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1 year 7 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 ( ) the body was found Tuesday near the west entrance of the Colorado National Monument. Mesa County sheriff's investigators haven't...

4 years 4 months ago

Colo. National Monument unveils fossil discoveries

The Colorado National Monument is revisiting the Jurassic Period. The monument near Grand Junction in western Colorado is unveiling the discovery of three major fossilized dinosaur footprints Wednesday. Paleontologists who've done extensive research at the site will be on hand to discuss the finds. The footprints from the...

4 years 7 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...

5 years 1 month 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...

5 years 1 month 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...

5 years 1 month 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...

5 years 2 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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