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Vacationland: State Parks

By Staff

AN HOUR OR SO AWAY FROM THE GRAND VALLEY When it comes to Colorado’s abundant scenery and open space, you can thank Colorado Parks and Wildlife for providing all manner of outdoor recreation and access through 42 state parks. Many of ...

Vacationland: Telluride

By Melinda Mawdsley

Telluride may be most famous for its world-class ski resort, but the small western Colorado town has made a summer name for itself thanks to internationally- known festivals and recreational opportunities amid rugged peaks visitors must see to ...

Vacationland: Ouray

By Rachel Sauer

The thing to do in Ouray, it seems, is to turn a slow circle. The view in this direction? A gorgeous mountain vista. The view in that direction? The pristine, snow-capped San Juans in breathtaking panorama. Visitors come for the mountain ...

Vacationland: Splish Splash Ahhh — Hot Springs

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Ute Indians were said to be the first to enjoy the stress-relieving healing properties of the geothermal springs that percolate from the within the volcanic matter of the Rocky Mountains. Settlers began enjoying the springs in the late ...

Vacationland: Stay awhile in nature camping

By Greg Ruland

Amber firelight dances on lodgepole pines. Wood smoke swirls in the crisp, cool air like incense, then disappears in the darkness. A silvery moon rises above the ridge, turning the black sky to midnight blue. Reach for the clouds and stretch ...

Vacationland: Redstone

By Ann Wright

If the heat of summer has you down, then go up — up to Redstone, which at 7,200 feet in elevation will certainly cool you off while exploring the area’s mountainous beauty. “Redstone is truly a magical town,” said Deb ...

Vacationland: Glenwood Springs

By Dennis Webb

Whether it’s on the ground, on or in the water, or up in the air, Glenwood Springs offers visitors year-round opportunities for adventure, relaxation, or maybe a little bit of both. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool draws weary motorists ...

Vacationland: Meeker

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Meeker is a small town with Wild West roots that celebrates its rural heritage. That deep-rooted heritage is what has made Meeker a historic destination for visitors from around the world. “People need to get out and explore new places ...

Landslide video

By Gary Harmon

Aerial video of the West Salt Creek Landslide Video by Gary Harmon  ...

Update: Names released of men involved in Tuesday crash, shooting

By Emily Shockley

The names of those involved in Tuesday’s crash and officer-involved shooting have been released by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Preston Ellis, 57, of Grand Junction, was the man riding the motorcycle on Grand Avenue. He died ...

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