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Snowpack gets big boost from round of May storms

By Dennis Webb

While Colorado’s snowpack is melting out, what remains is at more than twice the normal level thanks to a moist May, according to the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. It was at 224 percent of normal statewide as of Thursday. ...

BLM nets $1.2 million from sale of gas leases

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday sold federal oil and gas leases on 63,268 acres in northwest Colorado, bringing in $1,243,777 in revenues. The agency had offered 85 parcels in Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, but ...

Coal mine expansion in the works

By Gary Harmon

The Trump administration took a step toward expansion of the West Elk Coal Mine in Somerset on Thursday as the U.S. Forest Service began accepting comments on a plan that was welcomed by the coal industry and scorched by environmental ...

Paonia has player, coach of the year on
All-State team

By Staff

After an undefeated season and a Class 2A state championship, the Paonia High School baseball team also won several awards. The Colorado High School Activities Association released All-State teams for all classifications Thursday. Junior ace ...

Opinion time: Is the lack of parity bad for the NBA?

By Staff

Dale Shrull Sentinel sports editor The NBA has become about as exciting as watching grass grow. As Golden State prepares to wrap up one of the most dominating playoff runs in NBA history, my reaction is to stifle a yawn. For the last ...

Sports Briefs, June 8, 2017

By Staff

Baseball ‘JUCO’s Journey’ is available
at Home Loan, The Daily Sentinel “JUCO’s Journey,” a commemorative book about the Junior College World Series and its history in Grand Junction, is available ...

Lines West: Prepare Yourself

By Staff

Prepare Yourself I wish that breakfast-time could last all day. Not the breakfast, though mine always pleases— I make good omelets, rich café au lait, Fresh juice, dense bread, salt meat, intriguing cheeses— I mean ...


Four parts, one SHEL: Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival headliner

By Ann Wright

On Tuesday, Hannah Holbrook was in charge of hospitality. She and her three sisters were in the process of filming a music video, and they try to do as much as they can “in house,” Holbrook said in a phone interview that day. But ...

Death Notices, June 9, 2017

By Staff

■ Beverly Jean Fossum, 84, Grand Junction, died June 7, 2017, at her home. No services are planned. She was a nurse. Survivors include two sons, Curtis of Bloomington, Minnesota, and Daniel of Grand Junction; two daughters, Karen ...

Blotter, June 9, 2017

By Staff

Cops: Man choked woman A 34-year-old man accused of strangling a woman and then covering her nose and mouth with his hand early Wednesday morning appeared Thursday in court in connection with a potential felony assault charge. Bradley ...

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