GMNC opens 27th season with new grooming equipment

By Hank Lohmeyer

The Delta County Commissioners recently heard an annual report on the Grand Mesa Nordic Council from council president Dave Knutson. The council has received a $190,000 grant from a private foundation that went a long way toward helping complete the recent purchase of a new trails grooming machine. Nordic council members donated almost $50,000 from their own pockets to help pay for the machine. There was a significant $65,000 trade-in credit for the nordic council's old trails grooming machine. The new machine will groom a swath of trail that is a full four feet wider than the old machine did. The nordic council is entering its 27th season of sponsoring outdoor activities on Grand Mesa.