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No. 10 story of 2011: Grand Junction man’s alleged crime spree

By Charles Ashby

As the year progressed, the arrests and charges mounted for Grand Junction man Dartanin Mitchell, whose growing list of alleged misdeeds is No. 10 on The Daily Sentinel’s list of the top stories of 2011. Mitchell, 33, was out on bond in ...

Police Blotter, Dec. 30, 2011

By Staff

Drug possession suspect Russell Gallegos, 29, 550 W. Pabor Way in Fruita, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of drug possession, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. After police pulled over a vehicle in which Gallegos was a ...

Top stories of 2011: just missed

By Staff

These stories didn’t make our Top 10 for 2011, but they were close: —The local economy showed little sign of recovery, evidenced by such indicators as high unemployment in Mesa County, lack of new construction; continued decline ...

Local briefs, Dec. 30, 2011

By Staff

ReStore seeking people to ‘adopt a shelf’ The Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County ReStore will launch a new Adopt-a-Shelf program Jan. 1. Individuals and groups are invited to adopt a shelf at the store and volunteers will give ...

Glenwood Kmart store on the list for closure

By Paul Shockley

Kmart in Glenwood Springs will be shuttered as part of an initial wave of 79 store closures nationwide, Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday. The company said more closures are coming. Aside from Glenwood Springs’ Kmart, which is at ...

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Notion of tunnel under Divide predates reality by 100-plus years

By Staff

Editor’s note: First in a two-part series about the construction of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel. When the Eisenhower Tunnel was finally opened to traffic in March of 1973 it marked the completion of an important link in the ...

Death Notices, Dec. 30, 2011

By Staff

Jack Hall, 86, Grand Junction, died Dec. 29, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary with burial to follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Laveda; one son, ...

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Snow base at Powderhorn beats most other major Colo. ski resorts

By Amy Hamilton

A dry December likely has most major ski resorts in Colorado offering a prayer or two to Norse snow god Ullr to deliver some of the white fluff their way. While many of the state’s central mountain resorts are making snow and scraping ...

Glenwood store on preliminary list of Kmart closings

By The AP

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Two Kmart and one Sears stores in Colorado are slated to be closed, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures released today. Kmart stores in Glenwood Springs and Broomfield, along with a Sears ...

Email letters, December 29, 2011

By Staff

Tea party movement is not in decline I would like to respond to poor old Bill Grant about the decline of the tea party as a political force. Clearly, he would like people to believe that tea party people, in his own words, “are about ...

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