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Death Notices: 11-25-14

By Staff

■ William Carl Emmons, 82, Palisade, died Nov. 23, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Palisade Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Melva Jean; three sons, William C. “Billy” Jr., Diamond Culver and Anthony ...

$2 million bail for Birgfeld suspect Jones

By Mike Wiggins

A Mesa County judge on Monday ordered a Grand Junction man held on a $2 million cash-only bond after prosecutors charged him with kidnapping and killing Paige Birgfeld and setting fire to her vehicle seven years ago. Lester Ralph Jones, 63, ...


Man tells deputies aiming a banana was stunt; he’s jailed, anyway

By Charles Ashby

Two deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fruitvale man Sunday who they initially thought had threatened them with a gun. Call it, instead, a case of drive-by fruiting. The man was pointing a banana at them. The ...


County names manager finalist

By Emily Shockley

Less than eight months after a promotion from Mesa County information technology director to deputy administrator for resource management, Frank Whidden was named Monday the sole finalist for the soon-to-be-open position of Mesa County ...


Martinez continues stellar season

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa had another solid wrestling tournament last weekend. The Mavericks placed eight wrestlers in the Nebraska-Kearney Open, led by James Martinez. The 157-pound senior won his third consecutive open tournament with two pins and two ...

Sean Mulvey out as Fruita football coach

By Staff

Prep Football Sean Mulvey out as Wildcats’ coach Sean Mulvey will not coach the Fruita Monument High School football team next season, the school announced Monday. Fruita Monument Athletic Director Denny Squibb said the school is ...


Mavs primed for encore in 2015

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa fell one match short of its goal of playing for the school’s first NCAA national volleyball title, but the Mavericks did accomplish other firsts in a historical season. Mesa won its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference ...

Road Trip: Make plans for Dec. 11–17

By Staff

Here are some events coming to Colorado and Utah. ■ Blackalicious — Belly Up, Aspen, Dec. 11. ■ Fleetwood Mac — Pepsi Center, Denver, Dec. 12. ■ The Wallflowers — Belly Up, Aspen, Dec. 12. ■ The ...

Email letters, November 24, 2014

By Staff

Burkholder’s letter charging Obama with lawlessness is unfounded I would like to reply to James Burkholder, who was against Obama’s recent executive order concerning immigration reform in a letter in Sunday’s Daily Sentinel. ...

Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

By The AP

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said Monday. The panel has been ...

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