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Grant would help fight identity theft in county

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office, is applying for a Colorado Division of Criminal Justice 2009 Justice Assistance Grant for $69,057 to help fight identity ...

Blotter: February 24, 2009

By Staff

Suspects hid under tree •  Two men were arrested on suspicion of drug offenses Sunday after authorities found them in Carbondale hiding under a tree, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded ...

Burned house among assets government hoped to obtain

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Federal officials had hoped to obtain the house that burned down Sunday morning as they pursued fraud and money-laundering convictions against the owner. Michael Jenkins and another man are awaiting trial in Las Vegas. Federal officials said ...

Oil, gas panel to revisit concerns about seep in water south of Silt

By Dennis Webb

Concerns about renewed development in the area of a 2004 natural gas seep south of Silt probably will be aired before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this spring. Acting Director Dave Neslin said he anticipates an update ...

Fruita bridge Repair 2-20-9

Bridge repair $115,000 higher than expected

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The century-old Fruita Bridge is getting an extreme makeover as winter holds down the flows of the Colorado River, allowing construction crews to stabilize the structure’s north end. “By spring, if everything works right, ...

Civic-arena plan for downtown GJ apparently dead

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A year ago, local commercial developer and Realtor Reed Mitchell was busy telling anyone who would listen about his grand plans for the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. He held an open house to unveil a proposal to build a ...


‘Everybody here in Palisade will help them out’

By Staff

Fire ravaged a two-story Palisade house on Monday at 114 Majestic Court. No one was home when the fire erupted just after 11 a.m. But an hour after firefighters from the Palisade and the Orchard Mesa fire departments had arrived, Jim Bouman ...

Drilling permits starting to slip

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas drilling permit approvals in Colorado this year are lagging behind last year’s record pace. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff report having approved 886 permits through Feb. 16. If that pace of approvals ...


Warriors excited to be a host in playoffs

By Patrick Bahr

The Central High School boys basketball team is in the playoffs, and the Warriors got just what they wanted: A home game. When the Class 4A and Class 5A playoff brackets were announced Sunday, the Warriors (19-4) received a No. 5 seed, which ...

Mesa State softball team feels robbed after tournament loss

By Staff

A 6-5 loss in the final game of the RMAC-Northern Sun Crossover softball tournament Sunday left Mesa State College with a bitter taste. “They robbed us,” Mesa State coach Kris Mort said of St. Cloud State, which went 1-5 in the ...

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