Tag Archives: Grand Junction

Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Teams to Attend NACO Workshop

nacoThe National Association of Counties yesterday announced the next phase in an effort to assist counties and regions that have experienced economic challenges related to the coal Continue reading

Former Employees of Uranium Site May be Eligible for Compensation

energy deptEmployees who worked at what is now the U.S. Department of Energy office in Grand Junction could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from illnesses related to radiation exposure. The U.S. Department of Labor has added some employees and subcontractors who worked at the facility between 1975 and 1985 to a special group Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Governor to Reject BLM Travel Plan

BLMA group of 21 Republican lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper May 20th calling on him to oppose a new BLM “travel plan” for parts of the Western Slope that could close up to 2,000 miles of rural roads or trails in Grand Continue reading

Moffat County Gets Good and Bad News About Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners have gotten good and bad news regarding sage grouse over the last week or so. The good news came from the State Land Board. The board has been ordered to put 10% of the three million acres it owns into a trust for further protection. There were three separate parcels in Moffat County nominated for Continue reading

House Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

co-state-capitol-300A measure to forbid Colorado mental health professionals from practicing gay conversation therapy with minors has cleared the state House. The proposal passed on a 35-29 vote with one Republican, Representative Daniel Thurlow of Continue reading

CPW to Hold Class on Submitting Hunter Applications

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters that the application deadline for the 2015 limited license draw is April 7th, and now is the time to start preparing. Anyone that has questions or needs help with the process is invited to attend a ‘License and Application 101’ class March 24th in Grand Junction. In addition to help and guidance Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Winter Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Winter Committee Meetings over the next couple of weeks in Grand Junction. Those that would like to show up are asked to register online or by phone by calling 970-242-3264. The first Continue reading

Lock-down at Colorado Mesa University

COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITYColorado Mesa University in Grand Junction went into lock-down last night. The events that lead to the lock-down began when Grand Junction police received a report around 9pm that someone in an SUV had pointed a gun at a motorist. Officers responded to the call and pursued the SUV until it Continue reading

Snowcat Down for at Least Another Week

snowmobile clubThe snowcat used to groom snowmobile trails through California Park will be out of commission for at least another week. That’s according to Joe Tonso of the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club. The club’s snowcat became stuck in a creek bed early last week, prompting a search and rescue operation for the two men operating it. Continue reading

Visitors Restricted at Grand Junction Hospitals

seasonal-flu-300A hospital in Grand Junction is limiting visitors because of a serious flu outbreak. Anyone who is sick is asked not to visit patients at St. Mary’s Hospital and no visitors under 18 are being allowed in the Emergency Department or patient rooms. People who are showing symptoms of being ill will be asked to wear a mask while in the hospital. The Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s community living center still is not accepting Continue reading

Club 20 to Discuss Public Land Management

club 20-229There will be a Public Lands Transfer Forum held by CLUB 20 in Grand Junction on December 11th. The meeting will be a discussion from experts on both sides of the issue regarding federal land transfers Continue reading

BLM NWRAC to Meet in Grand Junction Next Month

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet December 4th in Grand Junction. Agenda items include a presentation on the volunteer efforts in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, consideration of a resolution urging more support for volunteer Continue reading