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Grand Junction man to march in Washington DC

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Grand Junction local is heading to Washington D.C. next week to participate in the March for Our Lives protest. Mark Holmes of Grand Junction is heading to the nation's capital next week to stand with students and protesters. "The kid's agenda is to take to tak

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 01:15:00

Explaining the legend of the 'swan' on Grand Mesa

Question: What's the deal with the 'swan' on Grand Mesa? Every spring, the longtime residents of the Grand Valley have watched the slopes of Grand Mesa to gauge whether it's time to plant their gardens. On the western slopes of the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, there's a distinctive sha


Downtown Restaurant Week main event on Main Street

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Starting Monday, you can get a chance to try out some great restaurants downtown. The week-long Downtown Restaurant Week begins Monday and continues through March 25. It's designed to make checking out local eateries fun for customers, while also promoting local

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 22:36:00

Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Abram Sanchez

GPA: 4.21 Favorite book: "Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Favorite TV show: "The Office" Favorite musician: Eden After school activities: High school and club soccer and the high school bowling team. Parents: Daisy and Alex Sanchez Favorite teacher: Mrs. Rhyn


Blagg retrial attracts variety of spectators

GOLDEN - The bench behind Michael Blagg is never empty. Prosecutors believe the now 55-year-old shot his wife Jennifer as she slept in their suburban home in 2001, disposed of her body in a dumpster, and staged a crime scene to place blame on an unknown home invader. They believe he probably killed


GJ local will march in washington d.c.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Grand Junction local is heading to Washington D.C. next week to participate in the March for Our Lives protest. Mark Holmes of Grand Junction is heading to the nation's capital next week to stand with the students and protesters. "The kids agenda is to take to

KJCT8 - 2018-03-19 01:15:00

CO senators push Grand Junction for BLM headquarters

Colorado's senators say Grand Junction is the ideal spot for Bureau of Land Management headquarters, and they're urging the Secretary of the Interior to visit. Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke, encouraging him to choose Grand Junction as the

ASPENPUBLICRADIO.ORG - 2018-03-19 06:06:41

Man accused of murder attempt on his mother, 88

A 61-year-old Grand Junction man remained in the Mesa County Jail on a $500,000 bond as he faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder of his 88-year-old mother. Robert Earl Williams told Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum that he remembered nothing of the Wednesday morning incident in which he is al


Two GJ men arrested on meth charges

The interception of one and half pounds of methamphetamine in an Interstate 70 traffic stop Wednesday led to the arrest of two local men, who were allegedly waiting for the drugs to be delivered from California. Ricardo Archuleta, 58, and Ricardo Salazar-Lara, 43, were each advised on possible high-


New day, new scam: How to stay safe

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Junction Police Department said scammers are coming up with innovative tricks to take your personal information. They said they always see an increase in scams during tax season. A new one this time around our state is someone posing as a law enforcement


Local woman hit by drunk driver shares experience

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Grand Junction woman wants to remind everyone to be responsible this St. Patrick's Day. Ellie Phipps' life was changed when she was hit by a drunk driver in 2012. "I stopped at a stoplight, and I got hit from behind. The guy never hit his brakes. He was drunk,


Sobriety 'forged by fire'

Garrett Peters won't lie. When a home for him and 15 other men in a Grand Junction-based rehab center went up in flames, it seemed like a perfect time to abandon the program. Nobody would blame Peters - a 30-year-old family man from Aspen who is merely a month into the six-month program - for droppi


Legislature considers raft of opioid bills

DENVER - Measures designed to crack down on the state's opioid abuse problem made some headway in the Colorado House last week, while a new bill has emerged that is designed to help even more. Most of the bills the Colorado Legislature is considering stem from last summer's special committee examini


11 year old in critical condition after being hit by truck

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- An 11-year-old boy remains in critical condition at St. Mary's Thursday after being hit by a truck on Tuesday. He was said to be riding his bike in the alley between White and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Witnesses say the boy rode out from the alley onto 12th


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Senators invite Interior Secretary Zinke to Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) have invited Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to visit Grand Junction as part of their effort to get the Bureau of Land Management headquarters moved to Western Colorado. In a letter signed by the Senators Thursda


Investigation leads to vehicle theft, drug arrests

A months-long investigation involving property crimes, drugs and gang activity and centered on a Battlement Mesa residence near Bea Underwood Elementary School has led to multiple arrests, the Garfield County sheriff's office says. The office said in a news release that the arrests have occurred fro


Downtown Grand Junction breezeways closed at night

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Some breezeways in Downtown Grand Junction are closing at night, but they're not getting locked up. Just off 5th street is a colorful breezeway. It's an inviting spot for most, but when the sun goes down, the City is hoping it won't be as inviting with some new po


Man arrested after allegedly setting trash fires

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A man is in custody after allegedly setting two fires on Monday. Loren Hunter is charged with fourth and second-degree arson and reckless endangerment. The trash fires were in the alley south of Main Street and at Whitman Park in downtown Grand Junction. These a


$10,000 bond for shooting suspect

A prosecutor on Wednesday argued that a 32-year-old Fruita man - alleged to have fired a rifle in his home on Feb. 15, and then walked into the middle of the street where he continued firing into the air - is a public safety risk and should not be let out of jail without posting a sizable cash bond.