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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

A heavy haze has settled into the Grand Valley this week. The smoke and haze is from fires in the northwest part of the U.S. This is the view from the east end of the Colorado National Monument looking across the valley to Mt. Garfield and the Bookcliffs.

Bomb team ‘renders item safe’

Authorities say the Grand Junction Police Department’s Bomb Squad has disposed of what they’ve labeled a “suspicious item” on Interstate 70, which closed the roadway both ways most of the day. As of 3:30 p.m., eastbound traffic lanes have reopened on I-70 between De Beque and the Mesa County-Garfield County lane, while westbound traffic lanes are expected to reopen soon.


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    Pro and amateur riders take on the areas mountain bike trails.

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    A muddy race at Matchett, BMX riders at Fairgrounds, fishing is good on Mesa.

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    It’s a thing: Moms love to give stuff to new parents.

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    The Andy’s Loop section gives GJ Off-Road riders nightmares.

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    Watch a movie at a drive-in, Senior Games fun, plenty of rainy weather.

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    Dinosaur Journey Museum hosts a family festival Saturday.


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