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Sheriff seeks help to ID bodies in river

By Gabrielle Porter

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying two men who were pulled from the Colorado River on Sunday morning, even as it released scant details about the men’s physical descriptions ...


Police net 15 pounds of suspected meth in bust

By Gabrielle Porter

Three Arizona residents arrested Sunday morning on Interstate 70 when police found 15 pounds of suspected methamphetamine hidden in a suitcase in the back of the car they were driving are facing felony distribution charges. Francisco Javier ...


Embezzler’s husband found dead from suicide

By Dennis Webb

The husband of convicted Garfield County embezzler Robin McMillan committed suicide Sunday, shortly after the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office found $10,000 in cash in his possession and $46,000 held by McMillan’s son, money ...


Groups: BLM ignores drilling’s effect on climate

By Dennis Webb

Conservation and citizen groups are legally challenging a new local federal land management plan over its potential climate-change and other environmental impacts resulting from oil and gas development. The complaint filed in federal court ...


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‘All lives matter,’ repeats Glenn, Senate candidate at convention

By Charles Ashby

Darryl Glenn, Colorado’s GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, gave a reprise of his “All Lives Matter” speech at the National Republican Convention in Cleveland on Monday. Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner and retired Air ...


Drone hampers Meeker firefighters

By Staff

The Blair Fire burning west of Meeker didn’t get any larger Monday, but a drone being operated by a private citizen spurred aerial firefighters to end their activities sooner than they might have. “If we see an unmanned aircraft ...


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Locals land seats as GOP alternates

By Gary Harmon

Two Mesa County Republicans are bound for Cleveland, neither a fan of presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump, but each also committed opponents of the Democrats’ presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. Bradley Barker and Laureen Gutierrez ...


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Two bodies found in river

By Rachel Sauer

The bodies of two men were discovered in the Colorado River on Sunday morning, one near the Blue Heron boat ramp and one near the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant. As of Sunday night, neither of the men had been identified. Investigators ...


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Vineyard protected by land trust

By Amy Hamilton

You can be sure the vineyard views that take your breath away driving west out of De Beque Canyon into the Grand Valley will never turn into a housing development or a strip mall. A recent agreement to conserve the 52-acre Christianson ...


How to plan for your pets before disasters

By Rachel Sauer

The still-burning Blair Fire west of Meeker is a vivid reminder that if there’s such a thing as “wildfire season,” western Colorado is in the thick of it. And because wildfires can spark in an instant — the Blair Fire ...


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