October 25, 2018 – Yesterday, new publication Colorado Sun, published a story about how Grand Junction has gone from reputed “junk town” to “the place to be” for millennials. Us locals have already felt the shift – in fact, we made it happen – and now the rest of the state (and country) are taking note. Here’s an excerpt:
“Andrew Duran has lived in Taos, New Mexico, and Boulder. This well-tattooed 35-year-old has pedaled his bike around the world, spending loads of time in exotic places. Now, he has landed in a spot that has long been high on his geographic bucket list: Grand Junction.
Yes, stodgy Grand Junction. Longtime nickname: Grand Junktown. That conservative, red-as-red-can-be, Western Slope city near the Utah border. That Shangri-La for shuffling seniors. The place younger generations have long bailed out of, rather than flocked to.
‘You hear a lot of people talking like that about Grand Junction,’ Duran said. ‘But once you bring them out here, they see why it’s so great. People who like to play a lot recognize that this is where it’s at. This is Boulder 30 years ago.’
Could it be that Grand Junction is now cool?”
Spoiler alert: the answer is YES.
Read the rest of the article here.
Photo by William Woody published with the article in The Colorado Sun.