Western Colorado

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Plea deal in works in beating death

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors on Wednesday moved to dismiss a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal beating in November outside a downtown Grand Junction bar. Sahr Benjamin Mbawa, 27, is now scheduled for a plea hearing Feb. 4 before ...

Mauled Lake City dog an inside pet, for now

By Paul Shockley

Jane Doe’s no longer anonymous in Lake City. And she isn’t too proud about it. Veterinarians who treated the 4-year-old, collie-husky-golden retriever mix after it was mauled by a mountain lion on Monday ended up having to shave ...

DUI suspect caught after fleeing wreck

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A suspected drunken driver from Grand Junction was arrested late Tuesday night after he crashed a vehicle into a Grand Junction home while eluding authorities, then fled, the Colorado State Patrol said. A judge on Wednesday advised Brice ...

Blagg juror didn’t struggle to see, fellow panel member testifies

By Paul Shockley

A ruling on whether convicted murderer Michael Blagg will get a new trial isn’t expected until March. Chief District Judge David Bottger on Wednesday ordered both sides in Blagg’s latest legal effort to file closing arguments, in ...

Haiti disaster hits home for director of Red Cross

By Paul Shockley

David Hintch spent weeks over the span of six years sharing a small apartment at the Hotel Montana in Haiti. Situated on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the building tumbled to the ground when Tuesday’s ...

Married couple bound for Iraq

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Erin and Jose Chacon are headed together to Iraq on Friday as part of the 282nd Army Engineer Company. The Chacons are among 21 Grand Valley Army reservists being deployed for a year to Operation Iraqi Freedom. For Jose Chacon, 27, ...

Grand Junction man gets jail time, fine for wildlife violations

By Dave Buchanan

A Grand Junction man with a history of wildlife violations will spend a year in jail for his latest infractions. Jonathan H. Gilbert, 29, was sentenced on Jan. 8 in Garfield County District Court to one year in the Department of Corrections ...

District 51 nears parity with state for graduation

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 reversed a trend when it matched Colorado’s 3.6 percent dropout rate in 2009, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Education. District 51’s dropout rate, which measures how many ...

Rite Aid gunman was suicidal, father told police

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The Grand Junction man suspected of pulling a gun on and assaulting a Rite Aid Pharmacy employee Tuesday purchased the weapon earlier that day and fired it outside his apartment minutes before he entered the pharmacy, according to an arrest ...

St. Mary’s exec Ladenburger to lead Denver facilities for Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

By Amy Hamilton

Bob Ladenburger was the first chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital from outside of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth health system. After 10 years with the system, Landenburger was tapped Tuesday to oversee operations at ...

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