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The US’s largest solar farm is canceled because Nevada locals don’t want to look at it

The Battle Born Solar Project in Nevada – what would have been the largest solar farm in the US – is now canceled because nearby residents said it would be an eyesore. The 850 megawatt, 9,200-acre solar farm, which would have been constructed in southern Nevada’s Moapa Valley, was to sit on 14 square miles on the Mormon Mesa, a flat-topped hill around 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
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Mesa County, COKJCT8

Mesa County Commissioners appoint new sheriff

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Today, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners appointed Undersheriff Todd Rowell to serve as the new Mesa County Sheriff. Rowell will take on the role as the 22nd Sheriff of Mesa County beginning August 6 at 5 p.m. Until the 2023 election for sheriff, Rowell...
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Sedona, AZSedona Red Rock News

Airport spends $3.1M on suit

Who is the highest paid employee at the Sedona Airport?. Technically, it’s the airport’s general manager, who has 40 years experience in airport operations. But since the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority currently pays more in legal fees than it does in employee wages and benefits, the person most-compensated by the airport could be someone in the office of Tony S. Cullum in Flagstaff, the airport’s attorney.
Denver, COWestword

The Real Story of Colorado COVID Breakthrough Cases

One of the most hotly debated topics during the resurgence of COVID-19 involves breakthrough cases — infections of individuals fully immunized against the disease. But hard numbers for Colorado have been hard to come by, since public-health officials are understandably more focused on touting the effectiveness of vaccines than acknowledging that no medication is perfect.
Arizona Stateazbigmedia.com

How ElectraMeccanica’s $35M Mesa factory fuels Arizona’s EV boom

Arizona has rapidly become the hub of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing in the U.S. In Pinal County, the first phase of Lucid’s Casa Grande plant is complete, and the company will begin producing its all-electric luxury sedan; while Nikola Corp. is building a factory in nearby Coolidge where it will manufacture electric- and hydrogen-powered heavy trucks.
Mesa, AZEast Valley Tribune

Mesa’s entrepreneur’s ‘moon shot’ of a plan

Earlier this month, Mark Hanchett raised nearly $15 million for Atlis Motor Vehicles – which has yet to sell anything other than a few T-shirts from a production plant on Higley Road just south of Falcon Field. Hanchett left Axon, best known for its Tasers and other police equipment, to...
San Diego, CAsandiegomagazine.com

New Direct Flights From San Diego to Take This Summer

Allegiant has a summertime flight that will get you to Mesa in about an hour, sparing you the six-hour drive in triple-digit temperatures. You can escape to the Treasure State to explore Yellowstone and Glacier national parks in just a few hours. Allegiant Air and Alaska Airlines have direct flights to Bozeman and Kalispell, and Alaska also offers a seasonal flight to Missoula.
Mesa County, COwesternslopenow.com

Mesa County Public Health’s Annual Suicide Report 2020

Mesa County, Colo. – Mesa County Public Health’s Annual Suicide Report has been released, revealing Mesa County to have the highest suicide rate in Colorado. Suicide remains a critical issue in the Grand Valley; the report shows higher suicide rates not only in the state, but by national comparisons as well, seeing a spike in youth attempts.
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Mesa police identify suspect who shot at officers during car chase

PHOENIX — Mesa police have identified two suspects who allegedly shot at officers during a car chase on Wednesday, authorities said. Police said Dane Smith, 26, was seen firing at least nine shots towards officers from a gun through the back of a window of a Cherokee that Thomas Elliot, 53, was driving, according to the probable cause statement on Thursday.
Mesa, AZABC 15 News

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport sets passenger record

MESA, AZ — The commercial air travel industry took a major hit in 2020, but things aren’t just returning to normal, in some cases they are doing better than ever before. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport recorded a record number of passengers for the month of June. The Valley’s secondary airport, which is located in southeast Mesa, saw a total of 151,219 passengers travel through its terminal in June.
Grand Junction, COwesternslopenow.com

Low water levels affecting outdoor activities in Mesa County

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — It’s summertime in Colorado and residents are out enjoying the waterways. According to the USGS, water levels in Mesa County are categorized as below normal. A local river supply company says the concern is the flow of the water because of the drought. Andrea Tanner, with...