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Posted on: June 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Offices Closed for Juneteenth

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City of Grand Junction offices will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022, in recognition of the newest national holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Day. 

There will be no delay to City trash and curbside recycling collection schedules.* Recycling drop-off will be open Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This closure will not affect City public safety services.

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act” into law, which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal federal holiday. The Juneteenth National Holiday commemorates and celebrates the historical significance of June 19, 1865. It was on this date nearly nine decades after our nation’s founding and more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news of the end of slavery in the United States.  

*The City’s annual calendar was printed in error; trash collection will not be delayed.


Contact: Sara Spaulding, Communications & Engagement Director | 970-244-1507 or 

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