County cuts loom large

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The line at the Mesa County Department of Motor Vehicles stretches out of the office to the front door of the Central Services building on Monday. Lines have lengthened since the DMV closed its satellite offices in Clifton and Fruita because of budget cuts.

Departments to spend only 95% of their budgets

Mesa County is asking its department heads to take a steak knife to their budgets now so the commission won’t have to swing a meat ax later.

Man who ‘quit cash’ back home to help out

Daniel Suelo didn’t have anything to give up, but he gave up everything to help his family. After 15 years of living on public land in the desert, as a nomad dedicated to a simple lifestyle with few belongings, his mother contacted him and said it was time to come home.

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