Sharon Sullivan

Sharon Sullivan

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

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 […]

Here’s what ‘equity’ means to Mesa County students who have experienced discrimination

By: - February 21, 2022

Two 16-year-old Palisade High School students — Maya McDaniel and Charlotte Allen — thanked school board members at the Feb. 15 Mesa County Valley School District 51 Board of Education meeting for not firing school Superintendent Diana Sirko, Assistant Superintendent Brian Hill, and the director of equity and inclusion, Tracy Gallegos. The school board addressed […]

Supporters rally as school superintendent’s contract reviewed by Mesa County school board

By: - February 8, 2022

Three separate standing ovations erupted at the Mesa County Valley School District 51 meeting — one for each of the three district employees whose contracts are being reviewed by the new conservative majority school board. The board called for an executive session on Monday at R5 High School in Grand Junction. District Superintendent Diana Sirko, […]

Ethics complaint alleges Tina Peters’ legal defense fund lacks transparency

By: - January 20, 2022

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will have 30 days to respond to a second ethics complaint filed with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, which on Tuesday determined the complaint to be “non-frivolous.” Peters is already under local, state and federal investigations for alleged criminal misconduct regarding election security breaches in Mesa County. Officials announced […]

Tina Peters, Mesa County clerk under criminal investigation, announces reelection bid

By: - January 14, 2022

It’s official. Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, who is under criminal investigation for alleged breaches of election security protocols, is running for reelection — although she’ll first have to beat Republican challenger Bobbie Gross in the June primary election. Peters formally made the announcement Thursday in Grand Junction on the steps of the […]

Boebert touts anti-vaccine mandate, pro-gun priorities in reelection campaign appearance

By: - January 1, 2022

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert held a tightly-controlled press conference on New Year’s Eve day at Home Loan State Bank’s community room in downtown Grand Junction, where she announced her plans for reelection in 2022. She said she ran for Congress two years ago because she didn’t want her four sons “raised in a socialist country.” […]

Shelters for homeless pets and their humans open in Grand Junction

By: - December 7, 2021

When HomewardBound of the Grand Valley’s board of directors met last January for a strategic planning retreat, the nonprofit shelter organization identified as a top priority the need to serve houseless individuals unable to reside in congregate living situations. Homeless pet owners are among that group. “Previously we had put kennels outside the shelter, but […]

Safeguarding abandoned defense-related uranium mines on the Colorado Plateau

By: - November 23, 2021

This story was originally published in Corner Post. In mid-September, five Department of Energy employees and a journalist toured the Cactus Rat Group area of the Thompson-Yellow Cat Mining District in Grand County, Utah, north of Arches National Park. Here, the landscape is dotted with abandoned uranium mines — approximately 100 in this nearly 6-acre […]

COVID rates soar in low-vaccinated Mesa County

By: - November 5, 2021

In Mesa County, 43 people died during October due to COVID-19. New daily case rates have risen steadily since early August, and with area hospitals often at full capacity, officials with Mesa County Public Health are concerned about the approaching holiday season. Eighteen people have died of COVID over the past two weeks. “We haven’t […]