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Commission: County needs road-damage plan

By Staff

The Mesa County Planning Commission is recommending the Mesa County Commission devise a policy for roads damaged by heavy, energy-industry traffic. Mesa County “needs an additional policy regarding road improvements and maintenance on ...

Four students nominated to attend military academies

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Congressman John Salazar, D-Colo., nominated four local high school students Thursday to attend the country’s military academies. Sen. Salazar nominated Grand Junction resident Jordan Potterton to ...

GJ man, 19, dies from snowmobile injuries

By Special to the Sentinel

Grand Junction man Tim Riley died Wednesday night at St. Mary’s Hospital from injuries he sustained two weeks ago while working at the Snowmass Ski Area. Riley, 19, was riding a snowmobile while working the midnight-to-8 a.m. snowmaking ...


Helmick charged with murder

By Amy Hamilton

Whitewater woman Miriam Helmick formally was charged Thursday with first-degree murder. Prosecutors allege Helmick killed her husband, Alan, in June after a failed attempt on his life in April. Helmick was charged with first-degree murder, ...

At least two won’t return to GJ council

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The Grand Junction City Council could have a significantly different look in 2009, as two council members will not seek re-election in April and a third is undecided. Meanwhile, retired bank president Sam Susuras on Thursday became the first ...

Blotter: December 19, 2008

By Staff

Man accused of burglary • Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Daniel Klien, 31, on suspicion of a parole violation and second-degree burglary of items valued more than $1,000 from the home of a woman he reportedly knew. ...

Economy no deterrent to future hotel

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The national recession and the fact that Grand Junction lodging tax revenue dipped last month for the first time in more than four years haven’t scared off Steve and Kevin Reimer. More than a year after signing an option to buy from the ...

Briefs: Biz Briefcase December 19, 2008

By Staff

• The Century House Restaurant in Palisade is now open from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is at 349 W. Eight St. next to the Packing Shed Restaurant. It serves steak, seafood, prime rib and other entrees. ...

High-speed pursuit ends in man’s arrest

By Staff

A Grand Junction man who was about to be stopped for a traffic violation led three law enforcement agencies on a high-speed car chase Thursday afternoon. He then fled on foot before he was caught in his neighbor’s apartment. Charles ...

Education one of a few bright spots in grim economy

By Staff

The employment outlook in a spiraling economy is dicey at best. Education is forecast to weather the storm fairly well in Colorado as the rest of the state settles into a recession in 2009, but the outlook for the education sector in Mesa ...

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