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A level playing field?

By The Daily Sentinel

The number of charter schools is growing — both locally and statewide. The four current charter schools in the Grand Valley (a fifth one will open soon in Fruita) account for roughly 10 percent of District 51 students. Statewide, 13 ...

Printed Letters: March 22, 2017

By Staff

Unnecessary spending is killing the city The City Council is considering all kinds of nifty ways to tax and spend and jigger our current debts and mess with TABOR rather than paying down current debts and fixing our infrastructure such as ...


If Republicans repeal Obamacare, 
they have to own the consequences

By Bill Grant

Colorado Republicans gleefully joined their colleagues in the House and Senate to celebrate the imminent demise of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) when they convened in January. But to their surprise, they, like their leader President ...


By Gary Harmon

Community Hospital and University of Utah officials unveiled a health care plan Tuesday that would provide coverage for companies with as few as five employees. The Grand Valley Preferred Network is intended to compete with Monument Health, ...


Man cited for fire; two other blazes investigated as arson

By Erin McIntyre

Officials cited a Whitewater man for a burn that damaged his neighbor’s property last week, and said they are continuing to investigate two fires they are now labeling as arson. Randall Swope, of 101 Kannah Creek Road, was issued a ...


Man arraigned in Palisade murder case

By Gabrielle Porter

One of two men accused in the October murder of Palisade resident Paul Davis was arraigned Monday in Mesa County Court. Michael Anthony DuPont, 34, was arrested in February in Denver and faces charges of first-degree murder, second-degree ...


Woman gets prison for molesting young boy

By Gabrielle Porter

A 35-year-old woman was sentenced to five years in a state prison and 20 years to life of probation by a plea deal Monday in Mesa County district court, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a young boy over a span of several ...

Memorial for activist Connie Murillo set for Saturday

By Erin McIntyre

A memorial service and celebration of life concert and fundraiser will be held this weekend for Connie Murillo, a community activist who died Monday. Murillo, 37, was a longtime local who graduated from Plateau Valley High School and was ...

Legislature OKs larger payments for people wrongly sent to prison

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A year after former Grand Valley resident Robert Dewey was exonerated in a murder case that kept him imprisoned for 18 years, the Colorado Legislature in 2013 passed a law to compensate people who were convicted of crimes they ...

CMU beach volleyball team beats Concordia for second victory of season

By Staff

After running into a buzzsaw, Colorado Mesa’s beach volleyball team quickly rebounded for its second victory of the season Tuesday, beating Concordia (California) 3-2. The buzzsaw was Long Beach State (11-2), the sixth-ranked Division I ...

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