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In Silt, Q from Red Brick BBQ is the real Texas deal

By Staff

Some time ago, an all message went out in the newsroom. The subject line read “A reason to visit Silt.” My boss, who snorts at barbecue “slathered in gooey, sweet sauce,” finally found some Texas-style bones to make ...


West valley Horsethief ranch nearly self-sufficient in 1890s

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This is the first in a two-part series. Nestled at the head of Horsethief Canyon, below the Loma boat dock, is Horsethief Canyon Ranch, surrounded on the east, north and west by a curving wall of rock. The southern view from the ranch house ...

Police blotter, July 29, 2011

By Staff

Telephone scam reported The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about a scam in which threatening phone calls are being made to county residents in an attempt to gain personal information. The same scam is ...

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Fashionista takes ‘Runway’ challenge

By Melinda Mawdsley

The whirlwind year for Julie Tierney continued Thursday night as she made it through the first challenge on hit reality show “Project Runway.” During the past 12 months, Tierney, 35, has graduated from Savannah College of Art and ...


Partiers jammed in Justice Center

By Paul Shockley

For Devin Eaton, one trip to Mack will mean at least two trips to Grand Junction. As a result, the 19-year-old Vernal, Utah, man said his first experience at Country Jam USA in June may well be his last for a while. “At least until I ...

Man’s death probed near Vega Reservoir

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff Department’s search and rescue team Thursday worked to recover the body of a man who died in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said they were ...

For 2nd time, suspect refuses to leave cell for hearing

By Amy Hamilton

A man who was arrested after a standoff with police earlier this month again refused to leave his jail cell to appear in court in front of a judge. Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley said Thursday during a review hearing for ...

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Killer’s arrest shocks friends

By Charles Ashby

Frederick Barrett was a reliable carpenter, a budding violinist and an avid reader. To the people who have known him for years, as many as 25 years in some cases, the 61-year-old was anything but a convicted murderer who escaped from a ...

Comments sought on proposed drilling

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal by Dejour Energy (USA) Corp. to drill for natural gas in the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area south of New Castle. However, the agency says it will put off any decisions ...

Briefs, July 29, 2011

By Staff

Drug-treatment facility wins accolades Mesa County’s drug treatment facility has received a 2011 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The annual program recognizes counties for “improving the management of ...

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