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Kidney donation

By Amy Hamilton

Doctors, friends and strangers alike always do a double-take when Julie Kochevar tells them she is donating a kidney to her ex-mother-in-law. “Your ex-mother-in-law?” Kochevar says people exclaim. “I get that from ...

Private guards to provide courthouse security

By Staff

Almost everyone entering the Mesa County Justice Center passes through a metal detector under the watchful eyes of a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy. That will change soon. Monday, Sheriff Stan Hilkey asked the Mesa County ...

A fracture in the secrecy about fracking materials

By Bill Grant

Proponents of disclosing the chemical formulas of fracking fluids are getting some support from an unexpected source. Executives of drilling companies Chesapeake Energy and Range Resources Corporation have called for an end to the secrecy ...

Plea talks active in fraud case

By Paul Shockley

A prosecutor with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office on Monday said plea negotiations are active for two men accused of fraud and bribery with vehicle transactions at a local car dealership. Camden Fortney, 67, owner of Grand ...

Demise of loved Labrador baffles couple, veterinarians

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For Linda and Kyle Brannon, 6-year-old Maggie Mae was like one of their grandchildren, a family member meant to be doted upon and spoiled. The pure-bred yellow Lab feasted on organic dog food and vitamins. She waited each morning outside the ...

City’s secrecy ploy hurts PD and public

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s a “1984”-like distortion of our language that ought to embarrass and worry citizens of Grand Junction: It is “contrary to the public interest” to tell residents of this city what a former police officer ...

More school equals more learning

By The Daily Sentinel

A presidential push for longer school days and school years may not be popular with a lot of folks, particularly students who would be affected by it. But the effort is sensible. No one believes youngsters should spend every waking moment in ...

Clifton, Fruitvale annexation meetings next week

By Staff

The Clifton/Fruitvale governance committee, which is working toward the goal of having Grand Junction annex Fruitvale and Clifton in three phases, beginning with Fruitvale, is hosting a trio of informational meetings. The meetings are ...

Death noticdes: Sept 29, 2009

By Staff

• Alfred Alvin DeLong, 85, Grand Junction, died Sept. 26, 2009, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church. Mr. DeLong was a purchasing agent for the Mesa County ...

Grocers await outcome of strike vote

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Efforts by City Market and Safeway to reduce benefits or contributions to employees’ pensions were particularly irritating to two employees on Monday. The women, one who works at Safeway and one at City Market, said they would vote to ...

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