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2 years 9 months ago

Occupy Grand Junction targets Black Friday

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Occupy protesters in Grand Junction are hoping to convince shoppers to stay away from large retailers during the holidays. Members plan to demonstrate at the Mesa Mall on Thanksgiving night as shoppers line up for Black Friday deals. Their message is "Buy local...

2 years 10 months ago

Plea hearing Wednesday for ex-Western Slope DA

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The former 7th Judicial District attorney is scheduled in court for a hearing where he's expected to enter a plea. Police arrested Myrl Serra in September 2010 on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact with force, criminal extortion, indecent exposure and official misconduct. His trial...

3 years 2 months ago

Inmate accused of stabbing 2 with sewing scissors

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An inmate at Mesa County Community Corrections is accused of stabbing two staff members with sewing scissors. Twenty-two-year-old Paul Savage was booked into the county jail Friday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree assault. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras says the stabbing happened...

3 years 2 months ago

Mesa State College gets new name

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa State College in Grand Junction will have a new name starting Aug. 10. The Daily Sentinel reports that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Monday that will turn the school in western Colorado into Colorado Mesa University. School officials say...

3 years 3 months ago

Church revokes speaking invite for Churchill

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction church that invited fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill to speak on Memorial Day has withdrawn its invitation. The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley did not want to offend military families by having...

3 years 3 months ago

HIV/AIDS homeless grants coming to Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado programs that help the homeless and those with HIV/AIDS have received nearly $2 million in federal grants. The U.S. Development of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday that Colorado programs will get $1.8 million. Denver-based Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. will get nearly $1.5 million...

3 years 4 months ago

Western Slope job outlook poor

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Despite new job orders in energy and construction, Colorado's Western Slope is coping with near-record jobless rates. Grand Junction's unemployment rate has tripled in the past two years and stands at above 11 percent. Mesa County reports that several hundred people apply for...

3 years 5 months ago

Grand Junction Pro tem Mayor Resigns

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The mayor pro tem of Grand Junction has resigned effective immediately, citing personal reasons. City Councilwoman Bonnie Beckstein says she is stepping down because of "significant changes" in her personal life. She didn't give details and asked that her privacy be respected. The City Council...

3 years 5 months ago

Tipton: community must rally to change monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado congressman Scott Tipton says efforts to upgrade the Colorado National Monument to a national park should be driven by the community. The Republican represents the district that includes the monument next door to Grand Junction. Tipton tells The Daily Sentinel that it's an...

3 years 5 months ago

Redistricting panel heads to southern Colo.

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A bipartisan panel considering new congressional districts is headed to southern Colorado talk with residents about their district. The legislative panel planned hearings in Alamosa and Pueblo Saturday. Both are currently in the 3rd Congressional District represented by Republican Rep. Scott Tipton. The panel...

3 years 5 months ago

Alleged brothel building being auctioned

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A building that federal authorities say was used for prostitution in Grand Junction is being auctioned off next month. Internal Revenue Service special agent John Harrison told The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that about 70 percent of the proceeds from the April 14 auction...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado District Attorney faces more charges

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A western Colorado district attorney facing criminal charges for allegedly demanding sexual favors from women in his office has been arrested again, this time on allegations of harassment and violating his bond. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that Montrose County District Attorney Myrl Serra was...

3 years 8 months ago

School Bus Driver; Stops for Liquor

A school bus driver who stopped at a liquor store on his way out of Grand Junction has been suspended and may be fired. The driver, whose name wasn't released, went inside alone to buy a bottle. It was not opened on the bus. Students on the charter trip returned...

4 years 2 days ago

Hearing on Xcel energy plan

State regulators are gathering comment on Xcel Energy's plan to use less coal to produce electricity. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing on the plan Monday in Grand Junction starting at 6 p.m. Xcel has proposed spending $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Palisade Peach Festival this weekend

Peaches from the Grand Valley are one of the best things about summertime in Colorado. Sweet, juice-dripping-down-your-arms peaches. If you love peach pie, peach ice cream and peaches in every form you can think of--the 42nd annual Palisade Peach Festival will be held Aug. 19-22. In addition to...

4 years 2 weeks ago

9-year-old girl dies in Colorado go-cart crash

A 9-year-old Aurora girl whose go-cart collided with a maintenance vehicle at Grand Junction Motor Speedway has died. Mesa County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sally Weese says Taybor Duncan's go-cart rolled multiple times after it clipped a maintenance vehicle on the track Sunday morning. Weese says Taybor had just crested...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates

It's sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates in primary elections. They're working the phones, waving signs on busy street corners and putting final touches on what they hope will be victory speeches Tuesday night. Democrats are focusing on Colorado Springs. That's because El Paso is the most populous Colorado...

4 years 2 months ago

West Slope growth rate slows

State officials say population growth fueled by the western Colorado energy boom is slowing down in Grand Junction and surrounding Mesa County. But the state Demographer's Office says the area's population isn't expected to shrink. Elizabeth Garner, the state demographer, says Mesa County's growth rate may not pick up...

4 years 3 months ago

Job of the Day: VA counselor

The Veterans Administration is seeking more than two dozen therapists across the country to help vets readjust to civilian life following deployments. There are openings in the following Colorado cities: Colorado Springs Pueblo Denver Boulder Grand Junction Click here to apply.

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado arrest in cold case murder

Police say a Grand Junction man has been arrested in the 1994 beating death of a Boulder man after investigators matched evidence from the crime scene with information in a national crime database. Boulder police say 42-year-old David John Trujillo was arrested Monday on second-degree murder charges in the...

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