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Rockslide closes US 24 at Battle Mountain Pass

By The AP

VAIL — A rockslide has forced the closure of U.S. 24 in both directions over Battle Mountain Pass south of Vail. The Vail Daily reports no one was injured in the slide Saturday night but some vehicles were damaged. The road remained ...


With wrapping paper, boxes cleared out, consumers hit sales

By Greg Ruland

As darkness fell on the season of light, area shoppers rubbed elbows at Mesa Mall and strolled down Main Street late Saturday afternoon in search of bargain-busting clearance sales. Downtown, the temperature hovered in the low 20s, ...


Kids blinded with science, snow globes

By Greg Ruland

On Saturday at the John McConnell Math and Science Center, all the children appeared above average, judging from the thoughtful way they managed the chemical reactions they caused. First they tried water, then soda pop, then oil, then ...

City of Grand Junction to increase rates in 2015

By Amy Hamilton

Several minimal rate increases for taxpayers in the new year will add a little jingle to Grand Junction city coffers to keep ahead of capital costs. In all, the rates for a typical city resident for water, sewer and trash should increase by ...

What I learned from 30 years with the U.S. Forest Service

By Guest Columnist

By Susan Marsh After working for the Forest Service for 30 years, I finally had to write a book about it — especially about some of the painful lessons I learned. Here are just a few of them. It will come as no surprise that it ...

Who’s going to fill Joe Prinster’s shoes?

By The Daily Sentinel

The Printster name is synonymous with Grand Junction history. Most Grand Valley residents are familiar with the story of the four Prinster brothers from La Junta who moved here and grew one small City Market store into a grocery empire. The ...

Printed Letters: Dec. 28, 2014

By Staff

Federal efforts show no benefit to school districts Dec. 10 must have been a day for education at the White House. Once again millions of federal dollars will be dangling (enticing) state and local education entities to begin and strengthen ...

Pet owner’s Manual: Take charge of your ‘pack’ of pets to prevent conflicts

By Charlé Thibodeau

As I watched my old feline friend swatting at a bow on the floor, I smiled at her playfulness as she tried to entice the object to play. She is nearly 10 years old, but has the heart of a kitten. About the time she was ready to give up on the ...


D.J. Anderson unveils magic in the everyday in ‘Strange Magick’

By Laurena Mayne Davis

Magic doesn’t just happen in exotic locales. It can occur anywhere, even in a typical municipal park of a small western Colorado town. Such is the premise of “Strange Magick” by D.J. Anderson, of Delta, in which Salem witch ...



By Greg Ruland

Fewer School District 51 students refused vaccinations this school year compared to last — an immunization rate slightly better than Colorado’s as a whole, but still near the bottom compared to other school districts around the ...

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