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Student of the Week: Amy Nees, PHS senior

By Staff

Name: Amy Nees School: Palisade High School GPA: 4.1 After-school activities: Cross country, marching band, soccer, Young Life, hanging out with friends. Favorite book: “Save Me From Myself” by Brian Welch. Favorite show: ...

Vicarious skiing doesn’t have the same thrills

By Penny Stine

After a couple of visits to the physical therapist, I have to come to the realization that I may never be fit enough to get a job as a crossing guard and my tennis-playing days are over. Of course, since my career goals don’t include ...

Game times set for high school basketball playoffs

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The Grand Junction boys basketball team will host Smoky Hill Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Grand Junction High School. This is a first round playoff game in the Class 5A playoffs. In the 4A playoffs, the Palisade boys basketball team play at ...

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Woman gets 6 years for aiding jail escape

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A woman who helped her husband escape from the Mesa County Jail days before he faced a possible life sentence was sentenced to six years in prison this morning. The sentence handed down by District Judge Richard Gurley represented the maximum ...

State high court strikes down Amendment 54

By Charles Ashby

In a ruling released today, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Amendment 54, the 2008 constitutional amendment designed to bar campaign contributions from anyone who has sole-source government contracts. The court said the amendment, ...

Aspen avalanche partially buries ski patroller

By The AP

ASPEN — The Aspen Daily News reports that an avalanche that partially buried a ski patroller was triggered by two skiers who ducked a rope and entered a closed area at Aspen Highlands. The patroller extricated himself from the slide ...

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Skating has ended at West Lake pond

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The ice is thin and dangerous at West Lake State Wildlife Area. For some it’s a welcome sign of spring but for others it’s a sad end to a special winter pastime many Grand Junction residents haven’t been able to enjoy in ...

Fire consumes south downtown building

By Amy Hamilton

A major fire this morning destroyed a large commercial building in south downtown Grand Junction and shut down several streets in the area. The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. at Bestway Services, 735 Fourth Ave., a company that offers drain ...

No one is gunning for problems in national parks

By The Daily Sentinel

Some people believe you’ll be taking your life in your hands if you head into most of America’s national parks and monuments today. That’s because a new law takes effect today that allows licensed gun owners to carry firearms ...

CBI to solve backlogged forensic cases

By Charles Ashby

Despite years of asking, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations was unable to get what it desperately needed from the Colorado Legislature to address a mounting backlog of forensic cases at its Grand Junction office. So top officials in the ...

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