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Couple suspected of $22,500 welfare fraud

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Valley couple received court summonses on suspicion they defrauded Mesa County’s Department of Human Services of $22,500 in welfare benefits over the past four years. Kristina Adamson, 26, and her husband, Brent Adamson, 41, are ...

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Flood claims denied

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The city of Grand Junction’s insurance company has rejected damage claims filed by three business owners whose stores were inundated with water, mud and rocks when a crumbling, city-owned waterline burst in October. The claims were ...

Breach could put people at risk

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The inadvertent online publishing of more than 20 years’ worth of personal and investigative Mesa County Sheriff’s Department records could put at risk the personal and financial security of departmental employees and informants, ...

Anybody with any police contact advised to guard identity, credit

By Staff

Employees and people who have been involved with one of three Grand Valley law-enforcement agencies are being alerted to take steps to protect their credit and identities, Mesa County officials said Friday. The people who should take note are ...

Valley Investments trial will be held in Denver

By Staff

Western Slope residents who lost money in Valley Investments will be able to watch the trial via closed-circuit television in Grand Junction, but the trial will be conducted in Denver. U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer ruled Friday the ...

Weld ahead of Garfield in state oil, gas permits

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Colorado is closing in on the state’s third-best year for drilling permits, buoyed in part by increasing activity in Weld County that has it poised to end Garfield County’s five-year reign as the permit ...

County at odds over how to govern

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Mesa County commissioners plan to hire a new interim county administrator within the next month, even as they remain divided over whether they should hire a permanent administrator or take over the day-to-day operation of the county ...

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Housing vacancy rate drops to 7.9 percent

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Grand Junction’s rental housing vacancy rate decreased by one percentage point between the second and third quarters of the year, landing at 7.9 percent in September, according to data released Thursday by the Colorado Division of ...

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Man facing assault charge after shooting

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose County man accused of shooting his neighbor’s wife with a shotgun was advised in court Thursday he faces a charge of second-degree assault causing bodily injury. John Jacob Wool, 52, along with his neighbor ...

State education panel approves tuition plan for Mesa State College

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The Colorado Commission on Higher Education unanimously adopted a Mesa State College tuition plan Thursday, two months after it was rebuffed by the head of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The plan permits the college to increase ...

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