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County sales tax continues slow climb

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Mesa County has rung up its two largest quarterly sales-tax increases since the recession began, a sign that shoppers have begun relaxing the choke hold on their wallets and purses. The county collected just shy of $8.4 million in the first ...

041611 Congressional redist map

New district may link Mesa County, Boulder

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — If it were entirely up to Democrats, new congressional district lines in the state would split the Western Slope in half. As a result, Mesa County no longer would be in the 3rd Congressional District. Instead of Republican U.S. ...

041511 Ryan Frazier

GOP ‘on probation of sorts’ with voters

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Not all Republicans have grasped the small-government message of the tea party movement, a man who helped kick off the tea party two years ago in Grand Junction told similar crowds again Friday. Ryan Frazier, a Republican who last November ...

Annual winefest offers sips to Denver

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado Mountain Winefest is spreading its vines. The popular, 20-year-old event that takes place each fall in Palisade will have a sister event in Denver this spring when the Colorado Winefest is uncorked June 10–11 at The Shops at ...

Hearing delayed for deputy cited in alcohol-related stop

By Paul Shockley

A hearing scheduled Friday in the case of a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy cited for an off-duty, alcohol-related driving offense was delayed after the deputy’s attorney filed a motion to continue the matter. Steamboat ...

Growers heave sigh after saving fruit trees from frost

By Amy Hamilton

Fruit growers in the Grand Valley may be able to catch up on their sleep this weekend after tending crops during Thursday night’s cold snap. David Morton of Morton’s Orchard said he started a wind machine and used heaters from 4  ...


Navy ambulance evokes memories of defining moment in U.S. history

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The star of the show nearly ended up in someone else’s garage or auto museum. Like many others, car collector Tammy Allen attended the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona in January to glimpse the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Navy ambulance ...

Former DA’s bond-violation trial set for August

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A judge ruled Friday enough evidence exists for a second criminal case against former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra. Serra was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing on charges he violated his bond conditions. ...

Teacher standards formed by local input

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Jim Smyth had his doubts about Senate Bill 191 when the Colorado Legislature passed it last year. The Mesa Valley Education Association president worried that the bill, which takes away a teacher’s nonprobationary status after two years ...

County: Extra Aircraft deal still in works

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Lease negotiations between Montrose County and Extra Aircraft were characterized as ongoing Friday, one day after an Extra official said the deal appeared hopeless. County staff reportedly was talking Friday morning with ...

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