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Police Blotter, Nov. 1, 2011

By Staff

Finger hoax fools deputies Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Sunday collected a suspected human finger, complete with apparent bone and flesh-like material, before announcing several hours later that it was a fake. Sgt. Matt ...


County cancels $115,000 in unpaid property taxes

By {screen_name}

Mesa County commissioners unanimously agreed Monday to cancel more than $115,000 in unpaid personal property taxes, conceding they’re unable to collect that money because the indebted businesses most likely have closed. State law allows ...


Undefeated Tigers open 5A playoffs Friday night

By Staff

Grand Junction High School opens its playoff run at 7 p.m. Friday at Stocker Stadium, the first of three games at the park this weekend. The Tigers (9-0), seeded second in the Class 5A playoffs, face Chatfield (3-6). Saturday at 1 p.m., ...


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Little Italy filled with the aroma of baking bread

By Staff

Julie Mendicelli Wasielewski grew up in Little Italy enjoying the aroma of freshly baked bread, some of which came from her father’s bakery. During the daytime, Eugene Mendicelli worked for the D&RGW Railroad as a stationary ...


Maggots: icky and disgusting or medical miracle-workers?

By Staff

Maggots, leeches, scorpions, toads, newts, bats, lizards, goats and spider venom: “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”  Of course the “wicked something” in the quote was a human: Macbeth ...


State medical marijuana director reassigned

By {screen_name}

The head of the state division that oversees the medical marijuana industry will be reassigned after he was criticized for writing a letter some claimed supported the industry. Dan Hartman, currently the director of the Medical Marijuana ...


Hunting and hitting ‘delete’ button bring a renewed perspective on life

By Jim Spehar

There’s something to be said for getting away from it all.  Really getting away. As in escaping the jaws of the email monster for nearly 10 days. Although that means coming home and deleting nearly 120 messages that I knew from the ...


Printed letters, Nov. 1, 2011

By Staff

The time is truly different. This time it will not turn out all right. The age-old belief that all politicians are the same and things always turn out OK in the end is just much too dangerous an attitude to adopt in this next election ...


Damage in Denver

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s been decades since Denver police ended up looking like storm troopers in a confrontation with members of the public. But that’s exactly what occurred Saturday when city police in riot gear, assisted by Colorado State Patrol ...


Gas money for schools

By The Daily Sentinel

Regardless of what happens in today’s election with a statewide ballot measure and a local one, both aimed at providing a short-term funding boost for schools, long-term funding for K–12 and higher education in Colorado will remain ...


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