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Prison officials block bond for man eyed in death of mother

By Paul Shockley

State prison officials Tuesday moved to place a “hold” on a local parolee under scrutiny in the death of his mother, ensuring he can’t post bond at the Mesa County Jail. Daniel Stetzel, 31, who has been named a person of ...

1 of 2 Moffat County fires is nearly contained

By Staff

Favorable weather is helping crews fighting two fires that each exceeded 400 acres in Moffat County. One of those blazes, the 430-acre Ladore Fire, broke out Monday and was burning in rough but accessible terrain in Dinosaur National Monument ...

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Education obstacles in Grand Junction’s sister city

By Special to the Sentinel

The ride from El Espino to the Universidad de El Salvador takes more than two hours, longer if the traffic is bad, and requires at least two bus changes along the way. Most of the buses are repurposed school buses from the United States ...

Blotter, July 30, 2014

By Staff

Fire guts Clifton home Damage was estimated around $30,000 after a fire raced through a Clifton mobile home on Tuesday, according to the Clifton Fire Department. The department was called just before 4 p.m. to the home at 3215 F Road space ...

Leftover licenses available

By Dave Buchanan

Leftover and over-the-counter big-game hunting licenses go on sale Aug. 5 and with plenty of licenses on the block, now is the time to make a decision. A list of the approximately 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn and 1,800 bear ...


Flows cut at East Portal on the Gunnison

By Dave Buchanan

The all-too short July rainy season has brought changes to the Gunnison River below the East Portal. With a forecast for more rain in the near future, the Bureau of Reclamation has cut flows from Crystal Dam by 100 cubic feet per second, from ...


Celebrate Colorado with free park entry

By Dave Buchanan

Just when you’re looking for something special to do with the family on the last school-free weekend of summer, here’s an offer from Colorado State Parks. In recognition of the anniversary of Colorado being granted statehood on ...


When up is down

By Dave Buchanan

Midsummer in Grand Junction. Heat, heat and more heat. Not like the popcorn-dry swelter of the Sonoran desert, where Abbey is said to be buried amidst the saguaro cactus and naked rocks, and where it’s so dry the trees are whistling at ...

Death Notices, July 30, 2014

By Staff

■ Boyce Gene Bates, 81, Fruita, died July 19, 2014, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Survivors include three sons, Kelly Bates, ...


Cancer patient gets phony check in the mail

By Amy Hamilton

Melissa DeHerrera’s life was turned upside down in a matter of weeks after being diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-June. Eight days after the Clifton woman found a lump in her breast and visited a doctor, she was diagnosed with ...

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