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Man accidentally shoots self during traffic stop

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police say a man who was fumbling with a gun during a traffic stop accidentally shot himself. The Gazette reports an officer pulled 22-year-old Geordan Morris over in the northwestern part of the city ...


Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

By The AP

ERIE — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children. The Weld County coroner says Tori Rains-Wedan, 41, and her three sons, 15-year-old Mason Wedan and ...


Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths

By The AP

WASHINGTON — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, ...


Take a ‘walk on the wild side’ and celebrate an important anniversary

By Jim Spehar

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” With those words, spoken 50 years ago ...


Printed Letters: Sept. 2, 2014

By Staff

WCC aims to protect lands for future users David Ludlam made irresponsible statements about the Western Colorado Congress. As a member, I say it’s not WCC’s job to support drilling, but to protect lands for future generations. ...


Putting cameras on cops is a good idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Credit Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper for being ahead of the curve on a topic of heightened national interest. Last month’s officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Mo., touched off an examination of the ...


Twitter Mailbag, Sept. 2, 2014

By Matt Meyer

The social media platform Twitter has become an easy way to connect with experts on any subject. In this column, readers can submit prep sports questions to @jmattmeyer that may be printed. Follow Daily Sentinel reporters Allen Gemaehlich ...


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Jones leads comeback to snap skid

By Allen Gemaehlich

They are out of playoff contention, but the Grand Junction Rockies didn’t quit. Grand Junction rallied from seven runs down to defeat the Orem Owlz 11-10 on Monday night at Suplizio Field. The Rockies (41-32, 18-17) equaled their ...


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Specialists taking place of family physicians at hospital

By Greg Ruland

The days when family doctors make rounds at the hospital are drawing to a close, especially at St. Mary’s Hospital, where a highly trained group of specialists known as hospitalists is taking over 90 percent of a patient’s primary ...


Health briefs, Sept. 2, 2014

By Staff

Community Hospital plans new cancer center Community Hospital announced Friday that Dr. Joanne Virgilio, a medical oncologist, Dr. Ruth Higdon, a gynecological/oncology surgeon, and Michael Appel, an oncology pharmacist, will join Community ...


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