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Coroner: Man 
in house fire 
dies of injuries

By Amy Hamilton

A man who escaped a burning home the night of May 21 in lower downtown Grand Junction has died as a result of his injuries, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Jason Cecak, 35, died of complications of sharp force injuries ...


Dean Van Gundy, feisty but kind, dies at 82

By Gary Harmon

A service for Dean Van Gundy, the proprietor of a salvage yard and recycling center, recipient of two Purple Heart medals, friend of the homeless, and nemesis of the city of Grand Junction, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s ...


Credits roll for last time at Carmike Cinemas

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s Carmike Cinemas 7 theater showed its last movie Thursday. The movie house at 590 24 1/2 Road still is covered under its lease through the end of June. After that time, an entertainment-type business may be interested ...


Positive addition

By Matt Meyer

The opening ceremony Friday for the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games was more low-key than last year. The weather was hotter — more than 90 degrees — and there was no visit from a Denver Broncos or a speaker with a national ...

Trio of players from JUCO picked in MLB draft

By Matt Meyer

The first two players taken Friday on Day 2 of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft who played in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series were arguably the two best pitchers in the tournament. JoJo Romero, a left-hander from national ...


GJ Rockies’ Gonzales ready to get to work

By Patti Arnold

It’s the life of a coach in the minors — three different teams in three different cities in three years. For new Grand Junction Rockies manager Frank Gonzales, this gig is special. He actually got to drive from home to his new ...

Sports Brief, June 10, 2016

By Staff

American Legion Baseball Gene Taylor’s sweeps twinbill Gene Taylor’s American Legion team moved above .500 on Friday with a doubleheader sweep of Front Range to open league play. Taylor’s (4-3) opened with a 4-1 victory, ...

Colorado West Amateur results, June 10, 2016

By Staff

Major Mortgage Colorado West Amateur First Round
Friday at Bookcliff Country Club, par 71 Championship Flight Kyler Smith 65 Canon Olkowski 68 Joey Saad 68 Chris Berg 69 Michael Rusk 70 Paul Brown 70 Richard Lee 70 Eric ...


When the heat is on

By Erin McIntyre

It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in the boiling heat of a western Colorado summer. Hot, dry winds dry out plants fast. By afternoon, many plants are susceptible to wilting. And some plants, if not watered often during this harsh ...

Ash leafcurl aphid is cause of leaf curling

By Staff

We’ve got clumps of curled up leaves at the tips of our ash tree. I was reading a Daily Sentinel article I found online regarding aphids in ash trees because I think I have them. Is this what’s going on, and what do I do about ...

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