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121310 Rebecca Spiess

Changes since undersheriff started in law enforcement

By Amy Hamilton

By the eighth grade, Rebecca Spiess had locked on to her career path. The oldest of six siblings, she announced to friends and family she would one day be an FBI agent. That dream was derailed after she penned a letter to the FBI informing the ...

121012 Liberty Palmer

Women prove they can excel at traditionally male occupations

By Amy Hamilton

It’s almost easier if Julie Allison doesn’t tell people what she does for a living. When they learn she’s a railroad conductor for Union Pacific, the questions start flying, fast and furious. “When people find out, ...

121710  Martelle Daniels

Hard work stands out, according to attorney

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The Mesa County District Attorney’s office had a secretarial staff full of women but just one other female attorney when Martelle Daniels began working there in 1983. It was a ratio she noticed but not something that bothered her. ...

Monument prepares fireworks show to ring in 100th anniversary year

By Rachel Sauer

Some say the year will begin in fire, some say in ice. Or — with apologies to Robert Frost — both. Friday’s forecast calls for snow, but nothing short of end-of-days weather will stop 2011, and Colorado National ...

Cameo plant production coming to end

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More than a half-century of power production at Xcel’s Cameo power plant will come to an end Friday. Unit 1 of the coal-fired power plant, built in 1957, powered down Tuesday. Unit 2, opened in 1960, and a temporary solar power ...

Garfield foreclosure filings continue to increase sharply

By Dennis Webb

Foreclosure filings in Garfield County are up more than 50 percent over 2009, which followed a nearly fourfold increase over the year before that. As in Mesa County, Garfield has yet to see the drop-off in filings being reported in other ...

City Hall e-mails might soon be close as a click

By Amy Hamilton

It may not be long before curious citizens can plop down in front of a computer terminal at Grand Junction City Hall and peruse e-mail communications of elected City Council members. Councilman Gregg Palmer has long wanted members of the ...

DA Serra makes worst-boss list

By Paul Shockley

A group that annually ranks the nation’s worst bosses has taken aim at embattled 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra. A panel of five people ranked Serra 54th in listing the 100, mostly male “Worst Bosses in America for ...

Resident still skeptical about city transparency

By Amy Hamilton

It’s been a couple weeks since residents of an Orchard Mesa neighborhood celebrated a victory when a permit for gravel mining operation in their area was denied. But for Carrol Zehner, one of the opposition members, becoming complacent ...

122810 Monika Todd

Todd ending decades of public service

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More than three decades of experience will leave Mesa County on Thursday, the last day for Monika Todd as county treasurer. Todd’s two terms as treasurer followed three terms as county clerk and recorder, meaning she has served 20 years ...

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