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KKCO 11 News

Grand Junction, CO, United States

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Past articles by Adam:

Fentanyl bill passed on last night of legislative session

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - With barely more than an hour to spare, the Colorado state legislature passed HB22-1326, the fentanyl bill. Lawmakers in the house and senate argued back and forth about the bill until 10:50 pm, when the vote finally went through. “I’m very grateful to our two local representatives, Rep. Soper and Rep. Rich who fought for us to the very end and made sure something… → Read More

Backpacks filled with fun summer activities for children

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Soon schools across the Grand Valley will be headed to summer break and for many kids that means a lot of fun activities such as sports and jus having fun with friends. But there are many children who may not have the means for many things. The Mesa County Workforce Center put together more than 1,200 backpacks that are filled with different learning activities and… → Read More

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputy to be honored at law enforcement memorials

Sgt. Wayne Weyler to be honored at the state and national levels. → Read More

Grand Valley Bike Month kicks off

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Grand Valley Bike Month spring edition is officially underway and today cyclists across the city celebrated with Bike to Work Day. Mesa County is encouraging everyone to ditch the car keys for a bicycle throughout May as they commute to work, ride for fun or just overall transportation. The county says biking offers a variety of benefits, including better heart… → Read More

GJHS Agents of Change seniors getting ready to graduate

Seniors from Agents of Change program are graduating → Read More

Changes coming to 24 Rd. corridor as part of city’s comprehensive plan

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - There’s a lot of buzz surrounding many of the changes that are coming to Grand Junction’s 24 Rd. corridor, especially near Patterson Rd. as part of the city’s 2020 comprehensive plan. “For a long time the city has really seen that 24 road corridor as being a really important gateway into the community,” said Tamra Allen, Community development director for Grand… → Read More

Civil trial continued against Grand Junction doctor accused of using own sperm to inseminate patients

Trial underway for doctor accused of using own sperm in artificial insemination. → Read More

Mulberry Street closure in Fruita could become permanent

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO) -The City of Fruita is considering making the street closure on North Mulberry St. a permanent closure. The city closed that section of Mulberry St. near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to help out local businesses who were forced to close their doors. The area provided chairs and tables to give people a place to eat outdoors when eating inside wasn’t an option.… → Read More

Fruita Trooper named CSP trooper of the year

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado State Patrol has named Fruita Trooper Matthew Coonts as the CSP Trooper of the Year. His coworkers say he always had such a positive attitude, and anyone who meets him can tell. Coonts was one of three finalists statewide who were nominated. He said he had no idea until he came to work one day when his coworkers told him to check his email. “They’re… → Read More

Colorado State Patrol reminding drivers to click it, or ticket

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado State Patrol reminds drivers of how important it is to wear your seat belt. A new report from CSP says in most cases, men are the ones who typically are found not wearing a seat belt. Of the 14,590 seat belt citations issued by the Colorado State Patrol in 2021, 3,780 citations were for spa women and 10,810 were for men. “Sometimes, some of them are… → Read More

Lowell School one step further in restoration process

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Lowell School has been standing near Seventh St. and Grand Ave. for nearly a century and recently, a loan was awarded to continue work on restoration. The loan from the Colorado Historical Foundation will go toward exterior repairs on the building. The school itself hasn’t had students inside for some time. It now houses businesses. Jeremy Nelson is the developer… → Read More

Arbor Day seedling delivery returns to Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Grand Junction City says the Arbor Day seedling delivery is returning due to popular demand. Today the city took online applications for people who were interested in having two seedlings delivered to their homes. The application window was only opened for today and the applications filled up fast. This of course is part of the Southwest Arbor Fest that’s returning… → Read More

Flags planted at Colorado Mesa University to remember victims of the Holocaust

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -The Holocaust Awareness Series is underway this week at Colorado Mesa University and as part of the series of events, students and faculty planted more than 2,500 flags to pay respects to the World War Two Holocaust victims. Each one of the flags represents more than 5,000 people who were killed by acts of genocide. Students who helped plant the flags say it was a… → Read More

BLM to begin new fees for Rabbit Valley

New Fees expected for Rabbit Valley camping. → Read More

Club 20 host Western Watershed Summit in Grand Junction

Watershed summit happening at Colorado Mesa University → Read More

Two Grand Junction men awarded by the Red Cross for saving another man’s life

Grand Junction men awarded for saving another man's life → Read More

Murder victims’ family speaks out against retrial

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Janet Davis and her daughter, Jennifer Davis, were both found murdered in their Clifton home in 1996. Twenty-six years later, the man convicted of the murder is scheduled to get a retrial, and the family of the two victims is speaking out against it. Janet’s oldest daughter, Heather Evans, was 19 at the time of her murder. She says she remembers her mom as a… → Read More

Teenager found guilty in fire that destroyed church

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A guilty verdict was handed down at the Mesa County Justice Center on Wednesday morning for the teenager who was suspected of starting the fire that destroyed a church in Fruita. The now 17-year-old was found guilty of arson, criminal mischief, and burglary in her role in the fire at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fruita. The church building was… → Read More

Large boulders fall onto I-70 in DeBeque Canyon

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado Department of Transportation has reported several rock slides that happened Tuesday, which caused some minor damage to the roadway. Three separate rock slides happened at mile markers 54, 55 and 58.1. Communication Director Elise Thatcher says around 12:30 a.m. on March 16. Crews responded to a rockfall at mile markers 54 and 58.1. CDOT reports there… → Read More

Two years since first COVID case in Mesa County

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The very first coronavirus case was found in Mesa County two years ago on March 14, 2020, making Monday two years into the pandemic for Mesa County. To help blow off some steam and have some fun, Mesa County Public Health held a small event, called ‘Come Out Swinging’ at COVID-19 with a few small carnival-style games where health department staff and partners could… → Read More