Presidential campaign efforts have put Grand Junction in the national spotlight a few times already this year. But, these events bring high-profile attention and require top-level security, which could end up costing the city a pretty penny.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, President Obama's latest visit cost the city $18,634.
Governor Romney's visit totaled $4,776.
These totals don't include hourly wages for employees working the events during their regular work shifts.
District 51 incurred costs but didn't actually pay anything; they'll be reimbursed for overtime hours. Obama spoke at Grand Junction High School and Romney delivered his speech at Central High School.
The school district incurred costs of $2,496 for President Obama's event and $1,960 for Governor Romney's event.
District 51 officials said both campaigns offered to cover the costs to the school district, however, there's no word yet if the city will be reimbursed.