The Bureau of Land Management is offering a cash reward for information leading to a conviction of persons responsible for vandalism in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. On April 17, visitors reported vandalism of the Bridgeport footbridge, which is a popular access point to the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. U.S. rangers investigating the federal crime are unable to determine when the vandalism occurred. The BLM is offering a $500 reward for information leading to a conviction. "When people vandalize public land, they are damaging property that belongs to the American people," said Collin Ewing, Dominguez-Escalante NCA manager. "We manage public lands for the benefit of current and future generations and we take that responsibility very seriously." Individuals with information regarding this federal crime are encouraged to call the BLM Grand Junction Field Office at 244-3000.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.