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Suspect in teen’s death denied bond

By Gabrielle Porter

The 20-year-old man accused of shooting to death a Whitewater teen just after midnight Saturday has been ordered held without bond. Israel Jerome Massingill, who was arrested several hours after 17-year-old Kiera Quintana was shot in the head ...


Fabulous stories surround the Hermit of Pat’s Hole

By Bob Silbernagel

There’s little question that Pat Lynch’s life was unusual. He spent most of his last 35 years living in caves near the mouth of the Yampa River in Echo Canyon in what’s now Dinosaur National Monument. But just how ...


Seaplane ‘splash-in’ near Rangely

By Charles Ashby

As a way to highlight an effort to allow seaplanes to land in lakes on state parks, the Colorado Seaplane Pilots Association sponsored a “splash-in” at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely on Saturday. Colorado is the only state in the ...


Police arrest suspect in teen’s death

By Gabrielle Porter

Police have named the 20-year-old Grand Junction man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Whitewater teenager just after midnight Saturday. Israel Jerome Massingill, of 267 W. Danbury Circle, was taken into custody fewer than six hours after ...


New trial planned for man accused in 2012 murder

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction man whose 2012 murder conviction was reversed last fall is set for a new trial after Colorado’s Supreme Court refused to accept jurisdiction over the case. Julius Paul Sutton, 31, was one of two men convicted several ...


Pickup hits overpass guardrail

By Gabrielle Porter

Two young men are suspected of ramming the guardrail on the 25 Road bridge over Interstate 70 on Sunday evening, rolling their truck on its side and fleeing the scene, according to police radio traffic and a neighbor who partially witnessed ...


Arch Coal at crossroads in review

By Dennis Webb

Looking every bit as comfortable in hiking gear as he might be in courtroom attire, attorney Ted Zukoski of the conservation group Earthjustice led a group of environmentalists deep into the Gunnison National Forest east of Paonia on a sunny ...


Between a raft and a rock place

By Charles Ashby

It was supposed to be just a casual affair. Only about 100 people were expected to show up to slowly float down the Colorado River from Corn Lake State Park to the Botanical Gardens Amphitheater on Saturday, and then have some suds, some ...

‘Staggering’ number of defendants in homicide cases

By Gary Harmon

Prosecutors in Mesa County are dealing with 21 murder- and homicide-related cases, three of which involve killings that happened more than 16 years ago and two of which have defendants still evading arrest. The defendant list includes a ...


A longer-lasting type of water

By Staff

Casual observers watching the kind of air show that often is part of a wildland firefighting effort might not realize that water and retardant drops serve generally different purposes. Water is typically used right on the fire front, to ...

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