Originally Posted by ZonaJeep
It's not a population center, the closest to that would probably be Durango.
And I don't see Durango getting it's own area. But on most things, the Western Slope is part of the Grand Junction Area much like Grand Junction has much in common with Durango and Cortez.
Afterall, how much time does the GJ folks spend down in that neck of the woods. I know I spent some time there since it's sorta like my own back yard. And the folks from the South spend time in Grand Junction as well.
So Durango, Cortez (and surround area), Montrose, Delta, Glenwood Springs just to name a few are very welcome in the Grand Junction area. Treat it like your own. Let all the rest of the world get eat up with envy.