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Snook’s Bottom on the rise

By Bill Haggerty

Snook’s Bottom gentrified? You gotta be kidding! When I first moved to town in 1977 as a sports reporter at Your Daily Sentinel, one of the first stories I wrote was about how the Fruita Monument High School football team performed a ...

Two Rivers Cribbage Club

By Staff

Here are the March 6 results for the Two Rivers Cribbage Club: ■ First place: Virginia Simonetti, Grand Junction ■ Second place: Heinz Park, Fruita ■ Third place: Becky Dominic, Grand Junction ■ Fourth place: Keith ...

Man, 27, reportedly shot in back

By Rachel Sauer

A 27-year-old man was injured by a gunshot Saturday afternoon from what is believed to be a ricochet. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, at 12:15 p.m. Saturday deputies received a call about a gunshot wound at 34 and C ...


DA: Suspect was on cocaine in DUI that killed bicyclist

By Paul Shockley

A Palisade woman used cocaine for two days in September before getting behind the wheel to drive to Delta for a court hearing relating to a prior DUI arrest, when she struck and killed a bicyclist on U.S. Highway 50, prosecutors alleged in a ...


County buys space in airline magazine to promote economy

By Greg Ruland

Mesa County’s decision to spend $7,400 on sponsored editorial content in an airline magazine could expose more than six million travelers to the wonders of the Grand Valley for the first time, county officials said. The magazine, ...

Well activity quake risk is manageable, expert says

By Dennis Webb

A Stanford University geophysicist says earthquakes triggered by oil and gas wastewater injections are cause for concern, but the risk also can be managed. “We know how to solve this problem,” Mark Zoback said recently at the Vail ...


Armaments train blast worst rail accident in Grand Valley

By The Daily Sentinel

The worst local train incident in modern history happened in the early hours of June 27, 1943. People across the Grand Valley were awakened by a roar of explosions and a wail of fire sirens, according to Kathy Jordan, who recounted the ...


Track hazards

By Amy Hamilton

About 10 trains a day barrel through downtown Palisade on tracks that bisect this town of fewer than 2,700 people. To the south is the grocery store where locals greet each other. Just beyond is a few blocks of downtown shops and cafes in the ...

District 51 eyes overhaul of teacher salaries

By Emily Shockley

A new compensation system is being pondered for District 51 employees. After years of discussing the possibility, the district’s work exploring the possibility of a strategic compensation system officially began Wednesday with the first ...


Instructor’s restaurant expertise enhances college culinary program

By Rachel Sauer

The difference was just an inch, less than that, even, but restaurants can live in the seemingly unnoticed details. On some level, consciously or not, it makes a difference whether the tray is propped on a server’s shoulder or lifted ...

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