Grand Junction Grinch

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Grinch who stole Christmas may not be a fairy tale, in fact, he may be a visitor of downtown Main Street.

Vandals are already at work this holiday season, and they are damaging downtown ornaments which were just put up last week.

It is the third time in about a week a crew from the local company Polar Lites had to fix up the decorations throughout the downtown.

Now, they hope local residents can help by keeping a watchful eye on the street and be on the lookout for this unmerry mischief.

According to Wess Hamon, it took weeks of planning and days of hard work to turn Main Street into the North Pole, and the only thing he could talk about Tuesday, was not the new ornaments, but holiday hyjinx.

Hamon says he thought it wouldn't be so bad this year, because there wasn't much damage done in 2008, but this year, there seems to be more Christmastime crime.

It's gotten so bad, the tree decorated outside of the Wells Fargo bank zip ties their ornaments onto trees so no one would steal them.

Now the crew won't replace the broken bulbs until the big lighting ceremony on Friday so it won't be lights out for downtown.

They say it seems these gutsy grinches have stolen a bit of the holiday cheer from Main Street.


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  • by Len Location: Montrose, Colorado on Nov 24, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    Digital cameras and computers are SO inexpensive these days that it might be a great idea to set many up in the troubled areas and let it be known that "you are on camera". If vandals do their thing they also will be recorded violating the law and hopefully arrested. It certainly should be a deterant. The cost could be just a part of "doing business". Just a thought....
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