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Failed monument suicide attempt leads to arrest of Clifton man in sex assault

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A Clifton man who drove his van off a cliff in Colorado National Monument in an apparent suicide attempt is wanted by authorities in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl. A judge Thursday signed a $60,000 warrant accusing Daniel John ...

Churches offer shelter from stereotypes

By Amy Hamilton

Mike Rockert probably never would have met Sam Wentling Sr. if not for an effort led by local churches to keep some of the area’s homeless from sleeping in the cold this winter or freezing to death. Rockert wouldn’t have known ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes January 24, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“Before I leave,” said Bridgette, “let’s go skiing one last time.” Our daughter was headed for Copenhagen for a semester abroad, and Glenda and I were a bit weepy. So, we donned sunglasses, and off we went to the ...

Balance state budget without waiting for federal funds, lawmakers urge

By Staff

The promise that the federal government could inject billions of dollars into state governments should not deter Colorado leaders from slashing its expenditures now, according to a senior state lawmaker. Sen. Abel Tapia, D-Pueblo, cautioned ...

You Said It Column January 24, 2009

By Staff

• To the lady who wrote a letter to the editor regarding the need for emissions inspections, it occurs to me that the pollution in the valley has less to do with inspections and more with people like you who drive round-trip from Fruita ...

Briefs: Court Roundup January 23, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

A 49-year-old Loma man was arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted a child. • Mark Gregory Koury was in custody of Mesa County Jail. His bond was set at $50,000 on Thursday. Koury has been accused of molesting the girl last ...

Bennet takes oath, gives priorities

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Michael Bennet was sworn in Thursday as the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, vowing to push an economic stimulus package in ways that help struggling Colorado municipalities, small businesses and homeowners. Bennet said he expects ...

Mesa State board eyes freshman retention rate

By Staff

DENVER — The Mesa State College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved goals in a performance contract the college entered into with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in 2005. The contract set goals in areas such as retention ...

Energy rules need teeth, county told

By Dennis Webb

De BEQUE — Regulation of energy development is only as good as its enforcement, residents of the De Beque area have told Mesa County officials working on an energy master plan. Eight area residents attended a meeting the county held in ...

First bill by Bradford targets redundant voter-database rules

By Staff

The first piece of legislation from Mesa County’s newest state lawmaker, an elections-reform bill, cleared its first committee hearing Thursday. House Bill 1018, sponsored by Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, would bring laws concerning ...

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