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Coroner faces struggle to ID man found in river

By Paul Shockley

A decomposed body pulled from the Colorado River on Saturday was that of an apparent indigent male in his late-40s to 60s, who may have been in the river “weeks to months,” according to the Mesa County Coroner’s ...

Report details morale problems in GarCo Sheriff’s Department

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — After a promotions board deadlocked 2–2 over whom to elevate to the job of Garfield County Jail sergeant in late 2007, Sheriff Lou Vallario reportedly cast the deciding vote. By that time, Vallario already had ...

Sports Briefs: Mesa State Roundup April 20, 2009

By Staff

College Baseball • Metro ends Mavs’ winning streak Mesa State rallied from a six-run deficit to force extra innings only to lose on a walk-off home run in the 10th. Metro State’s Kevin Coughlin hit a leadoff home run ...

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Central’s Palma narrowly misses cut at MLS tryout

By Staff

We’d seen Freddy Adu accomplish the feat, playing Major League Soccer while still in high school. Stevie Palma had that same dream. The 16-year-old Central High School junior came within two steps of accomplishing that feat a couple of ...

A license to write?

By The Daily Sentinel

We, like most people in the news industry, are concerned about its future. And we’re interested to hear ideas that could help. Be we are frankly very skeptical about proposals to have the government contribute money to keep troubled ...

Blotter: April 20, 2009

By Staff

Biker in serious condition • A 34-year-old man is listed in serious condition at the hospital after he was thrown from his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle late Saturday. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the accident on ...

Death Notices: April 20, 2009

By Staff

•  Wilmer Loren Aiken, 76, Grand Junction, died April 16, 2009, at Grand View Care Lodge. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Martin Mortuary with burial to follow at Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; one son, ...

Student of the Week: April 20, 2009

By Carrie Marfitano

Rumble strips not only save lives, but they’re also paying for Taylor Cunningham’s college tuition. Taylor will attend the Colorado School of Mines this fall on a full-tuition scholarship. He earned the E-days scholarship with his ...

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Sanitation company plans to build new office, shop at 23 and G roads

By Carrie Marfitano

Rocky Mountain Sanitation plans to build a 6,000-square-foot office and shop facility near the intersection of 23 and G roads. Business owners Lisa and Loren Mullen had been renting a 5,000-square-foot building at 1077 22 Road. They expect ...

Silt residents ask officials to stop EnCana from drilling

By Dennis Hill

Two residents south of Silt say an energy company is rushing to complete work on wells before the state can consider imposing a moratorium on oil and gas development in the area to protect water while the possible threat of contamination is ...

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