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Ritter’s budget legacy

By Staff

When he gave his valedictory State of the State address last Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter naturally mentioned some of the accomplishments of the three years he’s been Colorado’s chief executive. They include his efforts to expand the ...

Official reading at Weather Service ends 22 straight days of below freezing temps

By Amy Hamilton

There was a brief heat wave Friday. Did you feel it? After 22 straight days in which the mercury failed to climb above 32 degrees, the temperature in Grand Junction edged above freezing Friday, hitting 34 degrees at 1:32 p.m., according to ...

Council discusses free parking

By Emily Shockley

Two days after The Daily Sentinel published an editorial advocating free parking during downtown construction, Grand Junction City Council members discussed the pros and cons of such an action. The subject surfaced at a council retreat Friday ...

High School Swimming Results, Jan. 16, 2010

By Staff

Delta Tri Meet Saturday at Delta TEAM SCORES 1. Delta, 152; 2. Montezuma-Cortez, 119; 3. Palisade/Central 93. EVENT RESULTS 200 medley relay: 1. Delta A (Kyla Ownbey, Katherien Jackson, Bryn Marah, Rachel Garcia) 2:20.34; 2. Delta B (Cori ...

Be on the lookout: Snow brings wildlife to roads in the valley

By Staff

The sight last week of two vehicle-killed mule deer just off the Interstate 70 business loop brought this reminder from the Division of Wildlife: When your work days start and end pretty much in the dark, it’s wise to use a little more ...

Music Scene: Jan. 15-21, 2010

By Staff

What’s in a name? If the name is Split Lip Rayfield, you’ll get a mix of bluegrass, alternative country and even some cowpunk. The Wichita, Kan.-based trio is touring Colorado this month and will perform on Sunday, Jan. 17, at ...

GJ girls fall to Demons in basketball

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School girls basketball team narrowly lost in Durango falling 56-54 to the Demons. Saturday, the Tigers (8-5, 1-1 Southwestern League) had a seven-point lead in the second quarter, but eventually lost it, falling ...

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Overmatched: Fruita rolls past Grand Junction

By Allen Gemaehlich

Logan McNulty and Gage Casey were friends in middle school, but Thursday night they represented rival schools on the wrestling mat. McNulty, a Fruita Monument High School senior, had to hold off a furious comeback to defeat Casey to get the ...

Hickenlooper has zero dollars in war chest

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s war chest in his bid to be governor has zero dollars. Meanwhile, the leading Republican candidate to be the Grand Old Party’s nominee topped $1 million, Scott McInnis’ campaign ...

Effort under way to preserve machine-gun nest, labor legacy near Telluride

By Staff

Colorado tourism promoters extol our scenery, our fall colors, and our snow-capped peaks, but nobody mentions a historic machine-gun nest above 13,000 feet. At the top of Imogene Pass, between Telluride and Ouray, a machine-gun emplacement ...

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