Flags flown for Geer

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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Stars and stripes over the Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado, in honor of fallen sheriff’s deputy Derek Geer.


Gov. John Hickenlooper this morning ordered flags on all public buildings in Colorado to be lowered to half-staff on Monday in honor of fallen Mesa County sheriff’s deputy Derek Geer. Geer was shot and gravely wounded on Monday while attempting to detain 17-year-old Austin Holzer.

Pro Challenge: No race in 2016

A Colorado-wide bicycle race that would have included Grand Junction as its start will not occur this year, according to officials with the USA Pro Challenge. USA Pro Challenge Chief Executive Officer Shawn Hunter said in a statement distributed today that officials will work on trying to revive the race in 2017.





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