Ever since consultants with North Star Destination Strategies suggested the Grand Valley was underutilizing its most strategic asset, we've witnessed a significant commitment to develop or support amenities geared toward outdoor recreation.

The North Star report was unveiled in 2015, laying a foundation for the city of Grand Junction to reconsider the value of parks, trails, green spaces and recreational opportunities as significant economic drivers.

Developments this week underscore the momentum that's been generated by recognizing the potential of making the Grand Valley an outdoor recreation hub.

Read more at The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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