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Making quite a racquet: Racquetball program at Crossroads enjoying success

By Allen Gemaehlich

Rachel Smith first started playing racquetball when her older brother needed a doubles partner. She was interested, so she gave it a try. “I thought it was cool,” Smith said. “It was nerve-racking at first. The ball moves ...

Paonia man pleads not guilty to 1981 murder

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A Paonia man has pleaded not guilty to killing a miner who disappeared in 1981 while participating in a national protest over cuts in black lung disease benefits. Christopher Sorensen, 57, entered his plea to a single count of first-degree ...

December cracks top 10 snowiest list

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The latest storm to sock western Colorado pushed this December into the top 10 snowiest on record in Grand Junction, and another blast of arctic air moving in behind it will ensure the snow sticks around for a while. Grand Junction received ...

Police blotter: Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

Truck hits bus, no injuries The driver of a pickup who hit a Grand Valley Transit bus on Wednesday afternoon was cited for drunken driving, according to Sgt. Dave Stassen of the Grand Junction Police Department. No injuries were reported by ...

Toys For Tots distributed

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Greg Merschel, coordinator of the local Marine Corps Toys For Tots program, saw the line of more than 400 people waiting to shop in the nonprofit’s overflowing gift store Wednesday as a true Christmas miracle. So did Cheryl Robinson, ...

Ex-employee admits stealing from realty company

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A former accounting manager for a Grand Junction realty company who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars and used the money to pay utility and credit card bills was given a deferred sentence Wednesday and ordered to pay restitution. Kathryn ...

Death notices: Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

Gary Edward Anderson, 57, Delta, died Dec. 21, 2009, at his home. Services will be held at a later date. Survivors include two daughters, Julia Donohue of New Castle and Elissa Nye of Rifle; his parents, Horace and Ruth of Delta; two sisters, ...

Printed letters, Dec. 23, 2009

By Staff

Kudos to The Daily Sentinel editorial board for the Dec. 22 editorial. It’s rare to see any publication or TV “analysis,” left or right-leaning, providing an honest evaluation of what is actually in the Senate health reform ...

Liberal lemmings are taking our health care system over a cliff

By Staff

Lemmings are small animals that periodically experience rapid growth in population and multiply heavily when food is plentiful. Frequently, in search of more land on which to scramble about, they plunge to their doom over cliffs, as their ...

Printed letters, Dec. 24, 2009

By Staff

According to “Housing First! No More Deaths,” 16 homeless people died in 2008 in Grand Junction. This number was higher than 2007, when 11 homeless people died. They died alone, homeless, in the freezing cold of Grand ...

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