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Future of Orchard Mesa Pool in doubt

Future of Orchard Mesa Pool in doubt

The future of the Orchard Mesa Pool is in doubt after the city of Grand Junction and Mesa County Valley School District 51 ceased negotiations for funding deferred maintenance for the 40-year-old facility.

The pool is funded by a three-way partnership among the city, school district and Mesa County. The school district owns the building and the city operates the facility.

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The Orchard Mesa Pool needs extensive and expensive repairs and renovation to remain open as a community pool. Three entities — School District 51, the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County — are juggling the political hot potato of which entity is responsible.

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