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Inmate kills herself at Garfield jail

By Dennis Webb

A female inmate at the Garfield County Jail took her life Thursday by hanging herself with clothing, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says. Officials in a news release said that deputies discovered the 34-year-old woman during a ...


One Colorado presents awards for inclusivity

By Amy Hamilton

Several individuals and organizations were recognized Friday night by One Colorado for making life more inclusive for people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities on the Western Slope. Daniel Ramos, executive ...


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2 roundabouts in Clifton?

By Amy Hamilton

A stretch of roadway between First Street and Clifton Elementary School has long been in need of improvements. That’s the thinking of officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation, who have pegged the segment of U.S. Highway 6 ...


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Maverick Stampede has new stomping grounds

By Katie Langford

As the sun set over Colorado National Monument on Thursday, the nearly 150 students of Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede marching band took to their new rehearsal field for a first-ever performance. The marching band’s ...


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District 51 school board candidate John Williams

By Staff

Q: Why are you the best candidate to represent your district on the board? A: I am fortunate to be the only candidate in District C, which makes me the best candidate. It also frees me up to spend time communicating about the bond and mill ...


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Raid turns up large marijuana operation

By Gabrielle Porter

Two men and a woman are in custody in connection with an illegal marijuana grow and distribution cases that a Mesa County prosecutor said are suspected to be part of a large-scale cultivation operation. Junhui Liu, 38, Hai Wan, 38, and Long ...


Mineral lease district takes advantage of investment law

By Charles Ashby

Putting money aside now could prove to be beneficial in the future. That, at least, is the thinking behind the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District’s push for the authority to invest some of the royalty payments it receives from ...


2,500 may lose health insurance in county

By Joe Vaccarelli

After Congress let funding for the national Children’s Health Insurance Program expire at the end of September, local health care providers are working to educate families on options should they lose access to affordable health care for ...


State blames providers for Medicaid payment delays

By Charles Ashby

While a new statewide computer system designed to process Medicaid payments to health care providers has had its issues, it really is the providers themselves who are to blame for getting paid late, state officials said Wednesday. Chris ...


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Bad news for bears

By Dennis Webb

SILT — It’s a busy year, but a bear-able year so far, for Nanci Limbach’s wildlife rehabilitation center southwest of Silt, where bringing up young bruins and getting them back where they belong can be a big part of the job. ...


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