Western Colorado

Page 1554 of 1971

Man accused in relationship with girl, 14

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man faces a possible felony charge on suspicion that he carried on a sexual relationship with an underage girl. Christopher Scott Espinoza, 24, is being held at the Mesa County Jail on $25,000 bond. Espinoza was arrested ...


Man gets prison in 9-year-old rape case

By Paul Shockley

A man linked through DNA to a nearly decade-old rape in downtown Grand Junction was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday. Jorge Hurtado-Ruiz, 31, was sentenced by District Judge Richard Gurley to the maximum term allowed under a plea ...

Briefs, Feb. 6, 2010

By Staff

Hilltop opens new programs for seniors Hilltop has opened two new programs as part of its Senior Life Options service. Handy Helpers is designed to help seniors manage time-consuming and overwhelming daily tasks. Generational Solutions ...

Free Press to become weekly publication

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The Grand Junction Free Press will cut back the number of days it publishes and become a weekly newspaper starting March 5. Free Press publisher Valerie Smith announced the change Friday in a news release, acknowledging the current economy ...

Depths of winter, potholes

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They hide on streets and lurk in parking lots. Unsuspecting drivers may not realize their presence until they’re virtually on top of them. By then, it’s too late to avoid them, and another victim has been claimed. They are ...

Congress left to pick up health care pieces

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Congress seems ready to take on a piecemeal approach to changing the nation’s health care system, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo, said. If the one-plan approach fails in Congress as President Obama now fears it will, Salazar said, he ...

Briefs, Feb. 5, 2010

By Staff

Valentine Gift Boutique is Saturday Locally made items will be for sale at a Valentine Gift Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riley’s Furniture Building, across from Smash Burger, at First Street and Grand Avenue. Call ...

Ritter pushes for more clean energy from utilities

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s biggest utility companies are years ahead in meeting Colorado’s 20 percent standard for renewable energy, so Gov. Bill Ritter wants them to think bigger. That’s why he’s pushing to increase ...

Mesa County foreclosure filings outpace rest of state

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County foreclosure filings made up less than 3 percent of filings in the state in 2009, but the county led all others in percentage increase of filings from 2008 to 2009. Mesa County had 1,290 home foreclosure filings last year, a 175 ...


Once-hesitant parents ‘jump in with both feet’ adopting Haitian child

By Allen Gemaehlich

Greg Stephens never dreamed about adopting children. But after hearing Canyon View Vineyard Church senior pastor Kirk Yamaguchi preach about “the cry of the orphans,” he began to consider it. Yamaguchi and his wife, Jane, were ...

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