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 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"
Governor John Hickenlooper’s office said he’s still in discussions about whether to call lawmakers back to the state capitol for a special session on oil and gas issues. The goal would be to pass a compromise bill and avoid a fight at the ballot box.