On Saturday, Oct. 29, hunters in the Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose reported finding what they believed to be human remains. Montrose County Sheriff's personnel were led to the location and confirmed the remains were human. On Oct. 30, sheriff's deputies and members of the Montrose County Sheriff's Posse returned and found several bones and items of clothing during a search of the area. The Montrose County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations, is conducting the investigation. The identity of the remains are pending and no further information is available at this time.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.