The Bureau of Land Management held the first of three meetings with local town councils last night. About 50 people showed up at the Hotchkiss town hall to hear what agency representatives had to say about the pending gas lease auction of parcels in the North Fork Valley. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports.
This week, residents and business owners from the North Fork Valley returned to Washington, D.C. in hopes of stopping the Bureau of Land Management proposal to lease 20,000 acres for oil and gas development.
"North Fork Valley" is a new book published by Arcadia that chronicles the beginnings of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford. The authors, Kathy Addams McKee – a fourth Generation native of the valley and Claudia Sutliff King, a lifetime resident, compiled pictures and history of the North Fork Valley from the 1880’s through present day. Here, the authors talk about area's rich heritage and history.