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Man’s death probed near Vega Reservoir

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff Department’s search and rescue team Thursday worked to recover the body of a man who died in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said they were ...


For 2nd time, suspect refuses to leave cell for hearing

By Amy Hamilton

A man who was arrested after a standoff with police earlier this month again refused to leave his jail cell to appear in court in front of a judge. Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley said Thursday during a review hearing for ...


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Killer’s arrest shocks friends

By Charles Ashby

Frederick Barrett was a reliable carpenter, a budding violinist and an avid reader. To the people who have known him for years, as many as 25 years in some cases, the 61-year-old was anything but a convicted murderer who escaped from a ...


Comments sought on proposed drilling

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal by Dejour Energy (USA) Corp. to drill for natural gas in the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area south of New Castle. However, the agency says it will put off any decisions ...


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Sheriff releases videos of ‘Dog’ catch

By Paul Shockley

Surveillance videos in the lobby of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department show visitors and employees in coughing fits after the arrival of a pepper-sprayed fugitive delivered by celebrity bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and ...


District 51 schools survey will cost $48,000

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School District 51 will pay public finance firm George K. Baum & Co. $48,000 to survey local voters and analyze the survey results. Baum & Co., which has an office in Denver, created and mailed budget update fliers to more than 32,800 ...


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Marshals capture escaped killer

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A convicted murderer who escaped incarceration 32 years ago in Florida was arrested early Wednesday morning by federal officers at a cabin on the Uncompahgre Plateau in Montrose County. Frederick Mark Barrett, 60, was taken ...


Park status would help monument funding, tourism, speakers say

By The Daily Sentinel

The rules governing Colorado National Monument won’t change if the 20,000-acre unit of the National Park Service is upgraded to a national park, but it’s likely to be more favorably viewed by tourists and congressional ...


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1 dead, 1 injured in I-70 rollover

By Paul Shockley

One man died, and another suffered serious injuries Wednesday afternoon after a rollover accident on Interstate 70 in Grand Junction. Around 3:15 p.m., a westbound pickup drifted off the right side of the roadway along a curve, slammed into a ...


Company: Federal review no threat to uranium mill

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The U.S. Department of Energy will conduct an in-depth analysis of the environmental effects of uranium mining and milling in southwestern Colorado. The environmental impact statement will examine the effects of the Energy Department’s ...


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