Tag Archives: Grand Junction

Man Admits To Maiming Wildlife

POACHING1The Final member of a group of Colorado outfitters that were charged with catching and maiming mountain lions and bobcats to make them easier for their clients to hunt, has plead guilty to eight federal violations.  31 year old Nathan Simms from Grand Junction plead guilty to eight separate misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act in a U.S. District Court in Grand Junction earlier this month.  The Lacey Act prohibits the trade of wildlife or Continue reading

Moffat County and Meeker Each Place Three At Warrior Wrestling

wrestling-1Moffat County and Meeker were in Grand Junction at the Warrior Classic.  As a team Moffat County placed 10th.   Individually Stelios Peroulis took 1st, Mikinzie Klimper took 4th and Hugo Hernandez took 5th.   Team Meeker placed 5th with  TJ Shelton taking 1st and was named outstanding wrestler of the Continue reading

AGNC Applying for Sage Grouse Mapping Funding

sage_grouse-300The Department of Local Affairs Advisory Committee hearings to review Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Funding application will be held today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. Among the applications to be reviewed is the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) application for funding to conduct local Continue reading

Local Officials to Attend “EPA’s Coming Storm”

EPA-300Moffat County and Craig representatives will attend a forum tomorrow in Grand Junction regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching policies. The forum, titled “EPA’s Coming Storm”, is part of a series of forums being held across the state. Senator Ray Scott of Grand Junction will lead the discussion, with the focus Continue reading

Upcoming Town Meeting will Discuss EPA Regulations

EPA-300Four town meetings are being held across the state to talk about the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency. The closest stop will be in Grand Junction. The meeting tour, titled “Defending Colorado Jobs and Economy against EPA Overreach”, will focus on protecting the state from the EPA and its strangling Continue reading

CPW to Extend Office Hours During Big Game Rifle Seasons

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife extends office hours to include Saturdays at select offices throughout the state during big game rifle season. This year, those dates are from October 10th to November 15th. Extended hours provide hunters with additional times to find information, purchase a license or personally contact customer service Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Fall Meeting Next Week

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their fall meeting next week in Grand Junction. The meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about current issues and Club 20 efforts. Topics will include water, the Building a Better Colorado initiative, and the Continue reading

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