The Grand Junction community has offered a tremendous outpouring of support for Grand Junction weatherman Butch McCain.

Vaccine Mandate For Gray Television Employees

As of October 1, all employees of Gray Television, the nation's second-largest television broadcaster, are required to be fully vaccinated, according to WSAW, a television station in Wisconsin owned by Gray. KKCO TV in Grand Junction, Colorado is also owned by Gray Television and up until this week was where Butch McCain has delivered the weather nightly to thousands of western Colorado residents for nearly 20 years.

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Hundreds Relieved of Their Jobs?

While I haven't seen official numbers, I've been told by a reliable source that McCain is just one of the hundreds of Gray Television employees across the nation who have been given the pink slip for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Apparently, McCain's stance was that he would get the vaccine if his employer would agree to pay his medical bills if he suffered an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

Incredible Outpouring of Support For Grand Junction Weatherman Butch McCain

As word spread on social media of his termination, we witnessed an incredible outpouring of support for Butch McCain. Butch has a way of delivering the weather so professionally, yet, at the same time, makes you feel like he is your best friend. That's why so many folks in the Grand Valley have loved watching him for so many years. Even if you don't know him personally, it feels like he's your friend. Here is a sample of some of the support McCain has received.

KEEP SCROLLING: Grand Junction Reacts to the Firing of TV Weatherman Butch McCain

Butch McCain is no longer doing the weather on KKCO, but, it is clear and obvious from the comments below that he has been very loved and appreciated in the Grand Valley over the years. The Grand Valley is reaching out with much support for Butch at this time -and much anger toward the TV station.

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