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Graff Dairy closes shop after 50 years

By Amy Hamilton

How long would you wait for an ice cream cone? Any wait times seemed irrelevant Sunday because it was Graff Dairy ice cream and it was its absolute last day in business. There’s no doubt the institution off 29 Road in the converted ...


Helpful nudge from friend

By Emily Shockley

Peyton Behl didn’t mind that his reading partner on a recent weekday afternoon at the Fruita library licked his face and shed long, black hairs on the pages of his book. In fact, that was the highlight of the 6-year-old Fruita ...

Blotter, Sept. 1, 2014

By Staff

Joyride ends in crash A joyriding juvenile swiped a relative’s vehicle and later crashed in the northwest part of Grand Junction on Aug. 20, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The vehicle was valued at about ...


Student of the Week, Sept. 1, 2014

By Staff

GPA: 3.6 After-school activities: Work and Central Ties activities. Favorite book and its author: Anything written by Nora Roberts. Favorite TV show: “Duck Dynasty.” Favorite band or musician: Nickelback. Parents: Jennifer and ...

Student Spotlight, Sept. 1, 2014

By Staff

■ Area students graduated May 10 from Adams State University in Alamosa. From Delta, Kelleen Roy, master’s degree in business administration; from Montrose, Lucia Cretti, master’s degree in arts, education, reading teacher; ...

Lost labor, wages take toll, but uplift seen

By Greg Ruland

Despite recent positive trends in hiring, nearly $73 million in annual wages drained out of Mesa County between 2008 and 2013, a new report compiled by the Mesa County Workforce Center shows. Workers earned a total of $698.2 million in 2008. ...


Losing skid ends playoff dreams for GJ Rockies

By Allen Gemaehlich

The Grand Junction Rockies losing skid continued Sunday, ending their chances of getting into the Pioneer Baseball League playoffs. Orem crushed any hopes the Rockies had left with a 15-8 victory at Suplizio Field. It was Grand ...


Riveros takes over Off-Road race during uphill battles

By Dale Shrull

Colombians have long been known as climbers in the world of cycling. When the big seven-mile Windmill Road climb approached, Fernando Riveros took center stage at the Grand Junction Off-Road professional race on Sunday. “I’m a ...

Epic Ride

Grand Junction Off-Road crash tales

By Dale Shrull

Mountain bike racers know that crashing is just part of the ride sometimes.  ...

Printed Letters: Aug. 31, 2014

By Staff

Nuke facility opinion stems from ignorance I feel that Jim Shults’ letter about the proposed Green River nuclear plant in Thursday’s edition of the Sentinel needs to be addressed. So that there will be no misunderstanding, let me ...

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