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Water, wind build Great Sand Dunes

By The AP

MOSCA — Driving up to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the view seems almost silly: Across from shallow creeks at the base of the 14,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains sit the largest sand piles in North America, kept in ...


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Rodeo way is often the only way in the valley

By Patrick Bahr

The root of the rodeo is cowboys and cowgirls taking skills and practices from the ranch and bringing them to the competitive arena. Some of the current rodeo events include tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, ...


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New hikes to take, sites to see in Mesa Verde National Park

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Exploring each cliff dwelling open to the public in Mesa Verde National Park is a near-impossible feat to accomplish in one short visit. This summer, achieving that task will become even harder as more cliff dwellings will be open to the ...


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It’s a growing paradise in the valley

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Valley has everything it takes to successfully grow crops, but peaches and grapes especially thrive here and make the area a favorite with those who know their fruit and wine. The Orchard Mesa and Palisade areas are full of local ...


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Coloraodo National Monument celebrates a century of majestic scenery

By Melinda Mawdsley

Colorado National Monument will soon undergo a noticeable change. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the monument’s establishment as part of the Antiquities Act, and officials plan to commemorate the occasion with improvements, ...


Arrest made in Parachute robbery

By Dennis Webb

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in last Wednesday’s robbery of a convenience store in Parachute. Jesus Gandarilla-Torres, also known as Marcelino Del La Paz, was arrested Saturday after Parachute police ...


Man accused of killing child gets 20-year sentence

By Staff

Daniel Ryan, of Montrose, was given a 20-year sentence today in Montrose District Court for his role in the killing of 14-month-old Hailey Rocha in September. Police said Ryan was caring for Hailey on Sept. 11 when she suffered blunt-force ...


E-mail letters, June 13, 2011

By Staff

News raises doubts about Islam as ‘religion of peace’ From a recent edition of The Daily Sentinel: ” CAIRO—Osama bin Laden’s deputy warned Wednesday that America faces not individual terrorists or groups but an ...


Public lands in our backyard belong to every American

By Jim Spehar

“Much of what passes for (political) debate consists of irritable ideological gestures.” — E.J. Dionne, Washington Post I couldn’t help nodding my head in agreement last week with the above statement. Within days of ...


Printed letters, June 14, 2011

By Staff

I want to thank The Daily Sentinel for reporting on the recent testimony given by the senior researcher for the RAND Corp., James Bartis, before the federal government’s House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on energy ...


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