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Dwindling funds force closure of 911 center

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Sheriff’s Department faces $166,000 in cuts next year, and it will close its 911 dispatch center in Nucla because of it. The center, at the Nucla airport, was established in 1956 and will close Jan. ...

Pizza truck rolls off interstate into river

By Charles Ashby

The pizza was late, and a little cold, late Friday night when a truck carrying frozen pizzas rolled off Interstate 70 and into the Colorado River. That happened when the driver of a 2011 International truck that was pulling a 53-foot box ...

Montrose County workers lose some benefits, but will keep jobs

By Charles Ashby

Montrose County officials don’t plan to lay off any workers to help balance next year’s budget, at least for now, but they are planning to reduce the benefits their employees receive. The county’s 340 workers haven’t ...

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Land-use violations investigated

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Mesa County and the Ute Water Conservancy District are pursuing a criminal investigation and possible legal action against a property owner who allegedly violated several components of the county’s land-development code and illegally ...

Aspen woman sues, seeking data from 2010 vote

By Charles Ashby

An Aspen woman who filed a lawsuit against Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner this month for rejecting part of a Colorado Open Records Act request isn’t saying there was something wrong with last year’s elections. Nor is Marilyn ...

Monthly rainfall is double the usual

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Valley already has received twice as much rain this month as it normally gets, and it set a record Friday for the most rain in a single day. The Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service reports the valley received 0.51 ...

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Surviving the inferno

By Paul Shockley

His arms layered in tattoos from his favorite horror films, Grand Junction firefighter Cory Black lived his own nightmare Thursday in a blackened, fire-gutted basement. Then he went back to work. “I didn’t want to mind-game ...

Security tight on convict who escaped

By Amy Hamilton

Shane Johnson didn’t simply saunter out of Mesa County Jail early the morning of Sept. 9, 2008. About a week out from receiving a likely life sentence in prison, the then-40-year-old man had a hacksaw blade secretly delivered to him in ...


Pedestrian span over Colorado River officially open

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Doug and Kathryn Hovde were so anxious for the new pedestrian bridge over the Colorado River in Clifton to open, they were asking construction workers about the completion date. The East Orchard Mesa residents eagerly pedaled across the ...

Chamber endorses Tisue, Leany

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The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce endorsed Ann Tisue in the single contested race for the School District 51 board. The board of directors also endorsed Arvan “Jeff” Leany, who is unopposed in his bid for the ...

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