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Detention pond on Orchard Mesa.
Waylon Jordan

Why Are There So Many Detention Ponds in Western Colorado?

Anytime you see new construction and new development in Western Colorado, chances are you'll see a detention pond somewhere nearby. What purpose does a detention pond serve, and why is Western Colorado seeing so many of them?

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Waylon Jordan

What Western Colorado Band Do You Plan to Be a Groupie for in 2015? [POLL]

It's a new year, and that means an awesome 365 days of local live music with your favorite Western Colorado bands. If someone asked you, "what band is 'YOUR' band for 2015," what would you say?

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Western Colorado Winters of the 40s + 50s [VIDEO]

While snow really hasn't rolled in yet this Winter, at least not in the lower valley, you know it's coming soon. Take a look back at Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, and Ouray, during the Winters of the 1940's and 50's, through the lens of late Daily Sentinel photographer Robert Grant.

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Snow and High Wind Advisory For Colorado Mountains This Weekend

Western Colorado will begin feeling the effects of the next Pacific storm this weekend. Higher elevations can expect significant snowfall, and the valleys of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah may see snow as well.

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Waylon Jordan
Waylon Jordan

What is Your Favorite Grand Valley Trail to Hike in Snowy Conditions? [POLL]

When Mother Nature dumps a ton of snow on the Grand Valley, some of the more popular trails tend to become a bit soggy and difficult to walk. When weather gets crummy, what's the best local trail to hike?

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Gary R. Smith

Wildlife Pays a Visit to Grand Junction Backyards [PHOTOS]

Grand Junction has seen more and more wildlife making their way to the valley. Here are some great shots from our friends in the Redlands.

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Remembering Those Hard Workers That Made Western Colorado Awesome [VIDEO]

This Labor Day weekend, take a break, kick back and relax, and remember all the hard working people just like you that broke their backs to make Western Colorado so great.

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Monsoon Season Makes For Great Hikes On Western Colorado’s Audubon Trail [PHOTOS]

Recent rainfall in Western Colorado has caused vegetation to thrive on the Audubon Trail, while not deterring visitors' use. Even a few varieties of wildlife have made some rare appearances.

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Waylon Jordan

Western Colorado Trail Etiquette – A Refresher Course

If you've spent any time walking Western Colorado's beautiful trails, chances are you've encountered a few breaches of trail walking etiquette. So that we may all enjoy our incredible trails to their full potential, let's review some basics.

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Western Colorado High School Pep Groups from Days Gone By [PHOTOS]

Western Colorado students are heading back to school a little early this year. For those going back to school on Monday... sorry about that. For those of us who've "been there, done that," here's a look at some of our cheerleaders and marching bands from the past.

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