A longtime suspect in the 2007 disappearance and murder of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld was arrested this morning in connection with her death.
Lester Ralph Jones, 63, of Grand Junction, was arrested this morning by Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators on a warrant for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and second-degree arson, the sheriff’s office this morning.
Seventeen of 19 oil and gas leases owned by Bill Barrett Corp. on top of the Roan Plateau will be canceled and the company will be reimbursed about $47.6 million for the costs of acquiring and making annual rental payments on the canceled leases under a lawsuit settlement announced today.
The Gunnison sage-grouse is properly recognized as an endangered species, a … more
Meeker crash victims ID’d … more
A group of special-needs students were given an unexpected life lesson when … more
Attorneys in the felony fraud case against state Sen. Steve King said Thursday … more
Officials are inspecting a significant rockfall off a cliff outside Moab, Utah, … more
View a seven-year timeline of all the stories written about the Birgfeld case.
The Sheriff’s Office announces an arrest made in the Birgfeld murder case.
Listen to local jazz guitarist Collin “C.L.” Reese.
CMU football, volleyball, and soccer playoffs, a wet visit to Rifle Falls.
Ouray Alchemist Museum treats visitors to pharmacy history.
Celebrating turkey day, a little free library, Fruita FFA team wins awards.
Officials are inspecting a significant rockfall off a cliff outside Moab, Utah, that hindered the … more
State and federal authorities are planning an announcement today regarding the Roan Plateau, amid … more
A Grand Junction man already facing multiple counts of theft and drug possession is now accused in … more
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■ Wynona Jean Hetherington, 86, Grand Junction, died Nov. 18, 2014, at HopeWest Care … more
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For more than 60 years, the Grand Avenue Bridge has served as a vital … more
If president violates Constitution, why should anyone else respect it? The president made no … more
As a 36-year resident of Mesa County, I would like to encourage all Mesa County residents to … more
Mesa County Valley School District 51 has joined a growing movement against an over-abundance of … more
Busing system could provide solution for Hanging Lake In regards to Dennis Webb’s Tuesday … more
The season appears to be shaping up as the winter of our Gruber discontent. For those who … more
Our thoughts on the impact of recreational marijuana have been largely theoretical up to this … more
Colorado Mesa 2, St. Edward’s 1 … more
Roy Abergil scored the go-ahead goal with 16 minutes, 47 seconds left, and goalie Micah Conrads … more
Postseason awards for the Grand Junction and Fruita Monument football teams were released this … more
As Paonia breaks the huddle and trots to the line of scrimmage, two imposing figures anchor the … more
There are 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Division II men’s soccer championships. … more
Setters often are referred to as the quarterback on the volleyball court. … more
Every hunt starts with a plan. … more
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Folk rock duo Edison will perform its beautiful and soulful music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, … more
As a teenager, Collin “C.L.” Reese saw Jimi Hendrix play guitar and made one simple … more
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The time has come for my list of favorite music releases for the year. … more
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DENVER (AP) — A man arrested Friday in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier girlfriend has been ordered to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Turner Broadcasting channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are back on the Dish network after being dropped from the satellite TV provider's lineup during contract talks.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.
DENVER (AP) — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs.
The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating — and not confronting — his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.