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1 year 3 months ago

Tourists find body at Colorado National Monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say tourists discovered a body while they were taking photos at a national monument in western Colorado. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/kcn8puq ) the body was found Tuesday near the west entrance of the Colorado National Monument. Mesa County sheriff's investigators haven't...

4 years 2 months ago

Man sentenced for dragging dog to death

DENVER (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to dragging a dog to death in western Colorado has been sentenced to three years in federal prison, the maximum term possible. Thirty-eight-year-old Steven Clay Romero of Grand Junction was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer in Denver. Romero...

4 years 8 months ago

100,000 seek harsh punishment for dog death

More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for harsh punishment for a man accused of dragging a dog to death, the creator of a Facebook page called "Demand Justice for Buddy" said. Thirty-seven-year-old Steven Clay Romero, faces a federal animal cruelty charge after Buddy, a German shepherd...

4 years 9 months ago

Chimney Rock on track to becoming monument

The Chimney Rock Archaeological Area may soon become a national monument. Congressman John Salazar's office says he's working on crafting a bill. President Harry Truman in 1949 signed legislation protecting the archaeological rich area, which contains ruins thought to be the northernmost settlements of the Chacoans, a Native American tribe...

4 years 9 months ago

Second arrest made in dog dragging death

A second arrest has been made in the case of a Blue Heeler/German Shepherd mix dragged to his death last week in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction. 32-year old Melissa Lockhart of Fruita is accused of stealing the dog, named "Buddy", and another dog from a pickup truck...

4 years 9 months ago

Man arrested for Colorado dog dragging death

A man has been arrested for allegedly dragging a dog to its death in Colorado National Monument. The Park Service says rangers arrested 37-year-old Steven Clay Romero of Grand Junction on Thursday at the Mesa County courthouse. An adult male German Shepherd-Blue Heeler mix was found early Wednesday morning with...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado dog dragged to death by car

Staffers at the Colorado National Monument say they're making progress finding whoever was responsible for dragging a dog to its death. An adult male German Shepherd-Blue Heeler mix was found at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday with a rope around its neck along Rim Rock Drive, the main road through...

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