Western Colorado

Page 1329 of 2018

Commissioners rescind offer to candidate fired in Florida

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Mesa County commissioners Friday rescinded the county administrator job offer to former Florida executive Michael Freilinger. They were unable to agree on salary terms or even whether the man whose previous work experience came under heavy ...

Sheriff: Offensive e-mail was written by county employee

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An e-mail that used a vulgar term in criticizing Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis and the commission’s would-be pick for the county administrator job was sent by a county employee, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey announced Friday. An ...


Aiming to fix head-scratching addresses

By Amy Hamilton

If you plan to visit Judith Prakken and her husband, William, save some time and frustration by writing down their directions or use an online locator. The address of the couple’s home of more than three decades is in the cul-de-sac of ...

Health choice changes mind, now wants job

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A Nebraska man tapped to become Mesa County’s public health director told The Daily Sentinel on Friday he likely will take the job, a week after shunning the position over the current turmoil within the county. Jeff Kuhr, the current ...

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Holiday break set for roadwork on U.S. Highway 6&50

By Emily Shockley

Construction along U.S. Highway 6&50 between 24 and 243⁄4 roads will come to a temporary end next week, with work resuming after the holidays. Project spokesman Tom Newland said contractor Lawson Construction decided to give ...

Superintendent: Park status won’t hurt businesses

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Upgrading Colorado National Monument to a national park won’t harm the businesses that sit beneath and will boost them instead, the superintendent of the monument said. Making the 20,000-acre monument a park “would not further ...

Sentencing to be delayed in fraud case

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Philip Rand Lochmiller II, son of the owner of Valley Investments, won’t be sentenced until after his father is tried on multiple charges in connection with the company’s failure. In court documents he signed, the younger ...

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Skiing is believing: Powderhorn opens Dec. 16

By Amy Hamilton

It won’t be long before snow lovers are pulling on their snow pants and lacing up their snowboarding boots. Powderhorn Ski Resort announced Thursday it will open for the season in less than a month, on Dec. 16. If weather permits (read: ...

Sheriff probes vulgar e-mail about Meis

By Paul Shockley

A message sent from a Mesa County e-mail account to all county employees, which included a vulgar suggestion for Commissioner Craig Meis, is the focus of an investigation at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The e-mail, obtained by ...


Film depicts ‘jewel’ in valley

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Greg Mikolai figured most people were accustomed to taking in the sweeping vistas of Colorado National Monument from the safe and convenient platform offered by Rim Rock Drive. But in creating a documentary marking the monument’s 100th ...

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