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☷ Grand Junction Colorado - City Offices Closed for Juneteenth 16 June 2022
Grand Junction , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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City of Grand Junction offices will be closed Monday , June 20 , 2022 , in recognition of the newest national holiday , Juneteenth National Independence Day .
There will be no delay to City trash and curbside recycling collection schedules . * Recycling drop - off will be open Monday from 7 a . m . to 4 p . m . This closure will not affect City public safety services .
On June 17 , 2021 , President Biden signed the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act” into law , which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal federal holiday . The Juneteenth National Holiday commemorates and celebrates the historical significance of June 19 , 1865 . It was on this date nearly nine decades after our nation’s founding and more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that enslaved Americans in Galveston , Texas , finally received the news of the end of slavery in the United States .
*The City’s annual calendar was printed in error; trash collection will
not be delayed
Contact: Sara Spaulding , Communications & Engagement Director | 970 - 244 - 1507 or
saras@gjcity . org
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