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Justman leads in campaign cash

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Lower Valley farmer John Justman leads candidates for the Mesa County Commission with more than $22,000 in campaign contributions. The second-largest war chest belongs to Woody Walcher, a write-in candidate who supplied most of his ...

Line break on 32 Road produces sinkhole

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A section of 32 Road will have to be rebuilt and motorists should expect traffic delays through at least the weekend after a waterline break created a sinkhole in Clifton. A 10-inch Clifton Water District line ruptured around midnight Friday ...


Cedaredge fire ‘knocked out’

By Staff

As a dispatcher, Sharon Grotrian knew exactly what to do when she saw plumes of smoke coming from her neighborhood — call work. Grotrian said she was the second person to report the fire that erupted Friday afternoon on Timothy Road ...


Mechanic goes to prison for thefts that sunk business

By Paul Shockley

Robert Leisten was addicted to his professional racing truck, his attorney said. So much so, prosecutors said he embezzled $130,000 from work over the course of two years, sunk a business along with the way and cost six people their jobs. In ...

Water managers push public to conserve it

By Matthew Berger

In response to the drought conditions that have swept across western Colorado and beyond, Grand Valley utilities are requesting that residents and businesses use water more conscientiously this summer. The recommendations, announced Friday, ...

Woman’s body found in canal

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday said the discovery of a woman’s body in a canal off 18 Road was not considered suspicious. The woman — about 65 years old, 5 feet tall and weighing 115 pounds, with ...


Snowpack completely melted off

By Dennis Webb

Stick a fork in this year’s snowpack—it’s pretty much done. Measurements at high-elevation sites across Colorado show the snowpack is almost completely melted off, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reported ...

Dish Network viewers blocked from two local channels

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Dish Network customers lost the signal from local CBS and Fox affiliates Wednesday afternoon because of a contract dispute between the satellite television provider and Hoak Media, the Dallas-based company that owns KREX and KFQX. A news ...

Gas industry leaders lauds Colorado’s rules setup

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Other states, and the federal government, could tear a page from Colorado’s rules governing drilling and do well by the industry, the president of the American Petroleum Institute said Thursday. Colorado has “a good robust ...

Driver’s death investigated

By Paul Shockley

A pickup driver who died Thursday behind the wheel south of Gateway on Colorado Highway 141 may have suffered a fatal medical condition, the Colorado State Patrol said. The driver, whose identity wasn’t immediately known,  was ...

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