Western Colorado

Page 1811 of 1976


Speaking out for the first time

By Carrie Marfitano

The mother of an 18-year-old Mesa State College student who was killed in a drunken-driving crash spoke publicly for the first time Saturday night at a remembrance for students who had died in recent years. Samantha Loy had moved out of her ...

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Energy firms try to grasp new rules

By Dennis Webb

Years of effort to tighten regulation of Colorado’s oil and gas industry come to fruition when new rules take effect Wednesday. And despite the date — April 1 — this is no April Fool’s joke, although many in the ...

Video game ‘obsession’  haunted gunman, a loner

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The nearest thing to a clue left behind by Stefan Martin-Urban to explain his homicidal behavior on Oct. 11 was what Grand Junction police called his obsession with video games. The 22-year-old man who shot to death two people, wounded two ...

Man sentenced in Montrose woman’s death

By Staff

A man accused in the shooting death of a Montrose woman whose remains were found buried at a rock quarry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Lionel Lopez pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of being an accessory to first-degree murder ...

Shaw Construction honored for helping community

By Carrie Marfitano

Shaw Construction received the White Ribbon Business Award from the Human Services Council of Mesa County at a breakfast during Colorado Nonprofit Week earlier this month. The award recognizes a business in Mesa County that gives to the ...

Government defends itself as it looks to settle suit

By Dennis Webb

The federal government has offered a detailed legal defense of its actions leading to oil and gas leasing on the Roan Plateau, even as it pursues settlement of a lawsuit challenging that leasing. The government filed a 62-page response to the ...

Blagg won’t appear at GJ hearing

By Paul Shockley

A judge this week rejected a bid to bring convicted murderer Michael Blagg back to Mesa County. In a written order issued Wednesday, Chief District Judge David Bottger denied a request filed by Mesa County prosecutors seeking Blagg’s ...

Growers fight the freeze

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Faced with a second night of plunging temperatures, farmers in the east end of the Grand Valley expected to stay up for the second night in a row Friday, carefully watching fruit trees and preparing to do whatever possible to save blossoms ...

Killer’s motivation will remain a mystery

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The mystery shrouding the motive for an attack that left two Grand Junction residents dead and two others wounded will remain just that — a mystery. Grand Junction police Friday formally closed the investigation into the Oct. 11 ...

Jobless rate surges in Mesa County

By Carrie Marfitano

Unemployment rose more than a percentage point in Mesa County in February, according to numbers released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Mesa County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 6.7 percent, ...

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