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Timeout, Dec. 17, 2014

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to 970-244-8578, email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += ...


Former jail deputy won’t face lockup in harassment case

By Paul Shockley

A former Mesa County sheriff’s deputy, charged with impersonating a woman by creating a fake Facebook account while using sheriff’s office and home computers, avoided jail time on Wednesday under a plea agreement. Vanessa Baxter, ...


Presidential pardon ‘bittersweet’ news for man in terminal cancer battle

By Paul Shockley

Eight months ago, word of a presidential pardon at the Delta County home of Albert and Carol Stork would have been cause for celebration. But when the Storks, along with their Washington, D.C., lawyer, linked up via speakerphone Wednesday ...

Mesa County delays approval
 of health contract

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s adoption of an amended agreement with the health benefits company that connects employees on the county’s medical insurance to University of Utah Hospital and other providers has been placed on pause until the new ...


Powderhorn to open Saturday

By Staff

Slap the wax on your skis and lace up those snowboarding boots. Thanks to some needed snowfall, Powderhorn Mountain Resort plans to celebrate opening day on Saturday. The Take Four Quad lift will be open at midway, and the Easy Rider lift ...

Birgfeld case prelim delayed

By Paul Shockley

A judge Wednesday continued a preliminary hearing that had been scheduled for New Year’s Eve for the man accused in Paige Birgfeld’s 2007 disappearance and death. Noting a lack of objection from the District Attorney’s ...

Hospital visits for flu are up this season

By Greg Ruland

The number of Mesa County residents who checked in at area hospitals with flu jumped from four to 16 during a 10-day period starting Dec. 6, state and county health officials confirmed. That’s more than five times the number of ...

Town to create memorial site for pilot

By Dennis Webb

The town of New Castle plans to install a permanent memorial honoring Air Force Capt. William DuBois, who grew up there and died recently in a crash in the Middle East. “We’re very, very proud of his accomplishments and what he ...

New law won’t stop study of sage-grouse, Jewell says

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department says a federal budget bill rider will have some consequences for greater sage-grouse management, and for landowners living in Gunnison sage-grouse country, but won’t affect efforts to develop federal and state ...

Blotter: Dec. 18, 2014

By Staff

Suspicious man at salon An employee at SunKissed Tanning, 3229 Interstate 70 Business Loop, reported Dec. 11 that a man was acting suspiciously and she wondered whether he left hidden cameras in the business, according to the Mesa County ...

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