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GJ could see more rain; flood watch in effect

By Mike Wiggins

The Grand Valley could be in for another day of heavy rain and — with the ground saturated from Monday’s storms — flooding today, though rainfall will be more isolated, according to the National Weather Service. A pair of ...

Home crumbles in North Salt Lake landslide

By The AP

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A home is destroyed and neighbors are being evacuated after a landslide in North Salt Lake. The home on Parkway Drive crumbled after rain-saturated soil from the hill above started piling up behind it at around 6 ...

Happy birthday to the Wilderness Act

By The Daily Sentinel

Federal legislation can be heavy on bureaucratic jargon or dense policy language, but there’s a certain poetry to the Wilderness Act of 1964. “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the ...

Printed Letters: Aug. 5, 2014

By Staff

Udall, Sentinel guilty of rush to judgment in CIA snooping While subsequent revelations may prove Sen. Mark Udall and the Daily Sentinel (“Change of culture needed at CIA”) correct in calling for John Brennan’s ...

Why this Aug. 6 is different for us

By Jim Spehar

Aug. 6 normally passes without much notice in our household. Sure, it’s a few days before our wedding anniversary, a few weeks after Bonnie’s birthday, a few weeks before mine. Usually, tomorrow is just another day somewhere in ...

Firefighters learn intricacies of rig rescues

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Western Colorado firefighters get their fair share of technical rescue experience practicing and working in area mountains. But there’s another environment — oil and gas rigs — where they don’t ...

State treasurer challenger defends PERA

By Charles Ashby

The state’s treasurer isn’t working full time, is hardly transparent with how he runs his office, doesn’t offer much innovation to the job and is rarely available to state officials and the public, his Democratic opponent ...

McInnis: Barrett knew Roan risk

By Dennis Webb

Energy company Bill Barrett Corp. knew it was taking a gamble in buying legally disputed oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau, and local communities shouldn’t have to pay for its losing bet, the executive director of Associated ...

Bear killed raiding Redlands chicken coop

By Amy Hamilton

A Redlands resident shot and killed a black bear Sunday night after the bruin twice attempted to get into a chicken coop. Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife responded to the incident that occurred in the 2100 block of Sequoia Court. ...


And then the rain came down

By Staff

Wave after wave of showers and thunderstorms pounded the Grand Valley and the outlying areas of Mesa County on Monday, overwhelming ditch banks and flooding homes and properties in De Beque, triggering mudslides and debris flows and turning ...

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