Mesa County Sheriff's Office

HEALTH
6:00 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Flu Quarantine Ends At Mesa County Jail

Health officials say you can reduce the spread of the flu by covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands, and staying home if you are sick.
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Up to nine inmates with influenza at the Mesa County Jail were quarantined for a five-day period that ended last week. 

Heather Benjamin, with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, says the ill men were placed in two separate pods, or sections, during that time. 

"Those two pods were quarantined in the sense that no new inmates were moved into those pods and no inmates were moved out," Benjamin says.

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NEWS
12:43 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Two Utah Men Survive Gyroplane Crash In Mesa County

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says rescue workers reached the gyroplane crash site using snowmobiles.
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Tuesday night a gyroplane crashed in Mesa County.

Utah residents Mike Burton, 53, and Josh Humphries, 30, were on board the aircraft when it crashed in a remote area near Glade Park.

Emergency officials say Burton, the pilot, was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction via Careflight for medical treatment. He was complaining of back pain.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says Humphries initially declined medical attention, but was later taken by ambulance to St. Mary's for care.

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NEWS
8:32 am
Wed October 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

  • Marijuana continues to be a divisive issue in Colorado, at the state and local level
  • Supermarkets renew their push to be able to sell stronger alcohol
  • A string of tragedies leave several dead in Mesa County
  • Gay marriage is officially legal and open in Colorado
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NEWS
1:13 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Hawkins Family & Town Of Collbran Release Statements On Mudslide

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has called of the search for three men who went missing after the massive landslide near Collbran.
Credit Mesa County Sheriff's Office

The family of one of the men missing after Sunday's massive mudslide and the town of Collbran have released statements about the natural disaster.

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NEWS
8:12 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Rescuers Halt Search For 3 Missing After Sunday's Landslide Near Collbran

Officials said energy resources in the area were also threatened by debris and energy companies had to bring in a bulldozer on Monday to try and clear a road for workers to access condensate tanks, which are used in natural gas production in a process known as hydraulic fracturing, in order to drain them.
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Three people are missing including a county worker and his son after Sunday's massive landslide outside of the town of Collbran. 

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