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Affidavit: Woman felt ‘hostage’ to DA

By Paul Shockley

One of three women allegedly victimized by Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra told investigators the prosecutor exposed himself to her 25 to 35 times while demanding and receiving sexual favors in his office for more than two years, ...


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Commissioner fined in ‘personal little tea party’

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis paid a $78 fine after his conviction Thursday in a court trial stemming from a $50 boating ticket. A two-man, one-woman jury found Meis guilty of a petty offense, permitting a person under age 16 to operate ...


Legislators pick leaders; no West Slopers

By Charles Ashby

Republicans and Democrats in the Colorado House and Senate elected themselves new leaders Thursday, and not one of them represents the largest geographical area of the state, the Western Slope. For the Republicans, all of their new leaders ...


District 51 bracing for even steeper budget cuts

By Emily Shockley

Less than a year removed from slicing $10.5 million from its budget, School District 51 may have to make more tough choices in formulating a 2011–12 budget. December and March state revenue forecasts will paint a clearer picture of what ...


Tourism picks up in mid-2010; businesses hope trend continues

By Amy Hamilton

It’s little surprise that many tourism-related businesses in the Grand Valley didn’t fare as well this year compared with years past. While the recession has taken its toll, some indicators show tourism picked up in this ...


Veterans Day parade to be Saturday in Grand Junction; more activities follow

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More than 44 entries, including bands from Central and Fruita high schools, will be in the Veterans Day parade on Saturday through downtown Grand Junction. Several more activities are scheduled through the week leading up to the observance of ...


Montrose Hospital sides agree to negotiate

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Negotiation teams from Montrose County and Montrose Memorial Hospital will begin meeting Monday afternoon to resolve issues that resulted in a sharp, public spat between the county commission and the hospital board. Unlike the public fight ...


Three local schools targeted for state oversight

By Emily Shockley

R-5 High School and Rim Rock and Chatfield elementary schools will have to improve in the next five years or risk closure. The state board of education Wednesday adopted recommendations to have R-5 create a “turnaround plan and have ...


Voters choose to retain judges at state, county levels

By Staff

Mesa County voters chose this week to retain three local judges, while residents statewide came to the same conclusion for three state Supreme Court justices and four state Court of Appeals judges. Voters agreed 56 percent to 27 percent ...


Vote centers bogged down by tie-in with state system, county officials say

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Slow-moving lines at vote centers in Mesa County seemed to be caused at least in part by a connection to the statewide voter-tracking system, election judges and other officials said Wednesday. The statewide system crashed Thursday about 15 ...


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