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Rifle school briefly evacuated from smoke odors

By Staff

Authorities believe controlled burns in the area and a temperature inversion were to blame for smoke odors that forced the brief Thursday morning evacuation of Graham Mesa Elementary School in Rifle. The incident occurred at the same school ...


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Scenic parents pin hopes on 3B

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Parents at Scenic Elementary School are depending on Referred Measure 3B to save their children’s school. There is no guarantee the school at 451 West Scenic Drive will close if School District 51 has to make more budget cuts next year ...


Library seeks designs for expanded building

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The Mesa County Public Library District took the first step Thursday night toward expanding the central library, a project administrators say is needed to meet growing user demand and shore up structural deficiencies. The district’s ...


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Sheriff: ICE move may botch smuggling case

By Paul Shockley

Four illegal immigrants who were witnesses in a human smuggling investigation in San Miguel County were expected to be deported by federal authorities in a move puzzling local law enforcement. “It’s certainly frustrating, ...


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Bank branches in Fruita, Orchard Mesa will close in January

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American National Bank branches on Orchard Mesa and in Fruita will close in January. The Fruita branch inside the Fruita City Market at 135 S. Plum St. will close at 5 p.m. Jan. 9, and the branch inside the City Market at 2770 U.S. Highway 50 ...


Voter turnout on track to break odd-year record

By Charles Ashby

The county is on track to tie or break a record in voter turnout for an odd-year election, according to data from the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. As of Wednesday, 21,902 ballots had been accepted by the office for this ...


Bonuses for cash-saving employees shot down

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Mesa County commissioners this week rejected a proposal to reward county employees with a one-time cash bonus based on their ability to save the county money in the last two months of the year. A county employee compensation committee ...


Authorities searching for two hunters

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Search and rescue crews this morning were scheduled to resume the search for a Garfield County hunter who got lost in a remote mountainous area south of Silt. Officials from Mesa and Garfield counties spent a second day looking for Jim ...


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Split rig allows drillers to work in small spaces

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE—A year ago, placing a drilling rig in the narrow upper valley where Williams is operating one now in Wheeler Gulch north of Parachute would have required a costly and ugly excavation into a hillside. Today, a rig is finishing ...


Mischief mounts in Palisade over pot campaign signs

By Paul Shockley

Ruth Elkins said the upside is it will all be over in six days. Then, perhaps she won’t worry about the prospects for petty crime at her property in normally sleepy—but politically agitated for the moment—Palisade. Around ...


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