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2 dead, 1 injured in grand junction highway crash

grand junction, colo. (ap) — authorities say two people are dead after a truck crossed a highway median and struck another truck in grand junction on sunday. the grand junction police department tells kjct that a third person was taking to the hospital. kjct reports that it’s not known why the driver of the westbound […]

grand junction has second million-dollar lottery winner in less than a week

another millionaire was made in grand junction during the colorado lottery’s lotto drawing wednesday night. 

three decades of patience pays off for grand junction powerball winner

grand junction area resident judy finchum says she has played the same five numbers in the powerball every week, without fail, for the past 30 years.

authorities: pastor missing after search for hidden treasure

grand junction, colo. (ap) — authorities say a pastor from grand junction who has been reported missing in new mexico was searching for a famous hidden treasure, the grand junction daily sentinel reports. the newspaper says that new mexico state police lt. elizabeth armijo confirmed family members told authorities that paris wallace had come to […]

winning powerball ticket worth $132.2 million sold in grand junction

someone who bought a powerball ticket on patterson road in grand junction won the largest powerball jackpot in colorado history on saturday, a $133.2 million payoff, in spite of 292 million-to-1 odds.

“valentine’s” flyers promoting the ku klux klan distributed in grand junction

"valentine's" flyers promoting the ku klux klan were left on driveways or placed in mailboxes around grand junction, spurring some residents to turn them into the mesa county sheriff's office.

navy seal who died in skydiving demonstration “lived life to the fullest,” famil

the family of a colorado navy seal who died when his parachute failed to open during a fleet week demonstration called him a role model to all, in a statement tuesday. remington j. peters, 27, of grand junction, fell to his death during the demonstration over the hudson river on sunday.

honoring grand junction high school teacher lorena thompson (3 letters)

the work that lorena thompson was doing with grand junction high school's rise program is the kind of work that must be done everywhere.

grand junction daily sentinel standing up to state lawmaker’s charges of “fake n

the grand junction daily sentinel is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing "fake news," setting the stage for a possible legal battle that could test the definition of the most overused phrase in trump-era politics.

from harper to puckett, grand junction a juco baseball mecca

a few years before bryce harper was hammering home runs at big league ballparks, the slugger had dreams of bashing baseballs in western colorado. getting to grand junction means you’ve made it to the juco world series. and for every junior college player, that has been the dream destination since 1959, with suplizio field and […]

authorities: grand junction pastor missing after search for hidden treasure

authorities say a pastor from grand junction who has been reported missing in new mexico was searching for a famous hidden treasure.

man acquitted in mexico gets life for 1989 us killing

grand junction, colo. (ap) — a mexican man convicted of murder in colorado after being acquitted of the same crime in mexico has been sentenced to life in prison. rafael “shorty” aguilar garcia was sentenced friday in grand junction in the 1989 killing of charles porter, a friend of his estranged wife. the daily sentinel […]

drugs, alcohol suspected as factors in crash that killed grand junction man

drugs and alcohol are suspected as factors in a garfield county crash monday evening that killed a 54-year-old grand junction man.

federal agents raid defense contractor in western colorado

grand junction, colo. (ap) — federal agents have raided a building belonging to a department of defense contractor in western colorado. the grand junction daily sentinel reports more than 300 employees of capco inc. were sent home during the raid wednesday. jeff dorschner, a spokesman for the u.s. attorney’s office, says no immediate arrests were […]

grand junction man sought on 43 counts of sex crimes — including incest — agains

a 35-year-old grand junction man is being sought on suspicion of committing 43 counts of sex crimes against children -- including incest -- over a nearly-three-year span with three separate child victims.

weaving car in grand junction leads police to find 2 pounds of marijuana, magic

a car weaving on interstate 70 in grand junction led police to find more than 2 pounds of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms and two firearms, including an assault rifle in the vehicle on tuesday night.

colorado man gets 6 months jail time for swearing at judge

grand junction, colo. (ap) — a colorado man will spend six months in jail after he swore repeatedly at a judge during a bond hearing. the daily sentinel of grand junction reports (http://bit.ly/2mmwuye ) that 36-year-old christopher vigil appeared in mesa county court thursday for a bond hearing on a drug possession case. when judge […]

grand junction police chief chosen to lead colorado bureau of investigation

the grand junction police chief, a veteran of state law enforcement, will be the next colorado bureau of investigation director. chief john camper was named monday as the ninth director of the statewide bureau by stan hilkey, executive director of the colorado department of public safety. camper will start on jan. 1.

mesa county’s touted pretrial services facing serious issues

grand junction, colo. (ap) — mesa county’s pretrial services program has been seen as a state and national model in reducing jail overcrowding since its creation in 1989. but rising crime and the outcome of a pending sales tax vote could strain the program’s offerings. the grand junction sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2yharxr) that he program helps […]

federal grand jury indicts grand junction window cleaning and snow removal busin

sergio murillo told clients of his window cleaning business to write checks to him, failed to declare the income, indictment said.

officials investigate how to stem underground coal fires

grand junction, colo. state officials are planning to conduct the latest in a series of periodic investigations into underground coal fires along the grand hogback formation, which stretches across much of northwestern colorado.

grand junction sentinel’s thin-skinned publisher needs to face new media world

it’s been a long, hard fall for newspaper publishers. they’re just part of the cacophony, having to defend their opinions just like everyone else.

new website connects greeley produce growers with consumers

in late february, vinder launched in more than 30 cities across the u.s. greeley and grand junction are the only colorado locations included on the site.

downtown grand junction loses some of its shine

this chair held sammy hudson’s customers. anyone who needed a little sprucing up and an expert’s touch, and maybe a sympathetic ear, some lighthearted conversation and a laugh or wise advice to go along with a shoeshine would find it here.

one more question for a legendary grand junction high school teacher

lorena thompson proved that a hard-working and talented teacher can bridge the appalling achievement gap or put our top scholars among the best in the world.

grand junction man falls off paddleboard, drowns in eggleston lake

delta county sheriff fred mckee says the lake is still extremely cold, but that he doesn't know if temperature was a factor in smith's death.

mesa county man found in canal drowned, coroner says

a grand junction man found dead in a canal was a victim of accidental drowning

from harper to puckett, grand junction a juco baseball mecca

a few years before bryce harper was hammering home runs at big league ballparks, the slugger had dreams of bashing baseballs in western colorado.

grand junction pastor’s disappearance reignites debate over treasure hunt

police say a body has been found along the rio grande in northern new mexico not far from where a colorado pastor parked his vehicle before heading out to search for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.

former mountain village mayor saved after skiing heart attack in telluride

a nordic skier who suffered a hear attack urday on the valley floor in telluride was released from a grand junction hospital on tuesday.

coroner: mesa county inmate commits suicide by strangulation

a mesa county jail inmate died wednesday in a grand junction hospital.

man likely drowned at grand junction swimming spot

authorities say a man likely drowned after he jumped into a popular swimming spot in western colorado.

earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near morettis junction

a shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported friday morning two miles from morettis junction, calif., according to the u.s. geological survey. the temblor occurred at 6:22 a.m. pdt at a depth of 6.2 miles. according to the usgs, the epicenter was 14 miles from ramona, 15 miles from san diego...

dead treasure hunter from new mexico confirmed as grand junction pastor, investi

new mexico medical investigators have positively identified a body found in the rio grande as that of a colorado pastor who went missing while searching for a supposed hidden treasure.

former bronco ben garland joins rare company in helping falcons to super bowl li

former bronco and grand junction native ben garland is doing what few if any have on a super bowl team: playing both offensive and defensive line, while continuing to contribute on special teams.