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Injured hiker rescued from Bangs Canyon

By Paul Shockley

A hiker who was injured early Tuesday night in Bangs Canyon was carried to safety in an operation involving at least two dozen emergency responders. Mesa County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said a woman who had been hiking ...


Delegates: Natural gas can be boost to economy

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The federal government could play a role in increasing the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel, two members of Congress said. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said natural gas can play a larger role ...


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Ruling writes off plagiarism scandal

By Charles Ashby

Questions still circulate about the plagiarism scandal involving one-time gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis, even though the Colorado Supreme Court office that investigates attorney misconduct has declined to pursue a case against ...


Bobby’s Bash misses fairgrounds deposit deadline

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The proprietor of a free country music festival scheduled to be held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds next month failed to make two required payments totaling $175,000 by Monday’s deadline. Donna Ross, acting regional services director, ...


Tipton seeks House support in blasting Obama’s stance on Israel

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is asking other representatives to sign on to a letter chiding President Barack Obama for urging Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders. The letter tells the president, “We are extremely disappointed ...


Officer has left Sheriff’s Department after citation

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County deputy on paid leave after an alcohol-related traffic stop is no longer employed by the Sheriff’s Department, spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said Monday. The department did not specify whether Scott Smith, 39, was fired or ...


Riders barred from Little Book Cliffs because of virus

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management wants to keep domestic horses out of the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, at least until Friday, because of the threat from the equine herpes virus referred to as EHV-1. In a release Monday, the federal ...


Federal grant of $545,000 could put cops back in schools

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Forced to eliminate three-quarters of its school resource officers because of steep budget cuts last year, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department hopes to tap a federal grant to reinstate those officers who provided security, offered ...


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New trash trucks leave some residents down in the dumps

By Amy Hamilton

For decades, Audrey Robbins had a system for getting her trash to the can in her back alley. The 86-year-old, who walks with a cane, merely had to pull her container a few feet from her gated yard to the alley to be picked up for regular ...


Coyotes kill woman’s pet pup on Aspen hike

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are hoping the killing of a woman’s Labradoodle by coyotes during a hike in Aspen might serve as a reminder of the steps people should take to help safeguard their pets and themselves from ...


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