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Briefs, June 29, 2011

By Staff

Road work on monument planned Micro-surfacing repair work along Rim Rock Drive will take place Thursday, from the East Entrance to the DS Road turnoff. The repair work will be between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Park visitors and Glade ...

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Mesa Mibsters all finish in top 10 in national tournament

By Patrick Bahr

The Mesa County Marbles team is a national contender. Last week, at the 88th annual National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., the Mesa Mibsters had four shooters finish in the top 10. Grand Junction’s Katie Carozza, 11, finished ...

Blotter, June 29, 2011

By Staff

Robbery at motel reported The Grand Junction Police Department on Sunday responded to a reported robbery at Monument Inn, 1600 North Ave. The victim told police he was sharing a room with another man when the man grabbed the victim’s ...

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River overtakes Riverfront Trail

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The high and swift Colorado River washed away a portion of the Riverfront Trail in Grand Junction, the latest victim of a record runoff that has stuck landowners and communities across western Colorado with expensive cleanup work. Roughly 30 ...

Power outage hits 5,000 customers

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A power outage on the Redlands stilled swamp coolers as the mercury rose to 100 degrees this afternoon, according to Xcel Energy. Xcel will have power restored by 8:17 p.m., the company said on the outage page on its website. The outage ...

CDOW weekly fishing report — June 28, 2011

By Special to the Sentinel

Summer finally has arrived, and mountain basins that might have had exceptionally heavy snow last winter now are calling out. All but the highest lakes have at least some open water, though melting snow banks remain around many, and snow ...

Denver jury acquits Xcel Energy in workers’ deaths

By The AP

DENVER — A Denver jury has acquitted Xcel Energy Inc. of criminal charges in the deaths of five workers at a hydroelectric plant tunnel in the mountains west of Denver. The jury today acquitted Minneapolis-based Xcel and its subsidiary, ...

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Local couple sniffs-out million dollar contest

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Seth and Carrington Schaeffer of Grand Junction could use a million bucks. Their hoping their first million comes from the “Smell like a Million Bucks” video contest hosted by Gain laundry detergent. The company asked their ...

Printed letters, June 29, 2011

By Staff

On June 20, the Mesa County commissioners approved a resolution declaring their support for the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights. This was done in response to a lawsuit, brought about by big-government politicians and liberal groups in Denver, ...

Prison stripes for Blago

By The Daily Sentinel

The man who hoped to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder — and used his office in myriad other ways to try to enrich himself — was found guilty of 17 criminal counts by a federal jury Monday. Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod ...

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