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Second suspect arrested in slaying

By Dennis Webb

A second suspect is being held in connection with the murder of a woman near Glenwood Springs Friday. Michelle Castillo, 24, is being held in the Garfield County Jail along with Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 27. The Garfield County Sheriff’s ...


Cop cleared in fatal shooting

By Erin McIntyre

Prosecutors said Monday they will not file criminal charges against a Grand Junction police officer who fatally shot a man holding two children hostage at knifepoint last month. After an investigation into the officer-involved shooting, Mesa ...


Congressman Tipton, GJ legislator Scott say they still back Trump

By Charles Ashby

Two Republican Western Slope lawmakers are continuing to support their party’s nominee to the White House despite others in the GOP turning their backs on him. While state Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, said he would continue to ...


CMU expanding its global reach

By Katie Langford

In the midst of expanding properties and new programs, a quiet office at Colorado Mesa University is also growing in small and unexpected ways — its international student program has more than doubled enrollment since 2013. When Annie ...


Captive stole his property, man says

By Erin McIntyre

A man arrested for allegedly keeping a sex slave chained in his basement reported to law enforcement that the woman had stolen jewelry from him when she was in “an intimate relationship” with him months earlier. Authorities ...

Hunter braves the icy river to rescue young Lab, loses wallet, gun and goose

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction hunter, whose hunting dog-in-training was swept away when it chased its quarry into the Colorado River, jumped into the water and saved the pooch, but lost his shotgun, waders and wallet in the process. Chad Oller, 27, shot ...


Dances were big entertainment
in Colorado’s rural communities

By Bob Silbernagel

After a long night of playing piano at the Summit School in Unaweep Canyon, “the tendons in my arms were sore for a week,” Anita Clark of Grand Junction recalled. “When we played there, they never let us quit until the sun ...


Man faces multiple sexual assault counts

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction man is facing multiple counts of possible sexual assault on as many as three children over the past several years. Robert Jess Sherrill, 43, was jailed last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting three girls on numerous ...

State tourism office looking for new ideas

By Staff

The Colorado Tourism Office will be coming to Grand Junction and other cities around the state next week to gather more ideas to help it promote the state. Since the state kicked off a major national promotion campaign in recent years, ...


Attracting the next generation to hunting, fishing a big concern

By Dennis Webb

RELATED STORIES: Paying to Play States grapple with wildlife funding, ideas for tapping dollars beyond sportsmen fees A 2013 survey found fishing to be the fourth-most-popular outdoor activity among Coloradans, with 37 percent of residents ...

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