Delta, CO

Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Delta County, CO

This document has a comment period that ends in 46 days. (10/03/2022) Submit a formal comment. Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing the noncompetitive (direct) sale of a parcel of public land in Colorado to resolve inadvertent and unauthorized use of public lands. The 6.62-acre parcel is located in Delta County and will be sold to Bud Hawkins and Cindy Hawkins at the appraised fair market value of $3,500. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations.

Celebrate Age at Montrose-Delta BeaconFest

The area’s largest senior expo returns with free admission, live music, savory food, community resources and big giveaways!. Free admission, prize giveaways every half hour, free food and live entertainment await at the Montrose-Delta BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair. BEACON Senior News’ mature lifestyle show takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr.

Oak Grove Road in Montrose planning reconstruction

MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO) - The section of Oak Grove Road between Highway 90 and 6300 Road in Montrose, Colorado, will be closed to through traffic from August 22. 2022 through September 23, 2022 for road reconstruction work. Over the last several decades, this section of the road on the hill...

497 gallons of fuel stolen from Montrose gas station

MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO) - According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of July 5, 2022, three trucks pulled into Blair’s Truck Stop and stole approximately 497 gallons of fuel. Three unknown males damaged one of the fuel pumps in effort to pump diesel fuel into...

Delta Health Family Medicine Clinic gained new location

DELTA, Colo. (KJCT) - The Delta Health Family Medicine Clinic gained a new location today, August 15, 2022. The location moved from 555 Meeker Street to 70 Stafford Lane in Delta, Colorado. The move is designed to provide more convenient access between the hospital and clinic appointments. “It has been...

Dry break continues Thursday before rain returns Friday

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Wednesday brought us an overall break from the rainy weather that started our week. The break will last into Thursday before scattered showers and storms increase again going into the weekend. This evening will be mostly sunny. The valleys will be dry, but a couple...

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Aug. 16th, 2022

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen welcome research scientist Brad Tonnessen from the CSU Extension Western Colorado Organic Agriculture Research Station on Rogers Mesa outside of Hotchkiss for a discussion of various research center topics. They also take phone calls and answer your gardening questions. Email...

Tracking better rain chances for the valleys

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - While moisture continues to present across the Western Slope, conditions have stayed primarily dry in our valleys, and temperatures are reasonably warm. In Grand Junction, temperatures reached 100 right on the dot yesterday, but today, we sat five degrees cooler in the mid-90s. While the valleys have stayed dry, our mountains continue to feel the impact of scattered showers and thunderstorms. A high-pressure system hovers over the Great Plains, feeding moisture into the Western Slope and giving scattered storms to our mountains. These storms will start to taper off into the nighttime and overnight hours. For Grand Junction and Montrose, conditions will continue to stay tonight, and for our temperatures, Grand Junction will fall into the upper 60s. However, those temperatures will be on the other end in Montrose, staying in the lower 60s.
Sterling Journal-Advocate

West Nile Virus showing up in horses, humans across in Colorado

West Nile Virus is showing up across Colorado this summer with one confirmed equine case and at least four cases in humans. According to a statement issued Thursday by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, a three-year-old gelding in Weld County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus and is now recovering. The horse developed neurological symptoms in late July, including weakness, stumbling and poor muscle control. The gelding’s vaccine status is unknown. It is Colorado’s first confirmed equine WNV case this year.
Crested Butte News

Little Blue Creek Canyon project extended additional nine months

The highway improvement project along US Highway 50 between Gunnison and Montrose that has created full and partial road closures for almost two years along Little Blue Creek Canyon has been extended until next summer. The announcement came after a stakeholder meeting last month and authorities are expecting the project to be completed in July 2023 instead of the originally scheduled November 2022. The four-mile project and associated closures are expected to shut down in late fall again once winter weather begins and to resume in the spring.

KVNF Regional Newscast: August 11, 2022

This is KVNF’s Regional Newscast for Thursday, August 11. I’m Stephanie Maltarich. Last weekend the senate passed historic legislation that will tackle climate change and inflation. The Colorado Sun reported on the impacts the bill will have on the Colorado River basin, which has reached historic lows due to the ongoing drought. $4 billion is earmarked to rent, buy or save water in the Colorado River basin. The funding comes at a critical time as federal water managers ask the seven river basin states to cut 2-million to 4-million acre-feet of consumption, 25% of the total river’s recent flow.
The Daily Planet

Telluride Foundation announces annual community grant application process

Since its inception in 2000, the Telluride Foundation has provided significant support to regional nonprofits through its Community Grant process. As one of its key strategic priorities, Community Grants are a corner stone of the Foundation’s work in its effort to strengthen communities and improve quality of life. The Foundation is now accepting 2022 Community Grant applications, which will be due Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.

As the Worm Turns - Aug. 9th, 2022

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen welcome special guest Amber Kleinman of Oasis Nursery in Paonia for a discussion of beneficial insects and other subjects, and take phone calls to answer your gardening questions. Email questions anytime to, or call during the program at 1-866-KVNF-NOW.