Bud and Georgina met at Denio Junction, both having worked on neighboring ranches in Denio. Bud eventually moved to the ranch that Georgina worked at and they were blessed with a son named Gary Russel.
The couple eventually left the ranch and Bud went to work for the State Highway Department. A year later Denio Junction was closed by the owner due to personal reasons Recognizing that the community of Denio was in great need of the services that the Junction had provided, Bud and Georgina decided to reopen it in 2015.
Married on the front lawn of the Junction, the Mintos now offer Motel, Restaurant, Bar and Grocery services. Gas is not currently available, but is planned and the RV park is scheduled to reopen later in the fall of 2016.