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Frenzy at convenience store led to standoff

By Amy Hamilton

Several motorists at a Clifton gas station derailed a gunman’s plans to steal their vehicles after flatly refusing to hand over their car keys, according to an arrest affidavit. George Roloff, 34, was in custody Monday on a $1 million ...


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Suspect tried to steal cars at store, then invaded Clifton home, affidavit says

By Amy Hamilton

Tear gas residue still hung in the air Monday morning, burning the throats and eyes of residents at a destroyed Clifton duplex that was the center of a police standoff with a gunman the day before. With the electricity still turned off at ...


Lochmiller assures client on recording

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Philip Rand Lochmiller told a prospective investor in March 2009 that he listed only one investor at a time on lots in Valley Investments projects. Jurors in Lochmiller’s trial in U.S. District Court in Denver listened Monday to a tape ...


Child-care fund runs low, forces out 57 families

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About 120 children whose families now receive low-income child care help will lose that aid, the Mesa County Commission decided Monday, hoping to extend the life of the program. Had the commission rejected the proposal, the county’s ...


Western U.S. energy to surpass imports. report says

By Dennis Webb

By 2020, the West will produce more energy than the United States imports from Saudi Arabia and seven other nations combined, a new report issued by an industry group predicts. However, it says that production could be jeopardized by current ...


Federal raid at Incubator still a mystery

By Paul Shockley

With neighbors including a nearby shooting range, the sight of firearm-toting law enforcement officers isn’t all that uncommon along her neck of Orchard Mesa at the Business Incubator Center, the center’s executive director said ...


Time not right for Silt Mesa water system, research shows

By Dennis Webb

SILT — A proposed domestic water system for an area facing natural gas development is too costly to be paid for by homeowners and other funding sources, according to survey results and other findings. The Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Inc., ...


McInnis Canyons documentary wins award

By Melinda Mawdsley

The 35-minute documentary, “Stories from the Land: McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area,” recently received the Award of Merit for Leadership in History from the American Association of State and Local History. The Museum of ...


Police evacuated residences nearby as crowd gathered to see outcome

By Amy Hamilton

Quick thinking by four friends at a Fruitvale duplex probably helped save their lives during what could have been a deadly scenario early Sunday afternoon. An armed man who allegedly attempted to carjack a vehicle at a nearby gas station ...


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County may buy 90 acres at base of Mount Garfield

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Mesa County is considering purchasing or trading for roughly 90 acres of land at the base of Mount Garfield, adding to a stable of parcels the county has accumulated there in recent years and is preserving as open space. The landowner, Dale ...


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