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Bulldozer in Granby

An intro: Marvin Heemeyer and his bulldozer that destroyed Granby

December 11, 2017 — It was a date that put Granby on the national and international map: June 4, 2004, when Marvin Heemeyer, a disgruntled business owner in Granby, hunkered down into an armor-plated bulldozer and took out multiple buildings in town, ending with his own suicide. Heemeyer, a

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AUDIO: Hear from Marvin Heemeyer himself in recorded ‘manifesto’

December 1, 2017 — DISCLAIMER: The content contained on these audio recordings may be sensitive for some listeners. The following contains foul language and disturbing content. These audio recordings were made by Marvin Heemeyer only a few months before he killed himself after going on a destructive rampage through

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HOURS OF HORROR: Former Sky-Hi News editor goes behind-the-scenes of Granby bulldozer rampage in new book, ‘Killdozer’

December 1, 2017 — Long-time Sky-Hi News Editor and Publisher Patrick Brower was hard at work on a bright early June day when sheriff's deputies suddenly appeared at the newspaper office with news that would shake the nation, and turn the small community of Granby upside down. Someone was

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Photo gallery: Inside the bulldozer’s devastation

November 29, 2017 — When Marvin Heemeyer made the decision June 4, 2004 to plow through Granby, toppling buildings, destroying vehicles then killing himself, he did so with much devastation for the town of Granby and the region. (Photos from Sky-Hi News and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.)

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Granby ‘happy’ with $500K grant from state in wake of devastation

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The town of Granby has acknowledged receipt of a pledge from Colorado to give the town $500,000 from state grant funds. During the Granby Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night Granby Town Manager Tom Hale said

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Marvin Heemeyer’s pickup found in Omaha, Neb., parking lot

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) What was Marvin Heemeyer doing in Omaha, Neb., about 10 days before his June 4 "tank" rampage in Granby, and why did he rent a van from Omaha and leave his own vehicle parked there in

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Gambles rebuild requires some finagling

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The owners of the Granby Gambles Store have a few regulatory hoops to jump through before they can start to rebuild a similar building on their lot in Granby. Casey and Rhonda Farrell, the owners of

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Mike Rosen: Granby madman no hero

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) "Gadflies feel for Granby attacker." So proclaimed a recent headline in The Denver Post. To drive home the point, two subheads intoned: "Rage understood" and "Local critics say although they may not agree with his actions,

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Brower: Attacks on town hearing processes are misinformed

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) I'm reading and hearing it frequently. Those who are inclined to sympathize with Marv Heemeyer’s bulldozer rampage in Granby June 4 frequently say or write something like this: 'The town and the community must have done

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Bulldozer forfeiture effort started

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The Grand County District Attorney's Office is proceeding with a forfeiture action on the bulldozer and weapons involved in Marv Heemeyer attack on Granby June 4. Grand County Undersheriff Glen Trainor, in a report to the

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Tax break helps rebuilding after Heemeyer rampage

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 17, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The Granby Board of Trustees is helping to relieve some of the financial burden taken on by businesses in Granby who plan to rebuild after the bulldozer rampage of June 4. The Grand County Building Department

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Gambles store, where Marvin Heemeyer ended rampage, plans on reconstruction

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 17, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The owners of the Granby Gambles store that was demolished in the bulldozer rampage of June 4 plan to rebuild on the store's former location. Despite being under-insured, Casey Farrell, who owns the store with his

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Brower: It’s clear Marvin Heemeyer didn’t care whether he killed

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 17, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) I have been deeply disturbed by several comments from locals and non-locals following Marv Heemeyer bulldozer rampage in Granby June 4. I'm not referring to jokes about the event. I'm not referring to some of the

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Police clarify Marvin Heemeyer’s violent intent

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 17, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The Grand County Sheriff's Department has issued a press release that states the facts about some of the violent actions taken by Marv Heemeyer during his bulldozer attack in Granby June 4. "A significant amount of

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Tiffs predated zoning fight; Land deal issues took place before ‘town’ squabble

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 17, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The roots of Marv Heemeyer's war against Granby are more complex than his bitter disappointment over losing a zoning fight with the town of Granby. The wellspring of Heemeyer's rage can be traced back to his

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Community reaches out to help Granby in time of greatest need

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 10, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) People are reaching out to help the town of Granby. The outpouring of support for businesses and individuals hurt by the bulldozer disaster has been tremendous. Some of that support was in evidence at the Granby

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Krewson remembers past Heemeyer altercations

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 10, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) For one of very few times in the past five years, I was glad to be in Tunkhannock, Pa., last Friday rather than sitting at the desk I occupied in the Sky-Hi News for 16 years.

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Brower: When an armored bulldozer rumbled into my office

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 10, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) I knew we were in trouble when I saw the aspen tree in front of the Sky-Hi News office slam into the front window of our building. Up until that moment it seemed unreal that the huge

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Editorial: No one died, and Granby is alive and well

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 10, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) When everything in Granby seemed to be going wrong, everything else was going right. On the fateful day of June 4, 2004, Marv Heemeyer rammed buildings, flattened cars and attempted to destroy the town of Granby in

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‘It’s interesting how everyone lost’: Inside Heemeyer’s ‘manifesto’

November 29, 2017 — (Originally published June 10, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) In addition to the path of destruction that Marvin Heemeyer left behind after the rampage, he also left behind hand-written notes listing his "targets" and venting words of his anger. On Tuesday, the Grand County Sheriff's

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