As talk of a BLM move to West takes off, Grand Junction wants to be on everyone’s mind

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:07 PM
Grand Junction is one of the cities in the West that the Bureau Land Management is considering making its new headquarters.

Now that several members of Colorado’s congressional delegation have confirmed that the federal Bureau of Land Management will move west from Washington D.C., there’s one big question left for the oft-talked about relocation.

Which community will snag the BLM?

One Western Slope town has been talking itself up, trying to make sure it’s the belle of the ball. At the annual Outdoor Retailer summer trade show, another recent big get for the state of Colorado, you’ll find all the big names: North Face, Salomon, Thermarest, Pelican, Keen, Mountain Hardware — and the city of Grand Junction.

“The most common question is why are you guys here,” said Robin Brown from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

Read the rest of the story at Colorado Public Radio.