Grand Junction

COMMENTARY

Shoulder to shoulder with a seditionist in Grand Junction

BY: - July 28, 2021

Some of the photos from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s visit to Grand Junction last week made the rounds because they illustrated how out of place Rep. Lauren Boebert appeared. There was the freshman Republican, who seems to believe she was elected to Congress for the sole purpose of antagonizing the left, trying to fit in […]

Interior Secretary Haaland to visit BLM headquarters in Grand Junction

BY: - July 20, 2021

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will visit the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial new headquarters in Grand Junction later this week, Colorado’s two Democratic senators announced on Tuesday. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper have both called for the agency’s headquarters to remain in western Colorado, where it was relocated as part of a sweeping reorganization […]

Biden’s public lands pick wins backing by environmental advocates ahead of hearing

BY: - June 8, 2021

Environmental groups are lining up behind President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management prior to her Tuesday confirmation hearing. More than 100 organizations wrote to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Monday asking that the Senate confirm Tracy Stone-Manning, a Montanan who led conservation and […]

As Biden’s BLM pick awaits confirmation, its Grand Junction headquarters sit empty

BY: - June 8, 2021

On a recent blustery spring morning in Grand Junction, the parking lot outside the small office building at 760 Horizon Drive steadily filled up as the workday began. Employees filed in and headed towards office suites emblazoned with corporate logos: Shaw Construction, ProStar GeoCorp, Moody Insurance Agency, Chevron. None, however, could be seen entering the […]

Uranium mill tailings legacy continues

BY: - June 7, 2021

“Uranium mill tailings legacy continues” first appeared in Corner Post. Salt Lake City native Jim Moore was aware of Grand Junction’s uranium mill tailings legacy when he moved to western Colorado in 1981. However, it wasn’t on his mind, nor did the seller or real estate agent mention the presence of radioactive mill tailings, when […]

Montana conservationist to be tapped to head U.S. Bureau of Land Management

BY: - April 14, 2021

President Joe Biden intends to nominate National Wildlife Federation senior adviser and veteran Montana Democrat Tracy Stone-Manning to direct the Bureau of Land Management, an individual familiar with the process confirmed to States Newsroom Wednesday. Stone-Manning joined the NWF as associate vice president for public lands in 2017 and was promoted to senior adviser for […]

State Rep. Donald Valdez

Rep. Donald Valdez announces run for Boebert’s congressional seat

BY: - February 18, 2021

State Rep. Donald Valdez, a farmer and rancher from La Jara, today joined the list of Colorado Democrats hoping to oust freshman U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. In announcing his candidacy, Valdez said a top priority for him in Congress would be fighting to keep water in the San Luis Valley for agriculture. Boebert’s “conspiracy theories” […]

Interior Department to review BLM move to Colorado

BY: - February 11, 2021

The Biden administration is reviewing the Bureau of Land Management headquarters’ recent move from Washington, D.C., to western Colorado, even as the state’s congressional delegation has united in a bipartisan pushback to any attempt to reverse the decision. An Interior Department spokesperson said this week that the department’s “new leadership will work with BLM career […]

Dr. Alan-Michael Vargas

Mesa County fills all ICU beds as Weld County hospitals near capacity

BY: - November 20, 2020

Mesa County Public Health announced that all intensive care beds in area hospitals were occupied as of Nov. 18, fulfilling Colorado public health officials’ worst fear since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: that hospitals would become overwhelmed by coronavirus patients absent an ability to “flatten the curve” of new cases. “All area hospitals will […]

COVID-19 detected in CSU wastewater, leading to quarantine

BY: - September 25, 2020

Colorado State University became the latest university to quarantine students after COVID-19 was detected through wastewater testing in Braiden Hall and Summit Hall dormitories, according to a Sept. 24 statement from the school. “As you know, the university has been testing wastewater for signs of COVID-19 at specific locations that are tied to residence halls. […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25

BY: - September 25, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic recovery. The news briefing will be conducted from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is traveling to […]

‘Extremely active and fast-moving’: Western Slope wildfires continue to grow

BY: - August 12, 2020

A pair of major wildfires on Colorado’s Western Slope have spread rapidly in recent days and are expected to continue to grow on Wednesday amid extremely hot, dry and windy conditions. Located about 50 miles apart, the Pine Gulch Fire and the Grizzly Creek Fire have both been supercharged by the severe drought conditions that […]