Breaking News: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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GJ man in critical condition after bizarre dump-truck crash

By Staff

A Grand Junction man is in critical condition at a Denver hospital after the dump truck he was driving — with its dump inexplicably raised up while traveling — slammed into an overpass near Dotsero last night. Steven Bounds, 53, was driving a large construction dump truck east on Highway 6 when he attempted to drive under the Interstate 70 overpass near exit 133, around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The dump portion of the truck collided with the overpass. “The initial ...


Marine killed in crash planned to surprise brother

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in central Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school. Twenty-year-old Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching of Fort Collins, Colorado, died Friday in a rollover crash near Salina, Utah. He was traveling with a fellow Marine from Las Flores, California. The second Marine survived and was taken to a hospital. The Coloradoan reports that Ching planned to take 8-year-old Alex Vicary to his first day ...


Sink hole closes section of First Street

By Staff

A sink hole created by rain overnight has resulted in the closing of First Street north of North Avenue, according to a news release from the city of Grand Junction. First Street is closed in both directions, and is expected to be closed for most of today, the news release said. Detours are in place.  ...


Castle Rock: No immediate call on open carry vote

By The AP

CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock voters may have to wait a week to find out the results of their election on firearms in public spaces. Town officials said Tuesday night that they won’t have results for up to seven days. The all-mail election had garnered 8,100 ballots by late afternoon. The election will determine who gets to say whether people are allowed to openly carry firearms in public spaces. In January, the town council voted to allow the open carry of firearms in town ...


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