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Big Ben rings twice

By Patti Arnold

The couple sitting a few rows behind first base in the purple Rockies T-shirts with “Waldrip 40” on the back were whooping like proud parents. Except they aren’t Ben Waldrip’s parents. “I’ve got two fans ...


Father-son moment

By Nick Walter

They couldn’t explain the sunset, the sudden, orange-soaked reprieve from the dust and smoke and wind; they couldn’t explain the three ground balls on three pitches that had just dribbled to the second baseman who entered the game ...


DA drops case in bath salts death

By Paul Shockley

Criminal charges will not be filed in the case of a 19-year-old Grand Junction man who was high on bath salts and acting violently at a party last April when he was strangled by others who tried to subdue him, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger ...

Udall won’t press monument change

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado National Monument will stay a monument for now, not necessarily one forever. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., told a committee on Tuesday that no bill to change the monument to a park is in the offing. “I can tell you ...

For American history, forefather knows best

By Staff

Because Independence Day is underappreciated, a brief history lesson is in order — especially considering that some people are pretty stupid when it comes to history and don’t even know the circumstances surrounding that historic ...

Fireworks fix can still be found, with drive

By Katie Langford

Wildfires and severe drought conditions have led officials across nearly every Western Slope community to cancel their annual fireworks shows. Although skies above Mesa County will be quiet tonight, residents willing to drive can still satisfy ...

Briefs, July 4, 2012

By Staff

College-planning clinic starts Monday Local independent educational consultant Kara Kyle will offer a six-week college-planning clinic for high school juniors and seniors beginning Monday. The clinic will offer 12 hours of instruction and ...

Partners boys claim abuse by volunteer

By Amy Hamilton

A 50-year-old Grand Junction man who had been a Mesa County Partners volunteer to four juveniles since 2009 was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of molesting two of the boys. Mark Anthony Bustamante is facing two felony counts of sexual assault ...

Search for replacement judge in Montrose County to begin this month

By Staff

The 17th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet later this month to interview and select candidates for Montrose County judge. A vacancy was created when County Judge Jerry Montgomery resigned last week, according to the Colorado ...


Meis rebuffed again over ticket

By Paul Shockley

In his latest exchange with police over petty tickets, Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis was cited last weekend on suspicion of violating a fire ban in Chaffee County when his camping party lit up a small charcoal grill. Meis denied ...

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