Great Outdoors Colorado

Shamsia Hassani

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Noah Glick

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  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans will end employer-based, group health plans at end of 2021
  • Jodi Peterson speaks to Ben Graves about Nature Connection getting 5 years of GOCO funding
  • Part One of a new series on lithium from the Mountain West News Bureau's Noah Glick

  

Laura Palmisano

The island and peninsula on Lake San Cristobal is now owned by Hinsdale County. A group of Lake City residents raised $200,000 to help buy the 10-acre property. Great Outdoors Colorado also awarded a $1.3 million grant to help make the purchase. Laura Palmisano speaks with Hinsdale County Commissioner Kristine Borchers.

    

  • Montrose County seeks move to less restrictive pandemic guidelines
  • Montrose COVID-19 testing moves to County Event Center
  • Great Outdoors Colorado funds Western Slope projects for outdoor recreation, land protection
  • Fatal motorcycle crashes up 12% reports CDOT
  • Colorado voters age 50+ are not a ‘lock’ for either US Senate candidate
  • Economic recovery has been faster on the Western Slope, says CMU professor

Grant Preserves Ranchland In Montrose County

Dec 18, 2015
Galley Ranch
Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

A grant will help preserve a ranch within the Uncompahgre National Forest.

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust received $436,000 to conserve 705 acres of the Galley Ranch. The money comes from Great Outdoors Colorado. 

West Creek Ranch, Unaweep Canyon
Josh Duplechain

A new conservation agreement will permanently protect a 780-acre working ranch in the heart of Unaweep Canyon. 

Mesa Land Trust worked for three years to make the deal happen.  

Ilana Moir with the trust describes why the nonprofit wants to preserve West Creek Ranch, which is along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway.

Sawtooth Mountain Ranch
Courtesy of The Trust for Public Land

This week Great Outdoors Colorado announced it will give out $7.7 million in grants.

The money will be used to fund conservation and open space projects across the state. 

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded $4.5 million dollars to local governments and land trusts to preserve more than 40,000 acres.