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2 years 9 months ago

Wildfires burn 7,000 acres in western Colorado

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds have spread two wildfires in western Colorado that have burned more than 7,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of several campgrounds. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Steve Segin says crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched at least 5,000 acres of rugged canyon land...

3 years 1 month ago

Colo. GOP's beetle-kill timber bill questioned

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Republicans want to eliminate local restrictions they say stifle the sale of beetle-killed timber. But groups representing local governments say there are no such restrictions. That's calling into question the validity of one of the centerpieces of the GOP's jobs package this year. Republican Speaker...

3 years 6 months ago

Arrest made in 2006 murder case from Montrose

The office of the Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers made an announcement today that the work of the office's Foreign Prosecutions Unit has resulted in the arrest of Miguel Godinez, Gilberto Godinez, and Luis Partida in Nayarit, Mexico in connection with the 2006 murder of 25-year-old Marco Antonio Vargas-Salvador in...

3 years 6 months ago

3 to be tried in Mexico for Colorado slaying

DENVER (AP) - Mexican authorities arrested three men suspected in a 2006 slaying outside a Colorado bar. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office said Wednesday that the men are Mexican nationals and will be prosecuted in their country. They are suspects in the shooting death of Marco Vargas-Salvador, who was...

3 years 10 months ago

Opponents continue challenge of uranium mill

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Opponents of a uranium mill proposed near Naturita (nat-yur'-EE'-tah) in southwest Colorado are challenging the project on grounds that federal law doesn't adequately protect against radon emissions. The Montrose Daily Press reports that the group Sheep Mountain Alliance is arguing the 1989 federal Clean Air...

4 years 2 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...

4 years 5 months ago

Special prosecutor appointed in Montrose DA case

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A district attorney from western Colorado has been arrested, accused of unlawful sexual contact and indecent exposure. Myrl Serra is the top prosecutor in for the 7th Judicial District, which is based in Montrose and covers six western counties. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office...

4 years 6 months ago

Governor requests help for melon farmers

Gov. Bill Ritter Friday announced he has requested federal disaster assistance for Otero and Montrose counties where freezing temperatures and severe hail affected crops. Gov. Ritter sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for Secretarial Disaster Designation. In Otero County, frost and freezing temperatures devastated melon...

4 years 9 months ago

Wind spreads Colorado canyon blaze

Firefighters say an intense canyon fire ripping through San Miguel County is spreading and getting more intense with the help of high winds blowing at up to 60 mph. The blaze is burning mostly on federal land, and has grown beyond 3,000 acres. About 150 firefighters were working the...

5 years 1 day ago

Arrest made in funny money case

The Canon City Police Department says there's been an arrest in a local case of counterfeit money. The Colorado State Patrol arrested Herbert Elijil Rojo in Akron, Colorado, on other charges. After seeing a press release from Canon City, Rojo was named a suspect in the case. ...

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