Tag Archives: Mesa County

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