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Teens accused in vandalism, theft spree

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Three teenagers were arrested Sunday in connection with a crime spree, in which they reportedly admitted to damaging several vehicles with baseball bats, entering vehicles and stealing items from them and siphoning gas from vehicles. Joshua ...

Rainstorms expected all week

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A storm system that will bring precipitation and cool temperatures will roll in Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Storms will last through the rest of the week. Residents can expect a low of 36 degrees ...

Proposed change in oil, gas panel moves through House committee

By Charles Ashby

The state panel that oversees oil and gas production would have a majority of industry representation under a bill that won approval in a House committee Monday. Rep. Ray Scott said he introduced the proposed change because the current ...

Mail scam targets small businesses

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Small businesses should keep an eye out for a deceptive mailer that officials said has been sent to companies across Colorado. “Corporate Controllers Unit” has sent letters to businesses, offering to process periodic reports with ...

Private-sector, financial skills sought in county manager

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With Mesa County’s unemployment rate hovering around 11 percent, two of the county’s three commissioners say it’s important for the county’s next administrator to possess strong financial skills and be able to partner ...

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Gas stations pump up sales of food products to stay open

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Rocky Mountain C Stores President Gary Dean sees the future of gas stations in his plans to include a drive-through window for Wienerschnitzel products at his 333 N. First St. store. The store plans to serve Tastee Freez ice cream treats and ...

State higher-education system not sustainable, director says

By Charles Ashby

The state’s higher-education system is not financially sustainable, says one of the state’s chief educators. For the past few decades, requirements on how much money the state can collect and what it must spend it on have resulted ...

Holocaust Awareness Weeks events begin today at Mesa State

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Events for the annual Mesa State College commemoration of National Holocaust Awareness Weeks begin today with the dedication of the Field of Flags Display at 11 a.m. Each color of flag in the display represents a group of people killed during ...

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Bear facts of spring: food, conflict with humans

By Dennis Webb

With Colorado’s bears rousing from their winter slumber, the Colorado Division of Wildlife wants to reawaken residents to the fact that humans’ food can lead to conflicts with the animals. Those conflicts can be dangerous to ...

Vandals hit dozens of vehicles in Pear Park

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At least three dozen vehicles were damaged Friday night or early Saturday in Pear Park, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Most of the cars were parked in a three-square-mile area between 30 and 32 roads and D and E ...

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