Tag Archives: Mesa

Millions May Be Returned To NW Colorado

Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Interior secretary Ryan Zinke this week, asking that millions of dollars in unpaid royalties be returned to Northwest Colorado. At issue is $76 million in natural gas drilling royalties which were being held for clean up and restoration of the Naval Oil Shale Reserve. However, according to the letter, the Interior department certified that in 2008, the money was no longer needed for this purpose. Bennet believes the money has been owed to the Continue reading

Apply For Bow Hunts In Grand Valley

Hunters can apply now to participate in six limited special access mule deer archery hunts that will occur in Grand Valley this fall. Colorado Parks and Wildlife are sponsoring a variety of hunts in the Tilman Bishop, Grand Junction and Orchard Mesa Wildlife areas. Hunters interested in applying for the hunts need to drop off or mail in an application to Continue reading

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Instituted

Those planning travel for the fourth of July weekend to Garfield or Mesa Counties, should be aware that Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place. The decision to institute the fire restrictions is based on vegetation water levels. Despite good snow pack this year, recent hot and dry weather in the area has resulted in high fire danger at lower elevations in Mesa and Grand Counties. Fire restrictions have not Continue reading

Commissioner Beck Named Chairman Of AGNC

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck has been named Chairman of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. Beck Continue reading

Bennet To Host Town Hall Friday

Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet will host a town hall Friday  at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The town hall will give the Senator an opportunity to address questions and concerns that people in the area may have. The Continue reading

Human Remains Discovered

MESAThe Mesa County Sheriff Department is investigating human remains discovered Tuesday by hikers in the North Desert Area. Sheriff Deputies worked with the assistance of the coroner’s office, forensic students and faculty from Colorado Mesa University to recover the remains. The Sheriff’s Office and coroner Continue reading

Body Of Missing Craig Man Found

burkeFriday afternoon Mesa County deputies responded to a report of person found deceased on BLM land west of Lands End Road, about 25 mile southeast of Mesa, Colorado. Once deputies arrived at the remote location, they confirmed the vehicle found with the deceased person was the blue and white Bronco belonging to missing Craig resident Scott Burke. The Mesa County Continue reading

New Voting Machines Being Tested in Colorado

Ballot-300Ballots hit the mail yesterday in many jurisdictions across Colorado. For some of those ballots, election administrators will be using new voting machines as Colorado plans a statewide upgrade. Eight counties will be testing one of four new machines in the off-year elections. Those are Continue reading

Environmental Groups Concerned About Land Swap

oil-and-gas-industry-300Local groups are questioning proposals from oil and natural gas exploration companies that want to swap operations from the Thompson Divide area to parts of west Colorado, including land in Rio Blanco County. The Grand Junction Audubon Society and North Fork Valley’s Citizens for a Heathy Community group are 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

BLM Faces Lawsuit Over Shady Land Protection

bladderpodThe federal government is using questionable practices to lock up land in Northwest Colorado. That’s according to several local governments and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado 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