It looks as though we just turned the corner here in Grand Junction and Western Colorado. Fire up the snow shovels, winter weather is here.

It's not officially winter yet, not even close. Winter is still 47 days away. But, why not make the most of this morning's snow with a stroll down Memory Lane? Take a look back at Western Colorado winters of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s with these Robert Grant photos.

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Getting Inspiration From Today's Snowfall In Grand Junction

At 7 o'clock this morning I had the pleasure of joining a few hundred Grand Junction residents as we stood at a standstill on Orchard Mesa. A couple of accidents closed down lanes on each side of the 5th Street Bridge, bringing traffic to a stop. With the extra time on my hands, it seemed like a good time to circulate a few Robert Grant photos of past winters in Western Colorado.

Ready or Not, Winter is Coming to Western Colorado

At this moment, 8:59 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022, it's a toasty 29 degrees in Grand Junction, Colorado. Many in town went on a search for their snow shovels for the first time this season.

Given the fact this is Grand Junction, you can count on the weather changing at the drop of a hat. According to the National Weather Service, the rest of the week brings sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s.

Grand Junction weather November 4 2022
National Weather Service

Bob Grant Photos Chosen at Random

This is something of an experiment I've been conducting these last few years. My office at home has file cabinets full of Bob Grant prints and negatives. It's going to take the rest of my life to sort them and get them digitized. In the meantime, it's proving to be a ton of fun to present these images at random. Simply by narrowing down a theme, in this case, "Winter in Grand Junction," it's possible to circulate the images and get info regarding the subjects in return.

Please check out this short gallery. Several of the photos have been circulated before, but others are now being shared for the first time. It's entirely possible you might recognize someone you know. You may see an image of yourself. It's happened before. While you're at it, please give a listen to a segment from my On Demand Content podcast. I had a chance to sit down with local entrepreneur and artist Pat Olson and discuss this project.

Grand Junction & Western Colorado Snow 1940s and 50s - Robert Grant Photos

Snow has fallen in Western Colorado! Let's take a look back to Grand Junction and Western Colorado of the 1940s and 50s with these Robert Grant photos.

Western Colorado Winters From Years Past - Bob Grant Photos

Here's a short gallery of Robert Grant photos showcasing Grand Junction and Western Colorado winters. They sure are fun. Then again, sometimes the snow and cold temperatures result in trouble.

FLASHBACK: Beauty Pageant Contestants of Western Colorado

Behold Western Colorado's "Miss Atomic Energy" and her attendants, plopped down on a filthy pile of highly toxic uranium ore. Take a trip back in time to Grand Junction of the past with these Bob Grant photos of local beauty queens and pageant contestants.

You're Never Far Away From a Snow Tubing Hill In Colorado

Snow tubing is a great winter sport because it is so much fun and it's something that families can do together. Another cool thing about tubing is the fact you don't need to buy a bunch of expensive and special gear you're only going to use one time.

Here is a look at some of the snow tubing options you'll find throughout Colorado this winter. Hopefully, you can enjoy some great Colorado fun in the snow.

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