Snowpack is sitting pretty

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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

David McCormick with Alexander Lake Lodge shavels snow from a walk in front of the lodger Tuesady afternoon at 10,025 feet on the Grand Mesa.The lodge has received over 18 inches of wet heavy snow with a high water content in the last week.


State at 113% of the median as of Tuesday

Colorado won’t need be needing a repeat of a “Miracle May” to salvage its snowpack season this year.
The statewide snowpack was at 113 percent of median as of Tuesday, according to the latest data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. That’s a significant increase after it hovered around 100 percent of median the last few months, and reflects a moist April as the state experienced the forecast late-season moisture of a strong El Niño winter.

City seeks pot profits for law enforcers

Retail marijuana sales and grow operations aren’t allowed in Mesa County, save for the town of De Beque. Regardless, the city of Grand Junction will be applying for a hefty grant to help law enforcement officers combat illegal marijuana-related activities.



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