 cop

By Gabrielle Porter

A donation that will provide a bullet- and stab-protective vest for one of the Grand Junction Police Department’s two police dogs has handler Trevor Hawkins pleased. Massachusetts-based nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s Inc., donated ...


GJ photographer to shoot for National Geographic

By Melinda Mawdsley

Grand Junction photographer Donna Fullerton will join 14 other photographers this month on an exclusive National Geographic photo walk through Yellowstone National Park to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial ...

Five years in a row, Daily Sentinel wins General Excellence

By Staff

The Daily Sentinel staff earned top-level recognition by their newspaper peers for the fifth year in a row Saturday in Denver, with the paper winning the Colorado Press Association’s first-place award for General Excellence in the fields ...


Vietnam vet didn’t receive proper care for hepatitis

By Katie Langford

Vietnam War veteran Rodger Holmes did not receive adequate follow-up care at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center for his advanced case of hepatitis C, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General released last week. ...

Alcohol not a factor in potholes death

By Staff

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Saturday that alcohol was not a factor in the Wednesday drowning death of Austin Worbington, who died accidentally after going into the potholes on Glade Park. Worbington, 20, was a redshirt ...

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