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Blotter, March 24, 2012

By Staff

Police find escapeehiding in attic At 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Grand Junction Police Department officers and the Street Crimes Unit responded to an anonymous report that an escapee from Community Corrections, 25-year-old Joshua Drahn, was at ...

Nearly a fifth of school out sick

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About 100 kids either stayed home Friday from Orchard Mesa Middle School or left the school during the day because of an illness. A stomach virus is going around the school, according to District 51 spokeswoman Christy McGee. She said similar ...

D51 Foundation begins first targeted fund drive

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The School District 51 Foundation is launching its first fundraising campaign with a goal of collecting $500,000 by the end of 2012. The nearly year-old nonprofit organization has collected about $10,000 in donations for the school district ...

Death Notices, March 24, 2012

By Staff

■ Lawrence M. “Larry” Banuelos Jr., 70, Delta, died March 19, 2012, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. Rosary will be said at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michel’s Catholic Church, followed by services at 2 p.m. Burial will ...


School spokesman takes job in energy, won’t be replaced

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After eight and a half years as School District 51 spokesman, Jeff Kirtland will become senior communications specialist Monday for WPX Energy in Parachute. Kirtland said he left the district March 20 because he wanted to pursue a new ...

032312 moonshine mojo

Strothman has only moonshine in state

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Fred Strothman opened his new distillery in December, customers immediately asked for moonshine. So he bought 4,700 pounds of ground Olathe Sweet Corn and started a batch. It’s finally ready. J.F. Strothman’s Distillery, ...

Two small planes crash near Longmont

By The Associated Press

LONGMONT – At least one person was killed Friday in the crash of two small planes north of Denver near Longmont, but it wasn’t immediately clear if they were related. Longmont police Cmdr. Tim Lewis said the crashes occurred ...

Welfare applicants, elected officials might have to submit to drug testing

By The Associated Press

DENVER – One criticism of the idea to make welfare recipients take drug tests is that lawmakers and other elected officials who also get state funds should submit themselves to the same standard. In Colorado, lawmakers are moving to ...


2012 Behind the Lens Reader Submissions

By Special to the Sentinel

Photos submitted by our readers for the 2012 “Behind the Lens” magazine.  ...

Tess on the Town: Strayhorn well worth drive to Loma

By Tess Furey

Several weeks ago, rumors went around that Russian then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, former KGB agent and all-around he-man, was visiting western Colorado to hunt mountain lion. Putin is known for his macho hunting forays (often shirtless ...

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