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Parachute man drops gun, accidentally shoots himself

By Paul Shockley

A Parachute man was hospitalized late Monday after reportedly shooting himself accidentally by dropping a handgun. According to report released Tuesday by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called out around 9:20 ...

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Lifelong public servant for Garfield County dies in his sleep at age 103

By Dennis Webb

Pete Mattivi once balanced serving simultaneously as a Garfield County commissioner, New Castle’s mayor and a business owner. Only old age could wear him out, and even that took until he was more than a century old. Mattivi died ...

Accused vandal hit with more charges

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County prosecutor on Tuesday filed 22 new charges against a boy already accused in a May vandalism spree on Orchard Mesa that left tens of thousands of dollars in damage. In charging documents, Deputy District Attorney Brandy Ellis ...

Blotter: July 01, 2009

By Staff

Man busted by MySpace • Timothy J. Richmond was arrested by Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies Monday on suspicion of burglary, trespassing and criminal mischief. Richmond, 20, ran out of the 31 1/2 Road house, breaking a ...

Plea deal on table for woman in Fuji probe

By Paul Shockley

Chief Deputy District Attorney Dan Rubinstein on Tuesday said a plea deal has been extended to a woman suspected of helping run an alleged prostitution business on Horizon Drive. Suk Young Yu, 52, could sign off on the agreement at a ...

Cities, counties oppose legislation on gas fracturing

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Opponents of a measure that would give federal authority over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas have marshaled opposition from several Western Slope counties and cities. The measure sponsored by Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, ...

County buys 40-year lease on mental-health center building

By Staff

With a $900,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Mesa County has purchased a 40-year lease on a building at Colorado West Mental Health. The Mesa County Commission unanimously approved the expenditure Tuesday. The ...

Test scores to improve,  new school chief says

By Emily Shockley

Steve Schultz expects test scores and content standards to rise in School District 51 in the near future. He has reasons, personal and professional, to advocate for the district’s success. Schultz will serve at the district’s ...

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CAT auction moves equipment

By Staff

To the delight of some and the dismay of others, one piece of construction equipment after another sold Tuesday for prices well below the amounts they would have fetched a couple years earlier. Louis Iglesias makes a living by purchasing ...

Steve Beauregard Column July 01, 2009

By Steve Beauregard

My wife and I have been married five years now, or 4 1/2 years longer than my mother-in-law predicted. To celebrate our anniversary, I decided we should keep that “spark” alive by spending a long, romantic weekend in a place ...

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