JUCO World Series, with other events, set off summer tourism

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The JUCO World Series continues throughout this entire week at Suplizio Field. From the bleachers to the patios, Downtown Grand Junction has blocks covered with fans between games.

If not for JUCO, some would never think about coming out to Colorado, but are happy to see what else is in town.

“This is my first JUCO tournament coming to watch them play and everything,” Amanda Ramirez shares, “It’s really cool, like the atmosphere, and everything just the fact that you’re walking all around and there’s always like fans and stuff everywhere.”

The high energy isn’t just on the field.

“Whether it’s a player, a fan, or someone just here for the holiday, people are taking time to enjoy and explore what the Western Slope has to offer,” Cora Dickey reports.

Memorial Day Weekend this year is an event extravaganza for Grand Junction. People come from all over to enjoy JUCO and other interests, like the Wild West Classic horse competition.

No matter what brought them here, people take advantage and opportunity to find something they like about the Grand Valley.

“We’re gonna go see the arches but mainly here for the horse show,” Brenda Logan discloses, “but also checking out the local shops visit the climate is fantastic I love the weather, it’s fantastic so far.

“Also, the architecture,” Oliver Kramer adds, “I love the old buildings and houses and stuff.”

There’s always something to do during an event-filled time like JUCO.

If you still need plans to wrap up the holiday weekend, the Wild West Classic has its last competition starting at 1:00pm on Memorial Day. The Alpine Bank JUCO World Series will also feature a fireworks display after Monday’s 7:30pm game.

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