There will no longer be a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in either Fruita or Clifton due to budget cuts.

Fruita's DMV office's last day will be today, November 10., while Clifton's DMV office will remain open until November 30.

Budgets cuts and reductions are to blame.

Now, I know that the DMV can be and has been the butt of many, many jokes. It isn't exactly a trip to Disneyland, BUT it isn't a torture chamber either.

The unfortunate thing with these closings is the Grand Junction office will be even busier than it was. On my last visit, they were pretty busy the way it is now. All I can say to DMV visitors and employees is good luck.

The Junction office on Spruce Street will have all vehicle services available starting December 1.