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Officer watches bear struggle against flames

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Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Phil Stratton had a front-row seat for the inferno on June 29. A veteran of a wildland firefighting team, Stratton is no stranger to the unpredictable nature of fire ripping through dried brush and ...

Staffer arrested in assault of disabled client

By Paul Shockley

A supervisor at the Grand Junction Regional Center was arrested last week on allegations of assault against a disabled client at the facility. Barbara E. Martellaro, 58, was booked at the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault ...

We Can Do It! Women construct houses

By Charles Ashby

Habitat for Humanity is looking for a few good women. As part of an effort to get more women to volunteer to help build homes for those in need, Habitat in Mesa County has been taking a different approach to honoring National Women Build ...

3 finalists tapped to lead oil and gas oversight board

By Dennis Webb

The current acting director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and a former attorney to the commission are two of the three finalists for the agency’s directorship. Acting director Thom Kerr and Matthew Lepore, now an ...


Fire retardant poses risk

By Matthew Berger

By the time fire crews had fully contained the Pine Ridge Fire on July 4, nearly 150,000 gallons of fire retardant had been dropped on the 14,000-acre fire outside De Beque. A couple days later, surprisingly generous rains arrived. Those July ...

Public trustee office has history of controversy

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The Mesa County Public Trustee’s Office has been controversial since the office was established in 1987, when Republicans and Democrats butted heads over how the job should be filled. The controversy flowered anew this week when Mesa ...

Library readies for brief move to new quarters

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By this time next month, patrons of the Mesa County Public Library District’s central library will be browsing for books in a building where people once shopped for sofas. The library’s board of trustees Thursday night authorized ...


Man gets 15 years in drive-by shooting spree

By Paul Shockley

A man who drove a car while another man randomly shot a rifle out a window at various properties and people last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison. Darian Kintz, 19, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and a ...

BLM to use water to lure, trap wild horses

By Dennis Webb

After providing emergency water to about 50 wild horses south of Rangely, the Bureau of Land Management will use the substance to lure and trap them for removal due to the extreme drought. The BLM said in a news release that it is scheduled ...

Low river prompts release of dam water

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More water was released from Crystal Dam on the Gunnison River Friday afternoon after water levels in the river fell below the amount needed for endangered fish below. Storms that dropped rain on the high country earlier this month allowed ...

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