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County finalizes pact with interim manager

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The Mesa County Commission on Monday finalized an agreement with former Department of Human Services Director Tom Papin to become the interim county administrator. The agreement calls for Papin, who will start Jan. 3, to receive $10,500 a ...

Community corrections receives high marks from state

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Mesa County’s community corrections program continues to earn high marks for its success, ranking second among all alternative sentencing programs in Colorado, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety. The ...

City offices closed over the holidays

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City offices will be closed Friday, Christmas Eve, and the next Friday, Dec. 31 on New Year’s Eve. Residents who have trash pickup on Fridays are asked to place their trash out early on Christmas Eve. Collectors will start working at 6 ...

Powderhorn hopes to open, with heavy snow forecast

By Melinda Mawdsley

Powderhorn Ski Resort officials have their skis crossed that a weekend of snow and cold temperatures, coupled with a promising forecast, will allow the ski area to open Tuesday. “We are hopeful,” Powderhorn spokeswoman Sarah Allen ...

Executive assistant seeks leniency for testimony against Lochmiller

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The executive assistant to the owner of failed Valley Investments will lead a federal jury through the operations of the company headed by a man who had been convicted once for securities fraud. As a result, Shawnee Carver will have two ...

Felony cases drop in county

By Paul Shockley

With 2010 felony prosecutions in Mesa County on pace to drop to levels not seen in six years, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger suggests the county’s campaign against methamphetamine continues to show results. “It’s the one ...

Report dismisses claim that BLM is hampering drilling rule enforcement

By Dennis Webb

An Interior Department investigation has found little substance to allegations that some Bureau of Land Management supervisors discourage oil and gas inspectors from taking enforcement actions against companies. However, the ...

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KAFM raising funds to pay for improving studio, signal

By Melinda Mawdsley

The federal government has given KAFM radio the gift it most wanted. Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission decided that KAFM, a Grand Junction station at 88.1, could increase its power from 16 to 300 ...

Panel proposes plan for water needs

By Dennis Webb

A new report recommends a multipronged approach for action in meeting Colorado’s growing water-supply needs, including additional Colorado River development. Colorado’s Interbasin Compact Committee on Friday released a progress ...

DUI checkpoints for education as well as enforcement

By Rachel Sauer

Grand Junction Police Department officer Keith Wilson shined his flashlight into the driver’s side window of the black Audi sedan. “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” he asked the 17-year-old ...

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