Western Colorado

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Man accused of smuggling illegal immigrants

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A California man was arrested Thursday after Fruita police stopped a van on Interstate 70 near Mack and found 18 illegal immigrants inside. Jose Espediador Ramirez Jr., 27, of Ontario, Calif., appeared in court Friday via video feed from Mesa ...

Foster dad sentenced to prison for 108 years

By Amy Hamilton

A girl who told authorities that a former Palisade police officer had been molesting her and another girl while they were in his foster care said she knew she was doing the right thing when she reported him. Telling the truth didn’t ...

Penry, McInnis dominate straw polls for governor

By Emily Shockley

A straw poll of Denver County Republicans on Thursday placed Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry atop the list of prospective Republican candidates for the 2010 race against Bill Ritter for governor. Penry swiped more than half the vote, ...

GJ man linked to robberies last month

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A Grand Junction man has been arrested in connection with last month’s robberies of a Rite Aid store near Mesa State College and Vectra Bank near Mesa Mall. Mitchell Lee Reeves, 27, was taken into custody late Thursday night at a house ...

Bear Siege Molina 6-5-9

Molina couple anxiously eye return of bruin to their home

By Staff

After Colorado Division of Wildlife officers chased away an adult black bear that had trapped Kurt Thompson and his wife in their rural Mesa County home for a couple hours Friday morning, Thompson said it was wait-and-see to determine if that ...

Kayaker missing in Eagle County

By Staff

Search efforts will continue today for a kayaker who went missing Thursday in Eagle County. The 29-year-old man reportedly fell into the Ladders area of Gore Creek Thursday afternoon. Vail Public Safety Communication Center received a call ...

Ritter vetoes firefighter union bill

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction Firefighters Association President Kevin Kuhlman was among several labor leaders quick to blast Gov. Bill Ritter’s veto Thursday of a measure that would have allowed local firefighters to bargain collectively. “He ...

Free homeownership sessions Saturday

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction Area Realtor Association will hold its first Keys to Homeownership Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave. Half-hour sessions will address information on ...

Peace flag theft case heads to trial

By Staff

A former soldier accused of stealing a flag off another person’s land in Glade Park pleaded not guilty Wednesday and is scheduled to go to trial in September. The flag in question is a world peace flag, said its owner, Anne Landman. ...

Teacher arrested on sex charge

By Emily Shockley

Montrose police arrested Montrose High School band teacher Andrew Burke on Wednesday on suspicion he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl sometime between December 2007 and August 2008. Montrose Police Department Cmdr. Gene ...

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