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Police investigate return of Internet gaming cafes

By Greg Ruland

Internet sweepstakes cafes where players wager on the outcome of spinning digital wheels were closed across Colorado last spring after a new law cracked down on illegal gambling, but at least two local cafes are betting they found a way around ...

St. Mary’s NICU

Smallest patients receive care at the NICU

By Special to the Sentinel

Nancy Lofholm Special to the Sentinel Sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital Inside two warm and humid isolettes, draped in quilts to keep out light and dampen sound, teeny twins are curled inside oval-shaped “nests.” They are in ...

Man who flew marijuana to Kansas gets 1 year in prison

By The AP

WICHITA, Kan. — A Colorado man who flew a plane loaded with marijuana to Iola, Kansas, was sentenced to a year in federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Kenneth E. Weaver, of Denver, was sentenced Monday for one count of ...

Fort Collins weighs allowing women to go topless in public

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — Fort Collins officials are considering changes to the city’s ordinance on public nudity that would allow women to go topless in public. The Coloradoan reports the City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposals ...

Gov. Hickenlooper heading to Asia, Middle East

By The AP

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper is heading on a two-week trip to Asia and the Middle East to boost economic opportunities for Colorado. The Denver Post reports Hickenlooper will be joined by 52 delegates from the state’s ...

Road trip demonstrates importance
of Land and Water Conservation Fund

By Jim Spehar

Off to our left, as we exited Grand Junction last Saturday, was the Colorado National Monument and McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Driving down Interstate 70, headed toward San Diego in our 45-year-old Porsche, we split Rabbit ...

Strategic compensation hinges on board election

By Special to the Sentinel

Strategic compensation hinges on board election It has truly been an honor to be a member of the District 51 School Board. Our district has within reach, the dream of a culture where every teacher aspires to becoming a great teacher. In this ...

A private solution?

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re not opposed to privatizing some functions of government, so long as elected officials make a clear and convincing case that it’s a money-saving proposition with no drop-off in services. Mesa County commissioners aren’t ...


Cops: Man was making hash oil at home in GJ

By Paul Shockley

Authorities executing a search warrant Friday discovered a butane hash oil extraction system inside the garage of a Main Street home, according to an arrest affidavit. Ashland Thomas, 25, was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail in lieu of ...


Bird gets lost, decides to wing it

By Erin McIntyre

When Jan Castle saw the pigeon knocking on her sliding glass door, she knew it was no ordinary bird. The pigeon, with its brightly colored plumage and sleek body, didn’t look like the ones hanging out downtown. It seemed curious and ...

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