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Carbondale man guilty of killing stepdaughter’s boyfriend

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Carbondale restaurant owner pleaded guilty Friday morning in the shooting death of his stepdaughter’s boyfriend. Fredy Cabrera, 40, faces a sentence of 16 to 48 years under a deal with prosecutors in which he ...

‘Visionary’ educator wins CU award

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction High School business and information technology teacher Brent Welch is one of 30 recipients statewide of the first-ever Outstanding Colorado Educator Award from the University of Colorado. The Boulder-based university invited ...


Research reveals new details of fatal event, potential risks

By Gary Harmon

The size of the landslide that took three lives this spring on the north side of Grand Mesa was remarkable in the relatively recent history of the mountain, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A research project headed by Jeff Coe, a research ...


Rio Blanco 
sheriff hurt in stabbing

By Dennis Webb

A 19-year-old teen with a history of mental issues was taken into custody Thursday after allegedly stabbing Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff, who was seriously injured but is expected to make a full recovery. Logan Piper of Meeker was ...

Mistrial declared in bank robbery case

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge in Garfield County on Friday declared a mistrial in the case of a man suspected of robbing a Glenwood Springs bank along with ones in Clifton and Colorado Springs. Ninth Judicial District Judge James Boyd ...


St. Joseph embarks on parish hall project

By Staff

The earth has begun to move on a parcel of land next to St. Joseph Catholic Church downtown, 230 N. Third St., as the initial steps toward the construction project of a new parish hall got under way in earnest earlier this week. St. ...


DA: No further charges against King

By Paul Shockley

A special prosecutor in the case against state Sen. Steve King says additional charges won’t be filed following an investigation into allegations taxpayers may have been double-billed for work between Grand Junction and ...

Harvey Gap swim area shut after higher E. coli readings

By Staff

Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife have closed the swimming area at Harvey Gap State Park near Rifle after finding elevated concentrations of E. coli bacteria. Weekly water testing found elevated levels of the bacteria, most likely ...


Nuke reactor a go, still faces hurdles

By Gary Harmon

A proposed Green River, Utah, nuclear generating station would jolt the grid with 2,200 megawatts of electricity, a reduction in the capacity for the project, which took a step forward with an announcement Wednesday that Westinghouse Electric ...


Plea hearing set in Cabrera killing case

By Staff

A man accused of first-degree murder apparently is again planning to accept a plea deal in connection with the death of his stepdaughter’s boyfriend near Glenwood Springs. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia told reporters by ...

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