Grand Mesa visitors center to be renovated |

Grand Mesa visitors center to be renovated

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” A visitors center in the Grand Mesa National Forest is scheduled to get a $600,000 renovation starting next summer.

The 17-year-old building east of Grand Junction needs a new roof and septic system, more energy-efficient windows and a rebuilt porch.

District Ranger Connie Clementson says officials also hope for a new geo-exchange heating system, but they’re not sure whether money will be available for that.

Clementson says how much work gets done depends on when the money gets into the federal budget and how much contractors bid for the work.

Work is expected to begin after the snow clears next spring.

A temporary visitors center will be set up while renovation is under way, but the site hasn’t been determined.

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