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Restating D51’s case

By The Daily Sentinel

By now, readers have heard arguments to support a bond measure and mill levy override for District 51 schools presented both as a moral imperative and an investment in the community’s future. Those prone to resisting the message should ...

Printed Letters: September 19, 2017

By Staff

For prosperity’s sake, vote yes on 3A and 3B Our schools are in dire need of assistance. In Mesa County, we are way behind other counties in Colorado in spending per student. Furthermore, Colorado is behind most other states, and the ...


It’s time to up the ante for 
District 51 public schools

By Jim Spehar

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin My uncle, now long-retired, was the first of our family to graduate from local public schools in 1948. Since then, nearly two dozen members of my ...



By Dale Shrull

Monday was an exciting day for the Grand Junction High School boys golf team. The Tigers had the lofty goal of placing in the top two in their region, which would qualify Grand Junction’s four-player team for the Class 5A state ...

Mesa stands pat in poll after win against Mines

By Patti Arnold

Once David Tann got the feeling back in his left arm, there was no stopping the Colorado Mesa senior running back. Tann, who hit the ulnar nerve in his left elbow on a carry in the second quarter Saturday, causing his arm to go numb for ...

Fruita moves up to No. 5 in Class 4A football poll

By Staff

The 4-0 record Fruita Monument High School’s football team has this season helped move the Wildcats up in the polls Monday. Fruita, the only 4-0 team in Class 4A, jumped two spots in the Colorado High School Activities ...


Man pleads guilty to state charges in child sexual assault

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction man accused of sexually assaulting a toddler, convincing a woman to take explicit pictures with the child, and attempting to distribute the pictures online pleaded guilty Monday to felony counts in one of his two ongoing ...


Fruita man may face vehicular assault charge

By Gabrielle Porter

A 20-year-old Fruita man who witnesses said sped through a sharp turn and drove on the wrong side of the road before flipping the truck he was in, injuring him and his two passengers, has been arrested and could be charged with a ...

Wildfire threatens cabin near John Brown Road

By Kelly Slivka

A fire is blazing southwest of Gateway off of John Brown Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. As of Monday night, the fire had consumed 5-7 acres and was threatening one cabin, the Sheriff’s Office reported. ...


School board candidates gather at forum

By Katie Langford

Five candidates vying for three seats on the School District 51 Board of Education appeared in public together for the first time at a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce forum on Monday. Candidates answered audience questions that ranged ...

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