Friday, June 10, 2011

Good Grand Junction Articles

There have been a couple of articles in The Daily Sentinel here in Grand Junction over the last week that I have really enjoyed. The first was one in last Sunday's Lifestyle Section entitled "Under the Bleachers: Think you know JUCO? OMG. No!" The article perfectly captures what it's really like to be a teenager at a sporting event. It is well written, extremely humorous, and made us laugh several times as we were reading it.

The second article, in today's paper, described how Lincoln Park in Grand Junction was an extremely popular campground in the 1920's. According to this article by Kathy Jordan, the campgrounds charged 25 cents per car for one night, and had 7000 visitors in 1925. She points out in her article that back in the 1920s, Grand Junction was a full day's drive from Denver and Salt Lake City (the perfect place to spend the night). The camp was also used as a Federal Emergency Relief Family Camp under a program that was instituted during the Depression. A good read if you're interested in the local history of Grand Junction.

Another article that I enjoyed simply because I hadn't yet heard the news was this one about a family of Golden Eagles nesting in the Colorado National Monument, close enough to a trail that they can be seen with binoculars. I'm going to have to go check them out very soon.