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2 years 5 months ago

Mesa County commissioners reject savings bonuses

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa County commissioners are rejecting bonuses for county employees who find savings. Commissioners say the workers should already be doing that as part of their job. According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, a county employee compensation committee recommended that the county split 50-50 any...

2 years 9 months ago

Mesa County supports TABOR in legal challenge

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa County Commission have adopted a resolution supporting the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights in a federal lawsuit challenging the amendment's constitutionality. A bipartisan group of current and former state legislators filed the lawsuit last month, alleging constitutional amendment violates a U.S. Constitution guarantee that every...

2 years 10 months ago

Horse ban lifted at Mesa, Boulder fairgrounds

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Some Colorado counties are lifting temporary horse bans at county facilities prompted by an outbreak of equine herpes virus. The Mesa County Fairgrounds said Friday it will lift its horse ban next week. That will allow next weekend's horse events including team roping and...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado man died from West Nile

Mesa County officials say an elderly man is the first person to die from the West Nile in that county this year. The man's death was announced Wednesday. His name was not released. Mesa County has had 10 cases of West Nile reported this year and some of the...

3 years 10 months ago

West Slope growth rate slows

State officials say population growth fueled by the western Colorado energy boom is slowing down in Grand Junction and surrounding Mesa County. But the state Demographer's Office says the area's population isn't expected to shrink. Elizabeth Garner, the state demographer, says Mesa County's growth rate may not pick up...

3 years 10 months ago

Dynamite found in Colorado ditch

Mesa County investigators says they're not even going to try to figure out how a case of dynamite ended up in a rural ditch north of Loma. The dynamite was discovered Saturday by a volunteer on a highway cleanup crew. Authorities say the volunteer spotted 16 pounds of dynamite...

4 years 6 months ago

Teen accused in threat on western Colorado school

Mesa County sheriff's officials have arrested a student accused in a potential threat against Palisade High School. Sheriff's officials said Tuesday that 18-year-old Robert Dell Johnson of Grand Junction was being held on charges of criminal solicitation and interference with an educational institution. Details of the potential threat and what...

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