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Bridges, Williams pitch Fruita past Cortez

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School pitchers Drew Bridges and Jake Williams combined for a one-hitter Saturday in a 10-0 rout at Montezuma-Cortez. “He threw hard, had good stuff and had good command,” Fruita coach Ray McLennan said of ...


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Mavs sweep doubleheader vs. Highlands

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Kyle Davis is just what you want in a pitcher in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. “He’s got it,” his catcher, Brett Nigbur said Saturday after the sophomore right-hander threw no-hit baseball for 52⁄3 innings at ...


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Trail haven: Fast-growing mountain biking scene bringing vast array of people to Grand Valley

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Russ Skinner wanted to move to the Grand Valley so much, he was willing to take a pay cut. The 37-year-old teacher was offered a job with School District 51 as he and his family were traveling to the Western Slope on vacation to check out ...


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Shed fire damages mobile home; family homeless

By Paul Shockley

A 4-year-old boy playing with a lighter started a fire that destroyed a shed, damaged a mobile home and left eight people homeless Saturday night. Grand Junction Fire Capt. Gus Hendricks said damage was estimated around $25,000 at 480 28 1/4 ...


Door-to-door Census drive starts Saturday

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On Saturday, 2,600 census enumerators will fan out across western Colorado to pick up where the mailed census forms left off. They’ll have a big job in front of them, judging by the response so far to the Sentinel’s requests to ...


Angler opinions sought on Crawford Reservoir

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting two public meetings to discuss a proposed management plan for Crawford Reservoir. Meetings are set for 6 p.m. May 6 at the Hotchkiss Public Library and 6 p.m. May 14 at the Bill Heddles Recreation ...


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More people seeking aid for first time

By Amy Hamilton

JoAnne Kelty can spot the signs: the shuffling feet and the averted eyes when people wish they were somewhere else. In growing numbers, those who never before had to ask for assistance are showing up in Kelty’s office at The Salvation ...


2 accused in sexual assaults of girl, 11

By Paul Shockley

A pair of Montrose men have been jailed on allegations they repeatedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl, according to Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn. Melton Brown, 51, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault on a child as ...


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Wildlife officer’s event copied across state

By Paul Shockley

Frank McGee managed to wrangle together a dozen or so sponsors, a few activities and as many giveaways three years ago for his hastily organized event in Palisade’s Riverbend Park. McGee, a Colorado Division of Wildlife officer ...


Officials pushing Salazar to rethink oil, gas policies

By Dennis Webb

More than 90 county commissioners and other elected officials in the West have signed letters asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to consider the impact of his oil and gas policies on jobs and rural economies. Among those making the request ...


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