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Bridging history is costly

By The Daily Sentinel

Officials in Fruita are discovering that the cost of historic preservation can be much greater than anticipated. That appears to be occurring with an old one-lane bridge across the Colorado River at Fruita, which people in that city have been ...

Father, son spend night in snowstorm

By Staff

Two snowmobilers spent the night in near whiteout conditions Sunday night before authorities with Garfield County search and rescue found them outside Rifle. A 47-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were supposed to be home by 4 p.m. after ...

Grand Junction man faces multiple charge

By Staff

A Grand Junction man is facing multiple drug, weapons and child abuse charges after he was arrested for allegedly shooting a BB gun at a neighbor’s house, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Eric Stetzel, 44, was arrested ...

From wastewater to wine: Lagoon could become vineyard

By Staff

Clifton’s old wastewater lagoons could become the Grand Valley’s newest vineyard. The lagoons southeast of the intersection of D and 32 roads are being eliminated. In their place, a mechanical wastewater treatment plant is ...


Clifton plant could serve Palisade as well

By Staff

The town of Palisade may turn to a neighbor to the west to help clean up its act. Because of stricter federal water regulations, Palisade’s lagoon, wastewater-treatment plant at the west end of Riverbend Park, 451 Pendleton St., needs ...


Darwin has his day in Mesa CountyDarwin has his day in Mesa County

By Staff

The same day the Mesa County Commission read into the record a proclamation honoring Charles Darwin, a billboard portraying Darwin, and advertising the Freedom From Religion Foundation, went up at 1713 U.S. Highway 50. Earle Mullen, an ...

Blotter: February 10, 2009

By Staff

Women accused of kidnap • Two Clifton women were arrested Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping when they allegedly took a girl from her mother’s apartment on behalf of the father, according to the Grand Junction Police ...

Church can stay in Mesa community center

By Staff

Anyone wandering into the Mesa Community Center on a Sunday may want to bring a Bible. The community center, a county-owned building, has been the home of the Mesa View Bible Church for the past six months. Sunday services and church ...

Sheriff’s requests irk commission

By Staff

The cost of keeping cops on the street is causing the Mesa County Commission to squirm a bit. Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey is being asked to explain the high cost of law-enforcement expenses such as patrol cars and laptops. Until he does, ...

DA gets involved in sheriff’s office flap

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners on Monday referred allegations against Sheriff Lou Vallario to the 9th District Attorney’s Office for possible criminal investigation. The action came after two commissioners ...

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