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Lewis for sheriff

By The Daily Sentinel

Matt Lewis should be the next sheriff of Mesa County. Unfortunately, this relatively simple deduction, based on experience and job readiness, will be lost on those who take issue with the manner in which he appeared on the ballot. Or those ...

If your opponent is beating himself, let him

By Rick Wagner

Gov. John Hickenlooper is at it again — making off-the-cuff statements that are not helpful for his re-election and encourage perceptions of weak leadership. If you don’t know, during a debate on Monday with GOP challenger Bob ...

Neguse for secretary of state

By The Daily Sentinel

Wayne Williams says his experience running elections makes him better qualified to be Colorado’s secretary of state. We disagree. As El Paso County clerk, he’s run elections. He’s also served for eight years as county ...

Printed Letters: Oct. 9, 2014

By Staff

Predators, not ranchers, cause scarcity of deer I have read Joe Sheetz’s letter several times trying to understand his thinking. However, all I can come up with is that he has a dislike of ranchers/farmers (mostly one and the ...


Residents leery of hazardous traffic

By Gary Harmon

Rosevale neighborhood residents told National Park Service officials that they don’t want hazardous materials traveling their streets to reach Glade Park instead of along Monument Road and Rim Rock Drive, as suggested by the ...

Two workers hurt
 at Encana site 
near DeBeque

By Staff

An Encana well site near De Beque was the location of an accident Wednesday afternoon that caused injuries to two workers who required medical transport from the scene. A spokesman with the company said that two contractors working at the ...

Barrett: Roan deal won’t include drilling in bird habitat

By Gary Harmon

The land that Bill Barrett Corp. would be allowed to drill atop the Roan Plateau would have no habitat for the greater sage-grouse, clearing away a potential bar to development, a company executive said. “The lands we would retain are ...


Cancelled demo derby cost fair profits

By Emily Shockley

Cutting the Demolition Derby from this year’s Mesa County Fair contributed to the July 15-19 event raking in $13,000 less than the 2013 fair. The fair brought in $123,994 this year, according to fairgrounds Manager Jo Carole Haxel, down ...

Man claims brain cancer, faces pot charges

By Greg Ruland

A 44-year-old Fruita man who allegedly leased property for a private marijuana grow was advised Wednesday he faces up to 32 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines if convicted of possessing nearly 60 pounds of weed with ...

Death Notices, Oct. 9, 2014

By Staff

■ Estella Marie Fiene Bement, 94, Grand Junction, died Oct. 6, 2014, at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Ms. Bement was a secretary and an active volunteer. She is survivied by one son, ...

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