Hot topic for training

Tease Image
Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Grand Junction firefighters practice with a special foam designed to put out fuel fires.

A Grand Junction firefighter ringed by flames sprays a foam designed to put out fires in fuel containing ethanol during training at Suncor Energy, 2230 Railroad Ave., this morning.

Nearly 30 firefighters learned about the foam during a classroom session and then practiced with the alcohol-resistant aqueous film-forming foam, which smothers the flames from burning fuel.

Rock Jam to segue into new festival

Rock ‘n roll may never die, but it seems the long-running Rock Jam music festival has met that decidedly certain fate. Local fans of the festival took to social media to weigh in on the news Tuesday, after an email was sent to ticket-holders of the 2014 event about the cancellation. In the email, the new organizers of the former Rock Jam said the classic hard rock festival that takes place late each summer in Mack has been canceled for 2014 and would not return.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week’s Best Photos

    DeBeque debates pot, high water blocks trail, students donate blood.

  • Article
    Rattlesnake Arches Trail
    042214 rattlesnake

    Take a kaleidoscope journey through time and earth at Rattlesnake Arches Trail.

  • Blog
    Germinating carrots
    042214 Carrots

    A trick to try if you’re gardening with kids.

  • Photo Gallery
    Southwest Arbor Fest
    Arbor tease

    Tree climbing wasn’t the only fun activity that took place at Lincoln Park.

  • Photo Gallery
    Week in Sports
    Fr-Lx-dah-041714 tease

    High school lacrosse heats up, while baseball, and softball find the diamonds.

  • Video
    Thank You Volunteers
    041614 Volunteer Vid tease pic

    A thank you to the tutors and volunteers at the Riverside Educational Center.



Who's your favorite Colorado Rockies pitcher?

Search More Jobs

Newspapers In Education

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.

  • Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

    LARKSPUR, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper reported.


734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Subscribe to print edition
Sign in to your account

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy