Last week the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met with industry members and scientists to look at the current state of the slide.
"When this earth flow failed, a large mound of disturbed bedrock had rotated back and created a large depression. There's a pond in there now," said Jonathan White, a senior engineering geologist for the Colorado Geological Survey.
West Salt Creek used to flow through the valley, but now that runoff just feeds this pond, held back only by loose soil and debris.
With the arrival of warmer temperatures, perhaps you’ve been enjoying some outings to the mountains or a float trip on a river. While there is no doubt that summer is in full swing here in western Colorado, it’s not until this coming Saturday that the Universe makes it official.
The Delta man reported missing yesterday, Zacharia McEwen has been found.
The 68 year old has Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's, and left his residence on foot Wednesday afternoon. About 24 hours later, McEwen was found in an irrigation ditch. He had only walked about six blocks, but was found by chance by a ditch rider, William Groom.
"Nobody else would have found him up there," said Jamie Head, the Public Information Officer for the Delta Police Department.
Head says the area he was found in was dense with vegetation.
The second North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Obsession. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia. Here, Liz Evans, Emily Guerin, and Krista Langlois share their stories.
The Grand Junction VA medical center has come under fire from Senator Mark Udall.
In a letter to the inspector general, Udall highlights the complaints about mismanagement and patient care at the center.
"Senator Mark Udall sent a letter to the US Department of Veteran's Affairs Inspector General yesterday," said Mike Saccone, the communications director for Senator Udall, "asking it to investigate numerous allegations of mismanagement, whistleblower reprisals, and hostile work conditions"