News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2022

City Wins Innovative Partnership and Collaborations Award from APA

APA Award

The City of Grand Junction was recently recognized by the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) with an Innovative Partnership and Collaborations merit award for the Riverfront at Dos Rios. The award was presented at the 2022 Colorad...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

City of Grand Junction Hosts Water Lights at Night

water lights at night news flash

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation is excited to announce a new special event, Water Lights at Night on October 15, 2022, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Butterfly Pond at Las Colonias Park. Admission is free. Attendees can purchase a lanter...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Grass Off-Leash Dog Park at Las Colonias to Close for the Season

Copy of dog park closed

The east side and middle sections of the grass off-leash Dog Park at Las Colonias will close on October 10, 2022, for the season. The park will reopen in June 2023. While the dog park sections on the east side and the middle are closed, the two woodchip d...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

City of Grand Junction Hosts “Get to Know Your City” Event

city hall sign with graphic overlay that reads get to know your city

The City of Grand Junction invites community members to attend the “Get to Know Your City” event on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Stadium Hospitality Suite, 910 North 12th Street. This meeting is the third in a series planne...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

City of Grand Junction Launches National Search for New Police Chief

Police Chief Listening Session - News Flash

The City of Grand Junction has launched a national search for a new Chief of Police. As the first step in the recruitment process, the public is invited to provide input about the qualifications and qualities they would like to see in the next Grand Junct...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of October 3, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Options for participation in hybrid meetings can be found on the City's Public Participation for Hybrid Meetings webpage and below:

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of October 2, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

 2022 Asphalt Overlay Project

  • Redlands Parkway between Hwy 340 Roundabout and the Colorado River Bridge
  • Crews will be removing and replacing concrete at the following locations along the Parkw...
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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Goats Get to Work Grazing in Grand Junction

Goat Newsflash

Grand Junction has created a unique partnership with Garrett and Chelsea River, owners of Goat Vegetation Management farm, and their local goat herd to remove noxious weeds throughout the city. The first location goats have begun grazing is along the Colo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Portion of Riverfront Trail Closes for Asphalt Replacement

Riverfront Trail Closure

The City of Grand Junction will close the portion of the Riverfront Trail between Banana's Fun Park and the Junior Service League Park for replacement of the asphalt with concrete beginning Monday, October 3, 2022. An alternative route is availab...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

City Begins Annual Leaf Removal Program for Residents on October 10

Leaf Removal Program News Flash

The City of Grand Junction leaf removal program for city residents begins on October 10 and ends December 16, 2022. This is a free service provided for city residents that provides a convenient way to dispose of leaves by raking them out into the street r...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

City of Grand Junction Hosts Celebration at Dos Rios

Dos Rios Ribbon Cutting

The City of Grand Junction will host a combined ribbon cutting and groundbreaking celebration for the Dos Rios development on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 4 p.m. at the Magpie Shelter, just west of the Dos Rios bike playground. The ribbon cutting commemo...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

City Council Approves Graywater Control Program Ordinance

Graywater Control Program Ordinance

Grand Junction City Council recently approved a Graywater Control Program Ordinance. The regulations will allow use of graywater for subsurface irrigation and indoor toilet and urinal flushing. The ordinance establishes new permitting, inspection, and enf...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Visit Grand Junction Receives State Tourism Award

group of people standing on stage accepting award

Visit Grand Junction (Visit GJ), the City of Grand Junction’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), was awarded “Outstanding Marketing Program” at the annual Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference. This award re...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Deputy Chief Matt Smith Appointed New Interim Chief for Grand Junction Police Department

portrait of man with flag

City Manager Greg Caton has appointed current Deputy Chief Matt Smith as the Interim Chief of the Grand Junction Police Department until a national search can be conducted to fill the current vacancy.

Deputy Chief Smith joined the Grand Junction Police Dep...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

City of Grand Junction Acts Quickly to Support Urban Trees

Root for our trees logo two trees in front of red independence monument

Since the spring/summer of 2021, Grand Junction Ash Trees have been threatened by the exceptional drought facing the area and increasing pressure from insects, including the Lilac Ash Borer and Ash Bark Beatle. The City acted quickly to spray and treat so...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of September 18, 2022

Public Works Projects Graphic

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Fire Station 8 Fiber Project - D Road Between 29 Road and 30 Road

  • Possible Intermittent lane closures during normal work hours
  • Expect moderate delays
  • Anticipated completion: mid-September

Replacing trees...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 19, 2022

City Council Preview for the Week of September 19, 2022

2021 Grand Junction City Councilmembers

City of Grand Junction City Council meetings are open to the public. Options for participation in hybrid meetings can be found on the City's Public Participation for Hybrid Meetings webpage and below:

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

City of Grand Junction Zoning and Development Code Module 1 Open for Public Input

Zoning Code - Module 1 Available

The City of Grand Junction is updating its Zoning and Development Code and the Module 1 draft (PDF) is now available for public review and input.

Drafting of the Zoning and Development Code will be completed in three modules over the next six months and ea...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

City Issues Calls for Artists to Create Murals At Duck Pond Park and Eagle Rim Park in Orchard Mesa

Call for Artists (1)

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Commission has announced calls for artists interested in creating murals at Duck Pond Park and the Eagle Rim Skate Park in Orchard Mesa. Interested artists are invited to apply by submitting a color design...

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City of Grand Junction News
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Enjoy The Fall Season with Grand Junction Parks and Recreation: Fall Activity Guide Now Available

cover page of fall activity guide

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation has published the fall guide that provides information on classes, services, programs, special events, and more. Readers can also learn about city parks, trails, and facilities. Guides were mailed to Grand Junction resi...

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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: July 21, 2022

2023 Annual Budget

city hall with blue overlay and icons depicting strategic priorities

The budget serves as a guiding document for how money that comes into the City should be spent to maintain and improve services within the city.

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

Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan

pedbike logo

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

Additional Info... City of Grand Junction Spotlight

News Flash

Fire News

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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

Burned motor home with fire engine in background

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 28, 2022

KN95 Masks Available at GJFD Administration Building

KN95 Masks at GJFD Administration

In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have made KN95 and surgical grade masks free...

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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: January 6, 2022

Sign up for Emergency Alerts to be #ReadyGJ

hand holding phone to register for emergency alerts

The new year is an opportunity to learn, grow, and make plans for the future. In the spirit of continuous improvement, one of our core values, the City of Grand Junction’s Public Safety Agencies have set a goal of registering 10,000 additional c...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Burst Water Line- GJFD Helps Evacuate Patients

911 on cell phone screen

Yesterday evening, at 4:31 PM, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Road for a fire alarm at an assisted living facility. Upon arriving at the scene crews and staff discovered that a large water line had burst and was fl...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Ambulance Service Community Forum

370 x 275

Next Tuesday, November 2nd, from 6:00-7:00 PM Grand Junction Fire Department will hold an Ambulance Service Community Forum at The Rock Church (2170 Broadway, directly across from Station 5). GJFD Chiefs will discuss the current and future plan for ambula...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 16, 2021

GJFD Wildland Team Deploys to Southern California

Brush 6

Early Friday evening a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team deployed with Brush 6 to the March Airforce Base in southern California for severe fire conditions. Today the crew was assigned to the southeast division of the San Bernardino National Fo...

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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: May 11, 2022

What constitutes fire danger and red flag warnings

Trees blowing in the background with a TV banner in front

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.

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

KN95 Masks Available at GJFD Administration Building

KN95 Masks at GJFD Administration

In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have made KN95 and surgical grade masks free...

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Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Fire crews and police officers respond to early morning fire at a mobile home on Highway 50

Fire Crew trying to put out fire next to Fire Truck while mobile home is smoking

Early Thursday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an individual stuck inside a house that was on fire.

According to the fire department, crews received the call at 3:56 a.m. and responded to the 600 block of Hwy 50.

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

Fire department responds to car fire in Orchard Mesa

Firefighters standing around a vehicle that was on fire but is now put out

Early Wednesday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an SUV that caught on fire.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the fire department received calls reporting a vehicle was on fire close to a home in Orchard Mesa.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Raising awareness for firefighter cancer prevention

Raising awareness for Firefighter cancer prevention

Firefighters battle an increased chance of nine different types of cancer while doing their job, including testicular cancer and multiple myeloma.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Neighbor’s Night at the Mesa County Library

News anchor and GJFD Community Outreach talking on video call

Every first Thursday of the month, the Mesa County Library hosts Neighbor’s Night at the Central Library.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Colorado fire evacuation aided by daylight, access to roads

Ruble left after a fire/ people standing within ruble

A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: December 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. responds to house fire on B 1/2 Rd.

Fire Truck with ladder extended, smoke and flames in the distance

The American Red Cross is helping those displaced in a house fire in Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the fire on the 2900 block of B 1/2 Rd. at 9:35 on Friday night.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Two adults and two kids sent to hospital after collision on 24 1/2 Rd. and Patterson Road

Fire Truck and Tow Truck with a vehicle on the back at intersection

Two vehicles were traveling on 24 1/2 Rd. The first vehicle was traveling north and the second vehicle was traveling south.

Both vehicles approached the intersection of 24 1/2 Rd. and Patterson Road.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Undetected carbon monoxide leak nearly kills Colorado family

Close up of carbon monoxide detector

A Summit County family is lucky to be alive, fire officials say, after they flipped on a faulty furnace that poured toxic fumes into their home.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Grand Junction mayor announces first priority of 2022 budget

Old Fire Station 3 Building

On Thursday, Mayor Chuck McDaniel announced that one day after the City of Grand Junction approved their 2022 budget, his first top priority for the town was public safety.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Safe holiday cooking advised by local fire department

pot full of oil going up in flames

Firefighters know better than anyone: reports of house fires and smoking kitchens go up during the holidays. Most of these emergencies are preventable — but only with your help and attention.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: November 22, 2021

22 seniors relocated after broken water line

Close up of water faucet

Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of Patterson Road for a fire alarm at an assisted living facility at 4:31 PM Sunday evening.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Chimney safety as cooler temperatures move in

Close up of Chimney

As we approach cooler temperatures, Grand Junction Fire Department says it’s time for people to think about getting their heating systems cleaned.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: November 3, 2021

GJFD Expanding Emergency Services to Meet the Needs of Growing Population

Grand Junction Fire Apparatus, Engine 6

Seconds save lives, but with a rapidly growing population, fire services in Grand Junction are stretched thin. “The majority of our calls happen in the inner city area so we have to put the majority of our units down there,”...

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: October 30, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Dept. responds to CBD oil-related fire

Firemen next to truck with hose deployed

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire at a commercial building on the 700 block of Scarlet Dr. in Grand Junction on Saturday.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: October 16, 2021

Firefighters train for high-rise fire in Alpine Bank building

Firefighter in full gear including gas mask

All week, firefighters with the Grand Junction Fire Department have been breaking through walls and forcing open doors on the ninth floor of the Alpine Bank building in downtown Grand Junction for a special training exercise...

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: October 17, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department deploys crew to Southern California to battle wildfires

smoke over the mountains  in the distance

As of July, 337 wildfires have burned in Colorado.

Seven of those burned over a thousand acres for a grand total of roughly thirty-three thousand acres torched in the state.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department performs high rise structure training

firefighters training in front of fire truck

Grand Junction Fire Department conducted a high rise structure fire exercise to give firefighters a complete understanding of the mental and physical requirements for such operations.

Additional Info... Fire Spotlight

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 8, 2022

2022 Fall Activity Guide

Fall Activity Guide Cover

The 2022 Fall Activity Guide is here! Check out what Grand Junction Parks & Recreation is offering this season.

Take a Look Parks & Recreation Spotlight
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Lincoln Park Stadium Renovation

Entrance to a sporting stadium

In 2021/2022, the Lincoln Park Stadium received major renovations to the bleachers, electrical upgrades, IT and audiovisual upgrades, and improvements to the southwest and northwest entryways.

Additional Info... Parks & Recreation Spotlight

News Flash

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

small multi-colored pills

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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Police News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

GJPD Responds to Verbal Disturbance, Barricaded Subject

Newsflash - Patch

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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Police News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

GJPD Responds to Multiple Shots Fired Calls

Newsflash - Patch

 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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Police News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

GJPD Makes Arrest in Colorado Avenue Homicide

Newsflash - Patch

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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Police News
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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Police News
Posted on: July 27, 2022

GJPD Gears Up for Another National Night Out

GJPD officers interact with children and families at National Night Out event in park.

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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Police News
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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Police News
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.

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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

GJPD Launches New Recruiting Effort #GVCopBeat

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Women change the culture.

That’s the concept with which the Grand Junction Police department is leading our newest recruiting campaign to attract exceptional law enforcement applicants to serve this great city.

The Grand Junction Police Department is consta...

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Police News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

One in Custody After Overnight Stabbing #GVCopBeat

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On November 16, 2021, around 10:00pm officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to 760 26 ½ Road on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with a stab wound in his chest/abdomen area. This male was transported...

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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police News
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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