The Special Olympics torch made its way through Grand Junction today (July 1) with the help of the Grand Junction Police Department. The half mile route of the Grand Junction leg began at 9th and Ute, just after 7:00 a.m. today.

The "Flame of Hope" is on its way from Athens, Greece to Los Angeles, where the Special Olympics World Games will begin later this month.

Employees of the Grand Junction Police Department joined the Unified Relay Across America to aid in getting the torch through Grand Junction, Colo., as it makes its way into Salt Lake City, and then through Las Vegas ending in Los Angeles.

(Unified Relay)