We want your photos!

Why? Because photos are great.

The Sentinel will be adding a new feature for reader-submitted photos.

Currently, the "You Saw It" page in Sunday's Sentinel and online is popular with area photographers. It allows folks to send in a variety of photos.

The Sentinel's new feature will be targeted more at cell-phone camera users, and virtually everyone has one of those in their hand ready to go.

The "Sentinel Snapshot" will be a feature for people who capture a quick cellphone photo, mostly from events. And the Sentinel will send out "assignment" reminders of events that we'd love to get photos from.

Like this coming weekend, at De Beque Wild Horse Days. We'd love to get some shots from the car show. Cool cars make for great photos.

There's also the Cops & Cars Car Show in Fruita at Little Salt Wash Park sponsored by the Colorado State Patrol and Fruita Police Department. We'd love photos from that show, too.

Send your photos to yousawit@gjsentinel.com and be sure to include a brief caption of the photo and the name of the photographer.

And more about photography. Have you entered your photos in the Sentinel's photo contest? It's called "Western Colorado Living Photo Contest: Show us what makes western Colorado a great place to live."

There's still time. Photographers can enter photos through Sunday. To enter, go to www.gjsentinel.com and click on the "Contests" link near the top of the home page. There's an upload function, and you can peruse all the photos that have been entered so far. Readers will be able to vote for their favorite photos starting Aug. 15.

Coming up Sunday

A Grand Junction man was recently declared dead after his Social Security number was incorrectly entered into the system. It was quite the bureaucratic obstacle course to get his life back in order.

Look for the story in the Lifestyle section Sunday.

Also in Sunday's Sentinel, a local charter school has recently drawn a number of complaints, and also some lawsuits.

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