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In Brief: Selsor picks up another RMAC honor

By Staff

For the sixth time in 14 weeks, Colorado Mesa’s Sharaya Selsor was selected the RMAC offensive player of the week. The senior guard from Glenwood Springs averaged 24 points a game in victories over New Mexico Highlands and Western New ...


Tippetts denies fraud

By Paul Shockley

Former Grand Junction Regional Airport Aviation Director Rex Tippetts denies allegations of wide-ranging fraud against him contained in a civil lawsuit filed by a former airport employee and rejects claims the employee was fired after threats ...

Democrat vies for Jankovsky’s Garfield seat

By Dennis Webb

A Democrat who lives outside Glenwood Springs said Monday he’s seeking the Garfield County commissioner seat now held by Republican Tom Jankovsky. Michael Sullivan of Spring Valley is raising oil-and-gas, land-use and economic issues in ...

We can assign blame for busts 
or participate in our own rescue

By Jim Spehar

Anyone else getting tired of the whining? You know, the “poor me” or “woe is us” complaining that too often permeates discussion of Mesa County’s economy and, by extension, that of the Western Slope. Occasionally ...

Printed letters, February 18, 2014

By Staff

Those of us who live in Grand Junction don’t need an air quality monitor to identify air pollution. Every winter we smell it and taste it. Smog burns our eyes, noses and throats. We suffer from upper respiratory and sinus infections ...

Banking a safety issue for marijuana shops

By Staff

Thanks to guidelines issued by the Obama administration on Friday, it is now legal — sort of — for banks to do business with legal marijuana retail shops in Colorado and Washington state. That’s welcome news for those of us ...

A peachy idea

By The Daily Sentinel

We heartily endorse the idea of designating the Palisade peach as the official state fruit, and not just because it’s grown in our own backyard. Palisade peaches account for more than half of all the fruit grown in our state, and they ...

Aurora man arrested in death of 11-year-old

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

DENVER — Police have arrested a man in the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old boy. Denver Police Department spokesman says 21-year-old Oswaldo Lopez of Aurora is being held on suspicion of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a ...

Email letters, February 17, 2014

By Staff

Congress must increase Social Security benefits It’s time for Congress to act so that Social Security benefits can finally start to keep pace with the cost of living. The average monthly benefit for retirees is $1,269, or about the same ...

Plane crash victims identified

By Emily Shockley

The victims of a plane crash Sunday one mile west of Telluride’s airport have been identified as Sherry Anderson, 57, and Sherman Anderson, 58, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and 48-year-old Eric Durban of Mesa, Ariz. The plane was found at ...

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