News Flash

Posted on: February 3, 2023

City Launches Dual Stream Recycling Program

Dual Stream Recycling

The City of Grand Junction will begin phasing in a dual stream curbside recycling program with trash collection services for select areas of the city beginning in March of 2023. This new program will not only automate pickup but offer residents trash pick...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 3, 2023

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of February 6, 2023.

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

2022 Waterline Replacement – Phase 1 Project

Waterline construction is on-going or will be starting at the following locations: 

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

City Begins Construction on 24 Road and G Road

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The City of Grand Junction begins the next step of the Transportation Capacity Expansion program on Monday, February 6, 2023, which is to widen 24 Road to five lanes, construct a modern, two-lane roundabout at the intersection of 24 Road and G Road, build...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

City Opens Block Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

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The City of Grand Junction will hold a virtual application workshop on Tuesday, February 7 at noon for non-profit agencies interested in applying for the Community Development Block Grant Program made possible by funds from the Department of Housing and U...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Coffee with the City Manager

Coffee with the CM February

The City of Grand Junction invites you to join City Manager Greg Caton and special guest Chief of Police Matt Smith for coffee and conversation. Community members are invited to attend and engage in meaningful dialogues. Coffee is scheduled for Thursday, ...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 31, 2023

The City, School District 51, and Mesa County Make Progress on Agreement Regarding Orchard Mesa Pool

Orchard Mesa Pool- Update

The City of Grand Junction, School District 51, and Mesa County have been diligently working on an agreement to keep the Orchard Mesa Pool open for the next several years. To give some certainty to the facility in the short-term, a timeline through the fa...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

City of Grand Junction Hosts Citywide Job Fair for Seasonal Positions

Seasonal Positions Job Fair

The City of Grand Junction will host a citywide hiring event for seasonal jobs at the Lincoln Park Barn at 910 N. 12th Street on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 2 - 6 p.m. Interested candidates will have the opportunity to apply and interview for open p...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

City of Grand Junction Selects Matt Smith as the New Chief of Police

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City Manager Greg Caton is pleased to announce the selection of Matt Smith as the new Chief of the Grand Junction Police Department.  

“The national search for a new Chief of Police was a comprehensive one. In addition to the standard ap...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: December 30, 2022

City Provides Clarification Regarding Orchard Mesa Pool

Orchard Mesa Pool- Update

The City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and School District 51 provided an update at the publicly noticed meeting of the Board of Mesa County Commissioners on December 20, 2022, regarding negotiations related to Orchard Mesa Pool (OMP). Negotiators on be...

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City of Grand Junction News

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2022

2022 Election Information

2022 election information

The election is November 8, 2022. Click here to see the referred measures and notices.

Additional Info... City of Grand Junction Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan

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The City of Grand Junction is embarking on the very exciting process of developing the City’s first citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.

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News Flash

Fire News

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

GJFD Opens Station 8

Station 8 Hose Uncoupling

The construction of Grand Junction Fire Department Station 8, located at 441 31 Road, is now complete.  The Department hosted a hose uncoupling ceremony today, January 23rd, to officially put the station in-service.  The new Fire Station...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 20, 2023

GJFD Graduates 13 New Firefighters

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The Grand Junction Fire Department will graduate 13 new firefighters today. As an all-hazards department, and the largest fire and EMS service between Salt Lake City and Denver, the skills they learned in fire academy reflect the wide variety of emergenci...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

GJFD and Clifton Fire Approve Management Agreement

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The Grand Junction City Council and the Clifton Fire Protection District Board have approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the City of Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) to provide temporary management services to the Clifton Fire Protection...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 1, 2022

GJFD Responds to Quonset Hut Fire

Press Release Graphic Fire

At 12:25 PM Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a Quonset hut on fire on the 2900 block of Ronda Lee Road. The 9-1-1 caller said black smoke was coming from the structure that was believed to be unoccupied. Flames spread from the building and...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

GJFD Responds To Home Fire

911 on cell phone screen

At 4:37 PM Grand Junction Fire Department Responded to reports of a home fire on the 2000 block of Aspen Street. When crews arrived on scene they found that three animals had safely evacuated through a pet door on their own. Four people, not in the home a...
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Fire News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fatal Home Fire

Press Release Graphic Fire

At 11:04 PM Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire on the 2800 block of Carter Lane. Callers to 9-1-1 indicated that a home was on fire with smoke and flames coming from the roof. Engine 4 arrived on the scene within...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

GJFD Deploys to the Mosquito Fire

GJFD Truck 6

On Friday, September 9th, a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to California for the Mosquito Fire.  The four-person crew could be gone for up to two weeks. On deployments, the crew can help create defensible space...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 23, 2022

GJFD Responds to Motor Vehicle Fire

GJFD Fire Crew

At 12:40 PM Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle fire on the 2700 Block of B ¼ Road. Callers to 9-1-1 indicated a small bus was on fire near a structure. Additional callers reported explosions coming from the vehicle...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

GJFD Brush 6 Deploys to Texas

Brush 6

On Thursday August 4th, a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to Texas, near Uvalde for a preparedness assignment. The crew could be gone for up to two weeks. With preparedness assignments, there is no active fire to respond...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

GJFD Responds to Motor Home Fire

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At 5:51 PM yesterday Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home on fire on the 2900 block of North Avenue. There were significant flames and heavy black smoke coming from a Class A motor home. With high heat and windy conditions, the fi...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 2, 2022

GJFD Responds to Home Fire in Redlands

Home fire on High Pointe Circle

At 9:30 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home on fire on the 400 block of High Pointe Circle.  When crews arrived they found a garage fully engulfed in flames with heavy smoke. The single occupant of the home had safely...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fire at Apartment Building

Press Release Graphic Fire

At 9:04 PM Thursday evening Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of fire in the wall of an apartment building on the 2100 block of College Place. When crews arrived Grand Junction Police Department was on scene helping to evacuate the buil...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

GJFD Opens New Fire Station 3

GJFD Station 3 Opening

The construction of Grand Junction Fire Department Station 3, located at 582 25 1/2 Road, is now complete. GJFD is in the process of moving in furniture and equipment for an official opening May 31st.  The Department will host a hose uncoupling c...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 7, 2022

GJFD Responds to Home Fire in Orchard Mesa

911 on cell phone screen

At 4:51 PM Friday evening Grand Junction Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a home on fire on the 2700 block of Unaweep Avenue. When crews arrived on scene they found a detached garage engulfed in flames that had spread to a nearby power pol...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

GJFD Captain Recognized by Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation

Captain John Bennett

The Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation is recognizing Grand Junction Fire Captain John Bennett at the Colorado Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony in Lakewood on May 7th. Captain Bennett passed away June 19, 1973, after suffering a heart attack on du...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

GJFD responds to Fire on Galoway Ct.

GJFD firefighters put out a house fire

At 6:28 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to reports of a home on fire on the 2900 block of Galoway Court. The homeowner called 9-1-1 to report a fire in the garage. By the time crews arrived the fire had spread to the second l...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

GJFD Awarded International Accredited Status

CPSE Accreditation

Grand Junction Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation prog...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Groundbreaking for GJFD Station 8

Construction equipment at Station 8

 The Grand Junction Fire Department has begun construction of the new Fire Station 8 with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, March 31st. Located at 441 31 Road, the new will serve areas currently covered by Station 2 and Station 4 in an effort t...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

GJFD Busy With Weekend Fires

GJFD Fire, burned dumpster and side of a building

Grand Junction Fire Department Responded to five fires over the weekend: one in a home, one in a camper, and three at commercial properties. 

On Saturday at 12:50 PM, a homeowner called to report a bedroom on fire on the 300 block of Fairview Aven...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Learn Hands-Only CPR with GJFD

Hands-Only CPR

In Recognition of Heart Month, Grand Junction Fire Department has released a new digital class to share the importance of Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is an effective and science-based approach to saving a life. In Mesa County 70-80% of cardiac arrests ...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 10, 2022

GJFD Responds to Fire in Vacant Building

GJFD fighting a fire at a commercial building

At 2:44 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a commercial building fire on the 600 block of South 9th Street. The 9-1-1 caller spotted the fire from a nearby building and indicated they could see flames and hear small exp...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

GJFD & GJPD Respond to Home Fire

GJFD Fire Truck at Night

At 3:56 AM this morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home fire on the 600 block of Highway 50 with one person unable to evacuate. Grand Junction Police officers in the area were able to quickly get to the scene and rescue the s...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to South Dakota

overhead shot of GJFD Brush 6

Early Sunday morning a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the Bennett Canyon Fire in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. There are multiple fire starts reported and the crew is expected to supplement resources...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

GJFD Responds to Trailer Fire

Truck 1 at Elm Trailer Park

At 11:40 AM the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a trailer fire at Elm Trailer Park, 661 Highway 50. The caller reported smoke coming from a trailer in the middle of the complex. Neighbors helped put the fire out before crews arrived. GJFD...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2022

City receives fire mitigation funding

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A major step forward to keep flames from tearing through Grand Junction neighborhoods.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: October 20, 2022

2021 fire department report shows growth in EMS incidents

red Grand Junction Fire Department ambulance

The Grand Junction Fire Department’s 2021 was marked by growth, both in infrastructure and calls for service, according to the department’s recently released annual report.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: October 15, 2022

Community member thankful for quick response of firefighters after home struck by lightning

man pointing to roof to where the lighting hit the house

It’s fire prevention week, a time used by the fire department to educate the community on how to stay safe in case of a fire. Now, a homeowner is sharing her experience to warn the public about why it’s essential to have a fire emergency plan

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Grand Junction Hires Goats to Help with Unwanted Vegetation

a group of goats grazing on some shrubs

The idea behind regenerative agriculture is to use natural cycles to keep land healthy. That’s why the city of Grand Junction just put goats on its payroll to do what goats do best.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: September 12, 2022

GJFD hosts open house and 9/11 remembrance ceremony

small USA flags planted in formation into grass

On Sunday, the Grand Junction Fire Department hosted an open house at Fire Station 3.

“If you see next door, we’re tearing down the old station,” said Fire Cheif Ken Watkins.

Fire Spotlight
Posted on: September 5, 2022

Smoke likely to increase, could cause breathing issues

Ground Level Smoke Forecast overlaid on a map of Mesa County

The smokey haze in the sky on Monday around the Grand Valley is the product smoke from wildfires. The fires are burning from Idaho and Utah to Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas, and the smoke is blowing southward into Colorado.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Labor Day Weekend Fire Safety Tips

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Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and for many people that means firing up the grill, going camping, or going down the river.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: August 12, 2022

City seeks artists for fire station projec

Picture of someone holding a shovel during a ground breaking of a new construction

The city of Grand Junction is looking for artists to develop artwork for a future fire station.

The artwork and installation will be for Grand Junction Fire Station No. 8.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Excessive Heat Watch issued for dangerous heat on Friday and Saturday

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An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Grand Junction and the rest of the Grand Valley effective from Noon Friday until 8 PM Saturday.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: July 9, 2022

GJFD welcomes 19 academy graduates

Picture of a badge pinning during the graduation ceremony

The Grand Junction Fire Department celebrated the graduation of 19 new recruits from the academy Friday at the Grand Junction Convention Center.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: July 19, 2022

GJFD talks heat safety tips

Picture of people at the Lincoln Park Pool

It’s all about the heat this weekend as temperatures are expected to hit surpass 100 degrees for several days in a row.

The Grand Junction Fire Department urges the public to take extra precautions to beat the heat.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2022

UPDATE: Six rescued from Colorado River, one person dies

Picture of the rescue team on the boat

Update: The woman who was taken to the hospital after being pulled out of the river near the 5th Street Bridge has died.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Thanking the Grand Junction First Responders That Saved My Life

Group picture with survivor

Earlier this week on Tuesday, May 17th, I had the privilege to not only attend an awards ceremony for some very brave individuals that, in every literal sense of the term, saved my life, but was also fortunate enough to be able to thank them face-to-face.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Fire Station 3 is now complete

Picture of the newly rebuilt fire station 3

After nearly 50 years, Grand Junction Fire Station3 will replace the existing station that’s been in service since 1975, and the new location is right next door.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: May 11, 2022

What constitutes fire danger and red flag warnings

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High winds over the last few days are contributing to high fire danger. But some areas such as Mesa County are not under restrictions or red flag warnings despite high winds and dry conditions. Other than a no burn advisory.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: April 1, 2022

City of Grand Junction breaks ground on Fire Station 8

GJFD Chief talking at the ground breaking ceremony

The city of Grand Junction broke ground on the $6 million Fire Station 8, a.k.a. the “two pony station,” located at 31 Road and D 1/2 Road, Thursday.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: March 29, 2022

New ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ open to the community

Transition camera shot between wildfire learning material

As Colorado moves into warmer temperatures, Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition is launching a new ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ program open to the community.
The purpose is to proactively educate the community about preventing wildfires.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Grand Junction’s newest fire station is nearing completion

Station 3 under construction with a fence and some flags around

The Grand Junction Fire Department’s newest station is nearing completion and the department is asking for the community’s help as they get closer to opening the doors.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Grand Junction Fire Department responds to brush fire

arial view of fire department putting out a fire by river

Monday morning around 9 a.m. the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a brush fire just south of the Gunnison River in the Redlands area. This happened near Rosevale Road and Gunnison Dam Road south of Grand Junction.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Ag Fire prompts caution for open burn season

smoldering brush and grass

Grand Junction Fire Department answered a 9AM call near the Redlands for an agricultural burn. The sight blew nearby residents away. The fire didn’t affect nearby homes but it took multiple crews to contain it.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 18, 2022

GJFD launches online CPR training video

Online CPR Training

The Grand Junction Fire Department has launched a new online video aimed at helping learn how to perform CPR.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Fire station No. 6 gets new sculpture

man painting black paint on station 6 art

It started with an old black and white photograph from the Grand Junction Fire Department archives.
Next came about a half a ton of sheet metal.
Then it was time for Jeff Bates to go to work.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Local metal artist installs artwork for fire department based upon 1890 photo

art piece being mounted

The Grand Junction Fire Station 6 installed a new piece of artwork. The artwork is based on an 1890 photograph showing a horse and mule pulling a ladder wagon. The photo was blown up and traced onto steel and was then cut by hand with a plasma cutter.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 19, 2023

Grand Junction Completes LED Light Installation at Canyon View Park

Canyon View LED Lights

The City of Grand Junction has completed the new LED light installation on the existing 12 tennis courts at Canyon View Park. Tennis enthusiasts will now have more playing time in the evenings throughout the year. The courts will be open for the public un...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Season Activity Guide is Now Available

2023 Winter/Spring Activity Guide

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation has published the Winter/Spring Activity guide, which provides information on classes, services, programs, special events, and more. Information about city parks, trails, and facilities is also included. Guides were mai...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 30, 2023

CIRT: Arrest Made in the North Avenue Officer-Involved Shooting

Cordova, Emilio booking photo

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

The investigation of the officer-involved shooting which occurred on 01/24/23 remains ongoing. As wi...

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Police News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Truck Crashes into Grand Junction Police Department

Truck in police department lobby

 On 01/25/23, at approximately 12:30 pm, a male later identified as Nathan David Chacon (DOB 03-19-1977) intentionally drove a silver 2007 Chevrolet Silverado into the lobby of the Grand Junction Police Department. Multiple employees were in the ...

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Police News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer-involved Shooting

CIRT

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has released preliminary information about an officer-involved shooting that occurred on 01/24/23 involving the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

On 01/24/23, at approximately 7:50 pm,...

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Police News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

GJPD and FBI Investigating Bank Robbery

Patrol vehicle in front of Bank

On 01/23/23, at approximately 5:00 pm, the Grand Junction Police Department and FBI responded to a report of a robbery at the Bank of the San Juans located at 685 Horizon Drive. The suspect handed a note to the bank teller insisting on money. The teller g...

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Police News
Posted on: January 22, 2023

GJPD Makes Arrest in Saturday Night Shooting Incident

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On 01/21/23, at approximately 7:45 pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Ouray Ave for reports of an intoxicated male who was yelling and had fired a gun in a house. It was also reported that no one had been...

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Police News
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Three Arrested After Fleeing from Traffic Stop

Police vehicles and other vehicles on stretch of road

On 01/20/23, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department contacted a vehicle in the area of G Rd and 27 Rd during a traffic stop and the vehicle fled from police. There was no pursuit by law enforcement officers. A short time later, the vehicle sus...

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Police News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Arrest Made in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Incident

SWAT Truck

On 01/17/23, at approximately 12:10 PM, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies responded to the area of Northern Way and Patterson Rd for reports of multiple shots fired. Read more here for information ...

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Police News
Posted on: January 17, 2023

GJPD Responds to Shots Fired

Police Vehicles in front of apartment building

On 01/17/23, at approximately 12:10 PM, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area of Northern Way and Patterson Rd to reports of multiple shots fired. Officers found several vehicles had been struck by gunfire. The GJPD is n...

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Police News
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Early Morning Truck on Fire Results in Arrest

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On 01/05/23 at approximately 2:10am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department received a call that a truck was on fire and was actively driving in the area of North Avenue and 12th Street. Officers with the GJPD and deputies with the Mesa County...

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Police News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Robbery

red and white sign of C and F gas station with gas pump

On 12/28/2022, at approximately 7:25 am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a robbery at the C and F Food Store located at 2847 North Ave. The reporting party stated a male entered the store dressed in a mask, pushed the repor...

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Police News
Posted on: December 19, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in November Hit and Run

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On 11/30/2022, at approximately 7:10pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a hit and run in the area of HWY 50 and Linden Avenue. At the time of the incident, officers had information that a light-colored sedan struck a bicycl...

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Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Officers Involved in OIS Identified

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Update (01/27/23) The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation on the officer involved shooting which occurred on December 6, 2022. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has released the following i...

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Police News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Grand Junction Police Department's K9 Vamos Has Received Donation of Body Armor

GJPD K9 Vamos in black vest

Grand Junction Police Department’s K9 Vamos has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Vamos’ vest was embroidered with the sentiment &...

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Police News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

GJPD Responds to Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash

three police vehicles with lights on at night

On 12/7/22, at approximately 5:40pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian crash in the area of North Avenue and 28 ¾ Rd. An adult male was struck by the vehicle and died on scene. The Mesa Coun...

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Police News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Arrest Made in August Vehicular Homicide

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On 12/07/22, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department made an arrest in a fatal crash which occurred August 20, 2022. Brandon James Ibarra, 30, was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Vehicular Ho...
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Police News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

St. Mary's Hospital Nurse Arrested for Sex Assault

photo of Caucasian man in yellow shirt

On 07/09/2022, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of potential sexual misconduct that occurred at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. After initial investigation, on 10/25/2022, at approximately 9:1...

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Police News
Posted on: October 11, 2022

911 Dispatch Supervisor Awarded NICE 2022 PSAPs' Finest Line Supervisor of the Year

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Cindy Casteel, Registered Public Safety Leader and Dispatch Administrative Supervisor for the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center (GJRCC) was awarded the Nice 2022 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Finest Line Supervisor of the Year. NICE&...

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Police News
Posted on: October 9, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in North Avenue Shooting

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting incident which occurred on the morning of October 9, 2022. Read more about the incident here.

Aaron Frost, age 18, of Grand Junction, CO has been arrested and remanded to the Mesa Coun...

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Police News
Posted on: October 9, 2022

GJPD Officers Respond to Early Morning Shooting

black and white police cars in front of a business

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to reports of an adult female being transported to St. Mary's Hospital with gunshot wounds on 10/09/22, at approximately 3:30 A.M. Officers determined the shooting occurred at the busin...

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Police News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

GJPD Recognizes National Forensic Science Week

GJPD Property and Evidence Truck pictured sitting under overpass during crime scene investigation

Forensic Science Week, September 18-24, is acknowledged throughout the United States and recognizes the contribution that forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. This week is an opportunity for the Grand Junction Police Department to honor ...

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Police News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

GJPD Investigating Vehicle vs. Motorcycle Collision, Death

Photo of GJPD Crime Scene Unit, with Police tape surrounding car accident

The investigation into a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision that happened earlier today, continues, as officers look at speed as a factor.

Shortly before 11:30 this morning, a 9-1-1 call came into our communications center from a reporting party stating ther...

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Police News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

GJPD Responds to Report of Attempted Kidnapping

Newsflash - Patch

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping at Eagle Rim Park in Orchard Mesa on Wednesday, September 7, at approximately 2:10pm. A 12-year-old female reported an adult male told her to come with him...

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Police News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Felony Menacing Incident

Newsflash - Patch

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a report of a robbery in progress at 755 North Avenue at approximately 4:20pm on September 1, 2022. The reporting party stated they were being robbed and that a male kept grabbing his hip lik...

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Police News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

GJPD and WCDTF Warn of "Rainbow Fentanyl" distribution on Western Slope

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The Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) and Western Colorado Drug Task Force (WCDTF) are advising the community of the existence of colorful “rainbow fentanyl” pills being distributed in Mesa County. “Rainbow fentanyl&...

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Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

City Focuses Renewed Effort on Cleaning Up Public Lands

The Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) Community Resource Unit is working to clean up waste and debris in public areas and lands throughout the city. The City of Grand Junction has been working with Square U Away, a local cleanup and hauling company,...

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Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Grand Junction Police Department’s K9 Vamos to Get Donation of Body Armor

GJPD K9 Vamos lays on the ground during training

Grand Junction Police Department’s K9 Vamos will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Vamos’ vest will be embroidered with the sentiment ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 21, 2022

GJPD Responds to Fatal Single Vehicle Crash

Incident Update (2)

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a fatal single vehicle crash on Saturday, August 20, at approximately 11:40 pm in the area of E Rd and Duffy Dr. The two adult males involved in the crash were traveling eastbound on E Rd whe...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

GJPD Responds to Verbal Disturbance, Barricaded Subject

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a verbal disturbance in the 1300 block of Grand Avenue at approximately 7:00am on Wednesday, August 17. An adult female stated her adult son had assaulted her and would not let her leav...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

GJPD Responds to Multiple Shots Fired Calls

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 Officers are investigating the events that unfolded in the early morning hours of August 8, that led to multiple calls of shots fired in local neighborhoods.

Shortly before 3 A.M., the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center received severa...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Colorado Avenue Homicide

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in the homicide that took place in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue on the morning of July 25, 2022, in Grand Junction, CO. You can read additional details regarding the homicide investigation here....

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

GJPD Investigating Homicide

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a death that happened in the 1000 block of Colorado Avenue on July 25, 2022.

At approximately 6:00 AM officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Col...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

GJPD Gears Up for Another National Night Out

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The Grand Junction Police Department is gearing up for our Annual National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 2.

Citizens, law enforcement agencies, and communities will join forces next Tuesday, to mark another annual National Night Out (NNO). And while ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Stabbing Incident, Victim Dies

Incident Update (2)

The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the stabbing incident, that happened earlier today at Hawthorne Park.

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 400 block of Chipeta Avenue shortly before ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

GJPD Finds No Credibility to Mesa Mall Shooting Threat

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Earlier today, the Grand Junction Police Department received a call from a reporting party stating they had information that someone had threatened to carry out a shooting, specifically targeting women, at Mesa Mall.

Grand Junction Police Department office...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Kidnapping, Domestic Violence Incident

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in the kidnapping and domestic violence incident that took place on the evening of July 8, 2022, in Grand Junction, CO. Read more about the incident here.

Justin Leech, age 33, of Grand...

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

GJPD Seeking Kidnap Suspect, Victim #GVCopBeat

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#UPDATE (Saturday, July 9, 12:35pm): Ryah has been located and is safe. We are still seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Justin Leech. If you have any information that could assist police with this investigation, please call non-emergency dis...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

GJPD Detectives Make Arrest in 2018 Missing Persons Case

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The Grand Junction Police Department has made an arrest in relation to a missing person’s case from 2018. Richard Vandervelde, 54 of Grand Junction, CO, has been arrested and charged in the murder of his mother, Sylvia Frens. 

On May 29, 2018, Syl...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

GJPD Awarded Grant for Improvements to Shooting Range #GVCopBeat

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Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are benefitting from improvements made to our shooting range, thanks to a generous grant from the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District.

In the spring of 2020, the Grand Junction Police Department app...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation #GVCopBeat

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Late Saturday night, April 23, 2022, officers were dispatched to a reported suspicious death at a hotel in the 700 Block of Horizon Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gun shot wounds.  The male was deceased....

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

GJPD Investigating Three Shooting Incidents #GVCopBeat

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Late Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a reported suspicious death at a hotel in the 700 Block of Horizon Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with apparent gun shot wounds.  The male was deceased.  This ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

GJPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting #GVCopBeat

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Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Horizon Drive in the early morning hours of April 23, 2022.

At approximately 3:00am, a reporting party called 9-1-1 to report multiple gunshots h...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

GJPD Investigating a Shooting #GVCopBeat

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Detectives with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened in the evening hours of April 20, 2022.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 300 Block of Fairview Ave...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

DA Review of CIRT Investigation Complete #GVCopBeat

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

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation of...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Barricaded Subjects Detained After Hours Long Standoff #GVCopBeat

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Around 6:30am on Thursday, March 31st, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 1600 Block of N. 16th Street. The reporting party stated that a subject had forc...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

GJPD Investigating "Shots Fired" Incident

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The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating the circumstances that lead up to a “shots fired” call earlier this morning. 

Shortly before 10am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to an apartme...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Arrest Made in CIRT Officer Involved Shooting Investigation #GVCopBeat

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

On Thursday, February 3, 2022, a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traff...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

CIRT Activated to Investigate Officer Involved Shooting #GVCopBeat

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

Shortly after 10:30pm on Thursday, February 3rd, a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traff...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Join GJPD for Coffee with a Cop #GVCopBeat

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It's been a while!

The Grand Junction Police Department is inviting community members to join their local police officers for a cup of coffee and conversation at our Coffee with a Cop event.  There will be no speeches, and no agenda is pl...

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Police News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

GJPD Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Incident Update (2)

The Grand Junction Police Department is continuing their investigation into the cause and manner of a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on October 29, multiple calls came into the Grand Junction Regional...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

GJPD Traffic Enforcement Operation

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The Grand Junction Police Department is taking a proactive approach this weekend on traffic enforcement. 

From the hours of 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, October 29 the Grand Junction Police Department Traffic Unit, along with the Special Invest...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

September Domestic Violence Incident Results in Murder/Suicide

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Last month, the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the 400 block of Chuluota Avenue after a reporting party called 9-1-1 stating they heard gunshots from inside the residence. When officers arrived, they secured the scene, set up a perimeter, a...

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Police News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

GJPD Launches New Drone Program

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The Grand Junction Police Department has implemented the use of drone technology to enhance the department’s mission of protecting lives and property; An asset that officers say will be extremely beneficial when other means and resources are not...

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