Outside the major population centers of the Front Range, Mesa County has more residents than any county in Colorado.
This is no rural backwater. Mesa County has big potential and civic leaders are constantly trying to leverage its size, location and amenities to create new opportunities.
But Mesa County commissioners seem oblivious to these efforts. Their recent actions, including the naming of an internal candidate as a finalist for the county administrator’s job, reflect a small-minded, provincial attitude that doesn’t mesh with the image of a dynamic, growing community.
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Editor’s note: We want to know what you’re thankful for this year. Email us and we’ll run your thoughts next Sunday, Nov. 30. … more
Tree lighting on Nov. 14. It’s almost seven weeks until Christmas. Oh, come on. … more
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