Grand Junction Odds and Ends

Wrapping up President Obama's visit to Grand Junction yesterday:

  • While Obama was at the health care forum, Michelle Obama and their daughters toured High Country Orchards, famous for its peaches, in nearby Palisade. (You can order online, or buy them at Whole Foods and some King Soopers stores.)
  • Both the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office assisted with security for the President's visit. The police department estimates it cost them $3,000 to $5,000 and the Sheriff's office puts its tab around $5,000 to $10,000. Both agencies said it was an honor to assist the Secret Service and will not seek reimbursement from the feds. There were no arrests.

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    There was only one sign out of all of them (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Inspector Gadget on Sun Aug 16, 2009 at 01:06:01 PM EST
    that I agreed with: "I want what my Senator gets"

    "I'll have what she's having." (none / 0) (#2)
    by Radiowalla on Sun Aug 16, 2009 at 03:25:07 PM EST

    Pssst! It's Palisade, Colorado (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by gtally on Sun Aug 16, 2009 at 04:09:09 PM EST
    Thanks for the mention of Palisade. We're grateful for all the attention. But there is no "s" on the end of our name.


    --A Local Yokel

    thanks, I'll fix it (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 08:05:56 PM EST
    I found one of the signs interesting. (none / 0) (#5)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 11:54:35 AM EST
    It said "Salazar be a patriot, not a politician." It seems conservative Coloradans are unaware that Ken Salazar is no longer their US Senator. He has no vote on anything. He's Sec. of Interior.

    And you are unaware... (none / 0) (#6)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 12:44:52 PM EST
    ...that his brother John is the US Representative for CD3, which encompasses the Western Slope (including Grand Junction)?

    Touche' (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 03:53:53 PM EST
    Thanks for the correction

    It's hard to keep up... (none / 0) (#9)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 08:56:40 PM EST
    ...with those Salazar brothers!  John's a DINO to liberals and of course, a socialist to the right but his seat is pretty safe.  Doesn't hurt to have a sibling in high places.