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Paonia teacher finalist for award

By Katie Langford

Although second-grade teacher Jodi Simpson is overjoyed to be one of six finalists for the Colorado Teacher of the Year, the best part of the experience isn’t the recognition, she said. It’s rediscovering her passion for ...


Child-abuse 
parolee 
arrested in 
sex assault

By Duffy Hayes

A Grand Junction man on parole for a felony child abuse conviction was before a Mesa County Court judge on Tuesday, accused of felony sex assault against a former girlfriend. An arrest affidavit for Jona Wobick, 40, alleges he contacted his ...


City dabbles with pot idea

By Amy Hamilton

What a difference three years makes. Just about three years ago to the day, the Grand Junction City Council determined the city did not need any part of the marijuana industry within its borders. On Wednesday night, though, councilors ...


Blotter, Sept. 22, 2016

By Staff

Streaker on the highway Deputies with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to Colorado Highway 82 in the Glenwood Springs area, on a report of a man running naked in traffic about 7:30 p.m. Deputies reported that ...


Death Notices, Sept. 22, 2016

By Staff

■ Terry Walter Ackerson, 71, Grand Junction, died Sept. 17, 2016, in Grand Junction. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brown’s Cremation and Funeral chapel. He was a contractor. Survivors include his wife, Judy; four ...


Biz Buzz: Sept. 22, 2016

By Staff

Following on the heels of perhaps the most successful Winefest ever in Palisade this past weekend, another burgeoning industry involving tasty fermentation is celebrating with a festival of its own on Saturday. Area makers of hard cider ...


Welcome Donald Trump Jr.

By The Daily Sentinel

Dear Donald Trump Jr., First of all, welcome to western Colorado. You’re probably familiar with Denver: Big city, rolling plains, tall mountains in the distance, lots of cars, lots of buzz, booming economy. This ain’t ...


Political-science major gets crash course

By Gary Harmon

This summer, Cory Massey was running cattle on the Uncompahgre Plateau. In the last few days, he was engaged in trying to round up voters by phone as part of Colorado Mesa University’s first try at statewide political polling. “I ...


Principal accused of fleeing crash site

By Katie Langford

Mount Garfield Middle School Principal Hal Templeton was placed on administrative leave this week after being cited in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday night. Templeton, 42, of Grand Junction, received a summons for reckless driving and ...


14 Chinese nationals accused of growing 3,000 marijuana plants

By Dennis Webb

Authorities have arrested 14 Chinese nationals in connection with an alleged illegal pot grow involving more than 3,000 plants east of Rifle. Authorities are investigating whether human trafficking using forced labor was involved in the ...


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