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Relatives of slain woman sue over Denver 911 delay

By The AP

DENVER — A Denver woman who was found fatally beaten more than six hours after a neighbor first called 911 for help might have survived if dispatchers had sent police sooner, her family said in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that cites ...

District 51’s higher rating is good news

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re a parent of a District 51 student in middle school or high school, you know that grades aren’t based on just test scores. Depending on the subject matter, students earn credit for homework, pop quizzes, keeping a ...

We all need to be reminded that sometimes, it’s the little things that count

By Jim Spehar

My first thought was to ignore the invitation when it arrived several weeks ago.  It was to a Saturday night event, from an organization I had been only peripherally involved with long ago. It meant dressing up in something more ...

Printed Letters: Nov. 18, 2014

By Staff

Addiction can’t be punished away; treatment is needed In retrospect, Mesa County had a thriving substance abuse recovery community 20 years ago. The National Council of Alcoholism sponsored Winter School, which trained counselors for ...

Foreign-trade zone would aid manufacturers, distributors

By Greg Ruland

The Grand Junction City Council is expected to vote Wednesday in favor of paying $50,000 for a report on the costs and benefits of establishing a foreign-trade zone in the city. If established, manufacturers and distributors in the zone would ...

New Mesa County attorney to begin work Dec. 1

By Emily Shockley

The newly-hired Mesa County attorney will begin work Dec. 1 with an annual salary of $140,000 ­ — $21,550 more than his predecessor earned. Mesa County commissioners signed a contract on Monday with J. Patrick Coleman, a ...

Death Notices, Nov. 18, 2014

By Staff

■ Wilmer “Will” Classen, 77, Grand Junction, died Nov. 17, 2014, at Hospice Care Center. Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Mr. Classen worked in property management for an energy company. Survivors include ...

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Fruita Monument students do well at FFA nationals

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Agriculture is a way of life at Fruita Monument High School and it shows in students, particularly in Kelsey Greenhow. The Fruita Monument senior was named one of the top female competitors at the 2014 Future Farmers of America national ...

Republicans eye Tipton for House Financial Services Committee

By Gary Harmon

It’s possible that U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., could land a spot on the House Financial Services Committee in the new Congress. Tipton, who was elected to a third term this month, said he was approached by House members to consider ...

Blotter, Nov. 18, 2014

By Staff

Spanking leads to punches A mother and her teenaged son exchanged punches Sunday after the 15-year-old was struck with a leather belt 20 times, one for each time he refused to unlock his cellphone so his mother could view a sexually ...

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