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13th annual fundraiser stocks local soup kitchen

By Amy Hamilton

A line snaked around the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach soup kitchen Saturday morning as hundreds of people waited to receive a handmade bowl and then have it filled with soup. The irony of waiting in line along busy First Street — as ...


Caring quilters extend hand to Navajo Nation

By Sherida Warner

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” This master of literary rhyme wrote many profound lines in his time, but this statement about charity may be one of his most ...


Monfort Lab ‘an awesome thing to have’

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Alexis Skarda never had trouble winning races. The sophomore All-American cross country runner at Mesa State College finished 19th at the NCAA Division II cross country championships last fall and has already won three races this season. But ...


Smith Fork Ranch offers dudes and dandies alike a luxurious experience in a secluded setting

By Staff

Story and photos by DAVE BUCHANAN CRAWFORD — If you’ve never lost your secret desire to be a cowboy, but prefer the coffee fresh and the pillows soft, the Smith Fork Ranch might be for you. Located on a historic homestead in a ...


Sentinel reporter gets a high-tech checkup

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The Monfort Family Human Performance Lab at Mesa State College is scientist’s dream. The new facility is equipped with devices to study the human body and human performance, including an altitude chamber and infrared cameras. “We ...


Out of the woods: Where to hike during hunting season

By Staff

If you want to hike during hunting season around here, it’s a good thing to carry a rifle and wear a blaze-orange hat and vest. That way, no one will bug you. However, here’s the question: Where you hike during big game hunting ...


Rifle hunters lucky to spot elk on public land

By Dave Buchanan

This week’s lowering skies and the layering of high-country snow that often accompanies them come at an auspicious time for hunters. The first of four rifle seasons opened Saturday, and hunters leaving the lowlands Friday should have ...


Halloween shops scared of slashed budgets

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Halloween is fast approaching, and many people are finding they must be more creative when shopping for costumes on a limited budget. Economists expect people to spend 15 percent less on costumes this year than last year, according to the ...


Wounded neighbor, wife want to thank community

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A year removed from the shooting that still defies explanation, Paco Larsen and his wife, Cathy, have a single focus: how best to say thanks to the people who helped them through. The Larsens are pitching in with their neighbor, Linda Fine, ...


Palisade thwarts rallies by Huskies

By Staff

Sometimes, all it takes to win is a good streak. Saturday, the Palisade High School volleyball team got the rallies it needed, sweeping Battle Mountain in three games, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16. “We’re working on being aggressive and ...


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