Horizon Towers hard to miss, except when it comes to census

It is eight stories high and has been there 26 years, but it appears the U.S. Census Bureau missed Horizon Towers during its mailing campaign in March.

There are approximately 80 condominiums in the building at 1111 Horizon Drive. William Martens, a resident of the towers, said he didn’t receive a census form in the mail this spring. When he asked a roomful of about 20 Horizon Towers residents at a gathering Monday whether any of them received census forms, they all indicated no.

“It makes me wonder how accurate the census is going to be,” Martens said.

A resident of the condominium complex placed a stack of about a dozen census questionnaires in the Horizon Towers lobby last week. Martens said that stack was gone by Saturday morning. Residents who didn’t snatch one of the forms will either have to request a form over the phone, like Martens did, or wait for a census worker to visit in May.

Grand Junction resident Dora Duncan told The Daily Sentinel last week she did not receive a census form by mail. When asked Friday about Duncan’s experience, Grand Junction Census Bureau Manager Kathleen DuHamel said some addresses were missed during the mailing campaign, but that those addresses should by visited by census workers starting next month.

Census forms will be available at Grand Junction City Hall, Riverside Multicultural Center, Rocky Mountain Elementary, Nisley Elementary, Dos Rios Elementary and Clifton Elementary from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, the last day those sites will have forms available.


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