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3 hrs ago | KKCO-TV Grand Junction

No end in sight for allergy sufferers

Allergy season is in full effect and if you feel like yours are worse this year than ever before that's because Mesa County is seeing a 10 year high in allergens.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Partners in grime

Brian Woods, manager of the Clifton Sanitation District, describes how its plant would further clean wastewater from the oil and gas fields after the water is treated at private facility that would be built on the treatment plant site.

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KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Colorado legislative session winding down, many bills still to discuss

There are just fifteen days left in the Colorado legislative session and hundreds of bills are still yet to be decided upon.

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The Grand Junction Sentinel

County health insurance finances improve

Mesa County's medical insurance budget is getting closer to being in the black this year after increasing premiums and signing on to an exclusive provider plan with Community Hospital.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, St. Mary's, CO

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Local robotics team headed to championship

The Hi Five team, which is made up of Mesa County high school students, used its robot, above, to pick up balls and toss them into goals at regional competitions in Denver and West Valley City, Utah.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Science / Technology, Robots

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Late night pie-jacking

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office made an interesting arrest early Sunday morning with the help of GJPD after a man stole a Domino's Pizza delivery car.

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KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Law enforcement encourages 4/20 safety

Today was a big day for local law enforcement as well as anyone celebrating Colorado's newest law regarding pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Mormons, Catholics make up lion's share of local religious followings

The Rev. Edmundo Valera, center, leads the Easter Vigil service Saturday evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Grand Junction.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Grand Junction, CO

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Sheriff's Office collecting cash for burglarized European traveling couple

That may be the case for two European travelers. The duo were hiking Rattlesnake Arches on Wednesday when someone busted out the window of their rental car that was parked at the trailhead in Fruita and stole all their camera equipment, clothing and personal effects.

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Related Topix: Fruita, CO

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Ex-county employee arrested in welfare fraud case

A woman who was trained on spotting welfare fraud as an employee of the Mesa County Department of Human Services was arrested Monday on allegations she defrauded the agency of various welfare program funds totaling nearly $13,000.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Overnight freezes hit Grand Valley orchards

A sudden drop in temperatures has many fruit growers in the Grand Valley gearing up to protect their crops from the cold.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Who pays to keep Country Jammers safe?

Law enforcement is a necessity at Country Jam to keep crowds at bay, but Mesa County commissioners had to decide who is responsible for funding the security staff.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Despite decline, District 51 ranks high in police referrals

Although the number is dropping, School District 51 had the state's sixth-highest number of law enforcement referrals for school-related incidents for the fifth consecutive year in 2012-13.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Jefferson County, CO

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Grand Valley tree pollen worst in 10 years

Cottonwood trees are among the main culprits for high pollen so far this spring, according to Ed Brotsky, Mesa County air quality specialist.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Pair accused of pot manufacturing

A Pear Park woman and her son are headed to trial in a case in which law enforcement believe the pair had so much medical marijuana at their home that they intended to distribute it.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

School security officers begin patrols

Mesa County Valley School District 51 has hired two new security officers. Security officers Trent Oney, left, and Peter Schimek, right, began patroling the district's elementary and middle schools on Monday, April 7. Tanny McGinnis, center is the security coordinator for the school district.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Denver Westword

Recreational pot sales rejected in many towns, but advocate thinks most will come around

Colorado's marijuana laws allow communities to decide whether or not to allow recreational sales.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Marijuana, Fruita, CO, Red Cliff, CO, Log Lane Village, CO

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CBS Local

What Colorado's Aerial Firefighting Fleet Would Look Like

The bill to create Colorado's own aerial firefighting fleet is getting bipartisan support and Gov. John Hickenlooper is on board.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper

The Telluride Watch

Up Bear Creek | a Look at the Fruita Model of Combined Library/Rec Center

FRUITA Got to tour the impressive facilities of this Mesa County outlier of 13,000 folks where the City co-located its new Community Recreation Center, Senior Center and Mesa County Branch Library adjacent the Hospital, High School and an Elementary.

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Related Topix: Fruita, CO, Libraries

CBS Local

Mesa County Grapples With High Suicide Rate

Police knew about the suicidal tendencies of nearly a third of the people who killed themselves in Mesa County in the first half of last year, according to a new study that found gaps in monitoring, counseling, drug treatment and other areas in the county where the suicide rate is double the state's and triple the nation's.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Grand Junction, CO

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