Western Colorado

Page 9 of 1949


Church brings new life to an age-old story

By Rachel Sauer

The market was a chaos, a cacophony, a crush of motion and business. Centurions patrolled with a haughty swagger, deterring pickpockets but also hassling the occasional shopper. A woman hawked candles, three shekels each, while nearby at the ...


Years of checking alibis in Paige Birgfeld probe cast light on valley’s seedy side

By Paul Shockley

To get to Lester, they went through George, John, Timothy, Steven, Rob, Howard, Mark and Joseph. At varying degrees, they all inhabited Carrie’s world. Last month’s arrest of 63-year-old Lester Jones on suspicion of the 2007 ...


Palisade facelift: Downtown going uptown

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Downtown Palisade will see major cosmetic and infrastructure improvements in 2015, but those changes will also require a closure of Main Street to traffic for part of the year. Tuesday, trustees unanimously approved a budget including ...

State: Grouse 

By Gary Harmon

Colorado officials served a 60-day notice on Friday that the state will sue the federal government to prevent the listing of the Gunnison sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The federal government can avoid ...

Hermosa Creek area protection included in military spending bill

By Dennis Webb

It required pairing two unlikely bedfellows of national defense and public lands, but western Colorado apparently will see new wilderness designated under a military spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday, which is headed to ...


1,800 wreaths honor the fallen

By Amy Hamilton

Sweet smells of balsam fir boughs in the wreaths with bright red ribbons added a bit more cheer to the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado on Friday. The fundraiser and event led by Colorado’s Western Slope Patriot Guard ...


204 years 
in prison 
for child 
sex assaults

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction man who was found guilty by a jury on 27 counts of sex assault, including kidnapping, received a sentence of 204 years to life in prison during a hearing Friday. David Allen Relaford, 42, was charged in 2011 and found guilty ...

Bomb squad detonates old dynamite

By Dennis Webb

Multiple explosions noticed by western Garfield County residents early Friday afternoon were because of old dynamite detonated by authorities in the Grass Mesa area south of Rifle. Dual blasts about 15 minutes apart could be heard and even ...

Unsealing of airport documents is to begin

By Staff

By MARIANNE GOODLAND DENVER — A federal magistrate in Denver ordered the U.S. Attorney on Thursday to begin the process of unsealing documents related to the investigation of the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Magistrate Boyd Boland ...

County board to vote soon on new auditor

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners are expected to vote next week whether to continue having a Grand Junction accounting firm accused of overlooking tax law issues audit the county. For years, the county has flipped between using Grand Junction firms ...

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