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Fatal 7th Street and Patterson crash victim identified

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The victim of a fatal car accident on June 25 has been identified as 19-year-old Montrose resident Domonic Garcia. The accident was at 7th Street and Patterson. His cause of death has been identified as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of his death...
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Holiday festivities abound in Ouray

Whether a kid or a kid at heart, there's something for everyone to enjoy during the daylong celebration. If you’ve been around Ouray for any period of time, you know well the sort of revelry in store this holiday weekend. And if you’re new to the area or visiting for the first time, get ready for one heck of a party. Thousands of people will descend on this community of only 900 or so residents for the Fourth of July. There’s actually plenty to do and see this weekend throughout Ouray County — check…
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New owners take helm at Black Bear Manor

Black Bear Manor, a Ouray bed and breakfast built in the 1970s at 118 Sixth Ave., has new owners in Anita Hirth and Spencer Christensen. The team, which also owns the Grand Mesa Lodge near Cedaredge, acquired the new property for $1.5 million in May, according to county records. Then they hit the ground running. “We only shut down for one day,” Hirth said. One of their goals is to “modernize” the…
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THE FIGHT OF HER LIFE

Nothing will keep Eva Schoonover from trying to defend her title as Ouray water fight champion this weekend — including Stage 4 cancer. She'll strap on her dirt biking chest protector and pull on layers of pants and a wetsuit. She'll tie the shoelaces on her Converse sneakers, the ones that let the water drain through the canvas so it's not so sloshy. She'll put on the helmet with the face shield, protecting her from the blasting force of the water. It will fit a little looser this year, because her hair hasn't grown back in yet…
OURAY, CO
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Monsoon storms likely through the holiday weekend

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A more active monsoon means we’ll end the week with showers and thunderstorms, and the elevated chance for rain will stay with us through our holiday weekend. Still, this very typical summer pattern doesn’t guarantee that we will all get rain each day.
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Park stays with the dogs

Lack of cost savings means Ouray Dog Park will not temporarily house construction workers, who likely will live in Montrose. The Ouray Dog Park will not house construction workers for the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants. The City Council determined Monday that “man camp” housing for construction workers wouldn’t achieve their goal of cutting costs for the projects. Councilors first floated the idea at a meeting in May, when they discussed housing some workers at city parks. After almost an hour of…
OURAY, CO
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Monsoon showers and thunder return to the Western Slope

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Showers and thunderstorms return to our forecast across Colorado’s Western Slope on Thursday, but as is often the case, we aren’t all guaranteed to get rain every day. The upslope winds along the mountain slopes will be the areas most favored for showers and thunderstorms, but conditions are favorable for more widespread storms, some of which can be heavy, even away from the mountains.
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Monsoon storms continue through the 4th

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - A more active monsoon means we’ll end the week with showers and thunderstorms, and the elevated chance for rain will stay with us through our holiday weekend. Still, this very typical summer pattern doesn’t guarantee that we will all get rain each day.
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Depression Looks Like Me

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — “There is no shame in asking for help, and there is no shame in taking medication, or what’s finding what’s best for you” said LGBTQ+ member Ren Fernandez-Kim. For Ren Fernandez-Kim it was the support group depression looks like me. Kim stated, “Depression can look like a lot of things.” […]
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Mystery solved: That secretive solar farm in western Colorado? It’s officially a crypto mine.

Mystery solved. The hush-hush solar development in Olathe is sub rosa no more. The old Louisiana Pacific lumber mill along U.S. 50 is home to a cryptocurrency mine. Aspen Creek Digital Corporation announced late last week that its “high-performance” bitcoin mining center is now operating on the site and is linked to the 10-megawatt solar fields that cover acres and acres around the old mill.
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Monsoon showers and storms return Thursday

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Showers and thunderstorms return to our forecast across Colorado’s Western Slope on Thursday, but as is often the case, we aren’t all guaranteed to get rain every day. The upslope winds along the mountain slopes will be the areas most favored for showers and thunderstorms, but conditions are favorable for more widespread storms, some of which can be heavy, even away from the mountains.
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Talkin' Music: A-Mac & The Height

Alex Mackenzie-Low of the band A-Mac and the Height joins Taya Jae to talk about pushing the envelope of artistic expression, staying positive and using songwriting to bring out the best in people. A-Mac and The Height will be playing at Paonia Cherry Days on Monday July 4th from 7-9...
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LOOKING BACK

50 YEARS AGO June 29, 1972 - Mark Higgs, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Higgs of Fordyce, Arkansas, fell about 275 feet to his death, down the steep canyon wall near Bear Creek Falls two miles south of Ouray Monday at noon. After an intensive search Monday into the night and again Tuesday morning, his body was found in the Uncompahgre River at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, about 100 yards south of the tunnel…
OURAY, CO
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Early monsoon a nice respite from ongoing drought

It’s been sweet to have rain again, especially since April and May’s meager precipitation (1.21 inches of a normal 4.33) and snow (14 inches of a normal 29.3) plastered everyone’s windows and all the mountain snowpack with red-brown dust from places south and west of Ouray. After almost three miserable droughty months, 2022’s early monsoon moved into the San Juans June 18, three days before the…
OURAY, CO
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