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Special Interest Groups Champion LPC

Jun 17th @ 5:33 pm

Three special interest groups filed a legal challenge over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to protect the lesser prairie chickens from the oil and gas drilling industry, the ranching industry and humans. Lawyers for the special interest groups want to label the bird as “threatened”. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in [...]

Ain’t No Party Like a Telluride Party…

Jun 17th @ 5:32 pm

San Miguel Sheriff’s Deputies stumbled upon a huge mess of litter on U.S. Forest Service land just west of Woods Lake in Telluride. Investigators say it was a party location for the Telluride High School Class of 2014. Authorities discovered over a hundred beer cans, several booze and wine bottles, prophylactic wrappers, vomit, melted plastic, [...]

US 550 May Open This Week

Jun 11th @ 10:51 am

U.S. 550 over Red Mountain Pass could be open for two-lane traffic later this week.  The highway has been a work in progress since a rock slide shut it down for several weeks earlier this year.  Friday is the target date to get the road open for two-way traffic.  The closure has had a negative [...]

Moab Man Killed

Jun 11th @ 10:51 am

Utah authorities are investigating after a Moab man was killed in a work accident.  Fifty-one-year-old Jay Stephens was crushed in between a lift gate and a garbage truck at Bob’s Sanitation in Grand County Monday morning.  Stephens had just finished helping the driver unload the truck right before the incident occurred.

Oxbow Looks to Explore Nearly 1,300 Acres

Jun 11th @ 10:50 am

Oxbow Mining has filed a coal exploration license with the Bureau of Land Management for nearly 1,300 acres in Delta County on lands managed by the Uncompahgre Field Office. BLM regulations require a company to announce an invitation to the public to participate in the coal exploration process prior to beginning any exploration activities  The [...]

New Rec Center Moves Forward

Jun 11th @ 10:48 am

The Montrose Recreation District  Board hired Denver based architect and engineering firm Barker Rinker & Seacat, to design the New Center. Rec officials say the groundbreaking is scheduled for next spring with a planned opening in late 2016.  The next step is hiring the Construction Manager and General Contractor who’ll work with the architect/engineer team.

Delta Police Asking For Information

Jun 9th @ 3:13 pm

Delta Police are asking for your help locating a white male, driving an older Ford 350 Pick-up. Police say the middle aged man stopped his truck and began talking with a four year old girl as she was playing in her front yard. In addition,  Delta officers are looking for female with tattoos on her [...]

Hickenlooper Drifts Right

Jun 9th @ 3:12 pm

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed Senate Bill 23, citing its potential impact to water rights. It was sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz (D) and State Rep. KC Becker (D), the bill would have provided incentives to Western Slope owners of water rights to conserve water, and it would have meant less water for other western slope [...]

DMEA Ballots Due June 12th

Jun 9th @ 3:09 pm

The first of two elections this month is for three Delta Montrose Electric Association seats. In District 6 incumbent Terry Brown faces BJ Brown In District 7, the candidates are Mark Eckhart, Gyneepher Thomassen and Sue Whittlesey. Candidates For the North Region seat, are John Gavan, Steven Shea and David Stueck. The voting deadline is [...]

Update: Montrose Boy Found Dead

Jun 6th @ 6:52 am

According to Sheriff McKee’s Office, at 2:15 yesterday afternoon, Delta County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that a young man may have drowned in the Pot Holes on Escalante Creek. The victim was later identified as seventeen year old Grayson Burris from Montrose. Grayson and friends were swimming in the Pot Holes on Escalante Creek [...]

Attention Males

Jun 4th @ 3:15 pm

If you’re a dad, uncle, grandpa, bro, fellow, chap, dude guy and any other male role model you can celebrate summer with a free day of activities at the Montrose County Fairgrounds.  Join the Men in the Mix Committee for the ninth annual Hang with Dad for a day featuring laughter, fun and parenting resources [...]

Montrose Man Jailed on 10 Charges

Jun 4th @ 3:15 pm

A Montrose man is in jail after being charged with 10 infractions. 28 year old Jonte Nicholas Leflore was Arrested, menacing, possession of weapons by previous offender, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, domestic violence, assault, obstruction of telephone, theft, unlawful possession of controlled substance, child abuse, unlawful purchase of firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia, 700 [...]

Search Called Off For Kayaker

Jun 4th @ 3:14 pm

The search for a kayaker on the Crystal river has been called off by Gunnison authorities. 39 year old Uriah Shaffer overturned Saturday afternoon near Marble. The Aspen Times reports, several volunteer and law enforcement agencies, as well as search and rescue teams, and cold-water divers were involved in the search. Authorities believe Shaffer was [...]

Golf Tournament Postponed

Jun 4th @ 3:12 pm

The 2nd Amendment Scramble Golf Tournament scheduled for this weekend in Delta has been postponed this year due to lack of signups and sharp criticism from anti 2nd amendment folks and special interests. The benefit was supposed to support Colorado Sheriffs who stood against knee jerk gun laws that took effect in 2013 and drove [...]

No Sheriff Debate Planned

Jun 3rd @ 2:57 pm

Colorado Primary Elections are June 24th and in Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will be challenged by Commander Gene Lillard of the Montrose Police Department. Do not expect a debate though. A Montrose County Republican official confirmed they were unable to coordinate a forum for the candidates.  In Mesa County Sheriff candidates Steve King and [...]

Colorado is Ripe For Landslides

Jun 3rd @ 2:56 pm

The landslide on the Grand Mesa last month has turned new attention to the unpredictable nature of the state’s terrain. This year more slides are expected across Colorado. The Post reports, Higher-than-average snowpack, rising temps, and an increase in rainstorms are saturating slopes and relieving tension of unstable ground. Geologist Jeff Coe, who is monitoring [...]