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Fictional Elm Creek Manor comes to life

By Sherida Warner

Fictional characters often can become bigger than life. Think of Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” poor orphaned Oliver in “Oliver Twist” and J.K. Rowling’s famous wizard, Harry Potter. For ...

Senate backs change in foreclosure sale law

By The AP

DENVER — The Senate is moving to stop what some lawmakers say is a manipulation of foreclosure sales that’s depressing home values. Junior lien holders, such as homeowners associations, can try to collect money owed by foreclosed ...

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Peeps cheep at Murdoch’s

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A certain sign of spring arrived at Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply this weekend. The cheeps and peeps of hundred of baby chicks can be heard the instant customers pass through the automatic double doors of the store. “This is ...


You Saw It, Feb. 2010

By Special to the Sentinel

Community photos sent in by readers.  ...

Lawmakers consider unemployment for reduced hours

By The AP

DENVER — Workers whose hours are cut to prevent layoffs would be allowed to collect partial unemployment benefits under a bill being considered in the state Senate. The Senate debated the bill today but delayed an initial vote. It ...

Mesa playoff tickets still available

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Tickets for Tuesday night’s first-round RMAC Shootout men’s basketball game at Brownson Arena are still available. Tipoff is at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Mesa State, ranked No. 23 in the nation, plays ...

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Couple leaving college theater to pursue new career acts

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rich and Jessica Cowden are ready to escape the drama at Mesa State College to start their own. After 10 years, including four years as head of the college’s theater department, Rich resigned, effective at the semester’s end. His ...

Municipal offenses in Fruita could carry stiffer penalties

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Citizens who commit a municipal offense in Fruita could soon face heftier fines and longer probationary sentences under changes the City Council is considering. Violators now face a maximum fine of $200 for noncriminal offenses, $500 for ...

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Police Blotter, March 1, 2010

By Staff

Agency owner posts bond The owner of a local travel agency accused of trying to defraud several airlines walked out of Mesa County Jail on Sunday after a judge modified his bond. Rodney Alan Thompson, 52, posted a $20,000 ...

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Bestway fire, Feb. 22, 2010

By Dean Humphrey

Early-morning fire rips through Grand Junction business.  ...

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