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Top Story #6: Cold case murder solved

By Amy Hamilton

A 1975 double homicide in Grand Junction that haunted loved ones and stymied investigators seemed destined to go unsolved until police resurrected the cold case and identified a suspect through DNA in 2009. By 2010, a Mesa County jury hearing ...

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Top Story #7: Troopers charged in death of unarmed man

By Paul Shockley

A minor traffic accident investigation ended with an alleged illegal attempt by law enforcement officers to enter a Redlands home and an unarmed man shot dead. Jason Kemp, 31, refused to open the front door at 103 Glade Park Road, Unit B, and ...

Top Story #9: Internal woes plagued Police Department

By Paul Shockley

Still reeling from the arrest and suicide of one of its own, the Grand Junction Police Department saw more officers under scrutiny in separate internal investigations over the first half of 2010. Named permanent chief of police in February, ...

Top Story #10: Body farm raises stink

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Mesa State College made great strides in 2010 to establish the fifth forensic anthropology center in the U.S. But in the process, college officials angered residents with their proposal — initially kept secret — to place human ...

Dog case, attorney’s story make honorable mention

By Charles Ashby

Although Buddy the dog was dragged to death on Colorado National Monument on Dec. 30, 2009, his killers weren’t prosecuted until this year. As a result, that story didn’t make The Daily Sentinel’s list of the 10 biggest ...

Top Story #8: Tea party movement turns tide for Republicans

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The tea party movement led a Republican resurgence that saw a Republican capture the 3rd Congressional District. The trend, however, fell short of what early on portended serious runs at statewide offices by candidates with Grand Junction ...

St. Mary’s nurses anticipate first baby of 2011

By Melinda Mawdsley

The push to be the first Mesa County baby of 2011 is here — pun intended. All was quiet on the sixth floor of St. Mary’s Hospital on Thursday, but the labor and delivery nurses who walked the halls were very aware that the New ...

Blotter, Dec. 31, 2010

By Staff

Crash hospitalizes three Colorado State Patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon near mile marker 58 on Colorado Highway 65. A 2004 Honda Element and a 2003 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle were both heavily ...

Death Notices, Dec. 31, 2010

By Staff

Betty Ann Van Horn, 87, Grand Junction, died Dec. 29, 2010, at Hospice Care Center. No services are planned at this time. Ms. Van Horn was a woodcarving artist. Survivors include two sons, Richard of Corpus Christi, Texas and Donald of ...

Printed letters, Dec. 31, 2010

By Staff

Support McConnell for Senate vacancy There is a matter of great importance taking place on Jan. 3 at the Moffat County Courthouse in Craig. A Republican replacement will be selected to fill the Senate District 8 seat being vacated by Al ...

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