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East Portal Road open to public

By Staff

The East Portal Road to the Gunnison River is now open. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this morning said the road, which offers access to Crystal Dam, the Gunnison River within the Curecanti National Recreation Area and the Blcak Canyon of ...

Lawmakers consider flexible Colo. bear hunt

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population are considering giving wildlife officials more say over when bears can be hunted. A proposal set for its first hearing today would repeal a 1992 voter-approved ...

S&P cuts long-term outlook for US debt to negative

By The AP

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service cut its outlook today on the United States’ sovereign debt, saying there is a one in three chance it will downgrade the rating on the debt in the next two years. The agency ...

Pot DUI standard gets first hearing in CO Senate

By The AP

DENVER — A bill setting an impairment standard for driving under the influence of marijuana is getting its first hearing in the Colorado Senate today. The proposal would set a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to ...

Man suspected of shooting at three people in vehicle

By Staff

Ricardo Fernandez, 22,  271 1/2 W. Parkview Drive, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of shooting at three people inside a pickup. Fernandez was arrested about 5:45 a.m. Saturday at his residence and booked into Mesa County Jail on ...

Lawyers still probing Battlement Mesa for drilling suits

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — A second high-profile, New York City law firm is speaking with Battlement Mesa residents about possible litigation related to natural gas development there. Residents recently told lawyers with Weitz & Luxenberg ...

041411 MRI

Shopping around for medical tests can pay off

By Special to the Sentinel

Cash-paying patients in Colorado can shell out as much as $3,460 for a basic shoulder MRI, but a little shopping around can cut that cost to $450. Many consumers will check half a dozen gas stations for a few cents difference in price, but ...

Pita Pit celebrates success despite recession

By {screen_name}

Jim and Jeannette Talley fell in love with Grand Junction when they came to see their son play in the Junior College World Series in 2005. Two years later, the couple opened a Pita Pit at 1230 N. 12th St., Unit 1. The restaurant had its ...

041511 Mesa St liquor

College wants to serve alcohol at certain events

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa State College, which operates as a “dry” or alcohol-free campus for its students, wants to offer alcohol during some events in its recreational arenas. The Grand Junction City Council will decide during its meeting tonight ...

Coverage may be expanded for exposure to radiation

By {screen_name}

Thousands of people who worked in the uranium industry after 1971 could become eligible for compassionate payments under legislation that would extend the reach of a law now two decades old. That law, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act ...

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