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Brittany Combs hands out Martin Luther King posters to the hundreds in the crowd who marched from City Hall to the Handy Chapel in honor of MLK on Monday.


King holiday stirs sentiment that ‘it’s time to get active again’

The spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., was on full display in Grand Junction Monday, as more than 200 marchers wound through city streets and hoisted signs honoring the late civil rights leader.

Destructive vineyard pest spreads

An insect threatening the Colorado wine industry is more widespread than originally thought, and officials are urging growers to decide how to respond.





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