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Meeker bank robbery suspect arrested

By Dennis Webb

A man suspected of robbing a Meeker bank Thursday was arrested later in the day after a citizen reported a suspicious person going into the White River, Meeker police said. Meeker Police Department Lt. Phil Stubblefield arrested Jock Thacker ...


County urges precautions against hantavirus

By Staff

As residents take advantage of the warmer temperatures to get started on spring cleaning projects, the Mesa County Health Department would like them to take extra precautions to avoid hantavirus. Hantavirus infections may be closing in on ...


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Story of canyon’s flume is a real cliffhanger

By Gretel Daugherty

Several hundred feet above the San Miguel River, a steady wind whipped red sand and dirt across the cactus-studded canyon rim with a sandstone overhang. As the wind made the sparse tufts of high-desert grass dance, project manager Ron Anthony ...


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District 51 administration targeted for cuts

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Less than 10 percent of District 51 administration employees outside of schools fit the mold of what people usually imagine when they think of administration: a person managing other people, coordinating programs, and often filling out ...


Trooper after Kemp shooting: ‘I don’t want a gun’

By Paul Shockley

Minutes after fatally shooting Jason Kemp on July 20, 2010, a Colorado State Patrol trooper said he wanted nothing to do with guns, according to testimony this morning. “I don’t want a gun,” Ivan “Gene” Lawyer ...


School survey similar to forums

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Survey respondents mostly echoed community forum attendees in their answers to questions about the school district’s budget. People who took the district’s online survey this spring and people who attended district budget forums ...


School bus driver cleared dispatch before getting ticket for drunk driving

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The company that provides bus service for School District 51 is reviewing its policies and procedures after at least two of its employees apparently failed to notice and report something that didn’t escape the attention of a middle ...


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Agency completes campaign for special homes

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Mesa Developmental Services recently reached its goal of gathering $2.3 million to pay for the construction of three specialized homes for people with complicated medical issues and disabilities. The homes were built in 2010 to accommodate a ...


Lottery game would help veterans

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans may get the chance to decide at the polls this fall whether they want to see a special lottery game that benefits programs for veterans. Under a bill approved in a Senate committee Wednesday, the Colorado Lottery would come up with ...


NRC clarifies uranium mill licensing stance

By Dennis Webb

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is clarifying recent statements about a Montrose County uranium mill proposal, saying it does not intend to seek a retroactive review of Colorado’s licensing of the proposal. Nor will it ...


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