Not ready for slime time

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Lew Fraser, who lives on G 7/10 Road near Palisade, surveys the clouds west of him after runoff silt, mud and water draining from underneath Interstate 70 was deposited on his place and the yards of his other neighbors along the county road. The rains this summer have flooded the area by running down G 7/10 Road and flowing onto their properties.

In Palisade, rain turning Bookcliffs into muddy menace

Lew Fraser and Gary Armsby shrugged as they looked west at an approaching storm front on Monday afternoon, then back at mud-covered G 7/10 Road.
The likelihood was that more mud and debris was about to flow down off the Bookcliffs, through a retention basin just below the Mount Garfield trail head, race through a culvert beneath Interstate 70 and sweep down through the neighborhood.
“You can see where it fills up my pasture,” said Armsby, pointing to a fresh layer of mud that flowed out over his field.

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Mesa County’s acting attorney on Monday released more information about the cost of a 2010 lawsuit against six Mesa County sheriff’s deputies accused of assault and Fourth Amendment violations, including Republican sheriff’s candidate Matt Lewis, whose confidential settlement has become a rallying cry for some backers of other candidates in the sheriff’s race.



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