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Skyway Skuffle a great race for ordinary skiers

By Nick Walter

As the race director and a competitor, Tom Ella may not have time to hit the slopes during Saturday’s Grand Mesa Nordic Council Skyway Skuffle 10-kilometer freestyle race on Grand Mesa. But he hopes the ordinary skier will come out and ...

No. 7 story of 2011: Former DA jailed for sexual misconduct

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Myrl Serra began 2011 as the chief prosecutor for a six-county area on Colorado’s Western Slope, despite a restraining order that kept him out of the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He ended it as an inmate in the ...

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Junction mother whose baby died in 2010 wins contest, donates to hospitals

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More than 2,000 votes helped Grand Junction mom Jenn Meyer win the grand prize in Kohl’s Love to Give, Happy to Save contest. The department store will donate $25,000 in Meyer’s name to Toys for Tots and send her $2,500 in ...

No. 8 story of 2011: Music bash turns out to be a bust

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It was apparent there was something different about Bobby Willis from the moment he announced plans to stage a large, free country music festival. At his introductory news conference in Clifton in February, he refused to say where he was ...

No. 9 story of 2011: Valley Investments owner guilty of fraud

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Barely two years after his business collapsed in May 2009, Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller walked into federal court in Denver to stand trial on 31 conspiracy and fraud-related criminal charges. Sixteen days later, a jury ...

No. 10 story of 2011: Grand Junction man’s alleged crime spree

By Charles Ashby

As the year progressed, the arrests and charges mounted for Grand Junction man Dartanin Mitchell, whose growing list of alleged misdeeds is No. 10 on The Daily Sentinel’s list of the top stories of 2011. Mitchell, 33, was out on bond in ...

Police Blotter, Dec. 30, 2011

By Staff

Drug possession suspect Russell Gallegos, 29, 550 W. Pabor Way in Fruita, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of drug possession, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. After police pulled over a vehicle in which Gallegos was a ...

Top stories of 2011: just missed

By Staff

These stories didn’t make our Top 10 for 2011, but they were close: —The local economy showed little sign of recovery, evidenced by such indicators as high unemployment in Mesa County, lack of new construction; continued decline ...

Local briefs, Dec. 30, 2011

By Staff

ReStore seeking people to ‘adopt a shelf’ The Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County ReStore will launch a new Adopt-a-Shelf program Jan. 1. Individuals and groups are invited to adopt a shelf at the store and volunteers will give ...

Glenwood Kmart store on the list for closure

By Paul Shockley

Kmart in Glenwood Springs will be shuttered as part of an initial wave of 79 store closures nationwide, Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday. The company said more closures are coming. Aside from Glenwood Springs’ Kmart, which is at ...

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