Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan is a Grand Junction-based freelance writer. She can be reached at [email protected]

These companies see advantage in putting former inmates to work

By: - March 17, 2023

Three years ago, Drew Patterson moved his company from Greeley to the town of Buena Vista, in part because a prison is located there. The Buena Vista Correctional Complex for men offered a labor pool for Patterson’s Basic Industries business that makes wooden stakes and other wood components. Patterson believes in second chances.  While the […]

Colorado’s first-ever After School Satan Club to launch at Paonia elementary school

By: - March 3, 2023

Colorado’s first-ever After School Satan Club is set to meet Monday at the Paonia K-8 school in Delta County. The club was requested by a parent, who contacted June Everett, campaign director of After School Satan Club and an ordained minister of The Satanic Temple — a church whose mission, according to its website, encourages […]

Frisch ahead of Rep. Boebert, early Colorado election results show

By: - November 9, 2022

With initial election results showing Democrat Adam Frisch in the lead to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt refused to answer whether she would concede if she loses her seat to Frisch. The incumbent was all smiles earlier in the evening as she posed for photos with supporters gathered […]

In a race she calls ‘combat,’ Colorado governor candidate Ganahl pledges overhaul if elected

By: - October 25, 2022

If elected Colorado governor in two weeks, Republican candidate Heidi Ganahl said one of her first tasks would be to “undo” as much as she possibly can. Ganahl, 56, was speaking to a crowd of around 90 supporters who came to listen, meet and mingle during a candidate event Monday at Edgewater Brewery in Grand […]

In two key Mesa County races, economy and housing among top issues

By: - August 2, 2022

In June, Charlie Pink was asked by a fellow Grand Junction union member to consider a run as the Democratic candidate for Mesa County commissioner in District 2. When Pink learned that Republican candidate Bobbie Daniel was running unopposed he heeded the call. The last Democrat to be elected Mesa County commissioner was Doralyn Genova, […]

Lauren Boebert beats Don Coram in Republican primary, Frisch wins Democratic contest

By: and - June 28, 2022

Incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert held off a primary challenge Tuesday night and will be the party’s nominee in the fall in an increasingly conservative 3rd Congressional District. As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, unofficial results showed Boebert, of Silt, with about 65% of the vote and challenger state Sen. Don Coram with about 35%. […]

Don Coram says Lauren Boebert’s public corruption accusation has ‘zero truth’

By: - June 14, 2022

“Fake headlines” is how Colorado state Sen. Don Coram refers to his primary opponent’s weekly campaign ads that run on the front page of the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel’s Sunday edition. The Montrose Republican is challenging U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt, to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Boebert can afford the prominent spot with […]

Meet the two Republicans vying to replace Tina Peters in Mesa County

By: - June 8, 2022

Bobbie Gross and Julie Fisher are competing for the Republican nomination for Mesa County clerk and recorder — a position currently held by Tina Peters, who was indicted in March by a Mesa County grand jury. Peters faces 10 counts related to ongoing investigations into alleged election equipment tampering and other misconduct. She faces seven […]

Beating Boebert a top theme of forum among 3 Democrats in Colorado’s 3rd District

By: - May 26, 2022

Unseating U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Silt who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, is a strong motivator for three Democratic primary candidates who spoke at a candidate forum in Grand Junction on Wednesday. Boebert will first have to beat her primary challenger, Don Coram, a Republican state senator and former state representative from […]

Transitioning out of prison is hard. Freedom Institute is there to help.

By: - May 17, 2022

In 2008, after serving eight years in a Colorado prison for methamphetamine possession and forgery, Debb Fache was given a $100 debit card and bus ticket back to Grand Junction, where her case originated. Parolees are released to where they were first arrested — unless they have friends or family elsewhere to take them in. […]

Regulation of journalism proposed as Republican resolution during Mesa County assembly

By: - March 31, 2022

Republicans who gathered at the Mesa County party assembly on Saturday in Grand Junction had the opportunity to vote on 46 proposed resolutions. One of the resolutions proposed supporting the “registration and regulation of journalism to protect against the Marxist agenda.” Anyone may submit a resolution at their party precinct caucus. Resolutions are then compiled […]

Boebert kicks off GOP assembly where Tina Peters tells crowd ‘they’re coming after you’

By: - March 27, 2022

After opening the Mesa County Republican Assembly in Grand Junction with a prayer, a singing of the national anthem, and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, county GOP chairman Kevin McCarney invited his “adopted daughter” Rep. Lauren Boebert to the stage. “One of the things I’m most proud of is being one of 147 who […]