Briefs, Oct. 4, 2012

Cause of man’s death not determined

Delta County Coroner Kevin Lucy said an autopsy performed Tuesday yielded no cause of death for 27-year-old Chad Allen Koch II, whose body was discovered Monday night outside a local home.

A ruling on cause and manner of death is pending a toxicology report, which may take up to eight weeks to complete, Lucy said. Tuesday’s autopsy turned up no obvious, outward sign of trauma or injuries on Koch’s body, Lucy said.

Koch’s body was discovered on private property by Delta police officers who were called around 8:12 p.m. on a report of suspicious activity in the area of H-38 Road and U.S. Highway 50. Police have labeled the death as suspicious.

Police spokeswoman Jaime Head said the investigation will be sent to the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review.

5K race registration deadline is today


Today is the last day to register online at for this Saturday’s Broadway 5K Frenzy.

Registration at the school, 2248 Broadway, is available today and Friday and day-of registration is available at Soar Physical Therapy, 2497 Power Road. Registration is $20 now and $25 the day of the race. Proceeds benefit Broadway’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

The race begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Soar Physical Therapy behind Albertsons. The race route includes Dike Road, Connected Lakes State Park, and the Colorado River Trail.

Car wash to benefit HomewardBound


Splish Splash Car Wash, 2475 U.S. Highway 6, will donate its Saturday proceeds to HomewardBound of the Grand Valley.

Hours of the fundraiser will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Call 256-9424 for information.

Marching band festival on Saturday


The 35th annual Colorado West Marching Band Festival will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday with 14 bands marching in the Oktoberfest parade on Main Street in Grand Junction.

Thirteen bands will compete in field show events beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Stocker Stadium. The event includes marching bands performing routines. A special presentation by the Colorado Mesa University drum line will take place at 4 p.m. An awards ceremony will start at 4:15 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students who want to watch the events at Stocker Stadium. The festival is one of the first competitions of the season for Colorado high school marching bands, some of whom will perform again at a State Qualifying event Oct. 18 at Stocker Stadium.

CSU tree auction takes place Saturday


The Colorado State University Master Gardenes will have its 15th annual Tree Auction and Plant Sale SaturdayOct. 6, at the Mesa County Extension office, at the Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50.

The plant sale is from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Tri-River Area Master Gardener Program. There will be snacks and a “free table,” with donations accepted. Call 244-1836 for information.


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