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Inmate uses 
a dump truck 
in escape try

By Staff

A Mesa County convict was the subject of a manhunt after reportedly escaping Thursday afternoon from the Trinidad Correctional Facility. Douglas Beagley, 62, who had been serving an 18-year sentence for convictions in 2004 for burglary and ...

It’s homegrown
 and proud to be
 from Colorado

By Greg Ruland

Capturing the color of a freshly made Colorado salad or a selfie at the Downtown Farmers Market are two ways to participate in the Choose Colorado Produce Challenge that begins Aug. 1, state agriculture officials said. Two winners will be ...

Montrose County broke law in firing pregnant employee

By Amy Hamilton

A jury last week found Montrose County guilty of discriminating against a former employee who was fired after seeking to work part-time during her pregnancy. Stephanie Barnett, the former director of the county’s internal services ...


Power station nearing the end

By Gary Harmon

After more than 80 years of generating electricity from Colorado River water, the power station at the top of the Grand Valley is approaching the time in which it will need to be replaced, the general manager said Friday. Early estimates are ...


‘University’ resonates on North

By Amy Hamilton

An overwhelming number of business owners on North Avenue like the sound of University Boulevard, believing that associating the four-mile stretch with Colorado Mesa University, which occupies a portion of the route near 12th Street, might ...

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

By Amy Hamilton

Earlier this month, Mesa County was the first county in Colorado to report its first human case of West Nile virus. On Thursday, health officials reported that mosquitoes captured in Mesa County have tested positive for West Nile virus. ...


Sheriff: Inmate at jail
 accused in escape plot

By Paul Shockley

An inmate at the Mesa County Jail was formally accused Thursday of plotting an escape from the facility, including alleged plans to assault a sheriff’s deputy. Ryan Thompson, 21, was advised on a sheriff’s warrant listing felony ...


Court affirms sentence in assault on ‘snitch’

By Paul Shockley

A retired Mesa County judge did not overstep his authority in imposing consecutive terms in prison, adding up to 70 years, in the case of a man convicted of slicing another man’s throat in a 1995 drug investigation, the Colorado Court of ...


Minecraft draws kids to library

By {screen_name}

Children quietly sorting through picture books Wednesday afternoon in the children’s section at Mesa County Central Library seemed oblivious to the dragon slaying and sheep taming going on mere feet away from them. Those activities have ...

DeBeque jet pilot is known 
to FAA

By Gary Harmon

The pilot who buzzed De Beque Canyon two months ago was on a non-military flight on his way to Alabama, federal officials told Mesa County officials and representatives for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The pilot could lose his pilot ...

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