If you lived in the Grand Junction, Colorado area in the early 1990s, you probably remember an especially scary period of time, as well as the tragic and senseless loss of two of the city's residents.

However, if you weren't around during the tense period caused by the pipe bombings of 1991, this may be the first time you've heard of it. In any sense, a mini documentary-style video has just been released based on the incident recounting one of the worst periods in Grand Junction's modern history.

The 1991 Pipe Bombings in Grand Junction Colorado

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In case you're not familiar, the story begins on Valentine's Day of 1991 in downtown Grand Junction with a bomb being detonated around 9:30 p.m. in the parking garage near the Two Rivers Convention Center. Luckily there were no casualties in this instance, but that would soon change.

Another bombing took place just a few weeks later on March 5th, tragically killing 12-year-old Maria Dolores Gonzales while riding in her mother's vehicle, followed by another explosion in the parking lot of the Feed Lot Restaurant and Lounge which tragically killed Henry Ruble.

Authorities believed that the bombings were related, and by February 18th of the following year, a man named James Genrich was found guilty of the crimes and was sentenced to life in prison.

Revisiting this tragic story is likely much more difficult for someone that was living in Grand Junction during this period, especially if they were directly or indirectly victimized by these attacks. However, the above video released on June 10th, 2023 contains details of these senseless crimes that the general public may have not been familiar with until now.

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