Tag Archives: Western Colorado

Lt. Gov. Garcia Plans to Step Down

Lieutenant Governor Joe GarciaColorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia will step down to take a new job in Western Colorado. As Lieutenant Governor, Garcia also serves as the head of the state department of higher education, and his new job will follow that path. Garcia says he will serve the position of Western Interstate Continue reading

Man Charged in Hunting Death of Teen Boy

MESAProsecutors have charged a man accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy while hunting on western Colorado’s Grand Mesa. The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that 59-year-old Guy Pohto, of Cook, Minnesota, is charged with reckless manslaughter and hunting in a careless manner for the September 13th Continue reading

BLM Finishes Grand Junction Project, Working on Moffat County Plan

BLMA document that will guide the management of more than 1 million acres in western Colorado for 20-plus years is now complete, but the battles are not over. The Bureau of Land Management issued its record of decision Friday for the resource management plan for the Grand Junction Field Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Summer Policy Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Summer Policy Committee Meetings this month. The meetings will be held in two different parts of the state to give citizens a chance to participate. The first will take place in Rifle and Continue reading

Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Yellow Billed Cuckoo Protection

us-fish-wildlife-300Representative Scott Tipton and Senator Cory Gardner have written a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe regarding the Yellow Billed Cuckoo. The bird is the next species Fish and Wildlife is considering adding protections for in the way of an Endangered Listing. Critical Habitat has been identified in Western Colorado, however the lawmakers say the state is “on the Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Western Colorado

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs fugitive sought since March by Sweetwater County authorities was captured yesterday in western Colorado. Sheriff Mike Lowell said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit followed up on information they developed concerning the whereabouts of 27 year old Matthew Fernandez, who was wanted for Continue reading

CLUB 20 Looking for new Memebers

club 20-229CLUB 20 is looking for community leaders and stakeholders who have an interest in protecting Western Colorado and want to help shape the way people work and live on the Western Slope. CLUB 20 is a Continue reading

Snowpack Better in Western Colorado than Other Areas of the Country

SNOWPACKSnowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates is only a little below normal, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado showed the snowpack yesterday at 90 percent of the long-term average. By contrast, many Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears from Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Members of the governor’s drilling task force got a split message on their latest trip to western Colorado. The task force wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle yesterday. During its visit, oil and gas workers and elected officials Continue reading

Club 20 Identifies Top Ten Issues for Session

club 20-229Club 20 held their informational meeting and county caucuses in Craig Thursday. During the meeting the group identified their Top Ten issues they would like the state legislature to take up during the next Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Meeting in Craig Thursday

club 20-229Club 20 is holding their Community Informational Meeting and County Caucus meeting in Craig this week. The public is encouraged to attend. Club 20 says those that attend will hear about the group’s activities on Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Informational Meeting in Craig

club 20-229Club 20 will hold an informational meeting in Craig next week. The group is encouraging residents to show up to learn more about Club 20’s activities on behalf of Western Colorado. Continue reading