Hotchkiss Marshal Dan Miller presented a proposal to beef up security for his department. The Hotchkiss Town Council, which met on Feb. 14, agreed for the need and approved up to $28,000 for the improvements.
The Gunnison Sage-grouse Working Group met on Feb. 12 in Hotchkiss to share how the recent proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to grant Gunnison sage-grouse Endangered Species status would affect various agencies, ranchers and landowners. The proposal was announced on Jan. 10 and is being followed by a 60-day public comment period.