Western Colorado

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Paradox fire human-caused

By Paul Shockley

A wildfire that has torched more than 6,000 acres and cost more than $2.4 million in western Montrose County was caused by human activity, an official said Thursday. “We don’t know exactly how and it isn’t easy to determine ...

Coroner: Bath salts played a role in homicide of teen

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office on Thursday said a 19-year-old Grand Junction man died last month as a result of strangulation in what has been ruled a homicide. Daniel J. Richards was rushed by friends April 10 to Community Hospital ...


Judge recuses himself in 1994 case

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister disqualified himself Thursday from the case of a man charged in the 1994 slaying of a Palisade woman, citing past involvement in the case. Deister, who removed himself from the case against ...

Parched spring heads into arid summer

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Having just completed a three-month span that was one of the driest in 119 years of weather records, Grand Junction now enters what is historically the least rainy month of the year. And there’s little relief in sight, as forecasts are ...


Grand Junction is hot spot in firefight

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West of the Rockies, on the arid Colorado Plateau, Grand Junction already is wildfire-response central. Two heavy air tankers and another plane have been placed at the base of the Bookcliffs in anticipation of a long, hot summer. Those forces ...


City takes over White Hall, will demolish building

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The city of Grand Junction officially took possession of the title to White Hall this week in exchange for agreeing to pay for demolition of the fire-ravaged building. City Attorney John Shaver said the city decided to pay for the demolition ...


Passenger: Monument DUI suspect speeding nearly 80 mph

By Paul Shockley

One occupant of a Honda Civic that crashed in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday in Colorado National Monument estimated they were speeding at nearly 80 mph shortly before careening down an embankment near the monument’s east entrance, ...

Firefighters aim to leash blaze by Sunday

By Melinda Mawdsley

Crews are optimistic that the Sunrise Mine Fire, which has burned more than 6,100 acres southwest of Gateway, will be contained by Sunday. Although the fire grew in size Wednesday, crews were able to increase their containment to 70 percent ...


Ex-DA leaves prison after sex conviction

By Paul Shockley

Former 7th Judicial District Attorney and convicted sex offender Myrl Serra walked out of the Colorado state prison system on Friday, four days before a previously scheduled release date. Serra was released to the custody of the Montrose ...

Sole middle school Spanish program to be axed

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Redlands Middle School will end District 51’s only middle school-level Spanish program this fall as part of $5.7 million in district-wide budget reductions. As part of the reductions, Redlands Principal Kelly Reed said his school ...

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