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Democrats’ redistricting efforts won’t result in election victory

By Rick Wagner

These seem to be the final days for the redistricting and reapportionment battles and none too soon, as candidates would like to know who they’re supposed to represent. Redistricting refers to the realignment of federal congressional ...

Guadalcanal remembered

By Special to the Sentinel

I am often reminded of that place and time in 1942 or early 1943 on that Island of Guadalcanal. The place, a jungle hideout surrounded by razor-sharp kunai grass. I was huddled cleaning my Marine Corps Springfield 03. The bolt was out, ...


Capt. Edwin “Berneal” Gustafson

By Special to the Sentinel

Edwin “Berneal” Gustafson heard the news that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor on his twenty-first birthday, Dec. 7, 1941. Berneal was farming at the time, but enlisted to become a pilot.  A training program that normally took ...

MITCHELL Dartanin new

GJ fugitive who escaped in Kansas arrested in Denver

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man who escaped custody in Kansas last month was arrested last night in Denver, where he’s a suspect in several recent metro-area robberies, authorities said. Dartanin Mitchell, 33, and Rodney Mitchell, 19, were ...

Email letters, Dec. 7, 2011

By Staff

Land swap only benefits Koch The front page story in the Dec. 5 edition of The Daily Sentinel makes it sound as if I want Bill Koch to buy property that Tom Chapman owns to achieve Koch’s land exchange east of the Paonia ...

Police investigate dog attacks

By {screen_name}

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating two attacks in recent days by dogs said to belong to homeless people. In one attack, a man reported that he was attacked at night by two dogs as he rode his bicycle near Whitman Park on ...

Feds say immigration deportees were high priority

By The AP

DENVER — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is disputing a report that the majority of Colorado deportees in the last fiscal year were not high-priority criminals. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse report says of more ...

Voters challenge changes for voting machines

By The AP

DENVER — A group of voters plans to challenge changes to mandatory county security rules for the use of discredited voting machines. Attorneys plan to outline their concerns on Wednesday, prior to a hearing by Secretary of State Scott ...

CO flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor day

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado public buildings will be lowering their flags to half-staff in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset. More than ...

Price hike being considered for zoo admission

By The AP

DENVER — Denver Zoo officials are considering an increase in admission fees because of the rising cost of buildings and animal feed. A committee on Tuesday recommended that the mayor and city council raise fees by $2 a person, beginning ...

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