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Briefs, Oct. 12, 2011

By Staff

County officials coffee meeting Friday The next Mesa County Coffee will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at The Strayhorn Grill, 1369 12 1/2 Road in Loma. Officials planning to attend are county commissioners Craig Meis, Steve Acquafresca and ...

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Rowland, King, Hamilton back mill levy override for schools

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Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland is all for cutting fat from government budgets. But after slicing $28 million over the last three years, District 51 is probably out of fat, Rowland said Tuesday at a rally supporting Referred Measure ...

Horse racing, training facility approved for Mack

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Mesa County commissioners approved a conditional use permit Tuesday for a horse training and racing facility in Mack. The 1,300-foot track is located at 855 R Road and owned by Jose Alvarez, who also owns Los Jilbertos restaurant. The permit ...

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Blotter, Oct. 12, 2011

By Staff

Concealed-weapon arrest A Mesa County woman was jailed Monday on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, the second such arrest in as many months. Kari Kreps, 48, contacted the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, alleging that her ...

Dallas company buying into Encana operations in Piceance Basin

By Dennis Webb

A company that plans to buy part of the Piceance Basin distribution systems of Encana Oil & Gas (USA) says it also has committed to build facilities to support Encana’s new local exploration and development push in geological ...

Couple charged in record case in Mesa County for welfare fraud

By Paul Shockley

Flanked by supporters Tuesday morning, a former Grand Junction couple was formally charged in connection to what officials said is the largest prosecuted case of welfare fraud in Mesa County. Mesa County Deputy District Attorney Bo Zeerip ...

Group calls for energy efficiency programs by small utilities

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A Colorado consumer advocacy group is calling on rural electric associations and public power districts to meet their state-regulated counterparts in providing energy-efficiency programs to their customers, noting thousands of Coloradans are ...

Mesa County mails 64,000-plus ballots to voters

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner mailed 64,221 ballots Tuesday in advance of next month’s all-mail election. Unlike a growing number of other counties in the state, though, she didn’t mail ballots to the 12,500 inactive voters in ...

Death Notices, Oct. 12, 2011

By Staff

Darinda Leigh Martindale Brown, 50, Grand Junction, died Oct., 6, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Mesa Funeral Service Chapel. Survivors include two sons, Tony Rackliff of Grand Junction and Wesley ...

State GOP lawmakers hosting meetings on economy

By Staff

House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, and other GOP leaders in the Colorado House will be in Grand Junction this week to solicit ideas to improve economic development in the state. The stop is part of a statewide Building a Better ...

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