Western Colorado

Page 1443 of 2001

Grand Junction, Fruita plan lots of bang for their buck at July 4 fireworks shows

By Emily Shockley

The city of Grand Junction hopes to offer the same amount of wow for 20 percent less at this year’s July 4 fireworks show at Lincoln Park. The city budgeted $25,000 for fireworks last year. The display’s 22-minute run time will ...

Man pleads not guilty in wife’s March stabbing death

By Paul Shockley

A man accused of stabbing his wife to death in front of the couple’s 2-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty Thursday. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 24, of Grand Junction, is charged with first-degree murder, among other counts, in the March ...

Police blotter, July 2, 2010

By Staff

Possible cattle rustling A Collbran rancher is missing three calves. Benjamin Edward Nichols, who lives at 55759 Colorado Highway 330, reported to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department that he was moving his cattle to his summer range ...

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June weather typical: hot, very little rainfall

By Charles Ashby

Last month’s weather was pretty average for a June, as far as local temperature and precipitation go, a local meteorologist says. The only problem with the month’s weather, however, was all of its rain came on the same day, June ...

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Public hears of company’s possible move to Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Would an airplane-manufacturing business fly in Montrose? That’s what Montrose County officials asked its residents Thursday night during a public meeting that drew an overflow crowd to the Pioneer Room at the Montrose ...

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Mesa County administrator to step down

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Mesa County Administrator Jon Peacock said Thursday he will resign later this month, adding the decision to leave to tend to personal family matters was the hardest one he has made during his five years on the job. Peacock told county ...

StarTek to lay off 33 workers

By Charles Ashby

The StarTek call center on North Avenue told 33 of its workers Thursday they would be laid off as of Aug. 31. But while the Denver-based company isn’t closing the facility just yet, it may gradually let go of the remaining 120 employees ...

Change in lease law cuts county budgets

By Dennis Webb

Millions of dollars in federal mineral-lease distributions for Mesa and Garfield counties last year are cutting sharply into the payments in lieu of taxes they are receiving from the U.S. government this year. John “Chip” Taylor ...

New medical marijuana law clear only in cities with bans

By Charles Ashby

The effect of new medical-marijuana regulations that go into effect today depends on whether local governments even intend to use them. That’s because the first thing the new law requires is for localities to decide whether they even ...

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Shooting victim made ‘bad decision’

By Paul Shockley

A man who was shot Monday outside a home in Gateway told investigators he drove from Florida intent on getting inside the home to retrieve firearms ammunition he claimed belonged to him, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. William ...

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