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Hereford man convicted in revenge attack

By The Associated Press

GREELEY — A man from Hereford has been convicted of beating the person who killed his father with a rock. Absalom Pino was convicted by a Weld County jury on Thursday on charges of burglary, assault and obstruction of a police ...

Uintah County to revisit oil shale resolution

By The Associated Press

VERNAL, Utah — The Uintah County Commission is acknowledging a “technical” violation of the state’s open-meeting law when it met to privately discuss a federal plan for oil shale development with officials from Utah, ...

At least 10 buffalo killed on I-70 near Byers

By The Associated Press

BYERS — Authorities say at least 10 buffalo have died after collisions with vehicles on Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis says two people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening ...


Fourth victim claims abuse by sex suspect

By Paul Shockley

A former senior mentor at Mesa County Partners is accused of molesting a fourth boy, an alleged victim the suspect met in a youth football program, prosecutors said Thursday. Mark Bustamante, 50, waived advisement Thursday on two new charges, ...

Mitt Romney

Governors join Romney at Basalt visit

By Dennis Webb

BASALT­—A sign in the Basalt High School Longhorns gym proclaims “Welcome to the Big House.” The gym proved big enough Thursday to accommodate presidential candidate Mitt Romney and 10 Republican governors along with a ...


Intersection closing for 18 days

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Motorists who regularly use Riverside Parkway to reach destinations on the west end of the Grand Valley or those trying to reach Orchard Mesa on the same route will have to find alternate routes for most of the rest of August. Road building ...

Oil and gas panel taps new director

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A Denver attorney who has represented the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as well as energy-industry clients will take over as head of the commission. Officials highlighted the experience of Matthew Lepore, who was lead counsel ...


Children found in ‘extremely dirty’ home with meth

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A Fruita husband and wife were arrested Thursday after authorities say they found the couple, their two young children and suspected methamphetamine inside the family’s dirty home. Tammra Faye Stafford, 44, and Martin Stafford, 49, both ...

County lifts fire restrictions

By Paul Shockley

Fire restrictions in place for more than two months in Mesa County were lifted at midnight today. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and Mesa County Fire Chief’s Association said Thursday that extreme drought conditions mean ...

First human case of West Nile confirmed

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Mesa County’s first case of West Nile Virus in a human this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory. The local woman diagnosed recently with West Nile is the first person to test ...

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