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090311 Fruita PD building

Fruita steers dollars to new police station

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Like every other aspect of municipal government, the Fruita Police Department felt the impact of the growth boom in the past decade, when the population of Fruita nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010 to more than 12,000 residents. The number ...


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Club brings precise routines of dressage to Grand Valley

By Amy Hamilton

At first glance, it’s difficult to imagine Sandy Kay’s 17-hand-high, 1,250-pound Hanoverian horse prancing. But once Kay and her horse entered the arena Saturday during a dressage show at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, the horse and ...


Attorney for trooper seeks delay in civil suit in fatal Redlands shooting

By Paul Shockley

Facing a civil lawsuit in federal court and criminal trial in Mesa County, a Colorado State Patrol trooper accused in the death of a Redlands man last year is asking a federal judge to delay the former. State Patrol Cpl. Kirk Firko should not ...


Oil, gas permits still lagging; longer permit life a factor

By Dennis Webb

Eight months through the year, oil and gas drilling permits in northwest Colorado continue to lag significantly behind a year earlier, something state regulators say is at least partly attributable to a rule change that makes permits last ...


Incumbent Bynum challenged in only contested Montrose County schools race

By Staff

There is only one contested race in three open elections to the Montrose County RE-1J School District board this year. In District D, incumbent Barbara Bynum will run against former Montrose High School teacher Tom West. In District F, Mike ...


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Have experience? Still no guarantee

By Amy Hamilton

Some days, Debbie Wilson still can’t believe she’s in this predicament. After being laid off in early 2008 from her job of a dozen years as office manager for a local doctor’s clinic, she had no reason to believe she ...


Employment drought lingers

By Amy Hamilton

During the tail end of 2007, as the rest of the nation had been slowly falling into a recession, Mesa County seemed to be operating on its own island, insulated from economic woes plaguing less fortunate counties. Jobs at fast-food ...


Continued rejection weighs on those searching for work

By Staff

Samuel Hughes of Clifton looked for work for two years before landing a job in February. During that search, the 27-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with a degree as a mechanic to work on cranes made his way regularly to the Mesa County Workforce ...


Process may return some money to Ponzi victims

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Investors who plugged more than $30 million into Valley Investments in Grand Junction are being asked this month to take a step toward recovery of a sliver of that money. Investors will receive packets this week from Rider & Quesenberry, ...


3 of 38 reps on education panel hail from Western Slope

By Charles Ashby

Despite promising to reach out to the entire state in everything he does, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed a 38-member panel last week that includes three Western Slope people. Actually, it’s only two if you don’t count one of ...


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