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Dollars and sense at budget time

By Jim Spehar

If it was just arithmetic, it’d be easy. It’s much more than that. “City offers voluntary ‘layoffs’” was the latest budgetary headline, gracing the top of the front page of the Daily Sentinel last Thursday. ...

Time to innovate

By The Daily Sentinel

As Sunday’s page 1 centerpiece story indicated, the Mesa County sheriff and the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office are prepared to ask for a bigger slice of a shrinking county budget. Both agencies make a compelling case for ...


Born of empathy, group comes to aid of bedridden moms-to-be

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

After 25 days of mandatory medical bed rest inside the Labor and Delivery department at St. Mary’s Hospital, Shiela Gray welcomed a visit from Joseff and Marlena Diedrich, founders of the Acts of Grace Foundation. Acts of Grace is a ...

Polls: Clinton has 11-point lead in Colorado

By Charles Ashby

While Donald Trump was campaigning in Colorado on Monday, two new polls showed Hillary Clinton with a double-digit lead over the Republican nominee for U.S. president. The two polls, conducted since last week’s presidential debate, ...

20-year Garfield County commissioner faces challenge from Democrat Acha

By Dennis Webb

Twenty-year Garfield County Commissioner John Martin is facing a challenge for his seat from a Democrat who says the county has changed a lot over that time and the county’s leadership could use some turnover as well. Martin, a ...

County OKs grant for Tasers, despite the strings attached

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County sheriff’s deputies soon will pack new Tasers under a grant from the U.S. Justice Department. The Mesa County Commission on Monday approved the $20,546 Taser grant, which sparked discussion about the proper role of the ...


Blotter, Oct. 4, 2016

By Staff

Man accused of eluding A 28-year-old man suspected of speeding on Orchard Mesa allegedly eluded law enforcement twice over the course of several hours Sunday night and early Monday morning before police finally caught up to him outside a ...

Caton: City budget has ‘hit bottom’

By Amy Hamilton

Declining revenues and increasing costs have prompted the city of Grand Junction to propose a pared-down 2017 draft budget. The proposed budget for next year is $5.4 million less than the city’s 2016 budget, and includes no presumptions ...

Briefs, Oct. 4, 2016

By Staff

Library seeks English literacy tutors If you’ve ever wanted to help someone learn English or improve their English skills, Mesa County Libraries want to hear from you. The library’s Literacy Center is seeking volunteer literacy ...

Climber from Greeley dies in fall on Longs Peak

By The AP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A 61-year-old man from Greeley is dead after falling while climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The accident happened Saturday after Scott Corliss apparently slipped on ice and fell about ...

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