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Family seeks killer as girl's remains found after 30 years

Aug. 15, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — For more than 30 years, Jonelle Matthews' family could only wonder what had happened to the 12-year-old girl whose disappearance attracted the attention of the White House and shocked a rural Colorado community. They have faced false alarms over the years whenever human remains were...

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Aug. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the...

Memorial service held for Colorado girl after remains found

Aug. 12, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds gathered in a Colorado church to remember a 12-year-old girl, whose remains were found last month more than three decades after her disappearance. The Greeley Tribune reports the memorial service Sunday for Jonelle Matthews brought family, friends and former classmates...

Woman gets lost class ring back in Hastings after 40 years

Aug. 11, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A ring of familiarity missing for 40 years was recently reunited with its owner in Hastings. The silver specialty band — a Class of 1979 class ring from Adams Central High School — was returned to its owner, Kerry (Foelgner) Jones of Greeley, Colorado, in an emotional...

Body found in Rocky Mountain Park believed to be Greeley man

Aug. 6, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered in the northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park is believed to be a Greeley man missing since Sunday. Search teams had been looking for 37-year-old Aragorn Spaulding since Monday. Park officials say the body was found Tuesday...

Worker dead after oil tank fire in northern Colorado

Aug. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — One worker is dead after a fire ignited at an oil tank in northern Colorado. The fire broke out at the Great Western Oil and Gas tank battery east of Windsor on Wednesday night. The chief of Windsor Severance Fire Rescue, Kris Kazian, told the Greeley Tribune that firefighters found...

Remains ID'd as those of Colorado girl missing 34 years

Jul. 25, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews shortly after singing "Jingle Bells" with classmates at a 1984 Christmas concert stunned this rural town in northern Colorado. Her case attracted the attention of the White House, and came at a time when the faces of missing children...

Oil site workers find what appear to be human remains

Jul. 24, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after workers at an oil and gas site in northern Colorado found what appear to be human remains. The Greeley Tribune reports the workers were constructing a new pipeline at the site in rural Weld County when they discovered the bones Tuesday night. Sheriff...

Colorado firm to pay fine over unauthorized drilling

Jul. 24, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado says a Greeley oil and gas firm has agreed to pay a fine over claims it didn't seek a federal lease or permit before drilling on U.S.-owned land. The office said Wednesday that Mineral Resources Inc. will pay more than $210,000 to settle...

SD man loses hunting privileges for wasting bear meat

Jul. 1, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A South Dakota man has lost his hunting and fishing privileges for 12 years, was fined $3,400 and had to forfeit his rifle for wasting the meat of a black bear he killed in Colorado in 2017. The Greeley Tribune reports a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing officer sentenced...