Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan

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

Hickenlooper, now a big fan of Senate, talks up green policies at Grand Junction town hall

By: - August 22, 2023

During his opening remarks during an Aug. 21 town hall in Grand Junction, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper of Colorado set the record straight regarding his thoughts on being a senator — it’s a departure from how he viewed the job in 2019, when he was reported as saying he wasn’t “cut out” to be a […]

Grand Junction’s mayor says she’s the one who can unseat Rep. Lauren Boebert

By: - August 11, 2023

Anna Stout said she has a story that southern and western Coloradans can relate to. The 38-year-old candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat is in the process of sharing her story growing up in Grand Junction, where she currently serves as mayor and where she began demonstrating leadership skills at a young age. “My […]

The ‘future of housing’ has arrived in all-electric Colorado developments

By: - August 1, 2023

Grand Junction homebuilder Darin Carei decided to forgo a natural gas hookup to his Brookfield South Residential subdivision after learning the cost to bring in gas lines would be equal to installing solar panels on each of the houses that overlook the red-rock walls of Colorado National Monument in the distance.  His company, Senergy Builders, […]

Colorado’s mandatory arrest law often results in unintended consequences

By: - April 3, 2023

When law enforcement officers arrived at where Ellen and her three young children sat in the car, all crying, the two police officers split up — one stayed with the family while the female officer went to interview the husband, who remained at the home his wife and children had just fled. He had threatened […]

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 […]