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Robbery on rails revealed

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — The details of a failed train robbery 107 years ago in Parachute so captivated the late Jack Roberts that it took the artist three oil paintings rather than one to adequately convey it. Those depictions — which had ...


County backs TABOR with resolution

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, standing up against a federal lawsuit challenging the amendment’s constitutionality. A bipartisan group of current and ...


Blotter, June 21, 2011

By Staff

Neighbors report fake cops Mesa County sheriff’s deputies were called out Saturday on a report of two men suspected of impersonating police officers in the 3200 block of White Avenue. Witnesses said the men were in a pickup and wearing ...


Summer arrives today, but not before a final word from winter

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The first day of summer didn’t arrive today without a final blast of winter in Colorado, as several inches of snow fell at the highest elevations in the mountains and a chillier-than-usual Grand Junction set rainfall and low-temperature ...


Health Briefs, June 21, 2011

By Staff

Health Department ends throat cultures The Mesa County Health Department will discontinue its throat culture and treatment services July 1. According to the Health Department, physicians have said they prefer to test and manage their ...


Death Notices, June 21, 2011

By Staff

Fonelle Corporon, 87, Grand Junction, died June 18, 2011, at her home. Private services are planned. Mrs. Corporon was a homemaker and clerk. Survivors include her two sons, Alan Eugene of Littleton and Patrick Lynn of Saguache; two ...


E-mail letters, June 20 2011

By Staff

Lottery not a viable solution for K-12 funding Perhaps two months ago, a reader suggested a special lottery to fund K-12 education. While I applaud the effort of looking for solutions (and I too participate in the lottery) it is not a viable ...


The county’s IT deficit

By The Daily Sentinel

The audit of Mesa County’s Information Technology Department — made public last week after The Daily Sentinel filed a Freedom of Information request for the report — contained no great surprises. Rather, it offered a litany ...


Clarence Clemons, R.I.P.

By The Daily Sentinel

The initials above should stand for “Rock In Peace,” because Clarence Clemons was, by his own admission, “a born rock ‘n’ roll sax player.” The Big Man, as he was often called by bandmate Bruce Springsteen, ...


No more Dolphins,  but the lessons live on

By Jim Spehar

I didn’t have the purest of motives when I joined the very early incarnation of the Grand Junction Dolphins back in my early teens. There was the opportunity to compete, to learn some new strokes. That might have been part of it, in ...


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