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John Otto’s adventurous bride sought life beyond rock cave

By Bob Silbernagel

When Beatrice Farnham married a Kansas cowboy named Dallas Benson in April 1915, she was barely a year divorced from John Otto, of Colorado National Monument fame. The marriage of Farnham and Otto had effectively ended in August 1911, just ...

This week in the Legislature, Feb. 13, 2017

By Staff

DENVER — Lawmakers are considering several measures dealing with industrial hemp, including allowing it to be used as animal feed, improving the way it is tested to ensure it remains below the THC threshold of 0.03 percent, and, in a ...

Kindness Week focuses on mental health

By Katie Langford

A group of School District 51 students wants to show their peers and their community this week that kindness and connection are more powerful than tragedy and hardship. The second annual Kindness is Contagious Week is a way to spread hope ...

Death Notices, Feb. 13, 2017

By Staff

■ Ida Maye Boushley, 89, Hotchkiss, died Feb. 7, 2017, at her home. Services have been held. She is survived by one son, Richard of Hotchkiss; one brother, Charles Earl Hamberg of Farmington, Iowa; six grandchildren; and six ...

Printed Letters: February 12, 2017

By Staff

BLM’s methane rule is a sensible approach It gave me a good chuckle over the weekend when I came across an opinion piece by a prominent representative of the oil and gas industry. In it, they claim that the BLM’s methane rule ...

The right tax fight

By The Daily Sentinel

We alluded earlier this week to a concerted effort on the part of Western Slope governments to preserve the status quo on energy severance taxes. The idea being that the oil and gas industry is showing signs of a fragile recovery after an ...


A sales tax hike and event center would combat stagnation

By Guest Columnist

As a new mother of an amazing, vibrant and energetic boy; a local restaurateur; a real estate broker, an active volunteer in community organizations, I remain foremost a proud Grand Junction native. I smile every time I drive by St. ...

Let’s end the practice of jailing the mentally ill

By Guest Columnist

In Colorado, we frequently put mental health patients in jail, even though they have committed no crime, when there is no available space at an appropriate care facility. We are one of only six states that allow this practice, and we now have ...

No more suicides

By Guest Columnist

Each of our wonderful cities, towns and rural areas on the Western Slope has its own unique flavor and vibe, but they share a deadly similarity. In spite of the many suicide prevention programs and initiatives already in place, suicide rates ...


A false character assassination that can’t go unchallenged

By Jay Seaton

This newspaper accepts its role as government watchdog with grave intensity. Indeed, it is the reason this newspaper exists. It is our job to discover facts and report them in a dispassionate, truthful manner. This burden was placed on ...

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