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No charges filed against Colorado trooper for fatal shooting

May. 20, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — No charges will be filed against a Colorado State Patrol trooper involved in a fatal shooting earlier this month, a district attorney said. Twenty First Judicial District Attorney Dan Rubinstein announced Wednesday that Trooper Jason Wade will not face charges for killing...

Groups sue over Western Colorado coal mine’s air emissions

May. 15, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit against St. Louis-based Arch Coal over methane and other toxic air emissions at the company's West Elk Mine in Colorado's North Fork Valley. WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and High...

US Rep. Buck forms special panel to review GOP ballot issues

May. 14, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, has formed a special commission to review the party’s assembly nomination and ballot designation processes, some of which the 4th District congressman is deeply involved with himself, The Daily Sentinel...

Trooper involved in fatal shooting outside Grand Junction

May. 9, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado State Trooper was involved in a fatal shooting outside Grand Junction, authorities said. Shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, a shooting involving a trooper happened on Highway 50 and 29 Road in Orchard Mesa, according to Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Blake...

Report: Much of Colorado experiences dry April

May. 7, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Last month was among the driest Aprils on record in much of western and southern Colorado, increasing local drought conditions and fire danger. Grand Junction received 0.20 inches of precipitation last month compared to the 0.91 inches it normally receives, The Daily Sentinel...

Peach freeze prompts Colorado governor to declare emergency

Apr. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's governor announced he is seeking federal aid for farmers impacted by a freeze that wiped out significant portions of the state's peach crop. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said he sought the aid as a result of an April 14 freeze in Colorado's Western Slope region, The...

In this Thursday, April 16, 2020, photograph, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wears a face mask as he listens to speakers at a morning briefing related to the coronavirus pandemic in the Emergency Operations Center in Denver. Hancock’s days are filled with meetings. Questions and concerns pile up with each one as more residents are ignoring the stay-at-home order he put in place through the end of April to control the spread of the virus.  (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)

COVID diaries Colorado: A day in the coronavirus pandemic

Apr. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

A teacher greets her students. A firefighter reports for duty. New parents take their baby home from the hospital. These are routine moments in the lives of Coloradans. But the coronavirus has transformed the routine into the remarkable, upending how we live and interact with each other. As a heavy spring snow...

In this Thursday, April 16, 2020, photograph, nurse practitioner Lisa Robbiano, left, talks to Fabiola Grajales while checking her lungs and heart rate in Robbiano's car next to the MIRA COVID-19 testing bus in El Jebel, Colo. This was Grajales's fourth COVID-19 test to tell her whether she was finally free of the coronavirus and able to be near her family again.   (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

COVID diaries Colorado: A day in the coronavirus pandemic

Apr. 26, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

A teacher greets her students. An imam counsels his congregants. A firefighter reports for duty. New parents take their baby home from the hospital. These are routine moments in the lives of Coloradans. But the coronavirus has transformed the routine into the remarkable, upending how we live and interact with...

Man who drowned while fishing in western Colorado ID'd

Apr. 24, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned after falling from his boat during a fishing trip in western Colorado. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports 62-year-old Mark Lancaster was fishing with two others who were in a different boat Sunday when he fell into...

Angler drowns after boat overturns in the Colorado River

Apr. 21, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man has drowned in the Colorado River after he fell from a boat while fishing near Grand Avenue Bridge east of Grand Junction, authorities said. Mesa County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Megan Terlecky said deputies responded to a report of a possible drowning Sunday...