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Free solar panels for low-income families

By Dennis Webb

A nonprofit group expanding its reach to western Colorado is working to get solar panels in the hands, and on the homes, of people who most need them but can least afford them. GRID Alternatives installed its first system in California in ...

Blotter, June 24, 2014

By Staff

Fire set outside The Oaks Firefighters with the Lower Valley Fire Department extinguished a fire that had been set in a bush outside The Oaks, an assisted living facility at 805 Ottley Ave., Fruita, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Fire ...

Court nixes recall proposal

By Charles Ashby

A proposed measure aimed at revamping the way recall elections are held in Colorado won’t make this year’s ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down the idea Monday because the proposal, known as Initiative 76, not only dealt ...

Death Notices, June 24, 2014

By Staff

■ Dorothy Conatser, 82, Delta, died June 21, 2014, at her home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Survivors include one son, Robert of Golden; two daughters, Vicki Hinchman of Cedaredge and Barbara McDonald of ...


Schools worker snared in sting

By Mike Wiggins

Two men, including a longtime School District 51 employee, have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to have sex with someone they thought was a 14-year-old girl. John Patrick Pomaski, 48, of Grand Junction, and David Shawn Prephan II, ...

Printed letters, June 24, 2014

By Staff

We need a champion in Mesa County. We are collecting petition signatures to place an initiative on the November 2014 ballot to change how we elect representatives in the Colorado House.  Our 65 House districts are currently equal in ...

Hickenlooper, Eckert could console each other for disappointing week

By Jim Spehar

John Hickenlooper … meet Lisa Eckert.  Perhaps you can help one another recover from a week of shooting yourselves in both feet. Let me set the stage. I’m a Hick guy … have been since he first toyed with the idea of ...

Rx: Healthy discourse

By Staff

It’s about time that the heads of Community and St. Mary’s hospitals in Grand Junction break bread together. As detailed by The Sentinel’s Greg Ruland on Sunday, the heads of the nonprofit organizations haven’t spoken ...

Mormon church excommunicates women’s group founder

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church excommunicated the founder of a prominent women’s group, a rare move that brings down the harshest punishment available on an adherent who created an organization and staged demonstrations in a ...

Email letters, June 23, 2014

By Staff

Unaffiliated voters denied full voting rights Two weeks ago approximately 64 percent of “active” registered Colorado voters received primary election ballots. Although I am “active,” I did not receive a ballot. As one ...

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