A Toyota 4-Runner ended up nose first in the Gunnison River near the Cottonwood Grove Campground off South River Road. The campground is on BLM property. At the request of the BLM, sheriff's deputies investigated the scene the morning of March 3. They determined the vehicle was registered to David Olsen, 36, of Delta. Contacted later that day, Olsen said he had been four-wheeling in the area. He thought he was on the road, but instead ended up in the river at about 11 p.m. He hiked out and returned in the morning to retrieve his vehicle. The investigation was turned over to the BLM.
The Paonia Town Board of Trustees is considering sanctions against a trustee after he released a series of board-related emails during a recent public meeting.
At the May 9 board meeting, trustee Bill Brunner provided copies of emails, sent during 2016 and 2017, to the media and the town clerk.