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Large fight breaks out in downtown Colorado Springs

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police say they had to use pepper spray to subdue a large fight downtown early Thanksgiving morning while officers were monitoring bars and restaurants. Police Lt. Patricia Feese says some of the ...

Only 27 shopping days left til Xmas

By The Daily Sentinel

The fact that we have names for the days that mark the beginning of the Christmas retail season should offer some clue about the value Americans place on holiday shopping. There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, ...

Laughing all the way to jail

By The Daily Sentinel

The lessons from Ferguson, Missouri may seem remote in western Colorado, but a recent stunt involving a banana and a misguided sense of humor could have led to the shooting of an unarmed man in Grand Junction. Two Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

GOP must court Hispanics and other election conclusions

By Josh Penry

With the benefit of a few weeks of separation from election day, important trends are beginning to unearth themselves.  Here are a few. Colorado Democrats have a “rust belt” problem.  Numerous commentators have observed ...

Printed Letters: Nov. 28, 2014

By Staff

Holster that banana when you’re in Mesa County! Two sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he pointed a banana at them a few days ago. The nervous cops drove by bananaman and saw him pointing a yellow object at them, sped up and ...

Officials plan to drop level for Blue Mesa next month

By Gary Harmon

More water will flow out of Blue Mesa Reservoir in December than has been the case in the recent past, as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation lowers the water level and thus the potential of winter flooding upstream in Gunnison. The Gunnison River ...


Fruita Chamber of Commerce selects new director

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Fruita’s third chamber of commerce director in less than a year will begin work in early December. The Fruita Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors selected Frank Ladd as the new executive director earlier this week. Ladd is ...

Three District 51 schools mark higher test scores

By Emily Shockley

The number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams at three local high schools continued to increase in 2013-14, the second consecutive year Fruita Monument, Central and Grand Junction high schools have all participated in the ...


Local consumers put food on the back burner for early sales

By Greg Ruland

It was 6 a.m. It was dark and it was cold. Nevertheless, about two dozen people waited outside the doors to the North Avenue Kmart Thursday to take advantage of the department store’s Thanksgiving morning “doorbuster” ...

Blotter, Nov. 28, 2014

By Staff

Law enforcement agencies on the Western Slope did not provide reports about criminal activity in the area due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  ...

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