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Woman asks for arrest; troopers grant her wish

By Erin McIntyre

A woman who begged law enforcement officers to take her to jail after her significant other was arrested ended up getting her wish last week. Colorado State Patrol troopers arrested 34-year-old Jamie Marie Rivera after she allegedly assaulted ...


Cass Hite embraced a rugged life prospecting river in Glen Canyon

By Bob Silbernagel

Cass Hite was a well-known prospector in Utah and Colorado by Sept. 9, 1891, when he encountered fellow miner Adolph Kohler in Green River, Utah. Kohler had created a company with a name almost identical to Hite’s company, and he tried ...


Gay rights group backs Thurlow in House race

By Charles Ashby

It’s not unusual for a gay-rights group to endorse Democratic candidates in legislative races; they do it all the time. But when a Republican makes the list, that’s saying something. That happened last week when One Colorado, the ...

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dies at 87

By The Associated Press

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King” died ...


Less rest for the weary

By Amy Hamilton

Length of stays will be cut in half for people seeking a bed at Grand Junction’s homeless shelter. A new policy starting Oct. 1 reduces stays to 90 days a year, down from the formerly allowed 180 days a year at the HomewardBound of the ...


Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County

By Gary Harmon

There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

Forget the debate —  know the local issues

By The Daily Sentinel

What do we really expect to learn Monday night? Is there anything Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can do to change anybody’s mind at this stage of the campaign? Nevertheless, the first presidential debate signals that we’re in ...

Printed Letters: Sept. 25, 2016

By Staff

In-depth review of DHS could bring needed changes I would like to extend my “thank you” to The Sentinel for the extensive articles you wrote on the “Failure to Protect” child abuse deaths and the failures of our local ...

Election is doing little to help voters understand health-care challenges

By Guest Columnist

It takes more than words to treat illness. Campaign rhetoric, unlike the Affordable Care Act, will not provide health insurance to 20 million Americans. These difficult tasks require real health policy. They require difficult choices that come ...

We all play a part in stabilizing and strengthening families

By Guest Columnist

In response to the recent child fatality series, our deepest condolences go out to all families who have lost children, and to those children who are still with us who bear the lifetime scars caused by abuse and neglect. This series has ...

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