120 Years: 1990

With the population of Mesa County climbing to 93,145 residents in 1990, there are changes in the way the city of Grand Junction does business. The City Council establishes the Commission on Arts and Culture and the valleywide promoting entity, the Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Under President Dr. Michael C. Gallagher, Mesa State College adds an environmental restoration degree to its curriculum.

With the original structure being built in 1957, a new school is built for Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School students.

Central High School wins the state basketball title and the Grand Junction High School girls also take the state title in basketball.

The Riverfront Commission receives funding to complete the Riverfront trail through Connected Lakes.  The population of the state of Colorado is calculated at 3,294,394 and Denver opens the 800,000 square foot Colorado Convention Center.

The population of the United States is now at 248,718,301 people as the Hubble Telescope is placed into orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery.


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