If you didn’t know where to look you might miss the curious stone building planted high on an Orchard Mesa bluff.
Once on top, at the end of 26 1/4 Road, the view unravels. From west to east, it’s the cliffs of Colorado National Monument, a peek at the ample Colorado River, the onward march of homes in Fruita, the pleats of the Bookcliffs and the treetops of Palisade’s orchards extending below. A cloud-sheathed Grand Mesa fills the eastern sky. Flip around and the Uncompahgre Plateau boasts a coat of new snow.
Mesa County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt a 2014 budget and to adjust the 2013 budget to include $900,000 in pay bonuses to county employees. The one-time payments will be awarded to 90 percent of county employees based on their work performance this year. Those evaluated as “outstanding” will get $1,150, “above” expectations workers will get $950, and “successful” employees will get $750, according to Mesa County Finance Director Marcia
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GJ Symphony Guild enjoys a candlelight dinner at Two Rivers Winery.
Palisade celebrated the spirit of Christmas past with Olde Fashioned.
Spectators braved the cold Saturday for Junction’s Parade of Lights.
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Bob composes a song for the Obamacare song contest.
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Tilman “Tillie” Bishop will join the board of trustees for Colorado Mesa University, … more
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even after coming in from the cold, Peyton Manning was hot.
DENVER (AP) — No charges will be filed against Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal inspired the movie "127 Hours," after he and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with a weekend altercation at her home, prosecutors said Monday.
DENVER (AP) — All season, Matt Prater has been an afterthought on a team that's rewriting the record books on the strength of Peyton Manning's passing arm.
DENVER (AP) — Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy.
Another round of snow is in the forecast for the mid-Atlantic region, just in time for the morning commute.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown officials asked for privacy and joined victims' families Monday in calling for people to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by performing acts of kindness or volunteering with charities.