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Cancer patient paying it forward

By Katie Langford

The Delaney Donates Foundation, started in 2010 to raise money for 9-year-old cancer survivor Delaney Clements, is paying it forward Saturday with a fundraiser for drunken-driving victim and cancer patient Ellie Phipps Oliver. The fundraiser ...


Senators want to keep money flowing to rural communities

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are hoping to spare Fruita and other growing rural communities in the state from being frozen out from qualifying for future federal rural development money. In a letter to two House leaders this week, ...


Health pros collaborate to offer vaccinations

By Amy Hamilton

What would happen if everyone in Mesa County needed a vaccination against a fast-spreading disease? That’s one issue some Mesa County officials are working on by recruiting medical professionals to work in clinics. The first exercise ...


Death Notices, July 13, 2012

By Staff

Jo Ann Koler, 58, Grand Junction, died July 9, 2012, at her home in Gilbert, Ariz. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m., Sunday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of ...


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Loma girl, with camel, headed to her first Mesa County Fair

By Melinda Mawdsley

At the far end of a gravel road, several miles northwest of Loma, lives ones of the youngest participants in this year’s Mesa County Fair. He also might be the cutest. The handsome guy likely to draw a crowd is Cinnamon, a domesticated ...


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Brown wants to remain trustee

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Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown will reapply for the position he resigned at the governor’s request. Brown said he would apply for the post shortly after conducting the weekly auction of foreclosed properties on Wednesday, in ...


Prevention of suicide becomes top local priority

By Amy Hamilton

Distributing anti-suicide information and getting people to talk about the issue that has long been viewed as taboo is the first step to reducing Mesa County’s staggering rate of suicide. More of those efforts may be visible in the ...


Molina fire out before evacuations needed

By Staff

Fire crews Tuesday night and Wednesday morning fully contained a wildfire that initially threatened residents of several hundred homes in the Molina area, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The fire, labeled the Bull ...


Scorched land closed during rehabilitation

By Rachel Sauer

Almost 14,000 acres of public land recently scorched by the Pine Ridge Fire will remain closed while officials try to mitigate environmental impacts, Bureau of Land Management representatives said at a public meeting in De Beque Wednesday ...


Tipton, Pace spar after health-law repeal OK’d in House

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The U.S, House vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Wednesday was turned quickly to political ammunition in local races, not least by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Soon after the vote, Tipton’s campaign ...


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