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Fire forces some evacuations in southern Colorado

By The AP

WALSENBURG — Officials say a 15-acre wildfire in Huerfano County has forced some evacuations in a southern Colorado subdivision. Huerfano County Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Lori Cordova said Sunday that only about three ...


WAY BACK WHEN: 60-year-old buddies

By Priscilla Mangnall

KREX-TV is one of those local icons that those of us who grew up here, grew up with. Sentinel business reporter Greg Ruland recently wrote a story on Grand Junction’s first television station’s 60th anniversary. I wanted to take ...

Student Spotlight, June 2, 2014

By Staff

■ Logan Hawke of Grand Junction graduated May 16 from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. ■ Heather Banister of ...

Burning season over

By Emily Shockley

Despite plentiful precipitation and mild temperatures going into June, the likelihood of fire restrictions mirroring those of past, drought-striken summers in Mesa County reappearing this summer remains uncertain. An inch and a half of rain ...


Feelin’ his oats, 73-year-old horseman saddles up for Alaska on motorcycle

By Charles Ashby

“Way up north, north to Alaska ... big nuggets they’re finding,” the old cowboy song goes, and an old Grand Junction horseman is taking it seriously. But instead of taking the slow trek with his favorite steed, Don West is ...

Blotter, June 2, 2014

By Staff

Bicyclist suspected of drugs A Grand Junction police officer observed a man in a dark hoodie riding a bicycle east on Elm Avenue near 28 3/4 Road shortly after midnight last Wednesday. The man, later identified as Jon Charles Stetzel, 25, ...

Schools’ budget crises spread

By Dennis Webb

The Meeker School District next fall will be the latest in the region to switch to a four-day school week. The district’s decision is budget driven. It continues to face a financial shortfall for the coming fiscal year even with the ...


Officers happy to help

By Matt Meyer

Decked out in his full Denver Sheriff Department’s deputy uniform Sunday morning, Richard Gilstrap rotated among cheering, encouraging and laying down a tape measure for the softball throw at the 2014 Special Olympics Colorado Summer ...


Mavs cheered by faithful after returning from World Series

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa baseball coach Chris Hanks was so proud of his team, he choked up talking about the Mavericks on Sunday afternoon at a welcome home gathering at Suplizio Field. “I want to thank everyone for their support,” Hanks ...


Family support vital to Special Olympians

By Eden Laase

Reannen Brunswick and her dad, Jim, are walking in circles around the track at Stocker Stadium. They’re warming up, a crucial part of any athlete’s routine. As Jim pushes her three-wheeler, 7-year-old Reannen pedals. Her hair, ...

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