Tree climbers from across the region are in Grand Junction this weekend. For the first time the city will be hosting the Tree Climbing Championship for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on a protest march by Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras.
Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.
The police chief said the nine fatalities included young people and children were among the 16 wounded, three of whom were in critical condition.
Clutching a photo and flowers, the grieving father of 21-year-old Munich shooting victim, Dijamant Zabergja, visited the scene of the attack.
Heat indices were expected to linger between 100 and 110 degrees across the country on Saturday and Sunday.
There were "no indications" the teenage gunman who killed 9 in the German city of Munich had links to ISIS or any other terror group, police said.
The fast-moving Sand Fire that broke out in Santa Clarita continued to burn Saturday as at least 300 people were told to evacuate.
The bombers targeted protests organized by an ethnic minority group, killing many of them and members of Afghanistan's security forces.