Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn ruled Monday that Lester Jones should stand trial on all counts in the 2007 death of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld, setting up a jury trial running anywhere from four to eight weeks in 2016.
Largely without expression for most of the day and writing on a legal pad, Jones, 64, was smiling and laughing with attorneys shortly after Flynn announced prosecutors had shown enough during a preliminary hearing to justify charges of felony murder, second-degree murder and kidnapping in Birgfeld’s death.
DENVER — A bill designed to help rural areas of the state recover from the recent recession as Front Range cities have saw more changes made to it in the Colorado Senate, which then gave it a preliminary thumbs-up on Monday.
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Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn ruled Monday that Lester Jones should … more
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Grand Junction will gather more information before deciding whether to bring … more
Teams raise money and walk in support of those with MS.
Harley and his best person keep good company.
Officials consider excluding Las Colonias Park from cuckoo habitat.
Sand volleyball is the newest sport at Colorado Mesa University.
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Millard turns contender, rugby helps players focus, GJ boys win at lacrosse.
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The smells were “metallic” and entered their noses with a “burning … more
A 20-year-old Craig man was arrested Sunday after a single-vehicle accident in which his father … more
All of Whitewater and a huge swath of surrounding acreage may be folded into Mesa County … more
DENVER — Colorado voters would be able to see the fiscal impact of any proposed … more
■ Sue V. Dean, 80, Fruita, died May 2, 2015, at Family Health West. … more
Thank you, Sen. Crowder, for voting to keep public lands in public hands I am writing in response … more
By Raymond Keating Recently, Noble Energy announced nearly 100 layoffs in Denver and Greeley due … more
By Tracee Bentley Colorado’s emergence as a major player in the American energy resurgence … more
Right now the Bureau of Land Management has a chance to set a course for the future that meets the … more
A few weeks ago, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Legislature to consider several initiatives that … more
This is for the two that live in the Greenfield Run subdivision that tie their dogs in front of … more
Western Regional Pickleball Tournament … more
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Monday was a good day for Fruita Monument’s Katie Rice. … more
The countdown has begun — 19 days until the first pitch of the 2015 Alpine Bank Junior … more
The Colorado Mesa men’s and women’s track teams finished out the RMAC Championships on … more
Concussions are now top of mind, but there is a down side to all the attention on the trauma, said … more
The family that had come to Rev. Blaine Scott for counseling was having difficulty coaxing … more
Roger Teel has pastored for more than 20 years at Mile Hi Church in Lakewood and before that … more
The Mesa County 4-H Council’s annual Spring Gather Open Ranch Horse Show & Clinic is … more
Here are results of recent bridge games: … more
Here are the April 30 results for the Two Rivers Cribbage Club: first place, Dolores Fread, … more
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"
DENVER (AP) — Arizona manager Chip Hale gave his team a pep talk about its recent hitting woes. He'll have to wait a day to see if it did any good.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Sounding dazed in the hours after his arrest, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes asked detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.
DENVER (AP) — A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"
NEW YORK (AP) — Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted more than 15 years and cost $540 million.