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Large fire reported near downtown Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) --A large fire has been reported near downtown Grand Junction.The fire was first reported around 6:15 p.m. in the 500 block of Pitkin Avenue.The initial dispatch call came in as a single story unit on fire. The fire quickly engulfed that structure and was impacting

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2018-06-24 18:56:00

Photos: Fire on Fourth Street

Grand Junction firefighters respond to a fire that involved five structures Sunday night in 300 block of Fourth Street. The fire destroyed four structures and damaged one more.


New Bustang Service In Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Traveling from Grand Junction to Denver is about to get a bit easier thanks to a new bus service.Bustang, a bus service that has been mainly in the mountains and front rage is now expanding to the Grand Valley.


Question: What's the story behind the 'Christmas tree' along U.S. Highway 50?

More than 50 years later, it's about keeping a tradition going, a symbol of survival despite adversity.


Three taken into custody after call about stolen credit card

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) --Three people were taken into custody after Grand Junction Police responded to a call of a stolen credit card used at Sam's Club Saturday night.Officers on scene told our crew on scene that they were nearby when the call came in from the Independent Avenue location

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 22:45:00

Fire burns house, other buildings near Whitman Park

Crews responded to the fire, which was initially reported as a fire in a shed that had spread to a power pole at 6:15 p.m. in the 300 block of Fourth Street, according to Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Dirk Clingman.


1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash

CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)--One person was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on F ½ Road in Clifton.It happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday on the 3200 block of F ½ Road. The motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to our crew on scene.

KJCT8 - 2018-06-23 17:56:00

Large shed complete loss in fire

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)--A large shed completely burned to the ground Saturday after becoming engulfed in flames. No one was injured.It happened at 3:30 p.m. near G Road and 29 ½ Road in Grand Junction.Our crew on scene said the Grand Junction Fire Department was able to keep the blaze fro

KJCT8 - 2018-06-23 17:43:00

Motorcycle Accident Sends One Man to Hospital

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WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2018-06-24 04:23:04

Man Trekking 13,000 Miles For Veterans

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - One man is trekking 13,000 miles for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

WESTERNSLOPENOW.COM - 2018-06-24 23:17:07

Dirt bike demo at GJ Motor Speedway

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)--Grand Junction KTM sells nothing but thrills, specifically, motorcycles and dirt-bikes. And they wanted to give their customers a taste of what some of their new products can do.

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2018-06-24 17:43:00

Jail inmate found guilty of welfare fraud

Adam Ray Garcia, 37, allowed his mom and brother to use his electronic benefits card when he was in jail, according to an affidavit for his arrest. He also misrepresented his household income to county officials by stating he didn't live with his wife anymore, calling her his ex, when in fact, they


Baby boom: 16 babies born to Grand Junction firefighters

In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, photo, Grand Junction, Colo. firefighters show off their babies at Station 3 in Grand Junction, Colo. (Chancey Bush /The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP)more >


Volunteers build new trail on Grand Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKOC/KJCT)--Blazing a new trail is hard work, but for those that came up to Crane Lake, its worth it."Its kind of selfish in a way because I am building trail that I want to goride here next year, or the years to come," said volunteer Kevin Sperle.Dan Antonelli from Antonelli'

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 17:21:00

GJ accountant scores national award

However, the 39-year-old Grand Valley resident was still eligible this year and took home the award, receiving recognition for his civic and volunteer activities in Mesa County. The award is open to those age 40 and younger through a nomination process. It has been given since 2012.


Fire officials: Shed fire started by home owner burning weeds

Mesa County is currently under Stage 1 restrictions, which includes a ban on any fire or campfire not in a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, home or picnic area. Agricultural burns are only allowed with a permit issued by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.


Gonzalez leads Idaho Falls to 9-8 win over Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- Julio Gonzalez hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning, leading the Idaho Falls Chukars to a 9-8 win over the Grand Junction Rockies on Friday.


Man returns to prison at wife's request after release mix-up

A Colorado inmate, mistakenly released from jail, enjoyed less than two hours of freedom before his wife realized the error and made him turn himself in, court records show.


Wife credited with returning husband to jail following mixup

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Court records say a Colorado inmate, mistakenly released from jail, enjoyed less than two hours of freedom before his wife realized the error and made him turn himself in.


Police launch street crimes unit

• Proactive patrols for criminal activity• 2-person unit based on Grand Junction models• Targeted enforcement, warrant arrest part of dutiesBy Katharhynn Heidelbergkatharhynnh@montrosepress.comThe call came in: A man, possibly armed, was spotted in a southern Montrose neighborhood.By the time the ca