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Briefs, April 16, 2014

By The Daily Sentinel

Speaker to recount Grand Canyon flood The author of “The Emerald Mile” will discuss the fastest ride ever through the Grand Canyon — on the flow of the 1983 flood, in an appearance Thursday in the Colorado Mesa University ...

BLM hears calls to cancel forest leases

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday heard widespread calls to cancel dozens of oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest. The BLM is considering just that option in a new environmental review process ...

Airport board to reach out
 to prosecutors

By Gary Harmon

The Grand Junction Regional Airport’s governing board approved making an overture to federal investigators aimed at clearing the airport’s reputation. The Airport Authority board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to seek an agreement ...


Man held 
in shooting 
of Glenwood 

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs man has told police he was trying to pull a gun away from his girlfriend when it fired early Tuesday morning, critically wounding her, according to an arrest affidavit by Glenwood police. Another witness has told police the ...


Legal problems mount for DUI-death suspect

By Paul Shockley

A Palisade woman facing a vehicular homicide charge in the 2013 death of bicyclist will soon be charged with her third new felony case in the span of one month, a Mesa County prosecutor said Tuesday. District Judge Valerie Robison denied a ...

Getting It Right, April 16, 2014

By Staff

An item in the Biz Buzz column on Page 1B Thursday should have said the address for Gelato Junction is 449 Main St.  ...

Blotter: April 16, 2014

By Staff

Hit-and-run suspect jailed A 19-year-old Grand Junction woman was booked into Mesa County jail Monday after after a tricycle was struck by a vehicle and the rider seriously injured. The driver was accused of fleeing the scene, according to ...


Bennet says GJ firm good example of manufacturing future

By Gary Harmon

In what he termed an innovation tour of the state, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., visited a Grand Junction manufacturer on Tuesday. Companies such Mountain Racing Products, 580 N. Westgate Ave., in Grand Junction, which designs and builds ...


Woman charged in crash that killed cousin

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors on Tuesday alleged a woman was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when she caused a crash in the desert near Fruita earlier this month that killed her cousin. Alexis Perez, 20, who appeared in court free on bond, was formally ...


Denver youngster behind peach push

By Charles Ashby

DENVER— Nick Babiak is getting a real lesson in how a bill becomes a law. Nick is the Denver fourth-grader who is the real force behind a seemingly innocuous measure to make the Palisade peach the state’s official fruit. Even ...

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