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‘Homeland Security Militia’ reported

By Gabrielle Porter

A man reported to Colorado State Patrol troopers that two people driving trucks, using a flashing light and claiming to be with the “Homeland Security Militia” forced him off Interstate 70 on Thanksgiving Day near the Utah ...

Veterans Memorial Park could be relocated

By Katie Langford

Mesa County officials are seeking community input on a proposed relocation and enhancement of the Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park. The park is now located at the north end of the Mesa County Fairgrounds, but it could be expanded to a ...


‘A conglomerate of kindness’

By Katie Langford

They’re a flash mob of kindness — a small group of local folks who want to help those in need. On Sunday afternoon, volunteers with Pay It Forward 365 served chili, gave away warm winter clothes and provided free haircuts for ...

Blotter: Dec. 5, 2016

By Staff

Liquor store burglary Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking information about a burglary at Peachwood Liquors in Palisade. Sometime after midnight on Oct. 20, unknown subjects entered the store at 309 W. Eighth St. and stole cash and ...


Transportation troublesome on Green, Colorado rivers

By Bob Silbernagel

The excitement was palpable in newspaper articles written when the steamboat Undine launched at Green River, Utah, in November 1901. “The new water transportation company expects to handle everything in the way of freight down the river ...


Student of the Week, Dec. 5, 2016

By Staff

GPA: 4.15 Favorite book and its author: “The Shadow Throne” by Jennifer Nielsen Favorite TV show: “Psych” Favorite band or musician: Jon Bellion After-school activities: Lacrosse, skiing and running. Parents: John ...


PAVE program helps vets adjust to college

By Katie Langford

For Colorado Mesa University student Cody Kem, the most challenging part of going to class isn’t waking up early or being on time — he’s used to that after serving in the Navy for five years. It’s the seven years and ...

It’s up to the GOP to craft a viable alternative to Obamacare

By Guest Columnist

By Michael J. Pramenko Regardless of your political persuasion, this past election cycle was akin to watching a slow-motion train wreck. Now, in the aftermath, many of us our hoping and wishing that the accident is over. We’ll wait and ...

Wrangling with a dictator for U.S. press access to Cuba

By Guest Columnist

Editor’s note: The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro last Friday prompted Edward Seaton, chairman of Grand Junction Media, Inc., which owns The Daily Sentinel, to recall his rare opportunity in 1998 to go toe-to-toe with one of the ...

Drill, baby, drill vs. lock it up: Lessons of the battle over the Roan Plateau

By Guest Columnist

By David Nickum For more than a decade, the battle over Colorado’s Roan Plateau — a beautiful green oasis surrounded by oil and gas development — raged in meetings and in courtrooms. At issue: Would the “drill, baby, ...

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