The Grand Junction Free Press had highlighted the community and its bright spots over the past decade. It covered dozens of unique stories over the years, from new wineries opening, to Powerball winners, to bringing up large dinosaur bones. These photos...
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Thank you for all your submissions of photos throughout the years to contribute to our snapshot section. It was always a joy to see the unique events which happened throughout Colorado’s Grand Valley. …
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There is plenty of music scheduled this week in Colorado’s Grand Valley, including rock and folk between Oct. 9-15.BARONSDeerpeople and Billy Pogany will perform on Friday, Oct. 9, at Barons (539 Colorado Ave., Grand Junction). The show is free and open...
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Persimmons are a late-season treasure. In fact, the Latin word for it means “food of the gods.” Ripe persimmons are a sweet, orange-red fruit ranging in size from 1 to 3 inches. Persimmons can be consumed fresh, dried or as an ingredient of breakfast...
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Ladies, grab your flannel. Gentlemen, groom that facial hair. It’s time, once again, to crown the Man of the Cliff. This event, which is best described as a lumberjack competition with elements of World’s Strongest Man and the Highland Games thrown into...
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When Over the Edge Sports opened locally in May, owners Sam and Brie Hyslop expanded a tourism brand already strong in other mountain-bike hot spots ­— like Fruita, Colo.; Hurricane, Utah; Sedona, Ariz.; and Melrose, Australia.“People come specifically...
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Walk into Carlson Vineyards, a winery nestled among the twists and turns on 35 Road on East Orchard Mesa. Walk the wooden floors past the rainbow of wine bottles resting in their racks toward the back window. There’s a small bathroom on your left. Go in...
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Editors note: This is a selection of the many comments and memories shared with the Free Press staff after our closure was announced. We would like to thank all of our loyal readers for your support over the years. If you have a comment you would like to...
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While the Grand Junction Free Press’ last issue publishes on Friday, Oct. 16, Colorado Mountain News Media will continue to have a presence in Grand Junction through a twice-monthly product, Wheels & Deals. Wheels and Deals will continue to publish from...
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We planned to use the entire three and a half hour drive from Grand Junction back to Craig to chew on the idea of a reporting job at a start-up newspaper in Grand Junction.Cons: It was a start-up. I knew nothing about the owners. I knew nothing about the...
6/15/2016
You remember that T-shirt, “Last Great Act of Defiance?” The one with the raptor bird, it’s talons bared, ready to grab a mouse?You remember that mouse, standing tall and flipping off the hawk?In the feud between the Free Press and the Daily Sentinel, we...
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This has been an interesting week, to say the least. Since the initial announcement that the Free Press would be closing, which we made on Friday, Oct. 9, until today it has been much like a roller coaster ride.I am truly overwhelmed by the response...
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Eight years and about 400 health columns later it’s time to say farewell in what will be the last issue of the Free Press.I’ve tried to write about things that are educational and inspiring in the quest to achieve great health. Some topics have been...
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The community will miss you. Once a stout little daily, finally a scrappy weekly, still full of great stories and photos.Its birth in May 2003 raised blood pressures and antipathy down on South Seventh Street, but the community loved it. It was never a...
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When I first started with the Grand Junction Free Press in March 2014, I admittedly was jumping in head first in shallow waters. I had little experience in the newspaper world and had no idea what to expect. I was a year-old graduate from Colorado Mesa...
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The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Garfield County Public Library District have teamed up to appeal the recent city decision to grant a license for a new downtown marijuana shop.The chamber and library boards on Friday issued an appeal...
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