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Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan

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

Tina Peters supporters rally in Grand Junction

By: - August 21, 2021

About 200 supporters of Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters gathered for a noon rally Saturday in Grand Junction. Peters’ office is being investigated for alleged participation in an elections system security breach by the Colorado secretary of state, the Mesa County district attorney’s office, and the FBI. The rally took place just west […]

Secretary Haaland meets with Colorado delegation in Grand Junction

By: - July 23, 2021

During her first official visit to Grand Junction, the nation’s first Native American secretary of the interior, Deb Haaland, wouldn’t say whether the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will remain in the city or return to Washington, D.C. “It’s an open question, but needs to be known soon,” she said. Haaland was joined on Friday […]

‘Unusual’ contract provision earned former Montrose County manager payout after resignation

By: - July 14, 2021

A stipulation in his employee contract allowed former Montrose County Manager Ken Norris to receive a substantial severance package, despite resigning his position, and to accept within days another, higher-paying county job as director of facilities and construction management, a position that was posted for roughly 25 hours and to which Norris was an immediate […]

‘Palace intrigue’: Montrose official takes new county position after receiving severance package

By: - June 9, 2021

Within days of leaving his $120,200-a-year job as Montrose County manager, Ken Norris was offered a position as the county’s director of Facilities and Construction Management, which pays $125,200, after he received a severance package of $142,162 — a year’s salary plus benefits. During a June 3 special session, Montrose County Commissioners Sue Hansen, Keith […]

Uranium mill tailings legacy continues

By: - June 7, 2021

“Uranium mill tailings legacy continues” first appeared in Corner Post. Salt Lake City native Jim Moore was aware of Grand Junction’s uranium mill tailings legacy when he moved to western Colorado in 1981. However, it wasn’t on his mind, nor did the seller or real estate agent mention the presence of radioactive mill tailings, when […]

Details few on December crash that leaves Montrose coroner unable to perform duties

By: - February 2, 2021

Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield sustained injuries in a December car crash that left him unable to perform his duties, but local law enforcement and county authorities have released few details about the incident and his condition. Canfield continues to recover at home, after spending several weeks at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, said […]

‘Not adequate security’ for Boebert town hall in Montrose to proceed

By: - January 30, 2021

On Friday morning Gary Lear, pastor of the Circle 3 Cowboy Fellowship church in Montrose, received a call from a local resident representing U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert seeking to set up a town hall meeting at the church for the following day, Jan. 30, he said. It would have been the Republican congresswoman’s first town […]