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Mesa County Sheriff’s Department joins program for veterans hiring

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will participate in a U.S. Justice Department hiring program that encourages law enforcement agencies to hire military veterans. The Sheriff’s Department will receive $375,000 from the Justice ...

Treat forest, cut fire threat, speakers say

By Dennis Webb

ASPEN — Large-scale use of forest thinning and prescribed burns is crucial to counteracting the increasing trend of major wildfires like those currently striking Colorado, speakers said at the annual Forests at Risk forum ...

Palisade High earns top honors at national knowledge bowl tournament

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Palisade High School’s knowledge bowl team placed in the top 13 at the 2012 National Academic Championship June 9–11 in Chicago. The team and five others fell in the first stage of the quiz bowl-style competition’s final ...


Nothing changes for Colorado immigration, local sheriff says

By Charles Ashby

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down much of Arizona’s controversial illegal immigration law won’t have much impact in Colorado, state and local officials say. That’s because Colorado’s laws, ...


Pakistanis observe region’s farms, irrigation practices

By Matthew Berger

A delegation of Pakistani government officials wrapped up their several-day visit to western Colorado on Monday with tours of local farms. The trip was intended to allow the officials to learn about farming and irrigation practices that might ...

Fireworks displays still iffy in some parts

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The Grand Junction Independence Day fireworks show can go on this year, but others might not. Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey is weighing whether it’s simply too dry, especially in places such as Collbran, Gateway and Mesa, to allow ...

Blotter, June 26, 2012

By Staff

Country Jam DUIs down The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department reports 19 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence this past weekend at the Country Jam festival in Mack, less than half the number of DUI arrests at ...

Traffic flow on U.S. 6&50 changing

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Motorists who have become accustomed to driving on the far edges of the U.S. Highway 6&50 corridor will this weekdrive down the middle of the new road. Drivers will have until October at the latest to get accustomed to the new ...


Drought drains Blue Mesa

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Even an average snow year will leave Blue Mesa Reservoir well short of its water-holding capacity next year, and it could take years for levels to recover. As is the case with many other measurements, the amount of water stored in Blue Mesa ...


Cops: Grand Junction sex predator sold meth in Clifton

By Paul Shockley

A man who’s registered as a sexually violent predator was arrested Saturday on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine and told officers he’s been living in Clifton, apparently unknown to authorities responsible for keeping tabs on ...

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