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Neighbor cries fowl over chickens

When Charles Crawford decided to buy a house in Grand Junction, he specifically shopped in unincorporated Mesa County with the idea of starting an urban farm. He thought that if he resided outside city limits, the rules would be more relaxed. His neighbors would be more accepting of his agricultural


Prosecution rests case in Olivo-Tellez murder trial

A jury watched Gustavo Olivo-Tellez' videotaped confession, given in the first interview after his arrest in 2016 for the murder of his estranged wife Blanca Salas-Jurado, during the eighth day of his trial Friday.


Man arrested after attempted robbery, barricade incident

A 34-year-old man with a history of weapons-related crimes was arrested early this morning after Grand Junction police say he attempted to rob a store, then fled the scene and barricaded himself inside a house.


Downtown seeks feedback on plans for development

Downtown Grand Junction decided 38 years was enough for its plan of development. After no updates since the Downtown Development Authority formed in 1981, the organization is working to put together a new plan of development for the downtown corridor and is seeking community feedback on short-term a


Man gets life term in gang murder

It took Brenda Dougherty a year and a half before she could bring herself to clean the smudge from the window of her former downtown Grand Junction business where her son had last pressed his face.


Continuous snowfall pushes spring planting back a few weeks

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The continuous snowfall, this February, is pushing growing season back a few weeks. "Spring snow, really the only thing that it hinders is, how fast we can get it into the garden. Mud isn't a lot of fun to play in so as soon as the mud clears off, or dries up a li


Avalanche Control On The Grand Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The reason for the closure was for avalanche control work with the Grand Mesa getting around 14 inches of new snow. The highway was closed from northbound milepost 28 to southbound milepost 35.


Mountain lions roaming Colorado town in pride of about 10 'troubles' officials

Colorado wildlife officials issued a warning for the residents of Edwards this week after discovering a pride of 8 to 10 lions has been "roaming" neighborhoods in the area. In recent days, residents have stumbled upon several animal carcasses and at least two attacks on dogs have been reported. The


Deputies looking for suspect, two accomplices in shooting outside Colorado Springs club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Deputies are looking for three people in connection with a shooting outside of a southern Colorado Springs club early Friday morning. Deputies said around 12:15 a.m., they were called to Déjà vu Showgirls on B Street to investigate a report of a man firing shots. When deput


‘Camping’ In Grand Junction Could Soon Be Illegal

A new city ordinance would make overnight stays in parks against the law. Not just overnight stays, sleeping on a park bench or along the River Front trail would also be against the law. No sleeping would be allowed on sidewalks either. The new Grand Junction City ordinance would also allow law enfo


Senator Gardner's Plan for Veterans

Grand Junction, Colo. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has a 4 pillar plan to keep the VA and government ready to assist our nations veterans. So, with over 10,000 veterans in Mesa County it seemed like a perfect fit to address veteran's needs.


CBD gains popularity in Colorado as users tout benefits

Colorado is preparing to see heavy growth in the hemp industry this year, particularly in regards to one of the most popular hemp-derived products, CBD. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, a relative of marijuana, that is low in THC, which is the compound in mar


Police look for suspect after attempted robbery

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Police are looking for a suspect who may have a gun after an attempted robbery at the Family Dollar on 30 Road and Patterson. The Grand Junction Police Department said the suspect was reported to have displayed a gun during an attempted robbery.


New Stores for Mesa Mall

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - In the next few months, you'll start to see some new additions to the lineup at Mesa Mall. The shopping center recently announced the arrival of Sola Salon Studios, which, once completed, will take up three empty store fronts in the Cabelas wing.


Colorado snow totals for Feb. 22, 2019

The following Colorado snow totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for Feb. 22, 2019, as of 7 a.m. the next morning. Arapahoe Park — 7 inches at 9:57 p.m. Arvada — 4.8 inches at 5 a.m.


Colorado Parks & Wildlife Save Bald Eagle After 3 Hour Rescue

A man was walking his dog in Eleven Mile Canyon when he saw a bald eagle sitting real low on a branch, too low. According to Vail Daily, the man told a neighbor who then tried to catch the eagle, but wasn't successful.


Bill would allow new ideas at GJ Regional Center

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A bill that would allow Grand Junction Regional Center campus to be re-purposed has passed the Senate, and is on its way to the governor's desk.


Change to city camping law?

A proposed ordinance under consideration by the Grand Junction City Council to amend city camping laws drew an impassioned crowd to City Hall Wednesday night, but city officials told meeting attendees the proposed changes aren't all they've been made out to be.


Styx Coming to Grand Junction

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto. Styx is making their way to Grand Junction. Styx recently set off on tour, and their making a stop in Grand Junction at the Avalon Theatre and we have your hookup for tickets.


Colorado police to search landfill for missing mom's remains

DENVER – Colorado police plan to search a landfill for the remains of a woman whose fiance is charged with murdering the mother of his 1-year-old child. The search of the landfill in Fountain is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The Woodland Park Police cautioned in a written statement that it could take