The City of Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. It is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous town or city of Mesa County. According to 2007 City of Grand Junction and Mesa County estimates, the population of the city is 53,662. Grand Junction is the 15th most populous city in the State of Colorado and the most populous city on the Colorado Western Slope.
When the Krolp invaded the United States, they quickly overran Washington, DC. Then PresidentHarris Moffatt I escaped Washington just in time, and set up a new de facto capital in Grand Junction. It remained the capital up until the administration of Harris Moffatt III. When the U.S. launched its failed uprising to prevent the Krolp from stripmining in Utah, the center of government was briefly transferred to Craig, and Grand Junction was leveled by the Krolp two days into the uprising. However, the citizenry of Grand Junction had already fled, and the data stored at Mesa State College (among other places) was moved to another location.