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Sports Briefs, Aug. 6m 2015

By Staff

Men’s College Soccer CMU enters season No. 4 in nation The Colorado Mesa University men’s soccer team, coming off its most successful season in school history, reaching the NCAA Division II national semifinals last season, is ...

Bill would establish 8 wilderness areas in Mesa County

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., has introduced legislation to designate 31 wilderness areas comprising about 750,000 acres in the state. DeGette’s Colorado Wilderness Bill, H.R. 3336, would affect at least 210,000 acres of land in ...

Alleged welfare fraud exceeds $100,000

By Staff

Two cases of alleged fraud spanning several years and totaling more than $100,000 have been referred to the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution, authorities said Thursday. The Mesa County Department of Human ...

Armed man arrested in road-rage incident

By Amy Hamilton

A Mesa County man was arrested Wednesday in an alleged Interstate 70 road-rage incident after he reportedly stopped and approached another motorist with a gun that was visible on his hip, telling the motorist to turn off her car’s bright ...

Blotter, Aug. 7, 2015

By Staff

Juveniles spray graffiti Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking the public’s help in identifying a group of juveniles who spray-painted graffiti on a concrete wall at General Surgeons of Western Colorado, 2440 N. 11th St., on June ...

Western Slope IRS office closed till Dec. 4; staff shortages blamed

By Gary Harmon

The Internal Revenue Service taxpayer assistance center in Grand Junction closed its doors in June and will remain closed until Dec. 4. Federal legislators said they hadn’t been notified of the closure, which the IRS said was the result ...


Judge OKs probation for boy who shot, killed friend

By Paul Shockley

Amid anger and objections from the victim’s family, a Mesa County judge Thursday “very reluctantly” accepted a plea agreement calling for no incarceration for a Clifton boy who authorities say accidentally shot and killed his ...

GJ stumbles coming out of break

By Patti Arnold

A six-run ninth inning lifts Missoula past Grand Junction in first game after All-Star break.  ...

Shut down coal mines, group urges

By Dennis Webb

A conservation group that has succeeded in dealing recent legal setbacks to western Colorado coal mines called Thursday for a phase-out of federal coal leasing to help combat climate change. “It’s time for the Interior Department ...

Death notices, Aug. 7, 2015

By Staff

■ Margaret Elizabeth Bloomfield, 97, died July 27, 2015, at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery in Meeker. Survivors include one son, Hartley H. of Norwood; five grandchildren ...

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