Grand Junction

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    "I just wanted him to die": Inside jealousy-fueled steak-knife murder of Nicholas Potts

    We're learning more about the early Sunday stabbing death of Nicholas Potts just outside of Grand Junction -- a horrific crime witnessed by neighbors awakened by the desperate victim. Lee McDonald has been arrested in the case, and according to a just-released arrest affidavit, the motivation appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Ten most exciting Colorado communities according to Movoto

    What are the most exciting communities in Colorado? The folks at Movoto have compiled a list that's sure to invite debate among folks living in our fair state. There's a three-way tie for second, with at least one of the trio something of a surprise, and the choice for number one definitely won't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Ctormy Taylor search continues as rescue operation for mudslide victims suspended

    Yesterday morning, we told you that rescue operations had resumed in the search for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols and Wes Hawkins, who were apparently swept away in a massive Western Slope mudslide over the weekend. Now, however, the effort, led by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, has been suspende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Photos: Fifteen mystery Colorado mug shots and what the arrestees might have been thinking

    KREX-TV in Grand Junction, for which I interned many, many years ago, takes a highly unusual approach to its latest booking-photos roundup. The station doesn't identify anyone or reveal why they were made to pose for a mug shot -- which inspires the viewer to use his imagination. Here are our picks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Dark days, Halloween parties and anniversaries in this week's beer calendar

    Yes, indeed, just as Christmas commercials have already begun overlapping Halloween spookiness, winter beers are fighting for tap and shelf space with the fresh hop and pumpkin beers of fall. And in addition to some of the usual suspects, there will be a few new ones this year, including Accumulatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Man allegedly pepper sprays woman, steals her monkey

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Carlos Garcia, California schmuck, busted for driving meth through Colorado's meth capital

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Kenneth Wheeler could get five years for Facebook threats after DUI bust

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Photos: Ten manliest Colorado cities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    FEAST! Vail kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a slew of star chefs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    TBD Colorado: Help determine the future of this state at History Colorado today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    A Place at the Table documents hunger in Colorado

    "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 >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012
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    April 24, 2012

    Right Coast Pizza opens in Wheat Ridge with a Jersey slant

    "I love pizza. No. I love pizza!" And to prove his declaration, Justin Vogel slams his elbows on the bar, revealing a wrist-to-elbow jet black tattoo inked with the word "pizza." Point taken.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Stoner MacGyver marijuana product review: Kanga Can

    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

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Video: Anti-freaking dance clip freaks out Grand Junction

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Applebee's is looking for the ultimate Colorado burger -- with Stinkin' Green

    The Applebee's Cowboy Burger​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Marijuana equipment weighing 3 tons dumped on federal land: Fallout from dispensary bans?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Luke Irvin Chrisco, porta-potty creep: More charges for spying at DMV, Target (VIDEO)

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Jared Mees on Tender Loving Empire and Only Good Thoughts Can Stay

    Tender Loving Empire - FlickrJared Mees & The Grown Children​ Even though Jared Mees & The Grown Children don't write strictly confessional music, even a cursory listen to the band's songs reveal that Mees and company are certainly heart on sleeve types. To describe the music as merely Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Reader: Colorado Public Radio might survive end of federal funding, but not other stations

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    First Atheist invocation in Colorado

    Grand Junction City Hall​An 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Barack Obama billboard picturing him as gay, a terrorist taken down; artist lauds free speech

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Jack Duke accused of teaching daughters, age 6 and 7, to smoke marijuana: Could face 36 years

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010
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    September 10, 2010

    Club 20's great Tom Tancredo debate debate makes it our Shmuck of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Sugar feed: You could be $500 richer in candy if you've got the winning Enstrom's Almond Toffee Contest recipe

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Three Grand Junction cops fired for vandalizing homeless camp

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Pete Hautzinger, Grand Junction DA, goes out of town -- and his kids party until the cops come

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Over the weekend: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety Show

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Goldilocks and the two babies

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with Kid Hum

    ‚ÄčEvery 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    RIP: Mike McCrea of Big Mike's BBQ

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Shmucks of the Week: Brophy and King

    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 Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Wine, before its time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Advice to Mark Udall: Don't take all of Wayne Allard's advice

    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 s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Roger Ebert Will Be Sticking His Thumb Elsewhere

    The word that Roger Ebert (pictured) and Richard Roeper had severed ties with the film-review program At the Movies -- and that their replacements will be Turner Classic Movies' Ben Mankiewicz and E's Ben Lyons, who are TV personalities with virtually no hardcore critical background -- couldn't help ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008
  • News

    December 27, 2007

    Strange but True Stories From 2007

    The truth is out there, and in 2007, it was often weird, wicked or just plain wild.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    Sarah Cass Will Take Your Picture

    Attention young, hip, creative-types of Denver! Need a photo to help launch your musical, acting, fashion, artistic, writing, dancing and/or modeling career? Look no further than local scenesterette Sarah Cass. The 21-year-old photographer from Grand Junction has been building quite a portfolio as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    The Mystery of Denver

    As regular viewers of 24 know, Rick "Don't Call Me Ricky" Schroeder (pictured) was recently added to the show's cast as Mike Doyle, a Counter Terrorism Unit operative who shares plenty of dark, violent qualities with protagonist Jack Bauer -- so many, in fact, that he comes across as either a possib ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Terms of Endearment

    Give me a C! Give me a U! What do you have? The start of the year's biggest scandal.

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Trading Places

    A high-profile ESPN reporter chucks it all to become a low-profile schoolteacher -- and he couldn't be happier.

  • Music

    September 12, 2002


    Chicago V (Rhino)

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Station to Station

    A look at CPR frequencies across the state.

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Going Public

    Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.

  • News

    July 3, 1997

    A Booming Field

    A Grand Junction couple churns out big-bang theories about fireworks.

  • News

    May 8, 1997
  • Music

    January 30, 1997
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