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
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.
Silent auction, social, and dinner event honors ski legends.
Postal union workers protested as part of the National Day of Action.
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
brary as well as branches in Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, and Palisade. To help someone in need, … more
■ 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
FRIDAY, NOV. 21 … more
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
Friday, Nov. 21 … more
The time has come for my list of favorite music releases for the year. … more
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DENVER (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a man in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007.
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.
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.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado man who was reported missing after he told friends he planned to climb the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.
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) — The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said 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 a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the panel is still in session.