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7 hrs ago | 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

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Every Second Counts: Dispatch system can improve response time

A program meant to speed up emergency response times now makes a computer send out first calls to crews, but the computerized voice has created some issues for first responders.

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Ago.state.co.us

Colorado Prosecutors Announce Launch of Best Practices Committee

The Colorado District Attorneys' Council and the Colorado Attorney General's Office today announced the formation of the Colorado Best Practices Committee.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Prison

Wed Apr 09, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Denver church burglary suspect arrested

A 47-year-old man who is a suspect in a series of church break-ins in southeast Denver has been arrested in western Colorado, Denver police said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Denver, CO, Moffat County, CO, El Paso County, CO

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Garfield County claims right to roadways

Garfield County commissioners are following the lead of neighboring Mesa County in passing a resolution asserting the county's claim to local control over historic roads that pass through federal lands in the county.

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Related Topix: Garfield County, CO, Glenwood Springs, CO

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Five cold cases revived

Anyone with tips to report on any case is asked to call Mesa County Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP or go to http://www.241STOP.com .

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Child abuse case load increases in Mesa County

Our area is home to far too many children who face child abuse and neglect in their homes.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Kids, Family

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Lost Dog Cause Buzz on Social Media

A dog is on the loose at Corn Lake, causing many residents to take to social media to get the word out about this seemingly abandoned dog.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Grand Junction Sentinel

Witness clouds driver's story of desert wreck

A passenger in a Jeep driven by 20-year-old Alexis Perez said they were racing a pickup truck and leaving a party after it turned violent in the desert off 18 6/10 Road early Saturday, just before a crash that killed Perez's cousin, according to an arrest affidavit.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Testing

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