A Fruita man took aim at his wife’s face with a 16-gauge shotgun, at a distance of three feet or less, before turning the weapon on himself in a spiral fueled by alcohol and a fight over money erupting on a Sunday in January, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
His face partially covered by a surgical mask, wearing gloves, a hospital gown and appearing frail when required to walk during a bond hearing broadcast via video feed from the Mesa County Jail, 47-year-old Steven Scott Spiess on Tuesday was ordered held in lieu of $1 million cash on a Fruita Police Department warrant with counts of first-degree murder and misdemeanor prohibited use of a weapon.
Under a proposed body-camera grant program approved by a House committee Tuesday, police officers can use body cameras to exonerate themselves when someone claims they’ve done something wrong.
For years, law enforcement officers have been captured on video in the … more
An 18-year-old woman who authorities believe died in a Utah hotel room, before … more
A Fruita man took aim at his wife’s face with a 16-gauge shotgun, at a … more
n Edgar “Bill” William Bennett, 93, Grand Junction, died March 29, … more
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The details of an investigation into a Carbondale … more
Melinda Mawdsley and Rachel Sauer try rock climbing for the first time.
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Sixth-graders aiming to bring glory back to De Beque hoops.
Featured images of West Slope national conservation areas.
CMU baseball victory, Schrock goes pro, Micky Dunn track meet.
Peach trees blooming, controlled burns, North Avenue improvements.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The details of an investigation into a Carbondale murder case should be … more
Chorus planning fundraiser tonight … more
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Denver man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with a 2012 bank … more
Ten high school seniors from the central Western Slope have been named 2015 Daniels Fund … more
The planning process for a potential subdivision north of Fruita city limits will screech to a … more
Canals in the Grand Valley are filling in what is the first indication that spring actually has … more
R5 needs to be repaired and respected The former Lowell School – now known as R5 – on … more
There’s a reason, I suppose, that they call it a break. … more
The Fruita Police Department is taking a deliberate approach to outfitting its patrol officers … more
Thumbs down on the Westside Beltway – 2B – and thumbs down on the local elected … more
Littwin’s reasons for opposing Cruz may drive some to support him In Sunday’s … more
When Mesa County commissioners applied the brakes earlier this month on a Mesa Land Trust request … more
As the pitches piled up, Seth Krebill threw with more speed and accuracy. … more
A Grand Junction lawmaker who sought a summer hunting season for black bears will instead try to … more
With an estimated 7 million-plus wild turkeys in 49 states, turkey hunting continues to be the … more
Boaters can get back on the water at Crawford State Park and Sweitzer Lake State Park starting … more
Design a sport that demands grace, speed and razor-sharp accuracy along with eye and hearing … more
Make no mistake — this is NOT just another RMAC baseball series. … more
Scientists from Colorado Mesa University have made a major breakthrough in genetic research. Dr. … more
he pain in her hands, feet and other joints was so great, a local woman said she understood why … more
Blossom Bariatrics adds … more
Jim Tomlinson remembers playing with young Ute Indians on a knoll above the railroad stockyards in … more
■ Jeffrey Hansen of Grand Junction and Daniel Hogue of Fruita were named to the academic … more
GPA: 4.19 … more
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DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes feels guilty for not knowing her son was mentally ill and needed treatment, she wrote in a book of prayers and reflections compiled since the 2012 attack.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Vail Resorts Inc. says it's planning to buy its first international ski area — Perisher in New South Wales, Australia — for about $136 million.
DENVER (AP) — In the midst of a tough season, the Edmonton Oilers are finishing strong.
DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, naming each of the 12 people who were killed and the 70 others who were injured.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting case say an unbiased jury can be seated in the community where the 2012 attack happened, despite defense claims.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.