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Security tight as escape case heads to trial

By Paul Shockley

In a courtroom closed to the general public, District Judge Richard Gurley on Friday ordered a Clifton man accused of escape from the Mesa County Jail to stand trial next week. This, after a last-minute defense bid to sink the case. Jury ...


Runoff huge, but won’t solve drought thirst

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Water managers will capture much of this year’s high runoff, filling most of the reservoirs in the upper Colorado River Basin and splashing much needed water into Lake Mead. The runoff, though, won’t resolve the long-lasting ...


Audit: County tech section deeply flawed

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An independent analysis of the beleaguered Mesa County Information Technology Department indicates it suffers from a lack of funding and leadership, a significant shortage of staffing and gap in employee skills, and aging infrastructure ...


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Robots rule at math, engineering camp

By Daniel Humphries

Twelve-year-old Jack Lueck knows what he wants to do when he grows up. He wants to build self-intelligent vehicles, and he’ll do everything he can to achieve that dream. The future engineer, along with his 10-year-old sister, Ollie, ...


Fatal fire victim battled earlier blaze with beer

By Paul Shockley

A witness reported that a man tried to douse a small fire outside of his camper by pouring beer on it, moments before the camper itself burned in a fire that killed the man, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. As of Thursday, ...


Firm gears up to process ore at Pinon Ridge

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The company planning to build a uranium mill near Naturita is embarking on plans to consolidate and expand the mill’s resource base. Energy Fuels Resources Inc. will spend about $1 million during the next 18 months on mines, drilling ...


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Foreign demand for Colorado cattle equals cash cow for ranchers

By Charles Ashby

Delta rancher Michael Ripp is seeing something he’s never seen before in the cattle industry: Beef prices are going up at the same time as prices for feed grain. “Usually, when grain goes up, cattle goes down, and vice ...


No evidence yet in Gessler claim of illegal voters

By Charles Ashby

Despite months of waiting, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said Secretary of State Scott Gessler hasn’t provided her with any evidence that anyone in the county is improperly registered to vote. In March, Gessler announced he found ...


Forester: Plan would protect 4.2M acres

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A U.S. Forest Service proposal for Colorado provides the chance to “get 4.2 million acres in the bag” in terms of protecting roadless acres, regional forester Rick Cables said Thursday. Addressing a crowd ...


Early morning blaze leaves family homeless and bereft

By William Woody

OLATHE — It was 1:15 in the morning a week ago Friday when the flames came. Henry Grater was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when he awoke to find his kitchen on fire. “I really don’t remember what woke me,” Grater ...


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