All of the domestic uranium used in the Manhattan Project—about 14 percent—came from Grand Junction. The rest came from foreign countries.
Growth in tax revenues and the regional economy gave Grand Junction extra cash to spend.
The Western Slope city has slowly amassed cultural assets, from the historic Avalon Theatre to new developments at Las Colonias Park.
Candidates for state treasurer and secretary of state as well as Colorado’s expansive 3rd Congressional District also debated Saturday in Grand Junction.
Drought has severely affected reservoir levels in Colorado and water supply is well below normal in almost all of the state’s major basins.
About 30 percent of the Little Book Cliffs herd will be trapped by the BLM to minimize overgrazing.
The Grand Mesa Observatory perches on the edge of the world's largest mesa and peers into the cosmos.
The chances of a shortfall in Lake Mead, the Colorado River’s biggest reservoir, are now 57 percent, up from the 52 percent projected in May.
Grand Junction has implemented mandatory outdoor water restrictions. Prior restrictions were voluntary.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have fishing restrictions in nearly a half dozen rivers across the state.