Cold day in July?

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The scoreboard at Suplizio Field echoes the sentiments of fans who saw four Grand Junction Rockies games rained out in the month of July.


Grand Junction had its share of them this year

While the normally temperate Pacific Northwest continues to bake in record drought, Grand Junction just completed its coldest July on record.
And more abnormally cool, wet weather is in store for western Colorado.

Obama’s coal plan sparking concerns

President Obama on Monday touted his administration’s new clean power plan as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change,” even as he sought to reassure communities economically reliant on coal mining.


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