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Three District 51 schools mark higher test scores

By Emily Shockley

The number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams at three local high schools continued to increase in 2013-14, the second consecutive year Fruita Monument, Central and Grand Junction high schools have all participated in the ...


Local consumers put food on the back burner for early sales

By Greg Ruland

It was 6 a.m. It was dark and it was cold. Nevertheless, about two dozen people waited outside the doors to the North Avenue Kmart Thursday to take advantage of the department store’s Thanksgiving morning “doorbuster” ...

Blotter, Nov. 28, 2014

By Staff

Law enforcement agencies on the Western Slope did not provide reports about criminal activity in the area due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  ...

Death Notices, Nov. 28, 2014

By Staff

■ Carol Bradley, 75, Fruita, died Nov. 22, 2014, at LaVilla Grande Care Center. Services will be Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Time of service was not provided by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Call (970) 243-2450 for ...

Two trials for docs accused in deaths

By Paul Shockley

A federal judge Tuesday ruled that the complexity of a case against two former western Colorado doctors will require two trials, while blaming lawyers for delays in the now three-year-old pending prosecution. An exasperated U.S. District ...


Salvation Army diners share gratitude for simply being alive

By Greg Ruland

Larks and chickadees sang to the sun, serenading a dozen or so hungry people who gathered at Whitman Park around 10 a.m. Thursday in anticipation of free turkey dinner. The 70 or so Salvation Army volunteers scurrying around the basement of ...



By Dale Shrull

Rifle High School is heading to the steel city of Colorado to try to steal a Class 3A state football title. Saturday’s championship game is indeed a tale of two blue-collar towns with physical, tough, hard-nosed football ...

Local running results, Nov. 27, 2014

By Staff

8th Annual Grand Junction Professional Fire Fighters 5K Turkey Trot Nov. 27 Male Overall Awards 1. Martin Medina, 16:28; 2. Joe Horen, 17:00; 3. Daniel Kraft, 17:36. Female Overall Awards 1. Brandi Krieg, 19:17; 2. Esmeralda ...

American criminal justice system may be imperfect, but it’s still the best

By Rick Wagner

This last week we’ve had a couple of high-profile examples of our criminal justice system at work both locally and nationally. My sense has been that both the Paige Birgfeld homicide arrest here in Mesa County and the grand jury result ...

Thankful for this day

By The Daily Sentinel

Among the many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving is the holiday itself. It’s uniquely American and possibly the single greatest unifying cultural event that exists in our society. We share Christmas with all of Christendom ...

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