Sheriff to slash jobs

Mesa County sheriff’s deputy Ben Carnes speaks to a driver who pulled over for him in a construction zone along on Interstate 70 Business Loop. Sheriff Stan Hilkey said Friday he will cut the department’s budget by about 8 percent for 2011 and personnel by about 10 percent - although he hopes some people who are laid off can be hired back to fill vacant positions.



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Mesa County sheriff’s deputy Ben Carnes speaks to a driver who pulled over for him in a construction zone along on Interstate 70 Business Loop. Sheriff Stan Hilkey said Friday he will cut the department’s budget by about 8 percent for 2011 and personnel by about 10 percent - although he hopes some people who are laid off can be hired back to fill vacant positions.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will lay off 27 employees by the end of the year, a byproduct of a sagging county budget that Sheriff Stan Hilkey said could lead to reduced services…




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