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Northeast Area 29 Road

Northeast: Facelift Brings Change

By Penny Stine

The northeast area includes some of the oldest parts of the valley and some of the fastest-growing areas. North Avenue has been a main drag for years and unfortunately, it shows. Some of the buildings and parking lots look like they’re ...

Loma Boat Launch

Loma and Mack: The Ruler Out West

By Penny Stine

Loma and Mack, two rural communities west of town, are struggling with the basic urban convenience of a sewer system. Residents are being asked if they want it, and if they do, they may need to allow for a higher housing density to help pay ...

Gateway Cafe

Gateway and Whitewater: Grappling with growth

By Penny Stine

Whitewater and Gateway are small communities south of the Grand Valley. Both are trying to grow and carve out their identities. On the surface, they don’t share many similarities. Whitewater is an easy commute into the Grand Valley; ...

North Area Holiday Inn

A Mixed Bag: Some north-area projects are moving right along. Others wait for better days.

By Penny Stine

The economic woes of the rest of the country have surfaced in Grand Junction, although not on the scale seen in some rust belt towns and neighborhoods. In the north area, where residential lots are hard to find and the hospitality business ...

Montrose Mall

Montrose: Southern edge of town attracting commercial development

By Penny Stine

With two state highways bisecting the town, a regional airport that serves ten times as many visitors as residents, and a location that puts it an hour’s drive from almost every available recreational activity offered in the state of ...

Fruita Doohickeys and Dinosaurs

New hospital, library and rec center are changing the face of Fruita

By Penny Stine

Access to both health care and recreation can be powerful draws for a community, and Fruita has stepped up to the plate in both areas. Family Health West anticipates that its new hospital will open its doors on July 1, offering better ...

Delta Downtown

Delta: farm town becomes a regional destination

By Penny Stine

Like most towns on the Western Slope, Delta is growing. And yes, some of their growth can be traced to the energy industry. Coal mining has been a steady contributor to the Delta County economy for years, and now Delta is starting to see ...

DeBeque Bank

DeBeque decides to grow with times

By Penny Stine

Although DeBeque declared itself a Wild Horse Sanctuary City in 2001, holds Wild Horse Days every August, and has erected a statue in honor of the mustangs that make their home in the nearby canyons, DeBeque is becoming more than just a small ...

Change is on the horizon in Clifton

By Penny Stine

The future of Clifton is up in the air right now; it’s in an unincorporated area in Mesa County. It’s not part of Grand Junction like Orchard Mesa or the Redlands, yet it is not a separate city or township, like Fruita or Palisade. ...

Mesa State New Residence Halls

City:  A work in progress

By Penny Stine

Although the city contains some of the oldest housing areas in the region, it’s also an area that’s constantly changing. New commercial buildings, new restaurants, remodeling projects and street redesigns are all contributing to an ...

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