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Heroic effort turns up $1.1 million for charity

By Staff

Even the superheroes of the United Way of Mesa County — everyone in the community who donated to the United Way’s “Heroes Among Us” yearlong, fundraising campaign — could not overtake last year’s fundraising ...

Open burn season starts Sunday; city urges alternatives

By Carrie Marfitano

With spring burn season beginning Sunday, the Grand Junction Fire Department encourages residents to use alternatives to open burning. Each year fire departments are dispatched to out-of-control weed fires that create unnecessary property ...

Energy expo set for today at Two Rivers

By Carrie Marfitano

The fourth annual Energy Forum & Expo is today at the Two Rivers Convention center. Dozens of energy-related firms will have booths set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Speech topics include energy geopolitics, ...


Banking on comic relief

By Carrie Marfitano

CBS is hoping to improve entertainment in the Grand Valley. That’s not CBS the television network. It’s Steve Moore, aka Comic Book Steve, longtime Grand Junction resident. Moore is opening Top 5 Comics, 1938 N. First St., Suite ...


Second-grader found in fetal position from dog attack; gash required surgery

By Staff

A game of truth or dare Wednesday ended much more perilously than Colby Strauser ever intended. The 7-year-old, who lives at a mobile home park in Fruita, had been dared by his best friend to touch for five minutes a neighbor’s fence ...

Woman held in county’s largest heroin bust.

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A suspected illegal immigrant from Mexico was arrested after narcotics officers found nearly 17 pounds of heroin in her suitcase at the Grand Junction Greyhound bus station. Authorities estimated the street value of the heroin at $2 million ...

Homes Sold February 2009

By Penny Stine

February 4-10, 2009 City 160 Hall Avenue $220,000.00 565 Pinyon Avenue $245,000.00 Clifton Sold Price 526 1/2 Campbell Way $144,000.00 Fruita 438 Breeze Drive $215,000.00 1470 19 Road $280,000.00 Montrose 3200 Wheat ...

Prep Notes- Numbers February 26, 2009

By Staff

Prep basketball season is starting to get interesting. The first round of the state playoffs have started, and as basketball winds down, other sports are just beginning. One week from today, the Bill Fanning Classic baseball tournament ...

Briefs: Prep High Five- Hayter February 26, 2009

By Staff

1. The pressure: It’s better (because) it’s win or go home 2. The hype: It’s fun to watch those teams that are good. 3. The travel: It may be one of the last trips you take with your teammates. 4. Playing at home: ...

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Smart Jock: Sarah Hensley Fewbruary 26, 2009

By Staff

Editor’s Note: The Daily Sentinel Student-Athlete of the Week is selected by the school’s athletic director. Fruita Monument’s Pat Noland selected Sarah Hensley, who has a 4.015 grade-point average. The honor will rotate ...

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