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Palisade History

Many of the items you’ll find on the Palisade History Page come re-published from the Palisade Tribune. The Palisade Tribune was published from June 6, 1903 to March 13, 2014.

An important ongoing project of the Palisade Historical Society has been to digitize issues of The Tribune and make them available to everyone on the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection (CHNC) website. Thanks to generous donors, there are now 3,753 issues online, covering all known issues from the paper’s inception in 1903 through 1978.

This searchable database has proven to be an important resource for researchers, teachers, students, and others looking for information on Palisade’s unique history. Donations are always welcome to support this continuing project. You can click on this link to go to the CHNC website https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/.


  • Palisade Tribune History 50 Years Ago: U.S. Senate Candidate Visits In Palisade
    The Palisade Tribune, March 15, 1974, p. 1 Gary Hart, a Democratic candidate for the Senate from Colorado, spent last weekend on the Western Slope meeting and talking to Democrats on the issues he considers to be important for the forthcoming election. Hart, if he receives the Democratic nod, will…
  • Palisade Tribune History 100 Years Ago: Miners Claim $4,795.47
    Editors Note: We believe the date on the Miners letter was actually 3-6-1924, and that it was published incorrectly. This is based on mining figures claimed for the last half of February, which would be impossible if the letter were actually dated 2-6-1924. The Palisade Tribune, March 14, 1924, p.…
  • Palisade Tribune History 100 Years Ago: Disaster In Mine No. 2 At Castle Gate, Utah
    Palisade Tribune, March 14, 1924, p. 1 Last Saturday morning, after the day crew of Mine No. 2 of the Utah Fuel Co. had gone to work, there occurred one of the worst disasters in the history of mining, caused by a dust explosion, 175 miners losing their lives. One…
  • Palisade Historical Society Schedules “History of Orchard Mesa Irrigation District” Presentation
    The Palisade Historical Society’s next monthly history talk at The Ordinary Fellow Winery will be presented by Jackie Fisher, General Manager of the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District. She will talk about the interesting history of the OMID, which began in 1907 and has provided irrigation water to two canals on…
  • Palisade Tribune History 100 Years Ago: Professional and Business Men Meet
    Palisade Tribune, November 23, 1923, p. 1 Professional and Business Men Meet Sixty of the business and professional men of Palisade met at a banquet Wednesday night at the American Legion hall to discuss local situations in regard to trade. The banquet was one of the best ever served in…
  • Palisade Tribune History 50 Years Ago: Public Hearing On Nectarines
    Palisade Tribune, Nov. 16, 1973 p. 1 Manager Goddard advised that work on the dike at the Cabin Reservoir had been completed and work was now being done on the watershed roads. Public Hearings on Nectarines A public hearing has been scheduled for the evening of Nov. 27 at the…
  • Palisade Tribune History 100 Years Ago: Palisade Needs a Gym
    Palisade Tribune, November 16, 1923, Pg. 8 The American Legion of Grand Junction have challenged the American Legion of Palisade to a rabbit hunt on Nov. 25. The losing side to treat with an oyster supper. The rabbits will be donated to the Salvation Army for dinners for Thanksgiving. E.R.…
  • Palisade Tribune History 50 years ago: Cigar Store Sold to Denver Couple
    Palisade Tribune Nov. 9, 1973 p. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Anderson have purchased Larry’s Cigar Store from Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lundgren and took possession on Nov. 1. The Anderson’s are former residents of Denver. Anderson was owner and operator of a service station there, and Mrs. Anderson is…
  • Palisade History 100 years ago: Continental Oil Company Installs New Station
    Palisade Tribune Nov. 9, 1923 p. 4 The Continental Oil Company has just completed their fine distributing station in Palisade and they can now give the Palisade patrons the same price on oils as any other place in the county, 17 cents for kerosene; 20 1/2 cents for gasoline. The…
  • Palisade History: Verne Reed Badly Hurt by Explosion of Bomb
    The following article was published in the Palisade Tribune on November 5, 1915: By the explosion of a bomb, while working in the alley east of the John Wilson home on east Third Street Wednesday afternoon, Verne Reed was seriously injured and is now lying in the Palisade hospital. Parts…