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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Grand Junction Arbor Day Seedling Delivery

Seedling Delivery

The City of Grand Junction is celebrating Arbor Day with the return of its tree seedling delivery program. Beginning 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13th, Grand Junction residents will have the opportunity to request up to two seedlings online at gjcity.org/...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for April 9, 2021

City Hall exterior with flowers

The City of Grand Junction had one employee test 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 in...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 12, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions         

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • River Front Trail will be closed until early April, 
  • Follow well-mar...
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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: April 5, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 4/5/2021

Picture of City Council

NOTE: In an effort to support the health and safety of our residents, Grand Junction City Council Meetings remain 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 ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City Hall

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has again been awarded to the City of Grand Junction by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. ...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for April 2, 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: April 2, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of April 5, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions         

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • River Front Trail will be closed until early April, 
  • Users follow a ...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Spring Clean-Up Begins April 5

Worked removing yard waste for Spring Clean-Up

The City of Grand Junction’s annual Spring Clean-Up program begins the week of April 5. For residential properties inside City limits located north of North Avenue, pick-up starts Monday, April 5. Pick-up for properties inside City limits located south of...

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

City Election Day is Just Around the Corner!

Ballot box

The City of Grand Junction Election Day is just around the corner! In order to ensure your ballot is counted, it must be received by the Mesa County Elections Division by 7:00 P.M. on Election Day, April 6. Postmarks do not count as a received date.

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City of Grand Junction News
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 impending thre...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for March 26, 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: March 26, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of March 29, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions         

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • River Front Trail will be closed until early April, follow well-marked detou...
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City of Grand Junction News
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 will allow ...

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

Become a Trail Host with Grand Junction Parks & 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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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for March 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: March 19, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of March 22, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions         

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway is expected to reopen this we...
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City of Grand Junction News
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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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

City Service Updates for March 17, 2021

City Hall open regular business hours graphic

Mesa County recently moved to Blue: Caution following several weeks of declining cases of COVID-19 in Mesa County. The City of Grand Junction remains committed to providing services to the community and continues to modify services as appropriate in respo...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for March 12, 2021

City Hall exterior in the Fall

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: April 1, 2021

City of Grand Junction Supports 2021 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Wyland Water Pledge (woman filling water bottle)

The City of Grand Junction announced its commitment to water conservation during a regular meeting of the City Council on March 17. Mayor Duke Wortmann, with the support of Council, is joining other mayors across the country in asking residents to make a ...

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

City Council Preview for the Week of 3/15/2021

Picture of City Council

NOTE: In an effort to support the health and safety of our residents, Grand Junction City Council Meetings remain 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 ...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of March 15, 2021

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground. Access to the bike pa...
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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 5, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of March 8, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions      

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike pa...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for March 5, 2021

City Hall Open Monday, Wednesday. Friday

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

City Service Updates for March 3, 2021

City Hall exterior

Mesa County recently moved to Yellow: Concern following a couple weeks of declining cases of COVID-19 in Mesa County. The City of Grand Junction remains committed to providing services to the community and continues to modify services as appropriate in re...

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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: March 2, 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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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for February 26, 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 26, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of March 1, 2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions 

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will r...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Riverfront Trail Closure & Detour

River Front Trail Detour Map

The City of Grand Junction and its contractor will begin improvements to the Colorado riverfront trail, between Hale Avenue within the Riverside Neighborhood, and South 7th Street, on the east side of the 5th Street/Hwy 50 overpass. The closure will begin...

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City of Grand Junction News
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 projects the de...

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

Shadow Lake Fish Health

Shadow Lake

A number of deceased fish were recently noticed by residents in Shadow Lake in the Ridges subdivision. The first were noticed earlier this week when existing ice began to melt due to warm temperatures. 

Wintertime is a common cause of death for fi...

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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 19, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 2/22/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions 

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will r...
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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 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 Camp regis...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for February 12, 2021

City Hall Sign

Seven 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 ...

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

City Council Preview for the Week of 2/15/2021

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 12, 2021

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 2/15/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions 

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will r...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

2021 CDBG Program Year Applications Open

Aerial view of houses

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that provides Federal dollars to our community.

As an entitlement community the City of Grand Junction has received a Federal allocation of CDBG fu...

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

Traffic Alert for 4th & Rood

Rood Avenue

Please use caution in the area of 4th & Rood. Crews are working to replace a signal conduit that was struck on Wednesday by a contractor. The signal at the intersection will remain operational, but all pedestrian crosswalk signals have been bagged to ...

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

City Offices Closed Monday in Observance of Presidents Day

Presidents Day Closure graphic

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents Day. City trash pickup as well as recycling pickup will be on the regular schedule all week. Essential services such as fire, police and utilities will cont...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for February 5, 2021

City Hall exterior

The City of Grand Junction had one employee test 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 in...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 2/8/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions 

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will r...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

City Service Updates for February 4, 2021

City Hall atrium

The City of Grand Junction remains committed to providing services to the community and continues to modify services as appropriate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The following changes to services will go into effect on February 4:

  • Municipa...
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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 3, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Creative Writing Contest Underway

Girl being presented with award

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 Grand Valley children with topics ranging from creativity, music, and public art.

Th...

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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 29, 2021

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for January 29, 2021

City Hall in Winter

The City of Grand Junction had one employee test 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 in...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 2/1/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions 

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) 

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will r...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 26, 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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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

City Council Candidates Announced

Council Chambers

The next regular City Council election is April 6, 2021. Four City Council seats are up for election: District A, District D, District E, and one At-large seat. Candidates for City Council must have resided in the City, or for a district seat in their dis...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for January 22, 2021

City Hall Exterior

Two 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 ef...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 1/25/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21)

  • Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during co...
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City of Grand Junction News
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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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 1/18/2021

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 Junct...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for January 15, 2021

City Hall building

Five City of Grand Junction employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. These employees are currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Any additional staff member who may have been exposed are also quarantining.

All City employees monito...

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

Shadow Lake Maintenance Scheduled for February

Shadow Lake

The City of Grand Junction Water Department will temporarily drain Shadow Lake (also known as Gardner Lake) starting the week of January 18th in order to perform maintenance to the outlet valve and catwalk structure.  Shadow Lake is located along...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 1/18/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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

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

City Hall exterior

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 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 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 8, 2021

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

PROS Master Plan Spotlight

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. The PROS Master Plan will help guide decisions for the Parks & Recreation Department over the n...

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

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for January 8, 2021

City Hall Exterior

Seven City of Grand Junction employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. These employees are currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Any additional staff member who may have been exposed are also quarantining.

All City employees monit...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 1/11/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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

Riverfront Trail Closure

Riverfront Trail Detour Route map

The City of Grand Junction and its contractor will begin improvements to the Colorado Riverfront trail, between Hale Avenue within the Riverside Neighborhood, and South 7th Street, on the east side of the 5th Street / HWY 50 overpass. The closure will beg...

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

Public Works Manager Darren Starr Retires After 36 Years

Darren Starr - Public Works Manager

City of Grand Junction Public Works Manager Darren Starr will be retiring after 36 years of service with the organization on January 8. Darren started his career as a part-time employee in March, 1983, transitioning to full time the following year as a fi...

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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
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City Council Preview for the Week of 1/4/2021

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 Junct...

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 1/4/2021

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

City Responds to Sinkhole On 1st Street at White Ave

Map of Sinkhole on White Ave

3:15 P.M. UPDATE: City Public Works crews have the new pipe installed and are backfilling right now.  Crews anticipate the intersection will be open by 6:00 p.m. this evening.

Thursday night, City Public Works and Streets staff assessed a...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 12/28/2020

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Nomination Petitions for City Council Candidates Available December 30th

City Council auditorium

The next regular City Council election will take place Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.  There will be four seats up for election:  District A, District D, District E, and one At-large seat. Beginning December 30, 2020, nomination petitions for...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 18, 2020

City Hall Sign

Five City of Grand Junction employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. These employees are currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Any additional staff member who may have been exposed are also quarantining.

All City employees monito...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 12/21/2020

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Hall and Service Schedules for the Holidays

Happy Holidays graphic

City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Friday, December 25th, in observance of Christmas Day and Friday, January 1st, in observance of New Year’s Day.

There will be no City trash collection on December 25th or January 1st...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Maintains High Grade Credit Rating

Finance

S&P Global Ratings has assigned a AA- long-term rating to the upcoming sale of $10.9 million series 2021 certificates of participation (COPs) by the City for the Lincoln Park Stadium. S&P also affirmed the AA long-term rating on the City'...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council Preview for the Week of 12/14/2020

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 Junct...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 11, 2020

City Hall exterior

Three City of Grand Junction employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. These employees are currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Any additional staff member who may have been exposed are also quarantining.

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 12/14/2020

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 4, 2020

City Hall Exterior

Four City of Grand Junction employees tested positive for COVID-19 this week. These employees are currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Any additional staff members who may have been exposed are also quarantining.

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

City Council Adopts 2021 Budget

City Council seated at dais

During a regular meeting on December 2, City Council approved the 2021 Annual Budget. This action culminates a six-month process involving work from 11 departments, over 30 employees, and approximately 3,000 hours. 

The 2021 Adopted Budget has bee...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 12/7/2020

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Parks & Recreation Utilizes Aquaponics to Grow Plants

Aquaponics bed with trees growing

The City’s urban tree canopy is growing, due in part to innovative methods which allow the City to grow trees in a more natural and cost effective manner. The Parks & Recreation Department uses an aquaponics system to grow a variety of plant...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Parking Voucher for 12 Days of Christmas in Downtown Grand Junction

Downtown Grand Junction 12 Days of Christmas graphic

Downtown Grand Junction kicked off the 12 Days of Christmas event on December 1st. Downtown Grand Junction invites folks to celebrate the season with socially distanced festivities, shopping, pop-up entertainment, and more! More information on the event c...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Responds to Sanitary Sewer Spill

Sewer cap

The City of Grand Junction is responding to a sanitary sewer spill that occurred on Wednesday, December 2. The spill occurred along Village Circle in the Redlands. 

The spill was first observed by a resident who saw overflow from two manhole cover...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Hale Avenue Closure

Hale Avenue Closure Map

The City of Grand Junction and its contractor will begin replacing water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer within Hale Avenue. Hale Avenue, west of the intersection with Lawrence Avenue, will be closed starting Monday, December 7th. Work will take place Mon...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

City Council Preview for the Week of 11/30/2020

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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 Junct...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 11/30/20

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21) Be aware of construction activities around the bicycle playground, access to the bike park from Riverside Parkway will remain open during ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan Presentation

PROS Master Plan

The City of Grand Junction invites the community to attend the Parks, Recreation, Open Space (PROS) Master Plan Draft Presentation. Due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the presentation will be held virtually via Zoom at 9:00 A.M. on Decemb...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Dixson Park Access Changes

Dixson Park

Dixson Park, a small neighborhood park at 287 27 Road, may look different to community members who are accustomed to seeing the park used for sport program rentals and other community uses. The lease agreement that allowed the City of Grand Junction to us...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

City Office and Service Schedules for Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, 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 23, 2020

Holiday Grease Recycling Program

Cooking Oil recycling site

In conjunction with the Mesa County Landfill, the City of Grand Junction is offering a second location to properly dispose of holiday season cooking oil for re-use/reclaim.

Residents can drop off used cooking oil and grease in a recycle container located i...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Receive Notifications for City News on gjcity.org

Notify Me section on homepage

On Thursday, November 19th, the City of Grand Junction launched its newly designed website, www.gjcity.org. A new feature users will notice is a “Notify Me” section, located on the home page.

The Notify Me notification center allows use...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

City Weekly COVID-19 Update for November 20, 2020

City Hall Sign

The City of Grand Junction became aware that a Public Works employee tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The employee is currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. An additional staff member who may have been exposed is also quarantining....

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 11/23/20

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21)

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City of Grand Junction Launches New Website

Website Homepage

Today, the City of Grand Junction officially launched its new website, www.gjcity.org in collaboration with CivicPlus, the website designer. The website reflects the look and feel of the natural environment of Grand Junction, while incorporating a host of...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Sees Results from Street Maintenance Investments

Chip Seal Program

The City of Grand Junction has invested $23 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: November 17, 2020

Downtown Holiday Tree Lights Bring Cheer to Grand Junction

Holiday Lights

Stroll your way through Downtown Grand Junction and enjoy an abundance of holiday cheer with shimmering lights hanging throughout Main Street trees. This week, the City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department and the Downtown Grand Junction wi...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 11/16/20

City Council Auditorium

For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here. City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 11/16/20 – 5...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 11/16/20

City of Grand Junction Public Works Projects

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront at Dos Rios Phase 2 Project (8/17/20 to 6/17/21)

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

City Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

City Hall building

The City of Grand Junction became aware that a Parks & Recreation employee tested positive for COVID-19 today, November 12. The employee works at the Orchard Mesa Pool and is currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Community members wh...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

City Service Updates in Response to Elevated Levels of COVID-19

City Hall Exterior

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases within the community and the recent shift to Safer at Home – Level Orange: High Risk the City of Grand Junction is modifying access to public buildings to help slow the spread. This is a response to the incre...

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City of Grand Junction News

News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Spring Clean Up Information

Spring Clean Up - tractor moving yard waste

Since the early 1900s the City of Grand Junction has conducted an annual clean up program to help residents get rid of yard waste and unusable household items.

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

2021 Election Information

Council Chambers

The City Council election is April 6, 2021. Click here to find a list of candidates and ballot questions.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Long Range Planning

Shovel in dirt

The City of Grand Junction understands the importance of planning for the future. The Community Development Department initiates and facilitates long range planning efforts for the City. Over the years the city has adopted long range plans for the entire ...

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News Flash

Fire News

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

GJFD Responds to Brush Fire

GJFD Brush truck at a fire

At 5:36 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a dumpster and mattresses on fire in the area of Mobile City, 2322 Hwy 6 & 50. Callers reported the fire spreading rapidly to the west across a dry field threatening nearby homes. GJFD ...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

GJFD Responds to Fire on Elm Ave.

911 cell phone

At 2:45 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a call from a resident on the 100 block of Elm Ave. saying that their home was filling with thick smoke. When crews arrived on scene the three occupants and a dog had safely exited the ho...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

GJFD Responds to Home Fire

911 cell phone

At 1:34 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to calls from a neighbor reporting a home on fire on the 600 block of Silver Oak Drive. When crews arrived on scene they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the home. While se...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

GJFD Responds to Fire

911 on cell phone screen

At 3:05 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a fire on the 600 block of West Colorado Avenue. When crews arrived, they found fire engulfing a garage and spreading to a nearby fence and a second garage-apartment. As crews made a quick ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 12, 2020

GJFD Responds to Garage Fire

GJFD Fire Fighters

At 8:12 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an unattached garage on fire with flames spreading to a nearby home on the 2500 block of D Road. The 9-1-1 caller alerted the residents to the fire. The family was able to evacuate without ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

GJFD Responds to Home Fire

GJFD fire engine in front of home

At 6:44 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a roof on fire at a home on the 2300 block of Broadway. Residents of the home called the fire in and were able to safely evacuate two people and three dogs by the time crews arrived. Once o...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

GJFD Extinguishes Fire at Abandoned Home

Home on fire, firefighters in background

Last night at 9:06 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home on fire on the 2800 block of C ½ Rd. A neighbor called the fire in, reporting that a seemingly abandoned home down the road was on fire. When crews arrived on scene they f...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

GJFD Responds to Trailer Fire on Orchard Ave

911 cell phone

At 3:53 AM Sunday morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue. The reporting party stated that a room of the trailer home was on fire. All occupants were able to evacuate. When Engin...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

GJFD Station 6 Online Open House

station 6 online tour

On Monday November 9th the newly constructed Grand Junction Fire Department Station 6 began responding to calls. The station is the first of three new fire stations to be built and funded by the voter-approved First Responder Tax that went into effect in ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

GJFD Responds to House Fire on Sandia Dr

911 cell phone

At 7:19 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 400 block of Sandia Drive. The reporting party stated that an interior room of the home was on fire. All occupants were able to evacuate. When Engine 5 arrived at 7...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Mid-Morning House Fire Displaces Family

mid-morning house fire

At 10:09 AM The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire in the 500 block of Centennial Road.  Initial dispatch reported a single-family home on fire. Upon arrival, units found a heavily involved mobile ...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Two GJFD Personnel Test Positive for COVID-19

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Grand Junction Fire Department has learned that two first responders have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.) The first responders quickly identified their symptoms and are self-quarantining and not on duty.  All GJFD personnel ...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 1, 2020

GJFD Responds to Fire at Storage Facility

Fire at Storage Facility

At 8:16 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in a commercial storage facility on the 1000 block of Pitkin Avenue. Initial reports indicated that heavy smoke and flames were coming from a unit at the business and h...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: January 21, 2021

Podcast: Going Green with GJFD and Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition

KAFM Going Green

This month on Going Green on KAFM community radio we welcome back Ellis Thompson-Ellis with the GJFD and Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition. Tune in for updates about the council and tips for what to do DURING a fire...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJFD responds to early morning fire

GJFD Fire Truck at Night

Early Wednesday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) responded to reports of a fire on the 600 block of West Colorado Avenue. Crews arrived just after 3, and upon arrival found fire engulfing a garage and spreading...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Local briefs: Early Morning Fire Engulfs Garage

GJFD logo

An early Wednesday morning fire tore through a garage and spread to another building before firefighters contained the blaze...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Electrical and heating safety stressed for homeowners

Map of home ages

The Grand Junction Fire Department and Grand Valley Power are partnering up to warn homeowners and renters of the importance of home electronics safety as heating and electrical fires are more common now than at any other point in the year.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Pathways Village Flood

Pathways Village Flood

A flooding occurred at Pathways Village off of 29 Road in Grand Junction around 4 P.M. on Sunday. The flooding started on the second floor and eventually moved to the first floor. Residents were evacuated from the building, according to our crew there...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Two abandoned trailer homes caught fire

Fire and smoke at night, silhouetted trees

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -Two abandoned trailer homes caught on fire around 9 PM Saturday night. This happened at 30 Road and G Road in Grand Junction .The Grand Junction Fire Department responded. No one was injured.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department Receives Handcrafted Wooden US Flag from LL Flooring

three firefighters holding wooden flag

The Grand Junction Fire Department received a well-deserved holiday gift from national flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators as a special thank-you for the department’s dedicated work to keep the community safe during the challenges of 2020.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJFD taking advantage of the cold by practicing ice rescues

Hands pulling in rope for ice rescue

Grand Junction Fire Department firefighters were out at the Butterfly Pond at Las Colonias Park on Monday training for river rescues in frozen water.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department training for river rescue scenarios

boat on frozen pond

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Grand Junction Fire Department is ready to rescue. Crew members are training this month for river rescues, which are most common in January.

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News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Grand Junction Arbor Day Seedling Delivery

Seedling Delivery

The City of Grand Junction is celebrating Arbor Day with the return of its tree seedling delivery program. Beginning 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13th, Grand Junction residents will have the opportunity to request up to two seedlings online at&am...

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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation News
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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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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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation 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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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation News
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 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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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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Parks & Recreation News
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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Parks & Recreation News
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: December 3, 2020

Parks & Recreation Utilizes Aquaponics to Grow Plants

Aquaponics bed with trees growing

The City’s urban tree canopy is growing, due in part to innovative methods which allow the City to grow trees in a more natural and cost effective manner. The Parks & Recreation Department uses an aquaponics system to grow a variety of plant...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Downtown Holiday Tree Lights Bring Cheer to Grand Junction

Holiday Lights

Stroll your way through Downtown Grand Junction and enjoy an abundance of holiday cheer with shimmering lights hanging throughout Main Street trees. This week, the City of Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department and the Downtown Grand Junction wi...

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Parks & Recreation News

News Flash

Posted on: March 25, 2021

2021 Spring Activity Guide

Spring Activity Guide

The 2021 Spring Activity is here! Check out what Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is offering this spring season.

Take a Look Parks & Recreation Spotlight
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Kindred Reserve Open Space Park

Kindred Reserve Open Space

Kindred Reserve located at 2064 S. Broadway next to the Tiara Rado Golf Course is the first open space park in Grand Junction. This park has 1.75 miles of natural trails and stunning views of the Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa, and Bookcliffs.

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News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Update to Recent Officer Involved Shooting

CIRT

The Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following 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 Distri...

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Police News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

A Message to Our Community #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

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

CIRT

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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Police News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

9-1-1 Technology Upgrades Cause Changes for Businesses

Newsflash - Patch

The Grand Junction Regional Communication Center recently converted their 9-1-1 delivery system from analog to digital. Along with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, GJRCC is encouraging organizations with multiple telephone extensions to ensure th...

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Police News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Homicide Victim Identified as Missing Person

Newsflash - Patch

On March 1, Warren Barnes, a 69-year-old resident of Grand Junction, CO, was reported as a missing person. Barnes has also been confirmed as the victim of a homicide that took place on February 27, in Grand Junction, CO.

A full release of the homicide inve...

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Police News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

GJPD Investigating Homicide

Cohee, Brian

The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the area of Crosby Avenue and Hwy 340.

At approximately 1:48 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received a call from a reporting ...

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Police News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Update to Overnight Shooting

Newsflash - Patch

The Grand Junction Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. Numerous cartridge casings were located in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1800 Block of Main Street and there was damage to...

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Police News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

One Arrested in Connection to Weekend Shooting

Newsflash - Patch

The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested one suspect in connection with the shooting that happened Saturday, February 20, leaving one dead and three injured. A previous release regarding this incident can be found here.

Israel Isaiah Maestas-Reza,...

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Police News
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Several Injured, One Deceased in Overnight Shooting #GVCopBeat

Newsflash - Patch

Beginning at approximately 12:17am on Saturday, February 20, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center received several 9-1-1 calls regarding shots being fired at a residence in the 1000 Block of Teller Avenue.  Reporting parties stated th...

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Police News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

GJPD Responds to Domestic Violence Incident, Barricaded Subject

Incident Update (2)

The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested a male in connection with a domestic violence incident that happened on the morning of January 30, 2021.

Shortly after 7:30 A.M. a call came into the dispatch center from a reporting party requesting law en...

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Police News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJPD Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Multiple Thefts

Newsflash - Patch

The Grand Junction Police Department arrested a suspect linked to several thefts in the Grand Junction area. 

On January 6, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m. an officer with the Grand Junction Police Department was conducting routine traffic enforce...

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Police News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

GJPD Makes Arrest in Kidnapping, Assault Case

Incident Update (2)

The Grand Junction Police Department has arrested one suspect involved in the kidnapping and assault of an adult female in the early morning hours of December 29.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the ...

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Police News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Suspects Charged with Shooting Police Building

GJPD Building - Bullet Holes

On Thursday, December 17, a police department employee observed bullet holes in several second-floor windows of the Grand Junction Police Department building, at 555 Ute Avenue. The employee immediately alerted a supervisor and further inspection revealed...

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Police News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

GJPD Searching for Kidnapping Suspect

Pierce, Jacob

The Grand Junction Police Department is searching for a known suspect who was involved in the kidnapping of an adult female on December 5th

Shortly before 11:30 this morning, information was relayed to the Grand Junction Police Department by ano...

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Police News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Grand Junction Cold Case Murder Solved After 45 Years

Tomlinson, Debra

Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department have solved the 45-year-old cold case homicide of 19-year-old Deborah Tomlinson.

On December 27, 1975 officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to an apartment complex located in the 1...

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Police News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting

Newsflash - Patch

Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating an early morning shooting, that took place on November 25, 2020.

Shortly after 4:30am, a reporting party called the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center stating that her son had...

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Police News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Happy Holidays for Mesa County Kids

Trunk full of toy donations

For almost 30 years, the Grand Junction Police Department has looked forward to December and the promise of our annual Shop with a Cop program.  For decades, we have enjoyed spending the day with local fifth graders who shop for their families an...

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Police News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

GJPD Partnering with Neighbors to Fight Crime

Neighbors iPhone

The Grand Junction Police Department is pleased to join other law enforcement agencies across the nation in partnering with the Neighbors app by Ring. This collaboration provides our officers and detectives yet another resource in our efforts to improve t...

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Police News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Check Out Our New Website!

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The City of Grand Junction officially launched a new website, www.gjcity.org in collaboration with CivicPlus, the website designer. This new website reflects the look and feel of the natural environment of Grand Junction, while incorporating a host of new...

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Police News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

GJPD and GJFD Employees Receive Recognition from CBI

Clingman and Rundquist CBI award

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director (and former Grand Junction Police Chief) John Camper visited his old stomping grounds recently to recognize employees with the Grand Junction Police and Fire Departments for their exceptional partnership to CBI.&a...

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Police News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

"We Can't Do What We Do Without Them."

Nordine and Peck

We are so pleased to share that Governor Polis has formally recognized November 9th – 13th, 2020, as Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week in Colorado. This week serves to acknowledge the dedicated law enforcement records personnel that serve the citizen...

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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete

CIRT

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

Shortly after 10:00am on August 29, 2020, the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center...

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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Two Grand Junction Police Department Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Police ID

On Friday, November 6th, the Grand Junction Police Department was made aware that two employees of the agency have tested positive for COVID-19.  Both employees are self-isolating at home, in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Dise...

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Police News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Early Morning Robbery Leads to Arrest of Four Suspects

Hunter Hobson booking photo

Four people have been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery and shooting, that took place on the morning of October 29th.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M. yesterday morning, a call came into the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center from a repor...

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Police News

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Police Spotlight
Posted on: July 27, 2020

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