Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue across the Western Slope
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Overcast skies will continue throughout the remainder of the day in Grand Junction, while Montrose does have another shot of a few scattered showers to a sprinkle around the nighttime hours. For the mountains, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue throughout the evening hours before leaving the Western Slope quiet during the overnight hours.
KVNF Regional Newscast: June 6, 2023
A new trial date has been set for the man accused of killing a Paonia couple in their home last year. According to the Delta County Independent, Mark Burns was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and with robbery in the February 2022 deaths of Michael Arnold and Donna Gallegos. Burns allegedly acted in anger after being evicted by Arnold in 2021, and he needed money. He was ID’d from the victims’ home surveillance footage and evidence shown in a preliminary hearing last year. According to Delta Combined Court records, trial is now set to begin August 15. That setting could change, pending the outcome of a status conference set for June 9.
Passing on the Legacy – Handing Off Davis Clothing to the Next Generation
Passing through the hands of three generations, the legacy of Davis Clothing continues to thrive in Delta. Current owner, Brad Davis, will be handing over the reins of the store to his daughter, Rinnah Howard. After over one hundred years of ownership by the Davis family alone, Davis Clothing isn’t even close to finished. “Generally, three generations is not heard of in retail businesses, and to go to a 4th?” remarked Davis. “Being that I was brought here, and this became the livelihood to take and raise my kids, now they’re really interested in it. It’s a gift in that regard that they can go on with it.”
This Montrose Colorado Home is Literally Picture-Perfect
Today, we're taking another trip into the wonderful world of Montrose real estate. While not quite as fantastic as, say, a house that looks like it would be more at home in a snow globe than your neighborhood, today's offering from Cascade Avenue still deserves your attention, lest you miss out on one of the best-looking homes in town.
Midweek rain chances on the way
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - While most of the rain falls over the mountains, we could see some better chances of rain down in the valleys as well through the middle of the week. Clouds will continue to increase, and we’ll once again see scattered showers and thunderstorms develop mostly...
Thoughts from the High Country: When the Levee Breaks
Runoff this spring from the monumental snowpack in the high country has already affected just about every soul in Delta County in one way or another. While several residents have busied themselves preparing last-minute defenses against rising water, businesses have suffered from a loss of clientele. The singular most impactful incident came when a culvert washed away, creating a sinkhole on Highway 133 and closing a main artery to the North Fork Valley from Carbondale and beyond. The implications of this extended road closure are far-reaching when it comes to area businesses. The incident has given us all pause to ponder solutions and what we may do to prepare for future incidences.
You Have to See this Montrose Home – It Belongs in a Snow Globe!
Snow globes are fun. With the kind of traditional snow globe you see every holiday season, you can essentially have an entire world in the palm of your hand, to do with as you please. Better still, if you feel like being a less-than-pious deity, you can shake the thing up, and watch the snowfall. You know: let the imaginary people know you've been there.
Judge dismisses Delta County open records complaint
Delta County Citizen Report: After a show cause hearing held on April 11, District Judge Mary Deganhart dismissed a complaint made by Delta County Citizen Report (DCCR) concerning four requests for open records. Deganhart wrote in her ruling, “the Court cannot find that the County denied the right to inspect any record requested by Plaintiffs in CORA requests 1 to 4.” The court also found that the complaint was not frivolous, vexatious, or groundless and did not award attorney fees to the County.
June 6, 2023 Forecast First
Temperatures will continue to hang out in the 80’s in Grand Junction and upper 70’s in Montrose. A drying trend is starting to enter the grand valley, so average June weather is on the way with possible winds between 15 and 25 MPH.
Northwest Colorado Energy Summit
Montrose County Commissioner Sue Hansen at the Northwest Colorado Energy Summit last week. NWCES brings together speakers who care about the way we use energy. The Summit was hosted by Joint Organizations Leading Transition (JOLT), which advocates for our unique area in Northwest Colorado and how energy is provided, produced, and utilized. Also, congratulations to Meteorologist Don Day for winning the Thunder Bolt ACE Award for Leadership.
Rushing water closes a highway in Gunnison County
The small towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss in western Colorado are seeing fewer tourists this spring. Exceptionally high runoff blew out a culvert on Highway 133 about seven miles northeast of Paonia, which then allowed rushing water to carve a gully into the roadbed. Back in August 2020, the Colorado...
Is Montrose on the List of Best Places to Live in Colorado?
We like to talk a lot about how much we like Montrose around here, and with good reason: Montrose, Colorado is an objectively great example of small-town America. It's no secret that I have a love for small towns, and if you do too, then you need to make Montrose the next town you check out.
Bear Creek Culvert
The small towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss in western Colorado are seeing fewer tourists this spring. Exceptionally high runoff blew out a culvert on Highway 133...
How to start a local food biz
An online search for the term foodpreneur brings up nearly a hundred thousand results ranging from culinary degree programs to celebrity chefs, but the Region 10 West Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), serving San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Delta, Gunnison and Hinsdale counties is offering free and low-cost online classes and in-person resources for those who are curious, getting started, or well on their way to pursuing a career with food or other small business.
Western Slope Weather Forecast
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Light to moderate rain showers will return Saturday for the mountain zones east of Mesa, Montrose and Delta Counties. Lightning and small hail will be possible above 8,500 feet with those afternoon mountain storms. Lower elevations/valleys should experience more sunshine and afternoon warmth. Late day storms won’t be totally eliminated from the forecast anytime soon.
Senior CommUnity Care CO PACE New Medical Director Announcement
Senior CommUnity Care of Colorado (SCCCO) PACE is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Caroline Schoo as the new Medical Director. Dr. Schoo brings with her extensive experience in the medical field and a deep passion for improving patient care. Dr. Schoo attended medical school at the University of...
Colorado Hwy 133 closure" putting the squeeze" on businesses in the North Fork and Roaring Fork Valley
CDOT’s contractor R.L Wadsworth is fast-tracking a temporary bridge over a large washout that closed Colorado Highway 133 in late April. However, numerous businesses in the North Fork and Roaring Fork Valleys continue to feel the economic impact just as the summer season is fully underway. KVNF Station Manager...
Rockfall concerns close Highway 50 between Montrose and Gunnison
---------------- U.S. Highway 50 between Montrose and Gunnison is closed Friday due to rockfall concerns in the Little Blue Creek Canyon construction area. The highway closed between mile markers 123 and 127 before noon Friday. Project spokeswoman Kathleen Wanatowicz told the Plaindealer there was no actual rockslide, but officials decided to close the highway because they're concerned rocks could come down on the road where construction workers have been working the last two years to widen the highway.
Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information Available for Businesses Impacted by Hwy 133 Closure - Local Businesses Encouraged to Complete Disaster Injury Worksheet
Delta and Gunnison County Emergency Management in partnership with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) encourage businesses with financial losses caused by the CO Highway 133 closure which began on May 2, 2023 to complete the estimated economic damage impact worksheet from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
A mix of sun and clouds will continue for our Sunday
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Plateau Creek near Cameo:. Friday at 4 am, the current river level is 5.95 feet. The current river levels will stay where they are at throughout the remainder of the week. After that, they will fluctuate up and down, but they will dramatically change. Throughout...
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