Grand Junction City Councilor Rick Brainard pleaded guilty Friday after a thwarted bid to end his domestic-violence case with something less than a guilty plea.
Brainard, 51, tried to plead “no contest” under a deal with the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office in which he would have been placed on a deferred judgment and sentence for 18 months, aside from a suspended jail sentence. Brainard sought permission to travel out-of-state.
Four local sheriffs joined 50 others from around the state Friday in a federal lawsuit against the state challenging two gun-control measures approved by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, charges that the two new laws, limiting gun magazines to 15 rounds and background checks in all gun sales, violate the U.S. Constitution, specifically the right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment and due process rights under the Fourteenth
Grand Junction City Councilor Rick Brainard pleaded guilty Friday after a … more
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Wide selection of photos from State Track action this week.
Bob discusses the latest IRS scandal.
Fruita Monument’s Class of 2013 celebrate their commencement.
Grand Junction High School graduated May 14, 2013 at Stocker Stadium.
Palisade High School graduation at Stocker Stadium Monday evening.
View pics of CHS 2013 Graduation.
Lee Gagne can’t bring himself to retire from blacksmithing just yet. Because he wants to keep the art of blacksmithing alive. When Gagne, 71, was four years old, he began blacksmithing in Massachusetts. He said that his whole family was involved with it. “We would work on farms and … more
Upgrading Colorado National Monument to a national park won’t jeopardize property owners … more
Mesa County’s unemployment rate hit its lowest point in more than four years last month, … more
It was her voice, her singing, but the CD was stuttering, made worse in the reverberations around … more
Man flees I-70 drug stop … more
The management plan for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area could result in road … more
Two Garfield County men were killed Thursday night when the car they were riding in rolled over in … more
Michelle Wheatley deserves hearty congratulations Michelle Wheatley has just wrapped up eight … more
The only document Mesa County has produced to circumvent TABOR now is the single document exposing … more
Law and order is about to make a serious comeback, I predict, and I’m not talking … more
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Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday directed state water officials to draft a statewide water plan … more
Key issue in BLM plan is if anyone ultimately gets access to land After reading Bill … more
Colorado Mesa University was one out away from being the only undefeated team left in the NCAA … more
LAKEWOOD — The Hotchkiss girls and boys track and field teams Friday reminded the rest of … more
LAKEWOOD - Madi Marsh brought home the Western Slope’s first medal in the Class 5A State … more
LAKEWOOD — Greta Van Calcar knows she has a race under control when she can’t hear … more
Clay Zentmeyer and Lars Knutson each qualified for the finals in both of their individual events … more
After Tyler Fair won his heat in the 100 breaststroke, District 51 boys swimming coach Jessica … more
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DENVER (AP) — Jordan Pacheco hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the fifth and Carlos Gonzalez added a solo homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 10-9 win over San Francisco on Friday night that snapped a 10-game skid against the Giants.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year's mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies got to Matt Cain early.
DENVER (AP) — Days after a gunman entered a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 70 others, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado health officials began talking about revamping a state mental health system that had been devastated by budget cuts.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb and former Buffaloes offensive lineman Alexander Lewis were both charged with second-degree assault on Wednesday after prosecutors alleged they knocked a man unconscious in a weekend brawl.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Officials are describing a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut. They say it's fortunate no one was killed.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's former lawyer defended himself point-by-point Friday against allegations he botched the former football star's armed-robbery trial, after giving damaging testimony that Simpson actually knew his buddies had guns when they went to a hotel room together to reclaim some sports memorabilia.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds.