I-70 speed limit reduced at Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit on Interstate 70 through Grand Junction to 70 mph (112.6 kph).
Man sentenced for stealing ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Sno-Cat
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to three years in a community corrections program for stealing a Sno-Cat fitted out to look like the "General Lee," the famous car featured in...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman has been charged with attempting to drive off a cliff at a national monument with four children and two dogs.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel has appointed Dale Shrull as managing editor.
The newspaper reported Friday that Shrull was promoted from sports editor, the...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Some depleted water reserves in Colorado are still recovering from one of the worst dry spells on record.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports the Ute...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A western Colorado elementary school will remain closed for a third day as crews clean up liquid mercury in several classrooms.
Colorado police reopen case of teenager’s 1975 homicide
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police in a western Colorado city have reopened an investigation into an unsolved 1975 homicide.
The Daily Sentinel reports that the Grand Junction Police...
Opponents working to repeal Colorado popular vote law
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The effort to repeal a new law aimed at giving Colorado's presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote is under way.
Colorado coal production dips in 2018
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels.
The Daily Sentinel reports that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and...
No criminal charges against officer in Rangely incident
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A prosecutor is declining to file criminal charges against a police officer who shot and killed a man last December in western Colorado.
Man convicted of murder, other charges in death of girl
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of a...
Toddler dies after house fire near Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was killed and two adults were injured after a fire erupted in a garage, burning part of a home near Grand Junction.
Colorado man convicted of shooting, killing wife
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been found guilty in the shooting death of his wife.
The Daily Sentinel reported Thursday that 38-year-old Kalab Prettyman was convicted of...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether a 4.5 magnitude earthquake near the Utah-Colorado border was caused by a well that injects salty water deep...
Colorado union transit workers agree to new contract
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Union transit workers have accepted a new contract agreement, avoiding a strike at the public transportation agency in western Colorado.
Colorado town cuts off water to some after supply drops
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A town in western Colorado cut off water to about a third of its users after officials discovered two major leaks that diminished the water supply.
Union ends contract extension agreement for Kroger workers
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The union representing workers at Kroger-owned grocery stores in Colorado says it is withdrawing from an agreement to keep employees working under an expired...
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Man convicted in Colorado stabbing death
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 stabbing death of another man.
Terrence "TJ" Richardson also was found guilty Tuesday by Mesa County District Court Judge Gretchen Larson of second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the death of 20-year-old Caleb Fettig.
Colorado bus union authorizes strike
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The union for workers at a Colorado public transportation agency unanimously voted to authorize the union's executive board to call a strike if future negotiations are unproductive.
Frustrated mom casts mail-in ballot for adult son
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a Grand Junction woman was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor voter fraud after she allegedly cast a mail-in ballot for her adult son.
The Mesa County district attorney's office says 66-year-old Gail Arlene Gray allegedly cast the vote last fall after becoming frustrated that her adult children didn't seem to be voting.
2 bodies recovered from frozen lake in western Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Search and rescue crews have recovered the bodies of two men who drove a tracked snow vehicle onto a frozen lake and fell through the ice in western Colorado.
2 men missing after vehicle likely falls through ice
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two men are missing after they possibly drove a tracked snow vehicle onto a frozen lake and fell through the ice in western Colorado.
Sen. Bennet, Rep. Neguse plan measure to protect state land
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse are planning to introduce a measure that looks to protect about 625 square miles (1,620 square kilometers) of Colorado land.
Cleanup efforts underway after industry leaks in Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Cleanup efforts are underway following two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities in western Colorado.
The Daily Sentinel reports a buried natural gas gathering line owned by Bargath, a subsidiary of the energy company Williams, ruptured last week north of Parachute.
Judge halts ski resort’s snow plans
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A judge halted a Colorado ski resort's plans to make snow from water it bought from a rancher.
Powderhorn Mountain Resort, near the edge of the Grand Mesa, had tried to expand its operations using water rights it purchased in 2016.
Teen with BB gun arrested near Grand Junction High School
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a witness reported seeing him with a gun in the parking lot of Grand Junction High School.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Friday the weapon turned out to be a BB gun that appeared to be a handgun.
State regulators approve well pad near Battlement Mesa homes
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — State regulators have approved a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill 24 wells and a wastewater injection well near a Battlement Mesa mobile home park.
Man killed in snowmobile crash in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man has died in a snowmobile crash in Mesa County in western Colorado.
Authorities say the incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in a canal at Grand Junction.
Police tells KKCO-TV that the man failed to negotiate a turn while riding his snowmobile in the canal. He died at the scene.
Coalition works to neuter and release cats in Mesa County
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Lisa Warburton realized she was outnumbered.
The cat population in her neighborhood had skyrocketed. There were so many kitties coming and going behind her home that they had worn a distinguishable path in the dirt, a sort of cat superhighway.
Authorities identify woman found dead at trailer park
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman killed in a trailer park in western Colorado.
The Daily Sentinel reports 58-year-old Janice Brown was found dead in the town of Collbran after Mesa County deputies responded to a shooting report Saturday.
Deputies arrested 36-year-old Adam Trevor Boggie on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Colorado agency seeks drill limit near big game
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reiterated to the Bureau of Land Management that it wants to see regulators consider limiting oil and gas pads to one per square mile (2.58 square kilometers) in critical big game habitat.
Gov. John Hickenlooper raised concern last year in a letter to the BLM about its December 2018 lease sale, and the agency ultimately deferred offering most of the acreage largely because of a number of wildlife and other issues raised by the governor.
Colorado releases plan directing outdoor recreation
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado plan aims to use the state's $62 billion outdoor recreation economy in a sustainable way over the next five years.
Family disagrees with ‘Make My Day’ decision in shooting
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Nobody expected it to be an easy conversation.
Brandon Sanchez was just 26 when he was shot to death at a Pear Park home Sept. 16.
His family loved him.
They wanted justice, which to them meant the shooter behind bars, charged with murder.
Trish Mahre and Danny Norris were the ones who had to sit down and tell Sanchez's family that they believed Melissa Pruitt, a 34-year-old felon, was legally justified when she pulled the trigger and killed their loved one.
Family fights ‘Make My Day’ focus in Grand Junction shooting
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — It wasn't long after Brandon Sanchez was shot to death outside a Pear Park home that the question arose that would determine his killer's fate.
Was Sanchez somewhere he shouldn't have been?
And another: Was he doing something he shouldn't have?
Mesa County sheriff's deputies responding to a report of a shooting at 3116 Chipeta Ave. on the morning of Sept. 16 found the body of Sanchez, a 26-year-old Grand Junction resident.
Authorities identify man killed by western Colorado officers
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by officers during a stolen vehicle pursuit in western Colorado has been identified as 58-year-old Daniel Pierce.
United announces Grand Junction-Chicago direct flight
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Travelers in Grand Junction soon will be able to fly directly to Chicago.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports United Airlines announced Wednesday that it will start a seasonal flight between Grand Junction Regional Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport in June.
Western Colorado cities expect big savings from solar power
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Don't let the chilly air and shorter days fool you: Hundreds of solar panels located off Interstate 70 near Palisade are working just fine.
Come January, the 12-acre (5-hectare) solar garden will go online and fully offset electricity costs for Palisade, saving the town an estimated $1.2 million over the next 20 years.
Scaled-back Colorado lease sale makes $1M
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A federal oil and gas lease sale in Colorado netted nearly $1 million in revenue.
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Some Colorado law enforcement gives body-cameras a trial run
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Some law enforcement in Mesa County are taking body cameras for a test drive.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports officers from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department have been field-testing the body-worn cameras in recent weeks.
Man shot during confrontation with Colorado deputies ID’d
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in western Colorado.
Report: Require high bonds to avoid well costs
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A recent report suggests regulators should consider raising required levels of bonding for oil and gas development to help assure funding is available to plug wells and reclaim pads when that responsibility falls to the state.
Cellphone panic alarm leads to arrest of sex-assault suspect
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado arrested a Utah man on sexual assault charges after responding to a panic alarm from a cellphone activated by a juvenile male.
KJCT-TV reports that when Grand Junction officers traced the alarm Thursday, they found the man and juvenile in a car.
Authorities identify woman hit, killed on interstate
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman who was struck and killed by a semitruck on interstate 70 has been identified.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that Grand Junction police say 52-year-old Samantha Haber was hit Tuesday as she was walking on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes.
Body of man missing since April found in Mesa County
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the remains of a 32-year-old man missing since April in western Colorado.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that Kyle Free, of Clifton, died from gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
It says the county coroner's office positively identified the remains on Wednesday.
Standoff along I-70 in western Colorado began with stabbing
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A standoff that shut down Interstate 70 for more than two hours in western Colorado started after authorities say a man cut the throat of another man trying to help him after a car crash.
The Daily Sentinel reports that two men at a nearby business agreed to give 38-year-old Justin Madrid and a co-worker a ride back to the car along I-70 near Rifle Tuesday.
Western State Colorado University alters school name
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Western State Colorado University has dropped "state" from its name as part of an unofficial rebranding.
The Daily Sentinel reports the university in Gunnison quietly made the alteration this fall with little public notice.