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DA pushing to get low-risk offenders out of system

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors last week were optimistic about prospects for funding of a $340,000 proposal that would remove up to 200 adult felony cases annually from the justice system, largely in favor of treatment. Their optimism remains ...


Film industry credits are poor subplot in tax policy, states deciding

By Charles Ashby

Several states are backing away from offering tax credits designed to attract film producers, but that isn’t dissuading the state lawmaker who has pushed for it the most in Colorado. Rep. Tom Massey, R-Poncha Springs, said it’s ...


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Race organizer treats fathers as champions

By Melinda Mawdsley

The need for speed was met during a special Father’s Day event at Grand Junction Motor Speedway. In addition to open division racing, the card Sunday included Wounded Warrior races with go-karts adapted for disabled veterans, and the ...


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Safety issue bridged between Battlement Mesa, Parachute

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — A project improving bike and pedestrian access to a bridge between Battlement Mesa and Parachute is a dream that’s been a decade in the making for some area residents. Continued cajoling by the trails committee in ...


3 elected to Delta-Montrose Electric Association board

By Staff

MONTROSE — Glen Black, Terry Brown and Nancy Hovde recently were elected to the Delta-Montrose Electric Association board. In District 4, Black received 2,581 votes, edging Mark Eckhart, who received 2,328 votes. In District 7, Brown ...


Inmate booked after two on facility staff stabbed

By Paul Shockley

An inmate at Mesa County Community Corrections is accused of inflicting minor injuries on two staff members after stabbing them with sewing scissors. Paul Savage, 22, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Friday on suspicion of three counts of ...


Along with property values, assessment protests fall

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Two years ago, more than 4,600 Mesa County property owners streamed through the doors of Assessor Barbara Brewer’s office, objecting to what they perceived as a contradiction: inflating home values in the midst of a ...


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Property values tumble on Western Slope

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Property values across the Western Slope are expected to tumble by hundreds of millions of dollars, a blow that has the potential to cut to the quick local governments that have spent the past couple of years shedding jobs and trimming ...


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Flying frackers bring home bacon to valley families

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Prashant Choudhary leapt off the Beechcraft 1900 and, grinning, flung his hands in the air like a welterweight boxer who had just felled a light heavyweight. On Wednesday, Choudhary was home for the first time after five weeks of working on ...


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Race fans champing at the bit

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Horse racing is continuing its thunderous comeback across the Western Slope as more and more dates are being added to accommodate large crowds that want to see people and ponies compete. In Montrose on Saturday, six races ...


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