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Police say seven arrested from gang

By Paul Shockley

Seven people accused of crimes ranging from drug importation or sale, burglary and extortion are allegedly tied to a local gang that has been under investigation since last summer, according to a Mesa County prosecutor. Chief Deputy District ...


Job seekers at energy expo hear talk of gradual recovery

By Dennis Webb

April Hjelstrom wasn’t expecting too much when she attended Friday’s Energy Forum & Expo to see which companies might be hiring. As it turned out, the ones she talked to weren’t looking for employees, but that’s no ...


Homegrown: Weeping Norway spruce

By Dennis Hill

Hi. I love picea abies “pendula” or weeping Norway spruce. Will it do well in Fruita? Thanks. — Susan Weeping Norway spruce isn’t a particularly common plant here in western Colorado. There are a couple reasons for ...


Religion Briefs, Feb. 27 2010

By Staff

Faith Heights to have Healing School Healing School meetings will be from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, beginning Monday, at Faith Heights Church, 600 28 1/4 Road. The classes are for anyone who desires to be healed or wants to learn how to help ...


Travel agency owner jailed in alleged theft

By Paul Shockley

The owner of a local travel agency was arrested Friday on allegations he profited from a scheme to defraud several airlines out of tens of thousands of dollars. Rodney Alan Thompson, 52, was booked into the Mesa County Jail around 2:30 p.m. ...


Ads target Norton as a ‘big spender’

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A campaign by an organization backing Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck is questioning Jane Norton’s spending habits. Norton’s campaign said the attacks are “patently false” and violate the informal dictum that ...


Health Department shifts hours, programs to improve efficiency

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The Mesa County Health Department is to cut its service hours and make some immunization programs available by appointment only starting next week, a series of changes prompted by budget cuts. Although there’s no real cost savings in ...


Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2010

By Staff

Crash takes out fence The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department received a report of damage Thursday to a 35-foot section of fence near a home in the 400 block of Ananessa Drive. The property owner said a vehicle collided with the fence ...


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Junction man’s big dog could be taller than Guinness Book record holder

By Charles Ashby

No, he’s not a horse, but Remington may just be the tallest dog in the world. At least, that’s what the owner of the 3-year-old blue Great Dane hopes to prove to officials with the Guinness Book of World Records. It all started ...


Suspect held in North Avenue stabbing

By Paul Shockley

A parolee is accused of stabbing a man at a North Avenue hotel after a confrontation over a woman, according to an arrest affidavit. Justin Allen Vicino, 29, of Grand Junction, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of ...


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