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Wreck at Clifton intersection prompts some to suggest need for traffic signal

By Staff

On Sunday afternoon, a four-door sedan pulled out of a strip mall on the east side of 32 Road, just south of D 1/2 Road, and in front of a fast-moving Dodge pickup. Some Clifton residents say the accident is just one of many they have seen ...


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BMX keeps Miller family on the track

By Scott Schlaufman

Growing up as a teenager in Long Beach, Calif., Jason Miller never imagined that he would still be racing BMX by the time that he hit 40. But on Sunday, Miller, who now lives in Olathe, was racing in the finals for the 36-40-year-old age ...


Liquor Store Crash Sept. 07, 2009

By Staff

A Grand Junction man is suspected of driving under the influence after crashing his sport utility vehicle through the front of a liquor store, then driving from the scene. Employees of Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza, 683 Horizon ...


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40 years later, dust still hasn’t settled from nuclear blast

By Dennis Webb

The ground rippled when a nuclear blast shattered the earth beneath Doghead Mountain south of Rulison 40 years ago, witnesses remember. “It was an ocean wave that came across the valley, and you could see it coming at you clear as a ...


AWAY FROM THE SMOKE

By Bill Haggerty

“Western Slope Air Quality Not A Major Health Worry,” read the Page One headline in your Daily Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 2. That’s not what my lungs told me. I was choking. Multiple fires in the western United States ...


Give this quilter an inch, she’ll give you an inchie

By Sherida Warner

If you believe in going that extra mile for a cause you hold dear, here’s a woman who measures her success by every single inch. Nadine Ruggles of Angelbachtal, Germany, is the author of “Inchie Quilts,” featuring little ...


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Novotny dedicates time to lifting weights, cutting body fat

By Allen Gemaehlich

Mark Novotny was once a promising athlete with something to prove. A college athletic career was tough to let go, but the Grand Junction 21-year-old has found another avenue to prove himself in a competitive realm. The former Grand Junction ...


Gruff Ed Carpenter was a gentleman of diverse skills who loved the West

By Bob Silbernagel

When I began reporting on the Colorado Legislature in 1986, I was able to quickly learn the ropes of Capitol coverage with the aid of Mesa County’s legislative delegation at the time. That delegation was headed by Sen. Tilman Bishop, ...


SPEAKING OF SCIENCE All the buzz on honey as sweet medicine

By Gary McCallister

In 1976, my wife and I were in a head-on collision that left me semi-scalped from my eyebrows to about half-way back on my head.  It looked pretty awful but was actually not a serious injury. The doctors sent me home with instructions ...


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Griffons get ahead early, hold on to top Mavericks

By Allen Gemaehlich

Before you knew it, the Mesa State College football team found itself in a deep hole. By the time the Mavericks football team could start digging out of the hole, it was too late. Missouri Western State scored two early touchdowns Saturday on ...


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