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Blagg won’t appear at GJ hearing

By Paul Shockley

A judge this week rejected a bid to bring convicted murderer Michael Blagg back to Mesa County. In a written order issued Wednesday, Chief District Judge David Bottger denied a request filed by Mesa County prosecutors seeking Blagg’s ...

Growers fight the freeze

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Faced with a second night of plunging temperatures, farmers in the east end of the Grand Valley expected to stay up for the second night in a row Friday, carefully watching fruit trees and preparing to do whatever possible to save blossoms ...

Killer’s motivation will remain a mystery

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The mystery shrouding the motive for an attack that left two Grand Junction residents dead and two others wounded will remain just that — a mystery. Grand Junction police Friday formally closed the investigation into the Oct. 11 ...

Jobless rate surges in Mesa County

By Carrie Marfitano

Unemployment rose more than a percentage point in Mesa County in February, according to numbers released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Mesa County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 6.7 percent, ...

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History Here And Now Column March 27, 2009

By Staff

This is third in a series of columns about the history of The Daily Sentinel. Before television came to Grand Junction, The Daily Sentinel was the gathering place for any major news event. Politicians and anyone else interested in elections ...

Briefs: OA Piano Festival March 27, 2009

By Staff

The annual Festival for Creative Pianists should inspire versatility, embellishment and improvisation from participants. Competing are 20 pianists from Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. All are ages 19 and younger. Festival founder and director ...


OA: Open Studio Exhibit March 27, 2009

By Staff

Not just a place for viewing art, The Blue Pig Gallery has a new program where creative types to hang out and make art. Also, catch existing exhibits at the gallery, 119 W. Third St., in Palisade before the end of this month. MAKE ART The ...


Briefs: OA Art on the Corner March 27, 2009

By Staff

SCULPTURE: Merkaba Duro is on the south side of the 400 block of Main Street, in front of Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. ARTIST: Joe Burleigh of Carbondale. DESCRIPTION: The steel sculpture is an illusion feast for the eyes. At various angles, ...

Briefs: OA Born in France March 27, 2009

By Staff

Four brilliant and young, award-winning musicians will come together for two Western Slope Chamber Music Series concerts. “Quatuor Cornichons” is made up of cellist Gabe Mientka; violist Stephanie Mientka; and violinists Hanna ...

Briefs: OA Opera Auditions March 27, 2009

By Staff

The High Desert Opera is having open auditions on Sunday, March 29, for its July production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer.”  There are eight principle roles open: four male roles (various ages) and four ...

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