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Crash closes store a few days

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 59-year-old woman was not seriously injured Sunday when the Toyota she was driving crashed into a shoe store, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Shortly before noon, police and the Grand Junction Fire Department responded  ...

Blotter: November 24, 2008

By Staff

Female driver arrested • Connie Marie Benson, 46, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular assault, driving under the influence, driving under the influence per se and reckless driving after a Colorado State Patrol ...


Fair shows another way of giving for the holidays

By Melinda Mawdsley

Nick Stubler didn’t know receiving extra credit would change his life. In exchange for 15 exam points in his AP Human Geography class at Fruita 8/9 School, Nick set up a booth at Sunday’s Alternative Christmas Fair at the parish ...

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Fix-it guy helped keep Sentinel running

By Melinda Mawdsley

Duke Langford was a do-it-yourself kind of guy. When the lawn mower was broken or the electricity wasn’t working, he didn’t like to call for help, his wife said. When something needed fixing in The Daily Sentinel pressroom ...

Bidding rules limit Amendment 54 effect

By Staff

A constitutional amendment Colorado voters narrowly approved in November that sanctions companies receiving no-bid public contracts will affect a small number of firms, according to officials from the Grand Valley’s three largest ...

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Crews repair large hole after waterline break at intersection

By Melinda Mawdsley

A water main break Sunday morning affected homes and businesses in west Grand Junction and left a gaping hole at a busy city intersection. A 12-inch main waterline at the intersection of 25 and Patterson roads burst early Sunday morning, ...


$366,000 needed to revive three museum locations

By Staff

The dinosaurs at Dinosaur Journey are in terrible shape. Repairs to the gears and motors that make the mechanical monsters come to life will cost an estimated $27,000, according to museum officials. But the repairs are just the tip of the ...


Age catching up to robotic beasts

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The spitter is back, and his howling, growling and glowering friends at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita will be themselves again in time for the tourist season next summer. The spitter, better known to paleontologists as a dilophosaur, has ...

Tough economy may lead to spike in child abuse cases

By Amy Hamilton

It’s no surprise a struggling national economy translates into a lighter wallet for most folks. But the stress that families endure during an economic downtown can increase the threat of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence, ...

You Said It Column November 24, 2008

By Staff

• Now that the Avalon went out of business because of the lack of support from the “art” crowd, it’s time for the city to sell the property. Government has no business owning commercial buildings and financially ...

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