Riverfront project rolls on

The $500,000 grant announced this week for the Colorado Riverfront Trail will help pay for a 2.7-mile section of trail from the Redlands Parkway to the Walter Walker Wildlife Sanctuary, a large step toward connecting the trail sections in the Grand Junction area with those in Fruita.

Equally important, it demonstrates that the riverfront project initiated more than 25 years ago is continuing to move forward. It’s appropriate that the riverfront cleanup and trail-building program begun in one of the worst economic times this valley has faced continues despite the current economic problems.

Great Outdoors Colorado funded this grant and the state program using lottery money continues to pay dividends, not just in Mesa County. As the chart in Thursday’s Daily Sentinel showed, 17 Western Slope communities received a total of nearly $12 million in the latest round of GOCO funding.

For this community, we’re pleased to see that the Riverfront Trail effort continues to roll on.


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