120 years: 2004

Grand Junction Rural Fire Protection District board member Rob Dixon comes under fire for making bad investment decisions, putting the district in financial jeopardy. Resignations are encouraged.

Six Fruita Middle School students are arrested when two guns and a “hit list” are discovered on school property.

Ken Nesbitt, a community leader and former owner of United Companies, is killed near Pagosa Springs when a deer collides with his motorcycle.

Bernie and Mary Beth Buescher are named Citizens of the Year by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. That same year, Bernie Buescher is elected to the Colorado House of Representatives.

Michael Blagg is found guilty of murdering his wife, Jennifer. His daughter, Abby, is presumed dead, and her body remains missing. The West Nile virus is still a danger as 127 fall ill. Of those, three die.


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