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Dog gutted, left hanging from bridge, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A teenager is accused of mutilating a dog and hanging its carcass from the pedestrian bridge over the Colorado River near Eagle Rim Park, according to an arrest affidavit. Joseph Nelson, 18, was being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail on ...

Mesa County sets record for odd-year election voter turnout

By Charles Ashby

While the voter turnout set a record in Mesa County, that was not the case statewide. Nearly 60 percent of active voters registered in the county had turned in ballots by Election Day on Tuesday, topping a record for an odd-year election that ...

Proposal would post required disclosure for fracking on site now used voluntarily by companies

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas regulators are considering requiring public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing chemicals via a website where some companies already are voluntarily posting the information. Also, under draft disclosure rules unveiled by ...

Mixed results for Garfield County school tax measures

By Dennis Webb

Two Garfield County school tax measures suffered resounding defeats in Tuesday’s election, while a third was headed toward approval by voters. Voters defeated a $3 million mill levy override in the Garfield County Re-2 School District, ...

Statewide measure to fund education fails

By Charles Ashby

A statewide effort to increase sales and income taxes to benefit public schools and higher education came to a crashing end Tuesday as Colorado voters resoundingly rejected it by nearly 2-to-1. Out of 925,495 votes tabulated by 11 p.m. in 85 ...


Tisue ousts incumbent in School District 51 board race

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Soon-to-be District 51 School Board members Ann Tisue and Jeff Leany say they aren’t intimidated by the challenges facing education. “It’s a challenge. We have to find efficiencies, areas where there is waste,” Tisue ...

School District 51 tax hike rejected

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Mesa County residents said no Tuesday to School District 51’s $12.5 million mill levy override measure. The district’s next step will be to return to those voters for advice about how to cut its budget. District 51 Superintendent ...

Palisade voters reject ban on medical marijuana dispensary sales

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The lone medical marijuana center in Mesa County will keep its doors open after Palisade residents Tuesday night soundly rejected a measure that would have banned commercial medical marijuana sales within the town. Final, unofficial results ...

Kids Voting: Students also dumped override

By Paul Shockley

Losing by a hefty margin among Mesa County voters, School District 51’s proposed mill levy override didn’t pass muster with its own students,  either. With 11,560 students, or 54 percent, casting ballots in the Kids Voting ...

Six years of tutoring draw vet, girl close

By Rachel Sauer

“Define ‘customs,’ ” he says, and she tops off her answer by listing the elements of culture. “What are artifacts?” he asks, and she defines them. “The test is on Thursday,” she tells him, and ...

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