Tag Archives: Mesa County

UPDATE: Search Suspended for Missing Craig Man

burkeAfter exhausting all leads Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies are suspending the search for 43-year-old Craig resident Scott Burke.  Burke did not return from a weekend camping trip. He was expected home Saturday, but no one has seen or heard from him.  According to family members, Burke was planning to camp in Mesa County in either the North Desert Continue reading

Craig Man Suspect In String Of Area Burglaries

Jason TracyThe Moffat County Sheriff’s Department believe they have solved a series of burglaries.  Late last week a Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a 4-wheeler that matched the description of one that had reportedly been stolen while responding to an unrelated call.  After running the vehicle identification number and determining that it was indeed the stolen 4-wheeler, a warrant was obtained to search the rest of the property in the Jensen Subdivision on the North Side of Continue reading

BLM Disputes Numbers Quoted by Senators on Travel Plan

BLMThe BLM is disputing some numbers Colorado lawmakers used when speaking out against the new travel plan for Mesa County. A press release issued by senate republicans earlier this week said the plan had 60% of routes closing. Chris Joyner of the BLM says that’s not true. He says Continue reading

Mesa County Rabbits Test Positive for Tularemia

rabbitTwo rabbits have tested positive for the bacterial disease tularemia in the last two weeks in Mesa County. Reports say there have been no human cases in Mesa County. But residents are warned to avoid dead or sick animals. Rabbit fever, or tularemia, can spread to humans and cause life-threatening fever. Two Continue reading

Tipton Introduces Protection for Private Land Owners from Feds

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has introduced two pieces of legislation to protect private landowners from federal land management agency errors, and increase transparency in federal land exchanges and acquisitions.  In 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducted a resurvey of federal land in Mesa County. The BLM initiates resurveys Continue reading

Tipton Does Not Support Park Status for Monument

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Citing a lack of community consensus and support, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) announced yesterday that he will not draft or introduce any legislation that attempts to change the status of the Colorado National Monument to a national park, and will also actively oppose any attempts to do so in the House of Representatives. Tipton has stated throughout a two year Continue reading

Men Who Went Missing After Mesa County Mudslide are Identified

mesa county slide areaThe three people missing after a mudslide in Mesa County, have been identified as 51 year-old Mesa County road worker Clancy Nichols, his 24-year-old son Danny and 46-year-old Wes Hawkins.  The slide is estimated to be four miles Continue reading

3 People Missing in Massive Mudslide In Mesa County

mesa county slide areaThe Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating efforts to locate 3 people thought to be missing after being caught in the large mudslide which occurred about 6:15 Saturday night.  Video’s of the Sheriff’s news conference can be found below. Continue reading

Mesa County Deputy Shoots Man Threatening to Harm Himself

MESAAn investigation is underway to determine the circumstances after authorities say a man was shot by a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy.  Deputies were called to investigate a man standing along a roadside in Clifton on Sunday who called the sheriff’s office threatening to harm himself.  Authorities say Continue reading

Former Pro Wrestler Arrested For Child Sex Assault in Grand Junction

ketcherA professional wrestler turned long-haul trucker being investigated for child sex assault in western Colorado has been arrested in Florida.  56-year-old Stephen “Gatorwolf” Ketcher surrendered to authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, on Wednesday.  A Mesa County arrest warrant lists seven counts of sexual assault on a child by a person Continue reading