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County’s death rate fell in 2008

By Amy Hamilton

If you’re the glass-half-full kind of person, this may come as good news: Fewer people died in Mesa County in 2008, compared to the year before. “This decrease was mostly due to a significant drop in the number of motor vehicle ...

Bradford’s sex-offender bill ‘will probably just die’

By Staff

State Rep. Laura Bradford’s plan to toughen prison sentences for sex offenders that target children died Thursday, one week after lawmakers failed to either pass or kill the bill during a committee hearing. Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, ...


Construction materials company expanding

By Carrie Marfitano

Construction materials supplier ProBuild, 2779 D Road, is working on a project of its own. The Denver-based company is expanding its Grand Junction retail location from 4,000 square feet to 52,000 square feet. Construction began in October at ...

Williams revises drilling cutbacks

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The Williams Companies Inc., the most active drilling company in the Piceance Basin, will “dial down” drilling in 2009 even more than it had previously anticipated, the company said Thursday. Williams expects to maintain nine or ...


Local media led on a walking tour of new hospital tower

By Melinda Mawdsley

St. Mary’s Hospital assured the public Thursday that its Century Project is on schedule and on budget. Rob Jenkins, owner’s representative for St. Mary’s during the hospital’s $276 million Century Project, led local ...

State snowpack slightly above average for now

By Bob Silbernagel

Midway through the winter, snowpack in Colorado’s mountains is nowhere near last year’s depth-defying buildup, but it is holding its own against historic averages. Across the state, every major river basin is slightly above ...

Three Junction locations close post office boxes

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The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail to post office boxes at three contract locations in Grand Junction on April 17, a move officials said will reduce costs and increase efficiency. About 600 post office box holders will be ...

Two West Slope kids among child flu fatalities

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Colorado is in the midst of the worst flu season for children in the past five years, as state health officials announced Thursday that four kids — including two on the Western Slope — have died of the flu since ...

Smart Jock: Geoff Baldwin February 19, 2009

By Patrick Bahr

Editor’s Note: The Daily Sentinel Student-Athlete of the Week is selected by the school’s athletic director. Grand Junction’s Greg King selected Geoff Baldwin, who has a 3.7 grade-point average. Student-Athlete: Geoff ...

Hotchkiss eyes return to power

By Patrick Bahr

Hotchkiss is ready to reestablish its wrestling tradition. The Bulldogs have produced 21 state champions and won two Class 3A titles, in 2000 and 2004. Then, coach Chuck Pipher moved on to coach at Mesa State College. Longtime assistant ...

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