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House panel OKs bill to help communities with tamarisk removal

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House panel unanimously approved a bill Monday to help local communities get rid of invasive species such as tamarisk and Russian olive trees because they drink up precious water. While it may seem like that’s a good ...

Blotter, Feb. 3, 2015

By Staff

Boy had airsoft gun A report of a boy with a gun in Fruita on Jan. 9 turned out to be a mostly false alarm, according to the Fruita Police Department. Officers determined the boy in the 1100 block of Wildcat Avenue was in possession of an ...



By Greg Ruland

The medical treatments necessary to keep air flowing to Merry Sechrist’s lungs often sapped her of energy and caused her stress. She said the stress and weariness sometimes showed in her face. Eventually, Sechrist reached out to April ...

Death notices, Feb. 3, 2015

By Staff

■ Dwain Bilberry, 71, Eckert, died Jan. 31, 2015, at Paonia Care Center. No services will take place at this time. Survivors include two sons, Jeff and Mike; one daughter, Tracy Stowell; two brothers, Eddie Joe and Dale; one sister, ...


By Staff

Free radon test kits, education in Montrose Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas responsible for hundreds of Colorado lung cancer deaths each year. Montrose County Health and Human Services will sponsor several radon classes to ...

Bankrupt mortuary owes $454,000

By Greg Ruland

The owner of a Grand Junction funeral home has filed for bankruptcy, and the creditors of the business — including 30 people owed about $40,000 in pre-paid funeral services — have until April 7 to object to the owner’s ...

Email letters, February 2, 2015

By Staff

Senior generation must pick up fight for the right to life It appears that the right to death is a hot item these days. Although it would allow for a diversity of ages to tap in to this approach to death I wonder if the elderly are targeted ...

Jury selection in theater shooting going faster than planned

By The AP

CENTENNIAL — The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case says jury selection is going so well that the first phase will be cut short by several days. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had planned to finish giving potential jurors ...


Award-winning Colorado looks great, and drives great

By Michael St. Clair

With much of the popular focus on big trucks, it’s easy for me to lose sight of some of the ‘small’ pickup trucks that are out there. Thankfully, Motor Trend has better sight than I and noticed the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, ...


Real Estate Q&A for the Week of February 1, 2015

By Special to the Sentinel

Dave, I have lived in the Grand Valley for the past 9 years and we absolutely love living in Western Colorado.  I currently work in retail, as one of our store managers, but honestly know that if we continue to reside in Grand Junction ...

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