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Success from sad news

By The Daily Sentinel

There was understandable hand-wringing and anger when former Gov. Bill Ritter announced a couple years back that the skilled nursing facility at the Grand Junction Regional Center would be closed as part of a state budget-cutting ...

Eating the seed corn in District 51 versus providing necessary funding

By Jim Spehar

“I don’t know who’s to blame for this recession. But I’m pretty certain it wasn’t our third and fourth graders.” – Sen. Michael Bennet (to Club 20) There might be more people paying attention to the ...

Printed letters, Oct. 4, 2011

By Staff

It appears all that mountain air finally got to the Telluride Town Council. They’ve mistaken the fact that just because – altitude wise – they live physically above most of us on the Western Slope, they aren’t actually ...

A change in commenting policy

By Jay Seaton

We made a decision here at The Daily Sentinel a few weeks ago to change our policy for commenting online. We decided that the policy needed to square with our policy for letters to the editor. That is, if you would like to offer a comment on a ...

Tipton treads carefully through the wilderness

By The Daily Sentinel

Wilderness designation — as a meeting held last Friday in Ouray demonstrated — remains a highly contentious issue in western Colorado. One side believes more is needed, not only to protect the environment in unique, backcountry ...

City confirms baseball discussions

By {screen_name}

Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich confirmed today in a statement that discussions to bring a minor league baseball franchise are under way. The city is in negotiations with Monfort Investment Group, but Kadrich is not granting any ...

Agency managing Basalt wildfire

By Dennis Webb

A federal firefighting agency hopes to contain the spread of a small but growing wildfire about three miles southeast of Basalt. The fire is burning in rugged terrain and was described early this afternoon as being about 6 acres in size. It ...

3 fined for selling hunting licenses on Craigslist

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

CASTLE ROCK — Three Douglas County men have been given stiff fines after they were caught reselling Colorado big-game licenses on Craigslist. The three were convicted of aggravated illegal possession of wildlife after they were caught ...

Today is the last day to register to vote

By Amy Hamilton

Residents who want to register to vote for the next coordinated election have until 7 p.m. to do. The election Nov. 1 includes questions about electing school board members, a question about a medical marijuana facility in Palisade, a ...

Name released of victim struck by SUV

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

According to the Colorado State Patrol, Darinda L. Brown, 50, was struck by an SUV Sunday evening near D and 31 Roads in Grand Junction. The driver of the 1993 GMC Suburban which struck Brown was driven by 21-year-old Joseph L. Weixel of ...

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