If there's one type of person we should be able to rely on in this crazy world of ours, it's a guy we met online who wants to buy a monkey. Okay, maybe not, as a Missouri woman learned the hard way. Police say the woman was pepper sprayed and forcibly relieved of a primate said to be worth thousan ... More >>
Grand Junction co-starred in our recent post featuring nice/nasty Urban Dictionary definitions of Colorado cities, and amusingly enough, both descriptions mentioned meth. Rightly or wrong, the GJ area has a rep as Colorado's meth capital -- which means law enforcers are pretty damn good at finding t ... More >>
Kenneth Royal Wheeler was apparently under the illusion that he could post anything on Facebook, no matter how objectionable, as long as he was out of the country. Not exactly. A jury in U.S. District Court has found Wheeler guilty in regard to Facebook threats targeting police officers related to ... More >>
What does manliness mean in the 21st century? According to our friends at the real estate blog for Movoto, who've compiled a list of Colorado's ten manliest cities, it's a combination of things. Like steakhouses. And cigar shops. And gun stores. Look below to see Movoto's top ten, complete with pho ... More >>
Denver is knee-deep in food-and-drink events this Memorial Day weekend, what with the two-day South Gaylord Street Festival, EatDenver's Big Eat on Sunday and the Full Moon Street Carnival on Friday -- and there's plenty of culinary action in the altitude-high town of Vail this weekend, too. FEAST! ... More >>
The state of Colorado today? Snowy. The state of this state in the future? That's TBD. And today, you can help determine it at a public meeting of TBD Colorado, the nonprofit project created last year to jump-start conversations about the biggest issues facing the state. Over 1,200 Coloradans joined ... More >>
"Hunger is hard to recognize in America," CBS's Charles Kuralt intones gravely over images of malnourished children. "We know of it in other places, like Asia or Africa. But these children, all of them, are Americans. And all of them are hungry." That was the message of the landmark 1968 report "Hun ... More >>
Stoner MacGyver.Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Kanga Can -- The Dry Ice Hopper
GOP lawmaker Laura Bradford has been making headlines lately -- and not for her adorable "cottage food bill," also now being called the "sweet bill," which would allow bakers and cake-makers to sell their delicious wares directly to consumers. Will the future of House Bill 12-1027 be affected by Bra ... More >>
As a native of Grand Junction, I know a little something about the town's conservative values. So I'm not even slightly surprised by the reaction to a Central High video featuring students grinding on each other, even though the clip was intended to discourage such behavior at school dances. See exc ... More >>
The Applebee's Cowboy BurgerWhen the homegrown Smashburger decided to create a burger for Colorado, as it already had for Idaho (topped with potato chips) and Minnesota (topped with cheddar bar cheese and garlic-grilled onions), it came up with an iconic combo for the Colorado Smashburger, ad ... More >>
Big pics below.Over the past month or two, approximately three tons of equipment and ephemera associated with an indoor marijuana grow facility was found discarded at federal land site on Colorado's Western Slope -- likely after voters in Grand Junction, the area's largest city, banned medica ... More >>
Video below.Update: Luke Irvin Chrisco, the man who became internationally famous for hiding in the tank of a porta-potty at a yoga festival in order to scope women's nether regions, cheerfully admits that peeping at females using toilets is practically a religion for him. And the details he' ... More >>
In a recent post, a Colorado Public Radio executive said the troubles at National Public Radio hadn't impacted CPR -- and while he conceded that a possible elimination of federal funding being pushed by some politicos would hurt, it wouldn't be fatal. Maybe that's true for CPR, notes one read ... More >>
Grand Junction City HallAn atheist will give the invocation at Grand Junction City Council's first meeting of 2011. It will be the crowning achievement of a two-and-a-half-year effort by the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers to get their voice heard at City Hall. And it will be the fi ... More >>
Large image below.Last week, we told you about a Grand Junction billboard depicting Barack Obama as gay, a terrorist, a gangster and a Mexican bandit. The slogan over these caricatures read "Vote DemocRAT. Join the game." The placard, which stirred controversy nationwide, has now been taken ... More >>
Jack Duke.Advocates of cannabis legalization like Eva Enns of the Women's Marijuana Movement emphasize that the substance should be kept away from children. But apparently Jack Duke, a 27-year-old Grand Junction resident, didn't get the memo. Duke's been arrested on suspicion of teaching tw ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.If ever there were a year to welcome third-party candidates in the statewide political dialogue, this is it. After all, the two main parties aren't exactly giving voters a lot of choices, and Tom Tancredo's American Constitution Party candidacy has made people think. But the org ... More >>
Prime suspect?With Eclipse, the latest film in the über-popular Twlight series, due to hit theaters nationwide today, Americans everywhere have vampires on their mind. But a Fruita area woman was ahead of the bloodsucking curve. After she crashed her SUV on Sunday evening, she reportedly to ... More >>
Grand Junction isn't what you'd call a culinary food capital, but the mountain town does have at least one claim to fame: Enstrom's Almond Toffee, the Colorado toffee company that will celebrate 50 years of sugar rushes later this fall with a confection of fanfare. In the meantime, Colorado' ... More >>
Some of the damage documented by GJPDexposed.On Wednesday, we told you about allegations made against three Grand Junction Police officers accused of vandalizing property at a homeless camp. At the time, homeless advocate Jacob Richards stressed how important it was for the officers to be he ... More >>
The cover photo for the album pictured above was taken just before Ken Buck and Jane Norton started their 2010 Senate campaigns. Back in 2009, they were two peas in the same conservative pod. The guy from Greeley and the gal from Grand Junction were dubbed the "Duo of Disenchantment" for the ... More >>
Pete Hautzinger probably won't prosecute his sons -- officially, anyhow.It's a classic movie scenario that's popped up in American Pie, Mean Girls and plenty of other teen flicks: Mom and dad take a vacation, leaving their kids at home -- where they throw a giant party that gets out of hand. ... More >>
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety ShowSaturday, December 12, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: The V Ultimate Variety show featuring Wally Eastwood. An estimated 48 musicians took part in the third annual Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel variety show on Saturday night. All of them played br ... More >>
Colorado is not all about balloon boys and terrorists -- unless you count fat babies and health insurance companies. Senator Michael Bennet has been getting a lot of face time lately, speechifying about our broken healthcare system. And in his most recent speech, he may have finally given th ... More >>
This, my friends, is what three pounds of meth looks like.I'm a proud native of the Western Slope, and when I grew up in Grand Junction, the main substance we had to worry about was uranium. Those were the days. Now, reports about meth busts are the opposite of unusual -- although few can com ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>
Just got news from the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association that Mike McCrea of Big Mike's BBQ, at 8751 Pearl Street in Thornton, died on Tuesday night. McCrea had been injured in a flash-over from a propane tank in late September and spent that Friday night in an ER in Grand Junction, refusing to be flow ... More >>
The 14th annual Fruita Fat Tire Festival kicks off mountain-bike season.
It's coming up on the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School murders -- so what better time to introduce a bill in the state legislature that would ease a restriction on certain people who want to buy firearms? The bill, pushed by Republican senator Greg Brophy of Wray (pictured) and R ... More >>
The eighteenth annual Colorado Mountain Winefest doesn't start until September 17, but the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology just uncorked the winner of its WineFest art contest. "Labor of Love," by Grand Junction artist Mary Ellen Andrews, will be featured on all promotional mater ... More >>
For the most part, Colorado Public Radio's recent conversation with Wayne Allard doesn't exactly qualify as scintillating: big surprise. But Mike Saccone of Grand Junction's Daily Sentinel, whose "Political Notebook" feature qualifies as one of the better political blogs in the state, zeroed in on ... More >>
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