News Flash

Posted on: May 23, 2022

City Services Schedule and Office Closures for Memorial Day

American flags and words reading "remember and honor memorial day"

City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

There will be no City trash pickup on Monday and the schedule will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. The recycling drop-...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

A Great Pumpkin Growing Contest

Pumpkin Graphic with contest information

The Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the non-profit Strive, is organizing a great pumpkin growing contest. Strive is the operator of the Western Colorado Botanic Gardens.  

In an effort to “grow” the horticultu...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 23, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

New Information Technology Director Has Joined the City of Grand Junction

portrait of man

Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton has appointed Dr. Paul Schultz to serve as the director of the Information Technology Department. The appointment took effect on May 2, 2022. Schultz was one of 45 individuals who applied for the position and took pa...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Announcing the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Summer Activity Guide

Magazine Cover with text reading Summer 2022 Activity Guide

Enjoy the numerous activities available to the community through Grand Junction Parks & Recreation! The 2022 Summer Activity Guide arrived in community mailboxes recently. The guide includes excellent information on services, programs, special events,...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of May 16, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Options for participation in hybrid meetings can be found on the City's Public Participation for Hybrid Meetings webpage and below:

  1. Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message fo...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 16, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Join Us for a Community Meeting on May 18

May 18 Community Mtg Graphic

The City of Grand Junction invites community members to attend a Community Meeting at Fire Station No. 6, located at 729 27 Road, on Wednesday, May 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided to attendees!

This meeting is an opportunity for community ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

River Trail Closure and Detour Route

detour map

City of Grand Junction crews will stabilize a small portion of the bank adjacent to the Riverfront Trail between Broadway and the Ice Rink early next week. This work will help protect the slope from further degradation and potential failure and help prote...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Community Update on Cannabis Regulations

City Hall Sign

The voters approved referred measures 2A and 2B at the City election on April 6, 2021. The approval of those measures provides the City Council with an opportunity to establish tax rates and regulations for the retail cannabis industry in Grand Junction. ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

New President of the Council and President Pro Tem Selected

Anna and Abe

During the regular City Council meeting on the evening of May 4, 2022, a new President of the Council and President Pro Tem of the Council were selected by the members of City Council. These positions are commonly referred to as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

Fo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 9, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Ribbon Cutting for the Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation

Baseball stadium bleachers renovation

The City of Grand Junction, in close partnership with the Junior College World Series (Grand Junction Baseball Committee), Colorado Mesa University, and Mesa County Valley School District 51, is excited to announce the ribbon cutting for the major renovat...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Horizon Drive Road Closure Starting May 3

Horizon Drive Street Closure

Beginning 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, Horizon Drive will be closed from the east of the 12th Street roundabout to Budlong Street during the nights (6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.) for utility construction work for nearby private development.

Access will remain open to ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Historic Preservation Month: People Saving Places

historic preservation day flyer

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and History Colorado celebrates Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month in May of each year to recognize our rich local, state, and national heritage. The theme for this year is “People Saving Pla...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of May 2, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Options for participation in hybrid meetings can be found on the City's Public Participation for Hybrid Meetings webpage and below:

  1. Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail m...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Coffee with the City Manager Returns May 6

Graphic colored green with coffee beans and cups as features with information about the event

The City of Grand Junction invites you to join City Manager Greg Caton and special guest, Public Works Director Trent Prall, for coffee and conversation! Community members are invited to attend and engage in meaningful dialogue. 

Coffee is schedul...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of May 2, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Westlake Skate Park Mural Painting Program

Westlake Skate Park

The Westlake Skate Park will be closed from Saturday, April 26 through Friday, April 29 for mural painting as part of the annual Skate Park Mural Program. On April 30, the park will reopen, and the City of Grand Junction invites community members to the S...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 25, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Grand Junction Arbor Day Celebration and Southwest Arbor Fest

Arbor Fest

The City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department is excited to celebrate Arbor Day by hosting the 19th annual Southwest Arbor Day Festival this Saturday, April 23. Arbor Day activities will kick off at 9 a.m. with two elements: the popular fre...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of April 18, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Community members have options for participating in meetings virtually:

  • Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the City Council Meeting. Please ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 18, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

2022 Community Meeting Series

three people talking

The City of Grand Junction invites all community members to attend the 2022 Community Meeting Series. Throughout the years, the City has been successful in utilizing these meetings to gather input from community members and to communicate current projects...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Spring Hydrant Flushing Begins April 18

Crews conducting hydrant flushing operations

As part of a program that began in 1993 to assure the highest quality drinking water, the City of Grand Junction Water Services Division will begin spring hydrant flushing on Tuesday, April 18. The process will take approximately two weeks.

There are 1,008...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Grand Junction Arbor Day Seedling Delivery

Seedlings

Back by popular demand, the City of Grand Junction is celebrating Arbor Day with tree seedling deliveries. Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, Grand Junction residents will have the opportunity to request up to two seedlings online at www.gjcity....

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Weed Abatement Program Update

Weeds

Prior to 2022, the City’s weed abatement program was operated by both the Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments. This year, maintenance of weeds in concrete and asphalt areas, including medians and right-of-way where foliage should...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Community Update on Cannabis Regulations

City Hall Sign

At the April 6, 2022, regular meeting, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5064 related to including certain cannabis use licenses and regulations in the Grand Junction Municipal Code (GJMC), and Ordinance No. 5065, which articulates the uses of the specia...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of Monday April 11, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only    ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Upper Colorado River Interagency to conduct prescribed burn in Palisade Watershed

forest of trees and lake

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit, in coordination with the Town of Palisade, will conduct a prescribed fire on the slope of the Grand Mesa within the Town of Palisade Watershed as conditions allow. The Bureau of Land Management pl...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of April 4, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Residents have options for participating in meetings virtually:

  1. Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the City Council Meeting. Please specify ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

City of Grand Junction Supports 2022 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

bell peppers and cartoon gnome

The City of Grand Junction announced its commitment to water conservation during a regular meeting of the City Council on March 16 by proclaiming the month of April as Water Conservation Month in the City of Grand Junction. Mayor Chuck McDaniel, with the ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 4, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • A detour route will be in place
  • An...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

aRT – Art on the Riverfront Trail

aRT Riverfront Trail

The Art on the Riverfront Trail (aRT) program is back in 2022. This program is a biannual mural program aimed at improving the artistic experience for users of the trail.

aRT is spearheaded by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the River...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Redlands Roundabout Project Update

Redlands Roundabout Rendering

In early 2020, a public meeting was held at Redlands Middle School regarding public art in the Redlands Parkway/C340 roundabout where approximately 110 attendees reviewed 8 concepts. The majority of attendees supported the theme of Bighorn Sheep to celebr...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Annual Spring Clean-Up Program Begins the Week of April 4

truck with loader

The City of Grand Junction’s annual Spring Clean-Up program begins the week of April 4. For residential properties inside City limits located north of North Avenue, pick-up starts Monday, April 4. Pick-up for properties inside City limits located south of...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic For the Week of Monday, March 28, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • Detour route will be i...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic For the Week of Monday, March 21, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only      ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of March 14, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Residents have options for participating in meetings virtually:

  1. Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the City Council Meeting. Please specify ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the week of March 14, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the week of March 7, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will be in place...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of February 28, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Residents have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the City Council Meeting. Please speci...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of February 28, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only      ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

City of Grand Junction Acquires Grand Junction Curbside Recycling Indefinitely (GJ CRI)

Recycling Building

At a regular meeting on February 16, 2022, City Council approved a contract for the City to purchase Curbside Recycling Indefinitely, Inc. (GJ CRI), the curbside recycling program currently contracted by the City. The founders and previous owners, Steve an...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the week of February 21, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Detour route will be in place
  • An...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Looks forward to 2022: A Look Ahead

City Hall Exterior

The City of Grand Junction is now solidly into 2022 and is excited about the year ahead. In 2022, the City has planned new and expanded projects and programs as prescribed by City Council’s adopted budget. This includes projects and investments focused on...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

City Reflects on 2021: Year in Review

CanyonViewPark4

As the City of Grand Junction enters the early part of 2022, we are taking a moment to reflect on our experience in 2021. While the past year has come with many challenges, they have not hindered the ability to continue to meet the needs of the community ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Reminder: Community Recreation Center Survey Closes February 21, 2022

Survey

A letter regarding a statistically valid survey for a potential Community Recreation Center in Grand Junction was mailed to a random selection of Grand Junction registered voters at the beginning of February. Since then, all selected residents with a vali...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Schedule for City Services and Office Closures for Presidents’ Day

Presidents Day

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents’ Day. City trash and recycling pickup service will be on the regular schedule with no delay.

Monday will also be a parking meter holiday. If you are planning a...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Plan Your Summer with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camps

Front cover of the 2022 summer camp guide

Summer is right around the corner and Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the season with the Summer Camp Guide, available online at www.gjpr.org/summercamp

The guide provides all the information families need before Summer C...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of February 14, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Residents have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the City Council Meeting. Please speci...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

stadium

Update

The General Contractor for the Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation project, Shaw Construction, confirmed that additional steel needed for the project will be delivered on Monday, February 14. This steel will replace that which was damaged in the crane i...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the week of February 14, 2022

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

North Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project

  • Monday, February 14 only
  • Intermittent westbound lane closures between 2nd Street and 16th Street
  • Expect delays

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Projec...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

City Sees Results from Street Maintenance Investments

construction equipment

The City of Grand Junction has invested $28 million in street maintenance since voters approved 2017 measure 2B. The City has used a variety of different street maintenance treatments based on the condition of roadway over the last four years.

Funding in 2...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the week of February 7, 2022

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road and G Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 ½ Road only
  • Detour route will be i...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

City Finds Success in Grant Awards

City Hall covered in snow

The City of Grand Junction is grateful to fund a portion of its operations through grants offered to local governments by our state and federal partners. The City funds the services it provides to residents through the annual budget process. Throughout th...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of January 31, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

stadium

Update:

As of Friday January 28, the project’s General Contractor, Shaw Construction, indicated the structural steel needed to replace the material damaged in the crane incident is projected to arrive onsite between February 21 & February 25....

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of January 31, 2022

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

Suplizio Stadium

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a crane that was erecting structural steel for the new bleachers at Suplizio Field failed and fell onto the newly constructed steel structure and field. The cause of the crane failure is still under investigation. All prope...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Community Recreation Center Survey

Survey

At the beginning of February, the City of Grand Junction mailed a letter to a random selection of Grand Junction registered voters informing them that they are invited to participate in a statistically valid survey regarding a potential Community Recreati...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of January 24, 2022

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

City Economic Development Investments Strengthening the Local Economy

city hall exterior

With the start of the new year, the City of Grand Junction is planning to focus on economic recovery from early COVID-19 pandemic conditions. The City would like to highlight how its economic development investments have helped to strengthen the local eco...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of 1/17/2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Partners with Colorado Mesa University on 12th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

12 Street Graphic

The City of Grand Junction and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) are working together to continue to create a safer pedestrian and traffic environment around the university’s campus. Providing safe routes for pedestrians is important for the City when develo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

North Avenue Sewer Improvement Project – Traffic Impact For Monday, January 17

North Ave Roadwork

In April, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing pavement overlay and media replacement operations on North Avenue from 1st Street to 30 Road. In preparation for this project, the City of Grand Junction has hired United Compan...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of January 17, 2022

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Ribbon Cutting Event at 910 Main Street

910 Main St. Ribbon Cutting

1/18/2022 UPDATE: Due to concern for the safety of the public and our employees in light of COVID-19 cases in the community, we have decided to postpone Thursday's ribbon cutting at 910 Main Street.

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The City of Grand Junction invites the comm...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Career Opportunities at Grand Junction Parks & Recreation

We're Hiring

Make a difference in your community by joining the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation team. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is hiring various positions from lifeguards, event staff, horticulturists, urban foresters, summer camp counselors, and mo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

City Offices Closed Monday in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK Day Graphic

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

City trash and GJCRI recycling pickup service will be on the regular schedule with no delay. Monday will also be a parking meter ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of 1/10/2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

In an effort to increase transparency and accessibility to the public, tonight’s City Council Workshop is being held at the City Hall Auditorium, located at 250 N. 5th Street. Residents wishing to view tonight's workshop can do so by pr...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of January 10, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Start the New Year with Grand Junction Parks & Recreation

Front Cover 2022 Winter and Spring Activity Guide

Stay active, get involved, and start your year off right with Grand Junction Parks & Recreation! The 2022 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on services, programs, special events, and numerous ways for the co...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of 1/3/2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of January 3, 2022

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of December 27, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • A detour route will...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

North Avenue Sewer Replacement Project Update for December 20

North Ave Roadwork

The North Avenue Sewer Improvement Project will perform spot repairs to the sanitary sewer pipe, replace four manholes, and replace aging brick riser rings in 58 manholes in North Avenue between 1st Street and 30 Road. This work is being done now in antic...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

City Hall and Service Schedules for the Holidays

Seasons Greetings

City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, December 31, in observance of New Year’s Day.

Trash collection will be on a normal schedule for both weeks. For the GJCRI curbsi...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of December 20, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

•G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road

•Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road onl...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

North Avenue Sewer Replacement Project Update for December 16

North Ave Roadwork

The North Avenue Sewer Improvement Project will perform spot repairs to the sanitary sewer pipe, replace four manholes, and replace aging brick riser rings in 58 manholes in North Avenue between 1st Street and 30 Road. This work is being done now in antic...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 12/13/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of December 13, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Detour route will b...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Funding for Cultural Events is Now Available!

Art display

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites proposals from organizations to support local arts and cultural events, projects, and programs. Any non-profit organization or governmental/educational agency in the state of Colorado bringing thei...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of December 6, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Detour route will b...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Carson Lake Update

Hogchute Reservoir

Carson Lake (also known as Hogchute Reservoir) is part of the City of Grand Junction’s water supply network. The Carson Lake Dam was reclassified as a High Hazard Dam in 2015 due to development occurring in the lower Kannah Creek basin. Construction impro...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Santa Cause 5K Run

Santa Cause Run

Celebrate the holiday season at the 6th Annual Santa Cause Run on Saturday, December 11th. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation and the Kiwanis Club are teaming up to help raise money for inclusive playground equipment. All proceeds go towards funding fo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

City Adopts 2022 Annual Budget

City Hall Exterior

During a regular meeting on December 1, City Council approved the 2022 Annual Budget. This action culminates an eight-month process with contributions from all departments, over 30 employees, and approximately 3,000 hours of staff time. 

The 2022 ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 11/29/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of November 29, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Detour route will b...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of November 22, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Detour route will b...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Schedule for City Services and Office Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving Graphic

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

There will be no trash collection on Thanksgiving Day. Trash collection will be one day late for the re...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

City, County Approve Next Steps for 29 Road and I-70 Interchange

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 City of Grand Junction and Mesa County continues to move forward to improve access to I-70 between Horizon Drive and I-70B in Grand Junction.

On Nov. 15, 2021, the City and County entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Used Cooking Oil Recycling Program

Used Cooking Oil Container

Residents can drop off used cooking oil and grease this holiday season, and year-round, in a recycle container located south of the Recycle Center (GJCRI) drop-off within the City Maintenance Campus at 333 West Avenue.

The program aims to reduce the amount...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Coffee with the City Manager Returns November 19th

Coffee with City Manager - November

The City of Grand Junction invites you to join City Manager Greg Caton and special guest, Grand Junction Fire Chief Ken Watkins for coffee and conversation! Residents are invited to attend and engage in meaningful dialogue. 

Coffee is scheduled fo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Some City Operations Move to Facility at 910 Main

Moving Social

To improve the customer experience for our customers, the City of Grand Junction is moving utility billing and the General Services Department (which includes the Purchasing Division) to a new location at 910 Main Street in downtown Grand Junction. The Ci...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 11/15/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of November 15, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Detour route will b...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Schedule for City Services and Office Closures for Veterans Day

veterans day

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. City trash and recycling pickup service will be on the regular schedule with no delay.

Thursday will also be a parking meter holiday. If you are plannin...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 11/1/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park Ribbon Cutting

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join in celebrating the new Kindred Reserve Open Space Park on Thursday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. The City encourages attendees to enjoy the walking trails in the park before or after the event. Please vi...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of November 1, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed from west of Spanish Trail Drive to 24 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Access Spanish Trai...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Coffee with the City Manager Returns October 28th

Coffee With City Manager October

The City of Grand Junction invites you to join City Manager Greg Caton and special guest CMU President John Marshall for coffee and conversation! Residents and students are invited to attend and engage in meaningful dialogue. City staff will be on hand to...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of October 25, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • G Road is closed between 24 Road and 24 1/2 Road
  • Access Canyon View Park from either 24 Road or 24 1/2 Road only
  • Access Spanish Trail subdivisio...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 10/18/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Winter is Coming: Tips for Avoiding Frozen Water Pipes

Frozen Pipes Tips Infographic

Colder temperatures are just around the corner and it’s time to start prepping your house for the winter season. Take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips from the Grand Junction Utilities Department:

  • Close gara...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of October 18, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

24 Road & G Road Bridge Replacement Project 

  • 24 Road will reopen and G Road will close between 24 Road and 24 1/2 Road beginning this week
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated Completi...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Hangin' with Herman Returns October 19th

Hangin With Herman Social Graphic October

Join City of Grand Junction Councilmember Abe Herman for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP. Councilmember Herman will be available to hear from residen...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

City Unveils New "Report a Concern" Tool

Report a Concern Map

The City of Grand Junction launched a new tool for residents to report non-emergency issues in the community. The new Report A Concern tool replaces the existing Fix It form.

This new tool allows residents to report non-emergency issues to the city in seve...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of October 11, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street
    •   Both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •   Access fo...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

River Front Trail Closure and Detour

River Front Trail Closure Map

**As of Friday, October 8, a section of the River Front Trail System is flooded from Riverside Parkway/Blue Heron Boat Ramp until just east of the Walter Walker State Wildlife Area. This flooding is expected to last through the weekend. Flooding is due to...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 10/4/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Monument Road Turn Lane Construction Project

Monument Road Trail construction 100421

Crews will begin work on the construction of a turn lane along Monument Road on Monday, October 4. Motorists using Monument Road may experience intermittent lane reductions as crews construct a retaining wall to widen the southeast shoulder of the road. A...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of October 4, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting Invitation

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join them in celebrating the improvements made to Riverside Park on Thursday, October 7th. The ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by an open house from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. where the community ca...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Nominate a Local Business or Individual for the Champion of the Arts Award

Fall Colors On The Mesa, Jim Finlayson

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites nominations from the community in honor of citizens and businesses who have been instrumental in supporting and promoting Grand Junction’s cultural community. Working beyond the scope of their prof...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Lincoln Park Stadium Groundbreaking Celebration

Suplizio Ground Breaking Invitation

The City of Grand Junction and partners will celebrate the groundbreaking of major renovations to the Lincoln Park Stadium Sports Complex. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Suplizio Field. 

This renovation is...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Horizon Park Master Plan Community Meetings

Horizon Park

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to attend a public meeting regarding the Horizon Park Master Plan. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5th at Fire Station #6 located at 729 27 Road at 5:30 p.m. These meetings will ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

24 Road Temporary Closure for G Road Bridge Replacement Project

Road Closed Sign

10/18/2021 UPDATE:  The contractor will be closing G Road to traffic Wednesday, October 20th between 24 Road and the south entrance to Canyon View Park.  The G Road closure will be in effect until the new G Road Bridge is completed. The ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of September 27, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Coffee with the City Manager

Coffee With City Manager September

The City of Grand Junction invites you to join City Manager Greg Caton for coffee and conversation to engage in conversation, gather feedback on City programs and services, and to answer questions.

Coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th at The Cof...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 9/20/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City Council will hold a Workshop discussing Marijuana Regulations on Monday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Auditorium. Residents wishing to view tonight's workshop can do so by pre-registering via GoToWebinar here.

City Council Wo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of September 20, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Join Us for a Community Meeting on September 21st

Sept 21 Community Meeting Graphic

The City of Grand Junction invites residents to attend a Community Meeting at the Lincoln Park Ash Shelter (910 N. 12th Street) on Tuesday, September 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. This meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about current project...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 9/13/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of September 13, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Lincoln Park Stadium Construction Begins This Week

Stocker Stadium

Major renovations to the Lincoln Park Stadium are scheduled to begin the week of September 13th. On Monday, September 13, the General Contractor for the project will begin mobilization to stage for the demolition of the aged stands behind home plate and a...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Coffee with Chuck Returns September 13th

Coffee With Chuck September

Join City of Grand Junction Mayor Chuck McDaniel for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP.

This event will take place at The Coffee Trader (2566 Patterson ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Hangin' with Herman Returns September 10th

Hangin With Herman September

Join City of Grand Junction Councilmember Abe Herman for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP.

This event will take place at The Coffee Trader (2566 Patter...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of September 6, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Grand Junction Fall Aquatics

Indoor Swimming Pool

The Parks & Recreation Department is transitioning from the summer outdoor aquatics season at the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool to the fall indoor aquatics season at the Orchard Mesa Pool. 

The Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool will close for the season after...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Recognized for Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Flowers in the foreground of City Hall sign

The City of Grand Junction is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 Budget. This award is presented annually to governing bodies who meet or ex...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Join Us for a Community Meeting on September 8th

Sept 8 Community Meeting  Graphic

The City of Grand Junction invites residents to attend a Community Meeting at Lunch Loop Trailhead (Monument Road) on Wednesday, September 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. This meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about current projects and plans ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Schedule for City Services and Office Closures for Labor Day

Labor Day

City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.

There will be no trash pickup on Monday, and it will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week. There will also be no recycling collection...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 8/30/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of August 30, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of August 23, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    •  ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Western Colorado Senior Games Takes Place Next Week in Grand Junction

Senior Games Picture

The Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Western Colorado Senior Games on August 23-29, 2021! This weeklong athletic competition showcases the athleticism of over 200 athletes who are 50+ years of age. Spectators ar...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Receives Favorable Audit Report

City Hall exterior

During tonight’s regular meeting, City Council heard a favorable presentation of the City’s 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report from the City’s Auditor, Ty Holman of Haynie and Company. The Comprehensive Annual Financi...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 8/16/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Coffee with the City Manager

Coffee with City Manager graphic

The City of Grand Junction invites you to join City Manager Greg Caton for coffee and conversation to engage in conversation, gather feedback on City programs and services, and to answer questions.

Coffee is scheduled for Monday, August 30 at Octopus Coffe...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Coffee with Chuck

Coffee With Chuck Social August

Join City of Grand Junction Mayor Chuck McDaniel for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP.

This event will take place at Octopus Coffee (759 Horizon Dr.) o...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of August 16, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th StreetDuring construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    • Both stree...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Join Us for a Community Meeting on August 17th

August 17th Community Meeting Graphic

The City of Grand Junction invites residents to attend a Community Meeting at the Las Colonias Park Tranquillo Shelter (1601 Riverfront Dr.) on Tuesday, August 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Lincoln Park Pickleball/Tennis Court Community Meeting on Proposed Plan

Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts

The City of Grand Junction is seeking input from the community regarding a proposed plan for the Lincoln Park pickleball and tennis courts as outlined in the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan. A community meeting will be held Tuesday, A...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of August 9, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street
    • During construction, both streets will be closed to thru traffic
    • Both stree...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Grand Junction Planning Commission Seeking Volunteers

City Council Chambers

The City of Grand Junction is seeking volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is charged with making recommendations to the City Council on several land use related items including the Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Ma...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Hangin' with Herman Returns August 9

Hangin With Herman graphic

Join City of Grand Junction Councilmember Abe Herman for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP.

This event will take place at Monumental Beer Works (2575 U....

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 8/2/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of August 2, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street
    • Construction will start Wednesday July 7
    • Both streets will be closed to thr...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Public Engagement for Proposed Zip Line at Las Colonias & Eagle Rim Parks

Bonsai Zip Line Meeting Information

Bonsai Design is working with the City of Grand Junction to construct a zip line from Eagle Rim Park in Orchard Mesa across the river to Las Colonias Park in lower downtown Grand Junction. The project team is currently in the planning stage and continues ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Join Us for a Community Meeting!

Community Meeting Graphic with dates

The City of Grand Junction invites residents to attend a Community Meeting in your neighborhood. These meetings are an opportunity for citizens to learn more about current projects and plans of the City. Representatives from various City departments will ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

G Road Waterline Installation Project

G Road Waterline Closure Map

The City of Grand Junction will begin installation of a new waterline along G Road starting Wednesday, July 28. This waterline work is part of the larger G Road Bridge Replacement Project that is being paid for by 2019 Ballot Initiative 2A. &...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of July 26, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street
    • Construction will start Wednesday July 7
    • Both streets will be closed to thr...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

2022 Annual Budget Learning Sessions

Flowers in the foreground of City Hall sign

The City of Grand Junction is hosting two community learning sessions for the 2022 Annual Budget. Residents have two opportunities to learn about the budget process:

  • Virtually on July 28, 2021 at noon. Residents can register for the GoToMeeting webinar&...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

BioCNG Storage & Automation Expansion Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Truck refueling with Biogas

The City of Grand Junction invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the BioCNG Storage and Automation Project on Thursday, July 29 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at the CNG filling station, located on the north en...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 7/19/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to in-person participation by the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the &...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of July 19, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street
    • Construction will start Wednesday July 7
    • Both streets will be closed to thr...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Lincoln Park Fireworks Community Meeting

Fireworks Show

The City of Grand Junction is asking for community input regarding the future of firework shows at Lincoln Park. Residents are encouraged to take a short survey located at gjpr.org/fireworksurvey to help the city understand the general community opinion o...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

City Responds to Threats to the Urban Tree Canopy

Declining ash trees on S 7th St

The City is mobilizing efforts to address threats to the trees in public rights-of-way and other public areas. Increasing pressure from insects and drought is causing severe stress on our tree canopy. To combat these threats, the city is taking proactive ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

City of Grand Junction Seeking Advisory Committee Members for the American Rescue Plan

city hall exterior

The City of Grand Junction is beginning the process of determining how to utilize the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) allocated to the City by the U.S. Treasury, as established in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds to states, c...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of July 12, 2021

Document

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1

  • Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street
  • White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street
    • Construction will start Wednesday July 7
    • Both streets will be closed to thr...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Shadow Lake Fish Relocation

Shadow Lake

The City of Grand Junction Water Department will temporarily drain Shadow Lake (also known as Gardner Lake) this winter in order to replace the outlet valve and perform other required maintenance.  Shadow Lake is located along Ridges Blvd. and Ma...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Hangin' with Herman

Hangin With Herman graphic

Join City of Grand Junction Councilmember Abe Herman for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP.

This event will take place at Roasted Espresso & Subs (5...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 7/5/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Coffee with Chuck

Coffee With Chuck graphic

Join City of Grand Junction Mayor Chuck McDaniel for a community discussion to talk about issues important to you. The meeting is an informal come-and-go setting and does not require an RSVP.

This event will take place at Kiln Coffee Bar (326 Main St) on W...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Carson Lake Dam Rehabilitation

Carson Lake Dam

Carson Lake (also known as Hogchute Reservoir) is part of the City of Grand Junction’s water supply network. The Carson Lake Dam was reclassified as a High Hazard Dam in 2015 due to development occurring in the lower Kannah Creek basin. Construc...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of July 6, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions   

Waterline Replacement Project Phase 1:

1. Chipeta Avenue from 7th Street to 12th Street

2. White Avenue from 9th Street to 12th Street

  • Construction will start Wednesday July 7
  • Both s...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 6/28/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

In an effort to increase transparency and accessibility to the public, tonight’s City Council Workshop will be held at the Grand Junction Fire Department Training Room, located at 625 Ute Ave. Residents wishing to view tonight'...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of June 28, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions   

31 Road and D Road - Bridge Repair Project   

  • D Road will be closed just east of 31 Road
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion - Early July

Annual Ci...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

2022 Annual Budget Non-Profit Funding

Flowers in the foreground of City Hall sign

Support of community non-profit organizations is a long-standing commitment of the Grand Junction City Council. As the City of Grand Junction begins development of the 2022 Annual Budget, non-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding. Applicat...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

City Services and Office Schedule for the 4th of July

Fourth of July

City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no trash collection on July 5. As a result, collection will be one day late for the remainder of the week.  For the...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

City of Grand Junction Neighborhood Programs

Block Party trailer

Block Party Trailer

The City of Grand Junction’s Block Party Trailer is again available to be reserved for 2021 events. The trailer is outfitted with tables, chairs, lawn games and miscellaneous items to help you with your gathering needs. To learn more ab...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of June 21, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions   

31 Road and D Road - Bridge Repair Project   

  • D Road will be closed just east of 31 Road
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion - Early July

Annual Ci...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Take Part in Art

Woman holding art piece

Residents are invited to join the City of Grand Junction at the Take Part in Art event on Saturday, June 19, held outside of the Lincoln Park Barn, 910 N. 12th St. from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This free event is hosted by the Grand Junction Commission on Ar...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 6/14/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the  City Council M...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of June 14, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions    

31 Road and D Road - Bridge Repair Project   

  • Starting Monday, June 21 D Road will be closed just east of 31 Road
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated comple...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

2021 Street Maintenance Projects

Crews chip sealing a City road

One of the core functions of the City is to maintain its street infrastructure. 

The City of Grand Junction’s Street Maintenance Program has the goal of improving the condition of our roads and streets. From 2017 through 2022, over $33 m...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Fireworks Update

City Hall exterior with flowers

The City of Grand Junction would like to provide the community with an update regarding fireworks displays at the Lincoln Park stadium. The City, along with its many community partners understand that the park is adjacent to quiet residential neighborhood...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of June 7, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

NO PROJECTS TO REPORT

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions  

1st Street & Grand Avenue Improvement Project - CDOT...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 31, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 5/31/2021

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the meeting. Please specify ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Sherwood Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Sherwood Park

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join us in celebrating improvements made to Sherwood Park on Thursday, June 3 at 4:00 p.m. After the ceremony, participate in a free fitness circuit to learn how to use the new fitness equipment around t...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of June 1, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

NO PROJECTS TO REPORT

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions  

1st Street & Grand Avenue Improvement Project - CDOT...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 5/3/2021

Council Chambers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are now open to the public. Residents still have options for participating in meetings virtually:

1) Call 244-1504 and leave a voicemail message for Council before noon on the day of the meeting. Please specify ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 19, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

NOTHING TO REPORT THIS WEEK

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

1st Street Between North Avenue and G...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Passage of Ballot Items 2A & 2B

City Hall exterior

Following voter approval of questions 2A and 2B, City staff will be working with the City’s appointed and elected officials to develop the next steps regarding marijuana licensing and permitting of marijuana-related businesses. The City anticipates local ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Passes Resolution in Support of 2A and 2B

Canyon View Park

**This release is issued on behalf of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)**

Last week at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), PRAB passed a resolution supporting the current ballot measures 2A and 2B. The reso...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 3/1/2021

Picture of City Council

NOTE: In an effort to support the health and safety of our residents, Grand Junction City Hall is currently closed to the public. Residents may view this week’s City Council Meeting on Cable channel 191 or live-stream via the City of Grand Junction websit...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for February 19, 2021

City Hall exterior

No City of Grand Junction employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. To reduce the spread of the virus, employees monitor symptoms daily and track symptoms at the beginning of every working shift. The City developed a mask policy that went into eff...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

City of Grand Junction Unveils New Mobile App

Mobile App

The City of Grand Junction has developed a mobile application for residents to stay engaged with their city. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. This follows the release of the City’s new website, gjcity.org, in lat...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

City Partners on Housing Needs Survey

Drone

The City of Grand Junction – and our partners throughout the Grand Valley – want to understand the decisions people make when choosing where to live and work. The City is conducting a housing study to help City staff and other communit...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 2/1/2021

Picture of City Council

NOTE: In an effort to support the health and safety of our residents, Grand Junction City Hall is currently closed to the public. Residents may view this week’s City Council Meeting on Cable channel 191 or live-stream via the City of Grand Junction websit...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

City Partners with Powderhorn Mountain Resort on Snowmaking System

Snowmaking machine at Powderhorn Ski Resort

Thanks to a collaborative agreement with the City of Grand Junction, Powderhorn Mountain Resort celebrated opening day on December 3rd, ten days ahead of the 2019/2020 season. The installation of a new snowmaking system which draws water from the City&...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Funding for Cultural Events is Now Available

Art display

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites proposals from organizations to support local arts and cultural events, projects, and programs. Any non-profit organization or governmental/educational agency in the state of Colorado bringing thei...

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City of Grand Junction News

News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2021

Cannabis Regulation

City Hall exterior

This page is the official source for information regarding cannabis business licensing and regulation.

Additional Info... City of Grand Junction Spotlight
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Community Engagement

three people talking in front of board that reads transportation capacity expansion

The City of Grand Junction offers a variety of ways for the community to provide input to City staff and projects. Whether a Coffee with the City Manager, a Trailhead Talk with a Council Member, or a Community Meeting, join us to learn more and share your...

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Public Engagement Webpage City of Grand Junction Spotlight
Posted on: May 23, 2022

What is Your City Council District?

map of city council districts

The Grand Junction City Council is comprised of seven community members - five of whom are elected from and represent certain City districts - and two that are elected At-Large. Use this interactive City Map to find out which City Council distric...

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Additional Info... City of Grand Junction Spotlight

News Flash

Fire News

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

GJFD Opens New Fire Station 3

GJFD Station 3 Opening

The construction of Grand Junction Fire Department Station 3, located at 582 25 1/2 Road, is now complete. GJFD is in the process of moving in furniture and equipment for an official opening May 31st.  The Department will host a hose uncoupling c...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 7, 2022

GJFD Responds to Home Fire in Orchard Mesa

911 on cell phone screen

At 4:51 PM Friday evening Grand Junction Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a home on fire on the 2700 block of Unaweep Avenue. When crews arrived on scene they found a detached garage engulfed in flames that had spread to a nearby power pol...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

GJFD Captain Recognized by Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Captain John Bennett

The Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation is recognizing Grand Junction Fire Captain John Bennett at the Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony in Lakewood on May 7th. Captain Bennett passed away June 19, 1973, after suffering a heart attack on du...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

GJFD responds to Fire on Galoway Ct.

GJFD firefighters put out a house fire

At 6:28 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a home on fire on the 2900 block of Galoway Court. The homeowner called 9-1-1 to report a fire in the garage. By the time crews arrived the fire had spread to the second l...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

GJFD Awarded International Accredited Status

CPSE Accreditation

Grand Junction Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation prog...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Groundbreaking for GJFD Station 8

Construction equipment at Station 8

 The Grand Junction Fire Department has begun construction of the new Fire Station 8 with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, March 31st. Located at 441 31 Road, the new will serve areas currently covered by Station 2 and Station 4 in an effort t...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

GJFD Busy With Weekend Fires

GJFD Fire, burned dumpster and side of a building

Grand Junction Fire Department Responded to five fires over the weekend: one in a home, one in a camper, and three at commercial properties. 

On Saturday at 12:50 PM, a homeowner called to report a bedroom on fire on the 300 block of Fairview Aven...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Learn Hands-Only CPR with GJFD

Hands-Only CPR

In Recognition of Heart Month, Grand Junction Fire Department has released a new digital class to share the importance of Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is an effective and science-based approach to saving a life. In Mesa County 70-80% of cardiac arrests ...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 10, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fire in Vacant Building

GJFD fighting a fire at a commercial building

At 2:44 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial building fire on the 600 block of South 9th Street. The 9-1-1 caller spotted the fire from a nearby building and indicated they could see flames and hear small exp...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

KN95 Masks Available at GJFD Administration Building

KN95 Masks at GJFD Administration

In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have made KN95 and surgical grade masks free...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

GJFD & GJPD Respond to Home Fire

GJFD Fire Truck at Night

At 3:56 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home fire on the 600 block of Highway 50 with one person unable to evacuate. Grand Junction Police officers in the area were able to quickly get to the scene and rescue the s...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Sign up for Emergency Alerts to be #ReadyGJ

hand holding phone to register for emergency alerts

The new year is an opportunity to learn, grow, and make plans for the future. In the spirit of continuous improvement, one of our core values, the City of Grand Junction’s Public Safety Agencies have set a goal of registering 10,000 additional c...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Burst Water Line- GJFD Helps Evacuate Patients

911 on cell phone screen

Yesterday evening, at 4:31 PM, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Road for a fire alarm at an assisted living facility. Upon arriving at the scene crews and staff discovered that a large water line had burst and was fl...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Ambulance Service Community Forum

370 x 275

Next Tuesday, November 2nd, from 6:00-7:00 PM Grand Junction Fire Department will hold an Ambulance Service Community Forum at The Rock Church (2170 Broadway, directly across from Station 5). GJFD Chiefs will discuss the current and future plan for ambula...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 16, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to Southern California

Brush 6

Early Friday evening a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the March Airforce Base in southern California for severe fire conditions. Today the crew was assigned to the southeast division of the San Bernardino National Fo...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

GJFD Station 6 Open House

Open House Station 6

To kick off Fire Prevention Week 2021, join the Grand Junction Fire Department for an Open House at Station 6, 729 27 Road, on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 AM to Noon. Our doors will be open to visitors of all ages. Meet your first responders, tour th...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

GJFD Responds to Fatal Apartment Fire on HWY 50

911 cell phone

At 9:37 PM Sunday evening the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building on the 500 block of Highway 50. Calls to 9-1-1 from the address indicated that multiple units in the building were on fire. Engine 4 was the first on...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

GJFD Awarded FEMA SAFER Grant

Pair of Firefighter Boots

Grand Junction Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) through FEMA. The grant will provide $5.9 million over three years to cover the salary and benefits for 21 firefighters that will be hired in...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

GJFD Responds to Commercial Structure Fire

GJFD Ladder Truck

At 5:38 PM Monday evening Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at CORRecycle on the 700 block of Arrowest Road. Callers reported thick black smoke and flames coming from the address. Occupants were able to safely ev...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Groundbreaking for GJFD Station 3

Station 3 west view

The Grand Junction Fire Department will begin construction of the new Fire Station 3 with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot south of the current Fire Station 3, located at 582 25 ½ Road. The new Fire ...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

GJFD Responds to Home Fire on Acoma Dr.

GJFD Captain Jamie Kavanaugh

At 7:39 PM Wednesday evening the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential fire on the 300 block of Acoma Drive. The reporting party indicated that the fire was burning in the adjoining unit of a duplex and that they could hear what sounde...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to South Dakota

overhead shot of GJFD Brush 6

Early Sunday morning a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the Bennett Canyon Fire in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. There are multiple fire starts reported and the crew is expected to supplement resources...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

GJFD Responds to Late Night Wildland Fire

GJFD firefighter at night

At 11:38 PM Sunday night the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 100 block of Power Rd for a possible wildland fire burning close to the Colorado River. Callers from the Grand Avenue Bridge reported seeing smoke and flames in the area. Crews f...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

GJFD Using New Tools to Save Lives

video laryngoscope

Hold your breath for as long as you can. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Good job! That is exactly how long a GJFD first responder has to place a breathing tube in the windpipe of a patient having a serious medical emergency. That’s how long fir...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

GJFD Graduates 13 New Firefighters

2021 Recruit Academy

The Grand Junction Fire Department graduated 13 new firefighters today. As an all-hazards department, and the largest fire and EMS service between Salt Lake City and Denver, the skills they learned reflect the wide variety of emergencies they will respond...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 3, 2021

Wildland Deployment for Severe Conditions in California

Wildland Deployment 7.3.21

At 8:00 AM this morning, Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed four firefighters and wildland engine Brush 6 to California for severe fire conditions, where significant fires are expected to develop. The crew will drive to San Bernardino, ...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

GJFD Purchases New Equipment with FEMA Grant

Self-contained Breathing Apparatus

 

The Grand Junction Fire Department has put into service new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) that were purchased under the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). This grant has been providing critical funding to fire depa...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

GJFD Wildland Firefighters Deploy for the First Time This Year

Brush 6 Deployment

After making wildland fire resources available for deployment yesterday, around 5:00 PM today Grand Junction Fire Department sent a team of wildland firefighters and firefighting engine Brush 6 to the Wild Cow Fire located just south of Baxter Pass in Gar...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

GJFD Responds to Fire on 25 Road

911 on cell phone screen

At 11:13 PM last night Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a fire inside a commercial building on the 500 block of 25 Road. The caller, from a security company checking on the building, reported seeing smoke and flames and that the exte...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

GJFD Responds to Wildfire and River Rescue Back to Back

Wildland/River

At 5:27 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a grass fire on the 2200 block of Shiprock Road, possibly caused by a truck backfiring. When crews arrived on the scene they found two homes threatened by the fire. Two crews were able to s...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

GJFD Responds to Commercial Structure Fire

Two Fire Apparatus response to a structure fire

At 11:45 Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof of a commercial building on the 400 block of Park Drive with people evacuating the building. Upon seeing the fire, a nearby Western Construction crew lef...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

GJFD Responds to Trailer Fire

Truck 1 at Elm Trailer Park

At 11:40 AM the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a trailer fire at Elm Trailer Park, 661 Highway 50. The caller reported smoke coming from a trailer in the middle of the complex. Neighbors helped put the fire out before crews arrived. GJFD...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: May 11, 2022

What constitutes fire danger and red flag warnings

Trees blowing in the background with a TV banner in front

High winds over the last few days are contributing to high fire danger. But some areas such as Mesa County are not under restrictions or red flag warnings despite high winds and dry conditions. Other than a no burn advisory.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: April 1, 2022

City of Grand Junction breaks ground on Fire Station 8

GJFD Chief talking at the ground breaking ceremony

The city of Grand Junction broke ground on the $6 million Fire Station 8, a.k.a. the “two pony station,” located at 31 Road and D 1/2 Road, Thursday.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: March 29, 2022

New ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ open to the community

Transition camera shot between wildfire learning material

As Colorado moves into warmer temperatures, Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition is launching a new ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ program open to the community.
The purpose is to proactively educate the community about preventing wildfires.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Grand Junction’s newest fire station is nearing completion

Station 3 under construction with a fence and some flags around

The Grand Junction Fire Department’s newest station is nearing completion and the department is asking for the community’s help as they get closer to opening the doors.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Grand Junction Fire Department responds to brush fire

arial view of fire department putting out a fire by river

Monday morning around 9 a.m. the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a brush fire just south of the Gunnison River in the Redlands area. This happened near Rosevale Road and Gunnison Dam Road south of Grand Junction.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Ag Fire prompts caution for open burn season

smoldering brush and grass

Grand Junction Fire Department answered a 9AM call near the Redlands for an agricultural burn. The sight blew nearby residents away. The fire didn’t affect nearby homes but it took multiple crews to contain it.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 18, 2022

GJFD launches online CPR training video

Online CPR Training

The Grand Junction Fire Department has launched a new online video aimed at helping learn how to perform CPR.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Fire station No. 6 gets new sculpture

man painting black paint on station 6 art

It started with an old black and white photograph from the Grand Junction Fire Department archives.
Next came about a half a ton of sheet metal.
Then it was time for Jeff Bates to go to work.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Local metal artist installs artwork for fire department based upon 1890 photo

art piece being mounted

The Grand Junction Fire Station 6 installed a new piece of artwork. The artwork is based on an 1890 photograph showing a horse and mule pulling a ladder wagon. The photo was blown up and traced onto steel and was then cut by hand with a plasma cutter.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 28, 2022

KN95 Masks Available at GJFD Administration Building

KN95 Masks at GJFD Administration

In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have made KN95 and surgical grade masks free...

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Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Fire crews and police officers respond to early morning fire at a mobile home on Highway 50

Fire Crew trying to put out fire next to Fire Truck while mobile home is smoking

Early Thursday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an individual stuck inside a house that was on fire.

According to the fire department, crews received the call at 3:56 a.m. and responded to the 600 block of Hwy 50.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Fire department responds to car fire in Orchard Mesa

Firefighters standing around a vehicle that was on fire but is now put out

Early Wednesday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an SUV that caught on fire.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the fire department received calls reporting a vehicle was on fire close to a home in Orchard Mesa.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Raising awareness for firefighter cancer prevention

Raising awareness for Firefighter cancer prevention

Firefighters battle an increased chance of nine different types of cancer while doing their job, including testicular cancer and multiple myeloma.

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Neighbor’s Night at the Mesa County Library

News anchor and GJFD Community Outreach talking on video call

Every first Thursday of the month, the Mesa County Library hosts Neighbor’s Night at the Central Library.

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Colorado fire evacuation aided by daylight, access to roads

Ruble left after a fire/ people standing within ruble

A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes.

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Posted on: December 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. responds to house fire on B 1/2 Rd.

Fire Truck with ladder extended, smoke and flames in the distance

The American Red Cross is helping those displaced in a house fire in Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the fire on the 2900 block of B 1/2 Rd. at 9:35 on Friday night.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Two adults and two kids sent to hospital after collision on 24 1/2 Rd. and Patterson Road

Fire Truck and Tow Truck with a vehicle on the back at intersection

Two vehicles were traveling on 24 1/2 Rd. The first vehicle was traveling north and the second vehicle was traveling south.

Both vehicles approached the intersection of 24 1/2 Rd. and Patterson Road.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Undetected carbon monoxide leak nearly kills Colorado family

Close up of carbon monoxide detector

A Summit County family is lucky to be alive, fire officials say, after they flipped on a faulty furnace that poured toxic fumes into their home.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Grand Junction mayor announces first priority of 2022 budget

Old Fire Station 3 Building

On Thursday, Mayor Chuck McDaniel announced that one day after the City of Grand Junction approved their 2022 budget, his first top priority for the town was public safety.

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Safe holiday cooking advised by local fire department

pot full of oil going up in flames

Firefighters know better than anyone: reports of house fires and smoking kitchens go up during the holidays. Most of these emergencies are preventable — but only with your help and attention.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

22 seniors relocated after broken water line

Close up of water faucet

Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Road for a fire alarm at an assisted living facility at 4:31 PM Sunday evening.

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

Chimney safety as cooler temperatures move in

Close up of Chimney

As we approach cooler temperatures, Grand Junction Fire Department says it’s time for people to think about getting their heating systems cleaned.

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

GJFD Expanding Emergency Services to Meet the Needs of Growing Population

Grand Junction Fire Apparatus, Engine 6

Seconds save lives, but with a rapidly growing population, fire services in Grand Junction are stretched thin. “The majority of our calls happen in the inner city area so we have to put the majority of our units down there,”...

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Posted on: October 30, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. responds to CBD oil-related fire

Firemen next to truck with hose deployed

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire at a commercial building on the 700 block of Scarlet Dr. in Grand Junction on Saturday.

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Posted on: October 16, 2021

Firefighters train for high-rise fire in Alpine Bank building

Firefighter in full gear including gas mask

All week, firefighters with the Grand Junction Fire Department have been breaking through walls and forcing open doors on the ninth floor of the Alpine Bank building in downtown Grand Junction for a special training exercise...

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Posted on: October 17, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department deploys crew to Southern California to battle wildfires

smoke over the mountains  in the distance

As of July, 337 wildfires have burned in Colorado.

Seven of those burned over a thousand acres for a grand total of roughly thirty-three thousand acres torched in the state.

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department performs high rise structure training

firefighters training in front of fire truck

Grand Junction Fire Department conducted a high rise structure fire exercise to give firefighters a complete understanding of the mental and physical requirements for such operations.

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Posted on: October 2, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Prevention Week event

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Today was the kickstart event for the Grand Junction fire department’s prevention week hosted at fire station 6, where the community gathered to learn the different sounds of the fire alarm.

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Fire Prevention Week preview

Fire Prevention Week Preview Picture

Fire Prevention Week will kick off this weekend on October 2nd. The Grand Junction fire department will be highlighting “the sounds of fire safety.”

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department recieves grant from FEMA

FEMA Grant Picture

The Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) received a grant called Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) from FEMA on Thursday.

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Newest Grand Junction firefighters pay tribute to Sept. 11 fallen

9/11 Tribute Picture

Firefighter Ethan Archer, a recent graduate of the Grand Junction Fire Department’s Recruit Academy, was 4 years old on September 11, 2001, but he still remembers how that day felt.

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

Fire department dedicates 9/11 memorial on 20th anniversary of tragedy

9/11 memorial picture

A crowd gathered outside the Grand Junction Fire Department on Saturday to honor the memory of those lost in 9/11, and dedicate a new memorial to the fallen firefighters.

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department holds 9/11 20th anniversary ceremony

9/11 Ceremony Picture

Today is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices so many Americans made. From the first responders to the citizens in the towers, on the flights, and at the Pentagon.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. assisting with Dixie Fire response

Dixie Fire Picture

The Grand Junction Fire Dept. is assisting crews with the Dixie Fire in Northern Calif. Blazes from that fire are tearing through parts of that state.

Wildland firefighters from Grand Junction are working night operations.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department breaks ground on new fire station

Ground Breaking

This morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department broke ground on its new Fire Station 3.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

E-waste recycling center destroyed in fire

e-waste fire

Just as the hazy skies started to clear, a building becomes engulfed in flames spewing out black smoke in Grand Junction.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department uses a new tool to save lives

video laryngoscopes

Thanks to a $10,186 grant from the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the GJFD has now equipped all their ambulances in their fleet with video laryngoscopes.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Two people are in the hospital, after overnight crash

overnight crash

Two people are in the hospital, after an overnight collision on North Avenue.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department Honors Retired Captain on 90th Birthday Read More: Grand Junction Fi

honoring retired captain

Members of the Grand Junction Fire Department paid tribute to a former Captain yesterday during his 90th birthday celebration.

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Colorado rescue teams responding to high number of dog-related calls

Colorado Rescue Team

Rescue teams are urging dog owners to think twice before taking their pets on difficult hikes, as the number of dog-related rescue calls surges this summer.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

In the line of fire

In the line of fire

Kasie Billings stood proud on the stage at the Avalon Theatre for her Friday graduation ceremony from the Grand Junction Fire Department academy.
Her husband, Joseph, equally proud, walked onto the stage to pin Kasie’s badge onto her navy blue uniform.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Safety in triple digit temperatures

triple digit temperatures

Temperatures have once again reached into the triple digits. With hot temperatures in the area, it is important to know the signs of excessive heat exposure and how to protect yourself.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

District 51 van catches fire

Van Catches Fire

This morning crews responded to a van on fire in Grand Junction. Around 7:20 this morning, the driver of that van was traveling near the 1200 block of Grand Avenue and 12th street when he noticed a problem with the car.

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mobile home caught fire

Mobile Home Fire

At about 11AM today, the Grand Junction fire crews responded to a mobile home fire off 28 and B Road. The owners of a RV were conducting maintenance when a flash fire started inside the mobile home.

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Clifton area house fire caused by fireworks

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The Clifton Fire Protection District responded to a house fire on the 500 block of Dodge St. early Monday morning. According to the department, fireworks were the cause.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

UPDATE: Highway 139 remains closed due to Oil Springs Fire, evacuations ordered

Oil Springs Fire

According to CDOT, Highway 139 is closed in both directions at Douglass Pass due to the Oil Springs Fire. According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the fire is burning 20 miles south of Rangely.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Water safety tips

Water Safety

With these triple digit temperatures, more and more people are recreating in the water. But it’s important to make sure you’re doing so safely.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Heat wave hits the Western Slope, 106° temperatures expected Tuesday and Wednesday

high heat expected

Monday was the Grand Valley’s hottest day so far in 2021, with temperatures reaching 102°F in Grand Junction. Health experts say the next few days will pose an even greater risk for heat-related illnesses, along with increased wildfire risk.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

GJFD responds to overnight fire at cabinet shop

Cabinet Fire

Overnight on Monday, crews with the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire at a cabinet shop in the 500 block of 25 Road. The department says that around 11:15 p.m.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Reminder: Community Recreation Center Survey Closes February 21, 2022

Survey

A letter regarding a statistically valid survey for a potential Community Recreation Center in Grand Junction was mailed to a random selection of Grand Junction registered voters at the beginning of February. Since then, all selected residents with a vali...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Plan Your Summer with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camps

Front cover of the 2022 summer camp guide

Summer is right around the corner and Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the season with the Summer Camp Guide, available online at https://gjpr.org/summercamp

The guide provides all the information families need before Summ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

stadium

Update

The General Contractor for the Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation project, Shaw Construction, confirmed that additional steel needed for the project will be delivered on Monday, February 14. This steel will replace that which was damaged in the crane i...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Community Recreation Center Survey

Survey

At the beginning of February, the City of Grand Junction mailed a letter to a random selection of Grand Junction registered voters informing them that they are invited to participate in a statistically valid survey regarding a potential Community Recreati...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

Suplizio Stadium

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a crane that was erecting structural steel for the new bleachers at Suplizio Field failed and fell onto the newly constructed steel structure and field. The cause of the crane failure is still under investigation. All prope...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Career Opportunities at Grand Junction Parks & Recreation

We're Hiring

Make a difference in your community by joining the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation team. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is hiring various positions from lifeguards, event staff, horticulturists, urban foresters, summer camp counselor...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation Update

stadium

Update:

As of Friday January 28, the project’s General Contractor, Shaw Construction, indicated the structural steel needed to replace the material damaged in the crane incident is projected to arrive onsite between February 21 & February 25....

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Start the New Year with Grand Junction Parks & Recreation

Front Cover 2022 Winter and Spring Activity Guide

Stay active, get involved, and start your year off right with Grand Junction Parks & Recreation! The 2022 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on services, programs, special events, and numerous ways for the co...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Funding for Cultural Events is Now Available!

Art display

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites proposals from organizations to support local arts and cultural events, projects, and programs. Any non-profit organization or governmental/educational agency in the state of Colorado bringing thei...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Santa Cause 5K Run

Santa Cause Run

Celebrate the holiday season at the 6th Annual Santa Cause Run on Saturday, December 11th. Grand Junction Parks & Recreation and the Kiwanis Club are teaming up to help raise money for inclusive playground equipment. All proceeds go towards funding fo...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Horizon Park Master Plan Community Meetings

Horizon Park

The City of Grand Junction is in the midst of developing a Master Plan for Horizon Park. Horizon Park is located at 731 27 Road, directly west of Fire Station #6. This undeveloped park is 13 acres, surrounded by residential development, and is appropriate...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park Ribbon Cutting

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join in celebrating the new Kindred Reserve Open Space Park on Thursday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. The City encourages attendees to enjoy the walking trails in the park before or after the event. Please vi...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Riverside Park Ribbon Cutting Invitation

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to join them in celebrating the improvements made to Riverside Park on Thursday, October 7th. The ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by an open house from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. where the co...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Nominate a Local Business or Individual for the Champion of the Arts Award

Fall Colors On The Mesa, Jim Finlayson

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invites nominations from the community in honor of citizens and businesses who have been instrumental in supporting and promoting Grand Junction’s cultural community. Working beyond the scope of ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Lincoln Park Stadium Construction Begins This Week

Stocker Stadium

Major renovations to the Lincoln Park Stadium are scheduled to begin the week of September 13th. On Monday, September 13, the General Contractor for the project will begin mobilization to stage for the demolition of the aged stands behind home plate and a...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Grand Junction Fall Aquatics

Indoor Swimming Pool

The Parks & Recreation Department is transitioning from the summer outdoor aquatics season at the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool to the fall indoor aquatics season at the Orchard Mesa Pool. 

The Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool will close for the season after...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Western Colorado Senior Games Takes Place Next Week in Grand Junction

Senior Games Picture

The Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Western Colorado Senior Games on August 23-29, 2021! This weeklong athletic competition showcases the athleticism of over 200 athletes who are 50+ years of age. Spectators ar...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Continuous Improvement to Urban Tree Canopy

Tree removal

The Forestry Division of the Parks & Recreation Department continues to improve the City’s urban tree canopy by removing unsafe trees and planting new trees in parks and rights-of-way. With increasing pressure from native pests, and the impe...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

5th Street Interchange Landscape Renovation

5th Street Interchange Renovation

The City of Grand Junction is in the process of renovating the landscaping on the interchange of the Riverside Parkway & 5th Street (US-50). This interchange serves as a gateway to Grand Junction and is the first landscaped feature that visitors and c...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Veteran’s Memorial Park – City of Grand Junction and Mesa County Partnership

Veterans Memorial park

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation recently signed an intergovernmental agreement with Mesa County to provide athletic programming at Veteran’s Memorial Park located at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 Highway 50. 

This partnership w...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Become a Trail Host with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation

Trail Hosts group picture

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to participate in our Trail Host program. As the temperatures start to warm up, parks and recreation sees an increase in trail usage, and more volunteers are needed to help keep the trails sa...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

First Open Space Park in Grand Junction Now Open

Kindred Reserve Open Space

The City of Grand Junction recently finished the development of the first open space park in Grand Junction. Kindred Reserve Open Space is located at 2064 S. Broadway next to the Tiara Rado Golf Course Driving Range. This park has a natural feel with 1.75...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

New Skate Park at Las Colonias

Las Colonias Skate Park

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation staff has installed a new skate park at Las Colonias Park. This new amenity located in the parking lot west of the Las Colonias dog parks and east of the amphitheater. The new skate park is designed for all ages and s...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Passes Resolution in Support of 2A and 2B

Canyon View Park

**This release is issued on behalf of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)**

Last week at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB), PRAB passed a resolution supporting the current ballot measures 2A and 2B. The reso...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Parks & Recreation Receives Xcel Foundation Grant for Tree Planting

Forestry crew planting tree

The City of Grand Junction has received a $4,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the funding of tree planting. These funds will go towards the focus of vacant planting spaces in public rights-of-way and parks that suffer from high numbers...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Grants Awarded

Person playing violin

Thanks to a $34,000 grant provided by The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the City of Grand Junction, cultural events will be available to the community again in 2021. Twelve local non-profit organizations received an art grant for cultu...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Parks & Recreation Releases 2021 Spring Activity Guide

Spring Activity Guide

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Spring Activity Guide will be released on March 1st. Parks & Recreation is thrilled to share this guide with residents as it more fully represents the entire system and includes exciting new proje...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Start Planning for Summer with Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camp Program

Summer Camp Guide

Summer is right around the corner and Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the season with the Summer Camp Guide, now available online at gjpr.org/summercamps.

The guide provides all the information families need before Summer C...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Creative Writing Contest Underway

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Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Creative Writing Contest Underway

The 8th Annual Write On! creative writing contest is underway. Since 2012, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has read hundreds of written works of art from Gran...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Parks & Recreation Horticulture Division Saves by Growing Spring Flowers

Seedling

The Horticulture Division of the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department is currently growing 10,000 plants for use throughout the City during the upcoming planting season. These annuals and perennials highlight the unique growing climate in Gran...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Parks & Recreation Supervisor Ron Felt Retires After 45 Years

Ron Felt

City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Supervisor Ron Felt will be retiring after 45 years of service on January 22nd. Ron’s career with the City started in 1976 as a seasonal maintenance worker. Ron worked seasonally for four seasons bef...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan Adopted by City Council

PROS Master Plan Spotlight

Click here to read a summary of the PROS Master Plan.

Click here to read the final PROS Master Plan.

On Wednesday, January 6, Grand Junction City Council officially adopted the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan with a unanimous 7-0 vote. ...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 4, 2022

2022 Summer Activity Guide

Magazine Cover with text reading Summer 2022 Activity Guide

Check out all the activities for summer 2022

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation

Entrance to a sporting stadium

In 2021/2022, the Lincoln Park Stadium received major renovations to the bleachers, electrical upgrades, IT and audiovisual upgrades, and improvements to the southwest and northwest entryways.

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News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2022

GJPD Awarded Grant for Improvements to Shooting Range #GVCopBeat

Grant sign at range

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are benefitting from improvements made to our shooting range, thanks to a generous grant from the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District.

In the spring of 2020, the Grand Junction Police Department app...

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Police News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

Late Saturday night, April 23, 2022, officers were dispatched to a reported suspicious death at a hotel in the 700 Block of Horizon Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gun shot wounds.  The male was deceased....

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

GJPD Investigating Three Shooting Incidents #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

Late Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a reported suspicious death at a hotel in the 700 Block of Horizon Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gun shot wounds.  The male was deceased.  This ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 23, 2022

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Horizon Drive in the early morning hours of April 23, 2022.

At approximately 3:00am, a reporting party called 9-1-1 to report multiple gunshots h...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

GJPD Investigating a Shooting #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened in the evening hours of April 20, 2022.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 300 Block of Fairview Ave...

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Police News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete #GVCopBeat

CIRT

The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation of...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Barricaded Subjects Detained After Hours Long Standoff #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

Around 6:30am on Thursday, March 31st, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 1600 Block of N. 16th Street. The reporting party stated that a subject had forc...

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Police News
Posted on: February 21, 2022

GJPD Investigating "Shots Fired" Incident

Newsflash - Patch

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating the circumstances that lead up to a “shots fired” call earlier this morning. 

Shortly before 10am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to an apartme...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Arrest Made in CIRT Officer Involved Shooting Investigation #GVCopBeat

John Dijulio booking photo

The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).  

On Thursday, February 3, 2022, a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traff...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting #GVCopBeat

CIRT

The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.

Shortly after 10:30pm on Thursday, February 3rd, a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traff...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

GJPD Launches New Recruiting Effort #GVCopBeat

Outdoor shot of female GJPD police officers

Women change the culture.

That’s the concept with which the Grand Junction Police department is leading our newest recruiting campaign to attract exceptional law enforcement applicants to serve this great city.

The Grand Junction Police Department is consta...

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Police News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

One in Custody After Overnight Stabbing #GVCopBeat

Grand Junction Police Department Badge

On November 16, 2021, around 10:00pm officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to 760 26 ½ Road on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with a stab wound in his chest/abdomen area. This male was transported...

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Police News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Join GJPD for Coffee with a Cop #GVCopBeat

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It's been a while!

The Grand Junction Police Department is inviting community members to join their local police officers for a cup of coffee and conversation at our Coffee with a Cop event.  There will be no speeches, and no agenda is pl...

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Police News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

GJPD Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Incident Update (2)

The Grand Junction Police Department is continuing their investigation into the cause and manner of a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on October 29, multiple calls came into the Grand Junction Regional...

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Police News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

GJPD Traffic Enforcement Operation

Newsflash - Patch

The Grand Junction Police Department is taking a proactive approach this weekend on traffic enforcement. 

From the hours of 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, October 29 the Grand Junction Police Department Traffic Unit, along with the Special Invest...

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Police News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

September Domestic Violence Incident Results in Murder/Suicide

Newsflash - Patch

Last month, the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 400 block of Chuluota Avenue after a reporting party called 9-1-1 stating they heard gunshots from inside the residence. When officers arrived, they secured the scene, set up a perimeter, a...

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Police News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

GJPD Launches New Drone Program

Drone Photo

The Grand Junction Police Department has implemented the use of drone technology to enhance the department’s mission of protecting lives and property; An asset that officers say will be extremely beneficial when other means and resources are not...

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Police News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Afternoon Traffic Crash Results in Fatality #GVCopBeat

Incident Update (2)

The driver of a motorized scooter that was involved in a traffic crash this afternoon has died. 

Just after 4:00pm on Monday afternoon, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received calls to 9-1-1 reporting a crash involving a motorize...

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Police News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

GJPD Recognizes Forensic Science Week #GVCopBeat

Crime scene police tape

Forensic Science Week, acknowledged September 19-25 throughout the United States, recognizes the important role forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty.  This week recognizes ...
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Posted on: September 3, 2021

GJPD Achieves Professional Accreditation #GVCopBeat

Chief Krouse presents Chief Shoemaker with CACP accreditation plaque

The Grand Junction Police Department has once again achieved professional accreditation from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).  Our department first achieved CACP accreditation in 1996, and undergoes a required review process e...

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Police News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

GJPD Introduces Newly Promoted Officers #GVCopBeat

Grand Junction Police Department Badge

We’re pleased to introduce the newest leaders at the Grand Junction Police Department!  After a competitive process, these four officers were recently promoted to a variety of supervisory positions in our agency.

Commander Douglas Norcross has ser...

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Police News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Only Three Days Left to Sign Up for National Night Out! #GVCopBeat

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National Night Out is just one week away!

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out e...

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Police News
Posted on: July 10, 2021

False Report of Kidnap Leads to Hours Long Search by Police #GVCopBeat

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After spending the afternoon searching for a missing child, the Grand Junction Police Department can confirm that the report of a kidnapping was false.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of stolen vehicle from 29...

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Police News
Posted on: July 11, 2021

Officer Involved in OIS Identified #GVCopBeat

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One Grand Junction police officer discharged his duty weapon in the officer involved shooting that took place on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Advanced Medicine Pavilion building of SCL Health St. Mary’s located at 750 Wellington Avenue in Grand...

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Police News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Fatal Crash at 12th Street and Belford Avenue #GVCopBeat

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One person is deceased after a single vehicle crash at 12th Street and Belford Avenue.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to the area at 9:04pm and found a sedan that had collided with a utility pole after striking a parked ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2021

Officers Involved in OIS Identified #GVCopBeat

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Three Grand Junction Police officers were involved in an officer involved shooting on Thursday, June 10, 2021.  All three discharged their duty weapons during this incident. 

Detective Tim Janda has been with the Grand Junction Police Dep...

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Police News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation #GVCopBeat

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At approximately 2:14am on Sunday, May 16, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that took place at a business in the 2200 Block of Colex Drive.   When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male laying on the ground outsid...

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Police News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Help Us Find Stolen Pet #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is seeking assistance to find a dog who was stolen from the owner earlier this month.

On June 6th, officers with the GJPD were dispatched to a report of a stolen dog.  The owner of the dog stated that a known f...

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Police News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

A Message to Our Community #GVCopBeat

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As your police chief, I believe it’s important to ensure that the citizens we serve are kept informed about crime within our community.  For this reason, I’d like to convey some policing challenges we’ve been facing ...

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Police News
Posted on: March 7, 2021

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following preliminary information on behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).

All officer-involved shootings in Mesa County are investigated by the 21st Judicial Dist...

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