120 years: 1966
Grand Junction residents enjoy several new amenities in 1966. Powderhorn Ski Area opens on Grand Mesa with a modern double chairlift, two Poma lifts and a warm two-story lodge. The Holiday Inn on Horizon Drive brings a new dining experience with buffet dining and live entertainment.
Chet Enstrom takes a break from stirring the candy pot and takes up stirring the political pot as he is appointed to the Colorado Senate. United Cable TV establishes itself in the Grand Valley and expands the choices for television watchers.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences opens in the old Whitman School building at 4th and Ute. Director Samuel Dulany Hunter shows off his “glow in the dark” mineral collection, and creates exhibits of Western art, fossils and a wildlife collection. Down the road, Blue Mesa Dam is completed.
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