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For 2nd time, suspect refuses to leave cell for hearing

By Amy Hamilton

A man who was arrested after a standoff with police earlier this month again refused to leave his jail cell to appear in court in front of a judge. Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley said Thursday during a review hearing for ...

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Killer’s arrest shocks friends

By Charles Ashby

Frederick Barrett was a reliable carpenter, a budding violinist and an avid reader. To the people who have known him for years, as many as 25 years in some cases, the 61-year-old was anything but a convicted murderer who escaped from a ...

Comments sought on proposed drilling

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal by Dejour Energy (USA) Corp. to drill for natural gas in the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area south of New Castle. However, the agency says it will put off any decisions ...

Briefs, July 29, 2011

By Staff

Drug-treatment facility wins accolades Mesa County’s drug treatment facility has received a 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The annual program recognizes counties for “improving the management of ...

Death Notices, July 29, 2011

By Staff

Brian Chacon, 31, Grand Junction, died July 26, 2011, at his home. Visitation will from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at noon Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Mr. Chacon was a ...

Sports Briefs, July 28, 2011

By Staff

Soccer GJ U13 Girls Premier team wins title The Grand Junction Soccer U13 Girls Premier team finished first in the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament International Invitational on July 17. Grand Junction defeated the Rapid City (S.D.) ...


Rupe turns two-week track trial at Central into D-I scholarship

By Patrick Bahr

Alec Rupe is taking another leap in his unlikely story. With only two weeks’ experience in running high school track, Rupe recently signed a national letter of intent with the University of Northern Colorado track team. Rupe will be a ...

Gene Taylor’s falls in first game at state

By Staff

The Gene Taylor’s baseball team lost 17-13 in a slugfest to Rocky Mountain in the American Legion A state championship at Fairview High School in Boulder. Each team hit six home runs, including a grand slam by Rocky Mountain in the ...

Time to compromise on debt-limit timing

By The Daily Sentinel

We’re apparently down to this in the fight over raising the debt ceiling: When will we fight the next battle in this ongoing war? Republicans, in considering Speaker John Boehner’s bill to raise the nation’s debt limit and ...

e-mail letters, July 28, 2011

By Staff

Loss of manufacturing jobs is America’s worst problem There are many contributory actions to our country’s financial downfall. We can certainly blame easy credit, wars, Wall Street, tax credits for corporate America, etc. But at ...

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