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Sex assault suspect kept apart from other inmates

By Staff

Daniel John Lyons, 34, was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon after surviving a plunge off Rim Rock Drive. Shortly after his release, he was booked into Mesa County Jail on sexual assault charges. According to Lyons’ warrant, ...

Three accused of cocaine distribution

By Staff

Three Roaring Fork Valley adults and a juvenile have been arrested and more arrests are anticipated following an undercover drug investigation. The arrests occurred Thursday after an undercover detective with the Eagle County Drug Task Force ...

Fine for impeding traffic could cost $56

By Staff

A plan to bar drivers from impeding traffic and causing lines of five or more vehicles behind them passed the state House on Friday despite Republican efforts to curb the legislation. House lawmakers passed House Bill 1042, sponsored by Rep. ...


Gun sales shoot up in Junction

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Gun sales, already booming in the days after Barack Obama was elected president, boomed even more this week. Men and plenty of women were out buying handguns, so-called “black rifles” and plenty of ammunition for them, gun sellers ...

Concerns over natural gas grant funds usage raised

By Staff

Leaders of Western Slope communities at the epicenter of the region’s natural gas boom are concerned about the governor’s plan to use $30 million worth of energy-impact grant funds to help confront Colorado’s $600 million ...


Failed monument suicide attempt leads to arrest of Clifton man in sex assault

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A Clifton man who drove his van off a cliff in Colorado National Monument in an apparent suicide attempt is wanted by authorities in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl. A judge Thursday signed a $60,000 warrant accusing Daniel John ...

Churches offer shelter from stereotypes

By Amy Hamilton

Mike Rockert probably never would have met Sam Wentling Sr. if not for an effort led by local churches to keep some of the area’s homeless from sleeping in the cold this winter or freezing to death. Rockert wouldn’t have known ...

Mesa State board eyes freshman retention rate

By Staff

DENVER — The Mesa State College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved goals in a performance contract the college entered into with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in 2005. The contract set goals in areas such as retention ...

Energy rules need teeth, county told

By Dennis Webb

De BEQUE — Regulation of energy development is only as good as its enforcement, residents of the De Beque area have told Mesa County officials working on an energy master plan. Eight area residents attended a meeting the county held in ...

Partners sees 200 percent jump in mentor applications

By Staff

What’s a Partner? Mesa County Partners is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Youth usually are referred to Partners through the courts, but many simply come from troubled backgrounds. The national organization was formed in 1968 and has ...

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