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Joe Tripoli

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120 W. Park Dr., Suite 200,
Grand Junction CO
81505
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Grand Junction, Colorado

The City of Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. It is a city with a council–manager government form that is the county seat and the most populous city of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Grand Junction is situated 247 miles  west-southwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 58,566. Grand Junction is the 15th most populous city in the State of Colorado and the most populous city on the Colorado Western Slope. Grand Junction serves as a major commercial and transportation hub within the large area between the Green River and the Continental Divide. It is the principal city of the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area which had a population of 146,723 in 2010 census.

The city is located along the Colorado River, where it receives the Gunnison River from the south. The name "Grand" refers to the historical upper Colorado River until renamed in 1921, and the word "Junction" is from the joining of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. Hence, Grand Junction has been given the nickname "River City". The city sits near the mid-point of a 30-mile (48 km) arcing valley, known as the Grand Valley, a major fruit-growing region, historically home to the Ute people and settled by white farmers in the 1880s. In recent years, several wineries have been established in the area as well. The Colorado National Monument, a unique series of canyons and mesas, overlooks the city on the west, while most of the area is surrounded by public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Book Cliffs are a prominent series of cliffs that define the northern side of the Grand Valley. Interstate 70 connects the city eastward to Glenwood Springs and Denver and westward to Green River, Utah; Salt Lake City (via Interstate 70 and U.S Route 6); and Las Vegas (via Interstate 70 and Interstate 15)

The Country Jam Ranch is located near Grand Junction just north of I-70 at the Mack exit. This is a permanent festival site built for music festivals, including Country Jam, an event that has been held since 1992 and one that draws thousands of country music fans to the area.[

The Grand Junction area has turned into a major mountain biking destination, with many bikers coming from the Front Range of Colorado, the Salt Lake City area, and even as far away as California to enjoy the area's abundant single-track trails. Two prominent trails among others are the Tabeguache and Kokopelli trails, the latter running from near Loma all the way to Moab, Utah

Climate

The downtown area displays a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), almost grading into an arid type. Grand Junction sits in a large area of "high desert" lands in Western Colorado. Winters are cold and dry, with a January high and low of 37.9 °F (3.3 °C) and 16.8 °F (−8.4 °C), respectively. Because of its location west of the Rockies, Grand Junction does not receive as much influence from the Chinook winds as other parts of state, but it does receive protection from the Arctic masses that can settle to the east of the Rockies. This is illustrated by the fact that from December to February, highs reach 50 °F (10 °C) only 18 days. Lows drop to 0 °F (−17.8 °C) or below on 3.6 nights per year. Snowfall is often light, with a 30-year average of 13.8 inches (35 cm), though the median is 6.3 inches (16.0 cm), and moreover, snow cover remains very short. Snow is greatest in December and January. Spring warming is gradual but quickens when nearing June. Summer is hot but dry, with average July highs reaching 93 °F (33.9 °C) and lows reaching 64 °F (17.8 °C). Grand Junction averages at least 64 days a year with temperatures at 90 °F (32.2 °C) or above, and at least 5 days with 100 °F (37.8 °C) or more. Autumn cooling is rapid, with freezes usually beginning in mid-October. The area receives little precipitation year-round, averaging 9.06 inches (230.1 mm), with no real seasonal spike. Sunshine hours are abundant, even in winter, and total just over 3200 hours per year, or 73% of the possible total.

  

  

Usefull Links

 

Regional

City of Grand Junction
City of Palisade
City of Fruita

 

Hospitals/Health

St. Mary's Hospital
Community Hospital
LiveWell

Arts and Entertainment

The Avalon Theatre
Grand Jct Symphony
The Art Center

News

Grand Junction Sentinel
FreePress
KKCO 11 News
KJCT 8 News

Attractions

Colorado Wine Country
Country Jam
Rock Jam
Museum of Western Colorado
Dinosaur Journey
Colorado Wine Fest
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
Downtown Grand Junction

 

 

Schools/Libraries

Colorado Christian University
Intellitec College
Mesa County Valley School District
Colorado Mesa Univerity
Western Colorado Community College
Mesa County Public Library
Tomlinson Library

Recreational

Grand Junction Adventure Guide
National Parks Service
Bureau of Land Management
Colorado State Parks
Colorado National Monument
Colorado Canyons
Vistitors Convention Bureau
Redlands Mesa Golf Club
Powderhorn Ski Area
Senior Recreation

Employment

Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce

 

Airport

Grand Junction Regional Airport