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National Trails Day Gets Some Locals Outdoors

Updated: 06/03/2006 - The first Saturday of June is National Trails Day. The day is designated to encourage people to get outside and on the trails. Here in Grand Junction, some local parks and trails celebrate national trail day with clean–up activities.

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Relay For Life Teams Get Creative

Updated: 06/03/2006 - The annual American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is in a couple of weeks, and teams are working hard to raise as much money as possible in the mean time.

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Suspects In Custody After Hitting Deputy With Car

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Two people are in custody after a chase from Grand Junction east on Interstate 70 ends in a crash. The pursuit started after the driver of the car hit a Mesa County deputy.

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Senators Hear Oil Shale Concerns At Hearing

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Three prominent Senators hold hearings on oil shale in Grand Junction today. Local authorities vowed they will be ready for the oncoming boom despite some concerns about water and the influx of large numbers of workers to the Western Slope.

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New Airline Offers Non-Stop Flights To Vegas

Updated: 06/02/2006 - A new airline plans to offer low–fare non–stop flights from Grand Junction to Las Vegas by late July. With a genuine showgirl in tow Allegiant Air announced they plan to set up shop at Walker Field Airport.

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Ice Arena To Open Soon

Updated: 06/02/2006 - Officials with the Glacier Ice Arena say they hope to open their doors to the public within the next three to four weeks. Thursday crews worked on flooding and freezing the rink.

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Five Fatal Accidents In Just Eight Days

Updated: 06/01/2006 - In 2005 there were seven fatal accidents in Grand Junction, this year, in eight days, there were five fatal accidents in the city. The summer months are among the most dangerous for motorists.

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Second Family Meth Support Group Underway Soon

Updated: 06/01/2006 - Two members of the Mesa County Meth Task Force and Concerned Citizens of Mesa County noted that the families of meth addicts are affected too. The second session of a support group formed to give them the help they need starts soon.

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Governor Signs Predator Bill Into Law

Updated: 06/01/2006 - Governor Bill Owens signed a tough new sexual predator bill that sponsor Josh Penry says will close loopholes in the current law.

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Man Facing Murder Charges For Involvement In Fatal Crash

Updated: 06/01/2006 - A Grand Junction man faces more than ten criminal charges in connection with a fatal Memorial Day crash. On Monday 41–year–old Diana Lee Moreno lost her life and now the man being held responsible for her death is facing 14 charges.

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Haz-Mat Responds to Community Services Building

Updated: 05/31/2006 - Two Mesa County employees are isolated this afternoon after handling a suspicious envelope at the Mesa County Community Services building last week. Grand Junction's Haz–Mat team wasn't called out to investigate the envelope until Tuesday afternoon.

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Mesa County Libraries Offer Summer Reading Programs

Updated: 05/31/2006 - Dozens of kids and parents pack the Mesa County Library District's central branch in Grand Junction today as "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" kicks off the summer reading program.

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Kenyon Withdraws From District 54 Race

Updated: 05/31/2006 - Citing a decision to maintain party unity, Republican candidate Tom Kenyon withdraws from the race for House District 54.

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Hundreds Demonstrate in Delta

Updated: 05/30/2006 - Take A Stand held a demonstration in Delta Monday to protest illegal immigration.

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River Rescue Near Blue Heron Riverfront Trail

Updated: 05/30/2006 - The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a rescue Monday afternoon after five people who were rafting down the Colorado river got thrown off.

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