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Bacher blames ‘complacency’ in trial report

By Amy Hamilton

Six jurors listened to testimony mostly from law enforcement officials Tuesday during the first day of a two-day trial for former Grand Junction police officer Richard Bacher. Bacher, 57, is standing trial on one misdemeanor charge of ...


Zoning will allow 24-hour station along Patterson

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A convenience store and gas station proposed to be built in northeast Grand Junction can stay open for 24 hours a day under a zoning designation approved by the City Council. Council members voted 5-2 Monday night to zone roughly half of a ...


Election to cost $150,000

By Staff

Only a few items are on the Election Day ballot this fall, but the cost of running the election will be in the neighborhood of $150,000, according to the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. School District 51 will be charged  ...


Montrose inmate dead hours before being noticed

By Paul Shockley

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Department has ordered an internal review of procedures after a jail inmate’s death Saturday went unnoticed most of the day. Andrew “Shawn” Gibson, 50, was found dead lying on his bed ...


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New program inspiring students, teachers

By Emily Shockley

When School District 51 adopted new math materials in 2000, it was common practice in the United States to let each school decide what texts and methods best suited their students. As the decade progressed, a different philosophy emerged that ...


Air quality not a major health worry

By Staff

Multiple fires in the western United States have been choking the Grand Valley for the past two days. A high weed-pollen count, combined with a mix of ash and soot in the air has sparked some concern among health professionals. But the air ...


Sentinel reporter recalls dinner with Teddy

By Mary Louise Giblin Henderson

The “Lion of the Senate” was a mere cub in November, 1959, when I was his dinner partner in Grand Junction. Edward Kennedy (whom everybody then called “Teddy”) was in Grand Junction with his brother, John, and the ...


Briefs: Local Health Sept. 01, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

Wheelchair-accessible van fundraiser Family members of longtime former De Beque teacher Radona Swancut are raising money to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van to make transportation feasible. Swancut has lived with multiple sclerosis ...


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Racing the best

By Allen Gemaehlich

Dennis Durmas loves to race, whether it’s cars or snowmobiles. Next week, the 43-year-old Whitewater man is racing his modified car in the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Super Nationals in Boone, Iowa. Durmas, who is ...


Tips to help you save on health care

By Amy Hamilton

Being a savvy health care consumer has never been more important. With some people finding health care costs soaring as benefits dwindle, it pays to know how to make your coverage work for you. Know before you go It’s not enough to ...


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