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Stop taking a knee

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s time for professional football players to stop taking a knee during the national anthem. Not because it’s unpatriotic. The Founding Fathers created a constitutional framework that explicitly allowed for tensions arising from ...

Printed Letters: October 24, 2017

By Staff

Protect the Colorado National Monument The Sentinel recently ran an editorial, “Tipton Tiptoes Again” about the congressman’s vote in support of a bill to amend the Antiquities Act of 1906. The short title for the bill is ...


Engaging voters…or not

By Jim Spehar

“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment.” — Robert M. Hutchins It was disappointing, to say the least. And an ...

Blotter, Oct. 24, 2017

By Staff

Assault on cops alleged A man who blamed “having a bad (expletive) day” for allegedly throwing a rock at a police car was arrested on suspicion of causing about $1,000 in damage to the vehicle, according to the Grand Junction ...

Man accidentally shoots himself

By Staff

Grand Junction police are still investigating an incident Saturday in which a man allegedly shot himself while trying to unload a firearm. According to police spokeswoman Heidi Davidson, the man had shot himself in the stomach and was taken ...

Commissioners’ jail tour includes talk of expansion

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County commissioners got a first look Monday at where Sheriff’s Office officials hope eventually to build a new pod to meet growing demand for beds. The commissioners toured the area on the south side of the structure during a ...

Animal Services building to open on time

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County’s reworked Animal Services building will be ready to accept dogs back into kennels during the first week of November, marking the on-time completion of $2.4 million worth of work on the building. County officials were to ...


Cops: Man was selling pot near school

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction man is facing a felony drug distribution charge and other charges for allegedly attempting to sell marijuana near Orchard Mesa Middle School and the Eagle Rim Skate Park on Friday afternoon, according to the Grand Junction ...


‘We need to save their stories’

By Erin McIntyre

Their voices were silent, kept in a metal cabinet for years. Thousands of stories, captured on cassette tapes before their owners died, sat waiting. The tapes were only a temporary solution to the problem of losing history forever when those ...


Chief Camper to lead CBI

By Gabrielle Porter

John Camper’s time in Grand Junction was supposed to be nothing more than a stopover. In 2009, Camper was a high-ranking officer and 28-year veteran with the Lakewood Police Department, and while he was receptive to the idea of filling ...

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