Category: Environment

Ray Scott for GOVERNOR? Laugh or Cry, Your Choice

The Daily Sentinel reported on January 28, 2016 that our western slope State Senator Ray Scott is considering running for governor of Colorado in two years. He’s considering the governorship in lieu of running for a national office like senator, because, he says,…

Sentinel Highlights Mesa County’s Desperate Economy

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel printed an article about the desperate state of Mesa County’s economy on the front page of its Business section today, written by business writer Greg Ruland. Titled “Living wage tough to come by,” it describes how financially strained Mesa…

Mesa County Commissioners Work to Stomp Out Wilderness Areas

An article in today’s Daily Sentinel titled “Land of Bewilderment” says the Mesa County Commissioners voted unanimously to oppose a Congressional bill recognizing several new wilderness areas in Mesa County, including 75,000 acres in the Little Bookcliffs and the land surrounding Gateway’s stunning…

G.J. Garbage Follies: Inefficiency Rules the Day

Every day in our subdivision, trucks from at least five different private garbage companies rumble through the neighborhood, hopscotching from house to house picking up trash. Most private trucks have 2-3 people operating them: one driver and one or two others who…

July 4th, 2015 Mayhem Aftermath

Firefighting and law enforcement resources in Mesa County were stretched thin last night as Independence Day festivities got out of control and the use of illegal fireworks abounded across the County. A major brush fire that started at around 10:00 p.m. near 26…