The City of Grand Junction, Colorado, is a city in as well as the county seat of Mesa County, Colorado. Home to over 58,500 residents and is a major transportation hub in western Colorado, as it sits on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains. It is named after the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers, which is where the city is located. The city’s economy is heavily reliant on agriculture, with farming being the biggest source of income for the city. Grand Junction also anchors the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 146,700 residents.
Grand Junction was first settled in the 1870’s by pioneers looking to settle out west. Many of them decided to stay in Grand Junction as opposed to continuing on to California or Oregon. Farming was and continues to be one of the most important economic sectors; with its prime location at the junction of two major rivers, irrigation made easy caused Grand Junction to grow steadily, a trend which continues today. Oil was discovered in the 1960’s, prompting a small oil rush in the area; though the wells dried up starting in the 1980’s, economic developers in the city have done a decent job maintaining a strong and vibrant economy since then.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Grand Junction usually reach into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s, with overnight lows usually dropping down into the low 60’s – a swing concurrent with being on the slopes of a major mountain range. During the winter months, average highs only reach into the upper 30’s and lower 40’s during the day, while overnight lows can drop into the high teens and low 20’s, though single-digit temperatures are not unheard of. Snow can cause problems for carriers during the winter months, which can cause delays in shipments to and from Grand Junction as well as for prices to increase.
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