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Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

By The AP

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. — A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore. The daring rescue in Long Island Sound was caught on video by his owner Mark Freeley. He tells WCBS-TV ...

Printed Letters: July 18, 2017

By Staff

Wolves should take rightful place in wild This is in reference to Greg Walcher’s July 7 opinion piece: “My, what big teeth you have.” I was born and raised in New Mexico and lived there for over 46 of my 68 years.  I ...


‘Let them eat cake?’

By Jim Spehar

Looks like we’ll wait at least another week before learning the fate of the Senate’s latest revolving version of Trumpcare. While wishing Sen. John McCain a quick and successful recovery from the delay-causing cancer surgery ...

Marijuana taxes aren’t a panacea for schools

By The Daily Sentinel

Taxes from recreational marijuana sales have contributed nothing — as in zero dollars — in direct support for Mesa County Valley District 51 schools. Even if there were 10 pot shops operating in Grand Junction, that figure ...


Lawyers may argue self-defense in deputy’s slaying

By Gabrielle Porter

Attorneys for accused killer Austin Holzer have raised the possibility they might assert at trial that their client was acting in self-defense when he allegedly gunned down a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy trying to arrest him last year, ...

Health and Wellness briefs: July 18, 2017

By Staff

West Springs Hospital names medical director Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital have named Dr. Francis E. “Frank”  Lotrich, M.D., Ph.D., as medical director for West Springs Hospital. Lotrich (pronounced ...

Body tune-up more complicated than trip to auto mechanic

By April Schulte-Barclay

There is a common analogy that managing our health is like maintaining a car. Both our bodies and cars require regular maintenance. However, the similarities end there. If a car part is broken, the mechanic fixes the part or replaces it. This ...


Woman says handyman attacked her in her home

By Gabrielle Porter

A 42-year-old construction worker is facing felony charges after a Glade Park woman claimed he attacked her and held her captive in her own home overnight. The 55-year-old woman told Mesa County sheriff’s deputies Sunday morning that ...

County whittles down Whitewater project value

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County on Monday reluctantly reduced the book value of its investment in the Whitewater Improvement District by $5 million, but not without sharp words aimed at an auditor who prompted the action. The write-down doesn’t affect the ...

Few complaints so far in Battlement drilling

By Dennis Webb

Six complaints have been filed so far in connection with Ursa Resources’ drilling for natural gas from pads in the residential community of Battlement Mesa. Residents are tolerating the projects’ impacts to varying ...

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