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Business leaders honored for excellence, ‘pioneer spirit’

By Amy Hamilton

Three regional businesses and clients of the certified public accounting firm Dalby, Wendland & Co. were honored Friday with the company’s annual Spirit of Western Colorado Award. Jeff and Nancy Carlson of Glenwood Springs, Gordon ...

Key witness in trial of ex-school official arrested in peeping

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The key witness in the 2007 Internet luring case against former Grand Junction High School administrator Johnnie Walker has been arrested on allegations he planted a video camera in a Texas high school boys bathroom. Television stations in ...

Judge: Forest Service’s analysis of coal project satisfied requirements

By William Woody

DELTA—A federal judge ruled the U.S. Forest Service adequately satisfied its legal obligations with its 2008 environmental impact statement for the West Elk mine E-Seam coal development project. The West Elk mine near Somerset has begun ...

Police link car thefts to group of juveniles

By Charles Ashby

Several Garfield County law enforcement agencies have arrested three local juveniles they suspect were tied to a gang-related auto theft ring that stretched from Denver to the Western Slope. Police said the juveniles are members of the Sureno ...

Civic leaders: Drilling means solid tax base

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The oil and gas industry will pay $95 million in property taxes in Garfield County this year, county director of administrative services Lisa Dawson said in a presentation Thursday night. The county’s top 10 taxpayers are ...

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Man to stand trial in wife’s stabbing death

By Staff

A Paonia man suspected of killing his estranged wife in January has been found to be competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday. Nathan Yager, 39, is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 7 stabbing death of his wife, Melinda ...

Officials: County should have say in trustee’s work

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Mesa County officials long have chafed at having a governor’s appointee operating separately from the rest of county government, as is the case with the public trustee. The Mesa County Commission, in fact, once asked Gov. Bill Ritter to ...

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Trials delayed for troopers in Kemp death

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Richard Gurley on Thursday agreed to defense requests to delay trials for two Colorado State Patrol troopers who are charged in the slaying of Redlands resident Jason Kemp. State Trooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer, 47, and ...

Fewer will get federal help with heating bills

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A decline in federal funding means hundreds of Mesa County individuals and families who received help paying their heating bills last winter could be left out in the cold this winter. The federal government changed the income guidelines for ...

Urgent care on West End is in limbo

By William Woody

MONTROSE — To maintain urgent care after regular weekday hours and on weekends at the Basin Clinic on the West End of Montrose County, additional funding needs to be appropriated after voters there rejected a sales tax increase to keep ...

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