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GarCo race leans heavy on drilling

By Dennis Webb

A Garfield County commissioner race is turning yet again on the issue of natural gas development. Democratic challenger Michael Sullivan says the county needs to do more to protect residents living near gas production, while incumbent ...


Student of the Week, Oct. 20, 2014

By Staff

GPA: 4.413 After-school activities: varsity golf, Academic Team and orchestra. Favorite book and its author: “Lamb” by Christopher Moore. Favorite TV show: “House of Cards” or “Sherlock.” Favorite band ...

Student Spotlight, Oct. 20, 2014

By Staff

GOP Women offer scholarships The Montrose County Republican Women announced that scholarship applications are now available. Applicants must be female residents of Montrose County and citizens of the United States as well as graduating ...

Death Notices,Oct. 20, 2014

By Staff

■ Elsie M. Cockroft, 82, Delta, died Oct. 18, 2014, at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Delta, followed by burial at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta. Survivors include one son, Rick; and three ...

School district to debut new gifted concept

By Emily Shockley

A few District 51 elementary schools are set to pilot a system next fall that specializes learning for advanced students through so-called cluster grouping. The educational concept recommends placing a handful of gifted and talented students ...

Election briefing: Who we endorsed

By The Daily Sentinel

Ballots have been hitting mailboxes since Tuesday and campaigns are in high gear ahead of the final two-week stretch to Election Day. Here’s a summary of the candidates we’ve endorsed for public office. U.S. SENATE We endorsed ...

Printed Letters: Oct. 19, 2014

By Staff

GMO label requirements may hurt small producers As a professional designer, I have designed many a label and package in my career. I’ve decided not to vote for Proposition 105 — labeling genetically modified food. Some of my ...


Tennessee firm wins $137,000 contract to market area to new employers

By Greg Ruland

A Nashville, Tennessee, consulting firm won a $137,000 contract from the Grand Junction City Council last week to spend the next six months devising an economic development marketing plan intended to attract new employers to Mesa County. A ...


McLaughlin, 21, allegedly broke 3-month-old son’s arm

By Mike Wiggins

A Fruita man has been arrested after he allegedly admitted to losing his temper and breaking his 3-month-old son’s arm. Zachary Lee McLaughlin, 21, told a Mesa County sheriff’s investigator a number of different stories about how ...

Gas field meeting by task force broke law, Scott claims

By Dennis Webb

State Rep. Ray Scott says a recent tour of Garfield County oil and gas facilities by members of a new state task force violated Colorado’s open meetings law. Others are also questioning the state’s handling of the tour, which ...

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