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Fire burns 5,000 acres at Great Sand Dunes park

By The AP

ALAMOSA — A wildfire burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park is now estimated to have grown to 5,000 acres. Park spokeswoman Carol Sperling said today the fire isn’t threatening park facilities but it may have reached the ...


Some reporting longer tax refund delays

By The AP

DENVER — Some Colorado residents are reporting longer delays in getting tax refunds and it’s not clear why. The Department of Revenue can’t say much about what’s happening because it’s only allowed to discuss tax ...


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Hidden Gems wilderness proposal contentious

By Dennis Webb

As Kurt Kunkle flew recently over the snowy spires of Colorado’s central mountains, he kept his eyes peeled instead for the green of surrounding forests and meadows. Repeatedly, he pointed out areas that have become focal points of ...


Dan Maes

Itemized fees annoy customers, Maes contends

By Charles Ashby

It’s a question of business philosophy. Evergreen businessman Dan Maes said his is to keep consumer complaints to a minimum. In an interview with The Daily Sentinel about energy issues this week, the Evergreen businessman who is vying ...


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Deal calls for probation in child prostitution case

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement formalized Thursday calls for probation in the case of a Grand Junction man accused of soliciting an underage girl for sex. Matthew D. Joslin, 33, pleaded guilty to felony Internet luring of a child and misdemeanor ...


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Toddler flown to Denver after near-drowning

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A 16-month-old boy was flown to a Denver hospital late Thursday afternoon after he was found face-down in a bucket of water at his parents’ Fruitvale home, authorities said. Law-enforcement and medical personnel were called to 572 ...


Capco Inc. lands Navy contract

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A Grand Junction company has landed a contract to manufacture bomb fins for the U.S. Navy, the federal government said Thursday. Capco Inc. has manufactured the same product under previous contracts, a spokesman for the privately held company ...


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Foreclosure filings, sales down across state and Mesa County

By Emily Shockley

Colorado foreclosure filings fell to their lowest point in 18 months in May, according to a monthly foreclosure report released Thursday by the Colorado Division of Housing. Foreclosure sales, which mark the end of the foreclosure process, ...


Bin Laden hunter to be released soon, family is told

By Paul Shockley

An official with the U.S. embassy in Pakistan said Thursday that Gary Brooks Faulkner should be released soon, but the official offered no time frame, according to Faulkner’s family in Grand Junction. John Martin, Faulkner’s ...


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Help solve the mystery of Whitewater burials

By Special to the Sentinel

By Carol M. Anderson Final in a series on the history of local cemeteries. Do you know someone here? The quaint Whitewater cemetery is like those you may have seen in old Western films — high on a hill in the desert, where the wind ...


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