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Printed Letters: June 30, 2015

By Staff

Sentinel has little room to whine about council Your editorial “City Council skirts Open Meetings Law” drives me crazy. You state that “our local elected representatives have a rich tradition of hiding behind a personnel ...

Quite a week, yet somehow the sun still rises and sets

By Jim Spehar

My marriage still intact and unthreatened. Check. Kids and new grandchild still have affordable health care coverage. Check. Confirmation there’s at least one singing voice as bad as mine. Check. GOP presidential clown car loaded up ...

Forget origins, new health model is a win

By The Daily Sentinel

It would be easy to view Monument Health as the latest volley in a war between Community Hospital and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for market share. Indeed, it looks as though Monument Health was created as a reaction to Community ...

Groups peck away at ‘weak’ sage-grouse plan

By Gary Harmon

Three environmental organizations filed protests Monday against 14 plans for the management of greater sage-grouse habitat on federal land in the West, calling the plans “weak.” The plans could lead to a listing of the bird as ...

County letters support enterprise map, pan grouse listing

By {screen_name}

Mesa County commissioners on Monday voted to sign one letter protesting the proposed greater sage-grouse land-use plan, send another letter supporting an expanded enterprise zone map that would cover more potential and existing businesses, and ...


Ecklund Fire burns 400 acres in monument

By Dennis Webb

A wildfire sparked by lightning in Dinosaur National Monument has grown to 400 acres. The National Park Service said in a news release that what’s being called the Ecklund Fire is burning in a remote Colorado portion of the monument in ...

Teen pleads guilty in death of best friend

By Charles Ashby

A 15-year-old Clifton teen pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the shooting death of his best friend, but his sentence won’t be known until next month. That’s because the family of the victim, Brandon Crawford, wanted more ...

Public invited to wireless planning meeting today

By {screen_name}

Mesa County residents are invited to offer their opinions on what wireless communication expansion should look like in the county at a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St. The city of ...


The game saver

By Patti Arnold

Uh-oh. Grand Junction’s three-run lead nearly disappeared on one swing Monday night by Joshua Banuelos in the top of the ninth inning. Until Sam Hilliard scaled the right-field wall, that is. “Thank goodness for an athletic, ...


Special Olympics honored before GJ Rockies game

By Matt Meyer

When Tori Smith one-hopped a near-perfect pitch to Grand Junction Rockies first baseman Roberto Ramos on Monday night, it was the result of multiple organizations working to honor Special Olympics athletes. Smith, a 15-year-old Special ...

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