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Printed Letters: July 3, 2014

By Staff

It’s important to promote male contraception, too I am intrigued by the hoopla about Hobby Lobby and other businesses attempting to avoid covering certain contraceptives based on their religious convictions. What intrigues me is not what ...

Loved to death

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s quite the heart-warming scene, watching kids frolic on the splash pad on Main Street. Their squeals and giggles are perfect reminders that Grand Junction’s downtown is more than just a retail zone. It’s the civic heart ...

Fourth of July signifies more than just a day to fire up grill

By Rick Wagner

It doesn’t seem our focus anymore to bring up the meaning of holidays we celebrate, which explains why increasing numbers of citizens don’t know much about holidays like Independence Day or Memorial Day. These holidays are, after ...

The Governor  Hickenlooper annual wildfire briefing

Arapahoe DA will investigate
 King’s conduct

By Staff

A district attorney from Arapahoe County — not the Colorado Bureau of Investigation — is now tasked with investigating alleged misconduct by state Sen. Steve King, the Republican candidate for Mesa County Sheriff. The Office of ...

Carbondale woman accused of trying to poison her kids

By Staff

Carbondale police on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old woman for allegedly attempting to poison her children. Police say Maria Viviana Alvarado-Gomez was arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the incident, ...


Longtime GJ jeweler Mancel Page dies at 91

By Greg Ruland

Mancel E. Page, a longtime Grand Junction business leader and expert jeweler who worked nearly 50 years on Main Street, died Tuesday. He was 91. Services will be 11 a.m. July 12 at First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road. Owner of ...

County’s policy on threats will be tweaked

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners plan to revise and adopt policies on threats and violence in county buildings at an administrative hearing July 14. At the behest of department heads, the board decided Wednesday morning in a meeting with Acting ...

City votes to use sewer-plant gas to fuel its vehicles

By Amy Hamilton

A long-standing idea to use methane flared off at Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant and convert it to compressed natural gas to run fleet vehicles got the green light Wednesday night by Grand Junction city councilors. Councilors approved of ...


Park designation gives California town a boost

By Gary Harmon

For the agricultural town of Soledad, California, the economic backbone of the community has been lettuce and broccoli and a state prison with a recent assist from small wineries. Now, however, Pinnacles National Park is bumping up sales tax ...

Death notices, July 3, 2014

By Staff

■ Jack E. Blankenship, 88, Battlement Mesa, died June 29, 2014, at HopeWest Care Center. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Mr. Blankenship was an oil and mineral landman in the energy ...

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