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Printed Letters: June 6, 2014

By Staff

Sheriff candidate victim of character assassination It is unfortunate and shameful when normally well-mannered people resort to exaggeration, untruths and character assassination. Sadly, this is what’s happening to John Pennington, the ...

Rush to judgment clouds prisoner swap

By The Daily Sentinel

America’s obligation not to leave men and women in uniform behind is apparently not so sacred after all. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Taliban captors in exchange for five Afghan detainees held by the U.S. has prompted waves ...

Rockies take lefty Freeland with first pick

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — If the trend the past two years holds true, Grand Junction Rockies fans can expect to see a Colorado boy take the mound this summer. The Colorado Rockies selected Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Kyle Freeland with the No. ...

Montrose teen drowns in potholes at Escalante

By Charles Ashby

A 16-year-old Montrose boy drowned Thursday in the potholes in Escalante Canyon, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office. Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said his office still in investigating the matter, but the boy apparently ...


Sheriff race marked by deep pockets

By Paul Shockley

Two candidates seeking the Republican nod for Mesa County sheriff almost matched one another in fundraising over a seven-month period, combined pulling in nearly $27,000. John Pennington, a self-described Constitutional sheriff candidate, has ...

‘Whole generation felt this was their calling’

By Gary Harmon

On D-Day 70 years ago today, James Staffords parachuted into France, where the 101st Airborne Division was under orders to seize the city of Carentan. Today, the 91-year-old Staffords is back in Normandy as part of a contingent of veterans ...

Crews install cameras, with intent to monitor landslide’s movements

By Amy Hamilton

Soil, water and rock experts who have been traversing areas near the massive landslide outside of Collbran have learned a great deal since a back section of Grand Mesa sloughed off 10 days ago, according to a progress report Thursday night ...

Tuition will jump 5.8% at CMU

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Mesa University Trustees approved a 2014-15 budget Thursday that included a 5.8 percent increase in tuition and fees. Tuition is set at $227.05 per credit hour for in-state students in 2014-15, up from $214.60 per credit hour in ...

Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler

Butler’s turn

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — Two years ago Wednesday, Eddie Butler was watching television, hoping to hear his name called in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. Fast forward to today, when Butler, the first-round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in ...

El Paso 3B Garcia is juco player of year

By Staff

Some of the best teams in NJCAA Division I baseball played in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series last week. But when it came to postseason honors, only a few of those players were recognized. The NJCAA, Rawlings and the American ...

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