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Pear Park fire engulfs four mobile homes

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Junction Fire Department and Clifton Fire responded to reports of four trailers fully engulfed Friday afternoon. It happened in the 400 block of Morning Dove Court near 30 and D Road around 4:45 this evening. Homes near the fire were asked to evacuate ac

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 02:59:00

Second trailer fire Friday keeps crews busy

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Another fire Friday evening kept crews busy. A single trailer house fire in the 2900 block of Hall Avenue between 29 1/2 Road and 30 Road started at about 5:30 p.m. Our crews on scene reported two people were inside at the time but were able to get out. The Palisa

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 18:04:00

Downtown car show draws crowd

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Main Street in Grand Junction was rumbling Saturday as over 100 cars poured into downtown. It was the 16th annual Downtown Car Show. Vehicle owners wanted to show off their hot rods, whether they be classics, race cars or muscle cars. It's a place for all car ent

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 01:47:00

Construction ahead for Riverside Parkway area

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Drivers on Riverside Parkway will see some construction cones in the weeks ahead. The construction is to get ready for increased traffic when a business park begins development in the budding area. Turn lanes will be put in at Winters Avenue along the parkway. The

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 18:47:00

Durango man charged with stabbing 2 men at homeless camp

DURANGO, Colo. (AP)-- A 39-year-old Durango man who was out on bail for allegedly peeping into a women's bathroom is facing new criminal charges in the stabbing of two men in a homeless camp near the city. The Durango Herald reports that Hernando Tsosie was charged Friday with three counts of assaul

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 18:26:00

70th Habitat for Humanity home donated

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A Grand Junction family got the gift of a lifetime, a new home. The Chavez family was given the 70th Habitat for Humanity house in Mesa County. "It's a real blessing," Nancy Chavez, the new homeowner, said. A new home, with new cabinets and a new opportunity. "We

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 00:58:00

US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast

WASHINGTON (AP)-- In a show of American military might to North Korea, the United States on Saturday flew bombers and fighter escorts to the farthest point north of the Demilitarized Zone by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission showed how seriously President Donald

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 20:18:00

Colorado GOP votes down move to cancel 2018 primary

DENVER (AP)-- Colorado's Republican party has voted down an attempt by some of its members to cancel the 2018 primary in order to block unaffiliated voter participation. Saturday's vote comes after Colorado voters last year approved changes that allowed the state's 1.4 million unaffiliated voters to

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 01:04:00

MCSO: Victim from hit and run dies

CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The 22 year old female victim from the hit and run last week died from her injuries on Saturday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. Family and loved ones got together to honor the memory of the victim. Deputies are not releasing the name of the victim at this

KJCT8 - 2017-09-24 06:06:00

The Fruita Fall Festival is here

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The big event for the city of Fruita is finally here. It's time for the Fruita Fall Festival, and it takes over downtown Fruita for three days. There are going to be over 100 vendors lining the streets, offering up everything from all kinds of foods to artisans selling th

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 19:05:00

Western Slope Abilities Conference helps people connect

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- People with physical and mental disabilities may not have too many opportunities to come together under one roof on the Western Slope, but a conference helps to change that. Held at the DoubleTree on Horizon Drive, The Western Slope Abilities Conference brought ab

KJCT8 - 2017-09-24 01:18:00

Downtown Grand Junction farmers' market goes to CMU

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The Downtown Farmer's Market wrapped up last Thursday, at least in downtown Grand Junction. There was one more on Thursday night just in a different spot. Usually the farmers' market is downtown like the name implies, but this one was on CMU's campus. Both Downtown

KJCT8 - 2017-09-22 06:55:00

Multiple Grand Junction winners, what are the odds?

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- Two people win more than a million dollars each, in the same town in the same week. Many are wondering, just how likely is this? And, how likely is a lotto win in general? "You can get struck by lightning before you hit the lottery," said Franklin Johnson, a Grand Ju

KJCT8 - 2017-09-22 01:37:00

Vote yes on 3A and 3B

Anyone who has been paying attention over the past few decades knows that I am not afraid to speak my mind. I am a firm believer in sticking to principle and getting things done. I've had disagreements with School District 51. But mostly we've worked well together piloting programs, sharing staff an


Public safety is the prerequisite for economic development

There are a number of things businesses look at when deciding whether or not to locate or expand in a particular community. Some of these factors are purely economic - availability of workforce, transportation infrastructure, proximity of raw materials, energy costs, tax rates, cost of living and so


Past city issues decided by voters

City residents haven't always stood pat when a proposal has been brought before the Grand Junction City Council or when councilors have decided an issue. They've taken it upon themselves to force a different action, utilizing the petition process to either make the council change its mind or allow


Pop-up museum shows 'then and now' photos of national monument

Colorado National Monument visitors had a unique opportunity Saturday to see photos of how the monument once looked versus how it looks today at a pop-up museum event at the visitor's center. Terri Ahern, walks and talks coordinator for the Colorado National Monument Association, spent the past few


Durango soccer delivers in cold, wet game against Fruita Monument

Elijah Feton got the Demons on the board with an early penalty-kick goal, and Durango continued its roll for a big bounce-back win. Durango High School's boys soccer team (7-1-1, 3-1-1 5A/4A Southwestern League) picked up a 3-1 home win Saturday afternoon to complete a season sweep of the Fruita Mon

DURANGO HERALD - 2017-09-24 00:51:31

Arrest made, victim identified in accidental shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)UPDATE: The Mesa County Coroner's Office has identified Micha Dancy, 26, as the victim in the shooting Thursday night. He died of a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was homicide according to the release from the coroner's office. The Grand Junction Police Depar

KJCT8 - 2017-09-22 06:44:00

I-70 closure near Vail for recovery after crash

VAIL, Colo. (KKCO) -- After a crash Thursday night, Colorado Department of Transportation crews will fully close Interstate 70 to stage recovery equipment. Delays are expected on eastbound I-70 near Vail Friday for recovery operations. CDOT crews, in collaboration with Colorado State Patrol and Vail

NBC11NEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:54:00