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Mesa County workers may borrow from retirement fund

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Mesa County employees who may be strapped for cash in this recession soon will be able to take out a loan from their retirement fund under a change approved by county commissioners on Monday. Commissioners Steve Acquafresca and Janet Rowland ...

Help with jobless benefits available this week

By Amy Hamilton

Having trouble receiving unemployment benefits? If you’re a Mesa County resident and have hit a snag receiving a jobless claim, make plans to speak with a counselor during meetings Thursday through Saturday at the Mesa County Workforce ...

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Gunshot to head kills man in Grand Junction

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man accused of killing his neighbor told police he shot the man in the head after the neighbor had intervened in an argument between him and his wife, according to an arrest affidavit. Robert JW McCleland, 31, 2541 Texas ...

This time, Aspen man escapes canyon’s wrath

By Dennis Webb

When the man who lost his family in 1995 to a rockslide in Glenwood Canyon heard Monday morning about the boulders that crashed onto Interstate 70 the previous night, he felt relief. “Thank heavens that there was no one underneath this ...

Antero says it has no plans to drill in town of Silt

By Dennis Webb

SILT — Antero Resources officials have sought to dispel speculation by residents that it plans to drill for oil and gas in the town of Silt. The company’s denial of that rumor hasn’t fully eased the concerns of some ...

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20 boulders rip through I-70; no one hurt in midnight slide

By Dennis Webb

State highway crews cast frequent and wary glances toward the cliff above them Monday as they scrambled to clear a jumble of fallen boulders that closed a major interstate highway through Glenwood Canyon. Despite a gaping hole in the pavement ...

Man accused of sexually assaulting three girls

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man was arrested Sunday on suspicion he sexually assaulted three young girls over nearly six years. Jose Elizario Gallegos, 58, 816 E. Ottley Ave., surrendered at Mesa County Jail on a warrant alleging five counts of sexual assault ...

Blotter, March 9, 2010

By Staff

Pit bull attack reported The owner of some alpacas took matters into her own hands when pit bulls dogs began attacking her animals on Sunday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. A woman in the 3100 block of F 3/4 Road ...

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Traffic light signaling expansion for Fruita

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Construction will begin this week to install a traffic signal and widen one of Fruita’s busiest intersections. Workers will replace a four-way stop at Colorado Highway 340 and Aspen Avenue and with a signal and install curb, gutter ...

Measure puts penalty on employer in lawsuits

By Charles Ashby

When discrimination happens in the workplace, employees who have unfairly lost their jobs have few places to turn for help, particularly on the Western Slope, supporters of a bill to fix that say. That’s why Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, ...

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