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Deputy DA wins state award

By Staff

A second Mesa County prosecutor in as many years was named the prosecutor of the year by the Colorado Welfare Fraud Council. This year’s winner is Deputy District Attorney Dan Garcia, who has been with the 21st Judicial District ...

Innovation center gets state grant

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Thursday approved giving Colorado Mesa University $250,000 for development of its planned innovation center. The grant, from the office’s infrastructure fund, will ...

Blotter, May 15, 2015

By Staff

Car vandalized with paint Rain, for the most part, washed away the paint thrown on a vehicle in the 400 block of Forelle Street in the overnight hours of May 8-9. A Mesa County sheriff’s deputy responded to the criminal mischief ...

Governor cool on idea of new state oil, gas panel

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Gov. John Hickenlooper questioned the need this week for a new, ongoing committee to continue working on issues a recent oil and gas task force wasn’t able to resolve. “You mean like the Colorado Oil and Gas ...

Getting It Right, May 15, 2015

By Staff

A column on page 5A Thursday by Rick Wagner should have said that a bill concerning the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers and establishing a study group to recommend policies about them passed both chambers of the ...

Death notices, May 15, 2015

By Staff

■ Gene Forney, 78, Clifton, died May 14, 2015, at Aspen Ridge. Services will be at 11 a.m. May 28 at Victory Life Church. He is survived by his wife Stella; three sons, Keith of Grand Junction, Darren of Fort Collins, and Terry of ...

Colorado’s rain isn’t helping Southwest reservoirs

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. But the precipitation isn’t helping dry downstream ...

Fruita students deal with death of classmate

By Staff

Students at both Fruita 8/9 and Fruita Monument High schools were this morning provided support from a crisis support team organized by District 51, as the school community there confronts the death of a classmate on Wednesday. A district ...

Michael Chavez booking mug

Norwood man jailed on attempted murder charge

By Staff

A Norwood man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of attempted murder. Michael Chavez, 19, was ordered held in lieu of $60,000 bond after being booked at the San Miguel County Jail on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, and ...

Lawmakers want governor to oust Human Services leaders

By The AP

DENVER — Nearly 90 of Colorado’s 100 lawmakers have asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to oust leaders at the state’s Department of Human Services, the agency that oversees child welfare, youth prisons and mental institutions. The ...

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