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Daily Sentinel begins new era as part of longtime newspaper family

By Denny Herzog

By Dennis Herzog Executive editor Grand Junction Media Inc. on Friday completed the purchase of The Daily Sentinel and its associated businesses from Cox Enterprises Inc. Grand Junction Media is part of Seaton Publishing of Manhattan, Kan., ...


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Jay Seaton Column Aug. 01, 2009

By Jay Seaton

Jay Seaton is executive vice president of Grand Junction Media Inc., which purchased The Daily Sentinel. He will join the newspaper’s management team this month. It was love at first sight. As the plane eased over the Bookcliffs and ...


Saying goodbye to Sgt. Kinterknecht

By The Daily Sentinel

Montrose says goodbye today to police Sgt. David Kinterknecht, the officer shot in the line of duty on Saturday when he and others answered the call to a domestic-violence incident. It’s fitting and appreciated that Gov. Bill Ritter, a ...


Grand Valley is alive with the sound of bears

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in 2000, it seemed as though the Grand Valley was home to more bears than Yellowstone National Park. A record 132 bears were shot by law enforcement and private citizens that summer across the state. The carcasses of many bears that ...


Solving racial tensions over a glass of beer

By The Daily Sentinel

Sometime this evening, President Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass. Police Sgt. James Crowley are to tip a glass of suds, or two, and resolve their mutual differences. It’s not diplomacy of the highest order, ...


Stimulate safety by preventing rockfalls

By The Daily Sentinel

Boulders have a nasty habit of falling from the sheer walls of Colorado canyons and man has a convenient habit of building roads at the bottom of those canyons. On Tuesday evening, one of those boulders tumbled from high on one of those walls ...


Union Pacific’s trail of concerns

By The Daily Sentinel

The Union Pacific Railroad keeps finding itself in the uncomfortable position of being at odds with people who want to cross the company’s tracks for recreational purposes. The railroad worked a few years ago with a group that wanted to ...


In the line of fire

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s an axiom, and not a pleasant one to contemplate, that one of the most unsafe assignments an officer can draw is the one that takes him to a report of domestic violence. Domestic-violence calls are by definition dangerous because ...


Colorado’s higher ed

By The Daily Sentinel

Joe Blake and Tony Frank have taken on a difficult task. Blake and Frank, the new chancellor of the Colorado State University system and the president of the CSU campus at Fort Collins, are touring western Colorado this week, to, in a ...


Ritter’s opposition welcome in mercury-storage fight

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter wasn’t as quick to express his opposition to a proposal to store mercury in his home state as some local government officials in Mesa County, but we’re glad he has joined the fight. There’s a strong ...


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