35 Burst results for "Grand Junction"
"grand junction" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"A little bit, yeah. I'm from, it's basically a desert climate out here. The interior PC. And so it's quite dry. Throughout the year, we have a lot of big fire years because of that too, and honestly with the last little while it seems like we've been getting more and more rain. So it's almost helping in our favor. To a degree, there's been some really bad flooding in the last couple of years. It's done a heck of a lot of damage. I don't know if you've seen what happened to the coca and all the places down the lower mainland, but I was really bad. This past year. And so that was not great, but yeah, it seems like there has been a bit of a change. It's really hard to say every year so different, but I feel like personally I feel like we are getting a little bit more rain these days, which is nice because it's quite dry here. Down with a little bit more range. We have a pretty similar climate to cam loops here and here in Grand Junction. And it's in the same way that two or three years. Well, I guess the last two years. We've had crazy monsoons, like crazy flooding, crazy winters, you know, compared to like, because I used to live in the mountains and that's like two hours. It's not really that far. But it's like two hours south of the air and my whole life, I grew up with just your riding season was three months. Like if you wanted to ride anything in the Alpine, like three months. And I would work in the summer. All the tourism jobs. So it was just like every chance I had, I wanted to go ride. But I moved up here because I was like, there's less snow. It's less wet, but here once it's white, I don't know if it's the same in Kamloops, but the mud is like, you can not ride them up here.
"grand junction" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Hear him on the never sunny in Seattle podcast. It's never sunny in Seattle. And we look forward to talking to you again and reading more of your work, so thanks very much. Yeah, thanks for having me. All right, that will do it for today and for this week. Thanks as always for listening. I should have noted, by the way, that Christian Javier was of course part of two combined no hitters this season, the first one came in June against the Yankees June 25th, that day he went 7 innings, rocked one, struck out 13, so 7 no hit innings, plus 6 no hidden things. Can we give him just credit for a full no hitter there, applying whatever discount is appropriate? Maybe not quite, but impressive outings. And in fact, one notable thing about his performance in game four was that the Philly's really didn't even come close to getting a hit against him. There was one gene Segura line out against Rafael Montero with two outs in the 8th that looked like a hit off the bat, hadn't expected batting average of 9 ten, but the highest expected batting average on any batted ball off of Javier was three 20 on a Kyle schwarber ground out, so he really didn't even allow a lot of hard contact or likely hits, just impressive stuff, and very fast ball forward, very four seamer forward, as the Astros are as a staff, which kind of goes against the grain of the trend these days toward fewer fastballs, but when you have a really great fastball like Javier does, then you might as well use it. Also, I was just rereading rap Manfred's letter on MLB dot com that we referenced earlier. I said he didn't mention the zombie runner and I think that's true, but you'd be the judge. Is this hinting at it? He wrote through thorough research, common themes emerge fans want to see more balls in play athleticism, defense and base running, they don't want unnecessary delays that prevent them from enjoying the late innings and conclusions of our games. Maybe that is an illusion to the zombie run rate. I assume that is mostly talking about the time of game and the pace and not having games go so late that people aren't around and awake when the games are over, but maybe he is suggesting there that one thing that is preventing fans from enjoying the late innings and conclusions is just how many late innings there are. I wouldn't call that an unnecessary delay. They don't want unnecessary delays that prevent them from enjoying the weight innings in conclusion of our games. It wouldn't put it past them, but I would not portray extra innings as unnecessary delays. But that is kind of what he has done by imposing the zombie runner. Maybe I was too charitable in my first interpretation. Also, as some listeners probably saw the Grand Junction rockies of the pioneer league, they have a new name, we mentioned that they were soliciting suggestions for a new name. I don't know how many of those suggestions were chubs as in grant junction chubs, but if the Grand Junction chubs was the most popular suggestion they have disregarded it because they have chosen to adopt the name jackalopes instead, the Grand Junction Jack lobes. That's also a good name. It's just not the Grand Junction chubs, which they will always be in my mind. Lastly, got a good email from listener Devon, who wrote in in response to my stat blast on episode 1924 about umpire accuracy and offense. I found that there's some correlation between how accurate an umpire is and how high scoring games are when that ump is behind the plate and I speculated that that might be because a more predictable zone could be beneficial to hitters, which could be a sign of things to come if we get a robo up. I still think that's the case, but Devin pointed out an interesting confounding factor pointing out. I'm a little curious about the causal arrow that Ben implied with his reasoning. I wonder if bad pitching is actually making both hitters and umpires more effective at their jobs. It's probably easier to tell if a fastball with no movement is in the zone or not compared to a slider with a lot of brake. Of course, a caveat to my point is that you are measuring accuracy on pitches that hitters took with contact wouldn't count toward accuracy. So maybe these aren't obvious meatball pitches that are beefing up the empire's accuracy counts after all. That's a good point. It's difficult to do baseball analysis because there are so often confounding factors and it is possible that, for instance, pitchers who throw harder and with more movement, pitchers who throw invisibles like Christian Xavier, they're harder to umpire just as they are harder to hit. And so, maybe if you have a worse pitcher who is easier to umpire and would also be easier to hit than that would make it look like the more accurate umpires also are offense inflating, which is a good point. My response is that that stat last was based on such big samples almost 40,000 innings, or at least almost 40,000 half innings for each of those umpire groups, the more accurate and the less accurate that I don't know how likely it is that there would have been appreciable differences in the typical stuff of the pictures that say the more accurate or less accurate on pyre pools and countered that might all just wash out. But it's a good thought. It's worth looking into. It would also be much more complicated to look into. So if someone wants to redo that, accounting for the stuff of the pitcher somehow, I would welcome and applaud that. 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"grand junction" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"Oh, absolutely. Yeah. At the time I climbed mount beads stat over close towards the front range of Colorado. I was like, oh, I was mad. I just went on this hike, you know, it felt like being in the mall. Because it's one of the easier 14 years. I've done quite a few 14 years, but it was like one of the easier 14 years to do. There's so many people there. It's like I'm doing it on a Saturday. You're like, man, I started at 6 a.m. and there's this many people. This is insane, you know? That kind of takes the fun out of remote, yeah. Just the piece of it. I think there's peace to being remote. There's peace where you don't see those people. In regardless, you know, there's an aspect there and a beautiful area still and you're still working to get to a place. But still it's like if you want to be around people or not, you know? Yeah. And what that means to you. Obviously, it means something different to us. If we're well versed in a sense of being out there and you guys have been out there alone and you've had that experience. So once you have that experience, you're like, I don't want to go and be around 50 people anymore. I'd rather have my experience wrapped around two or three guys or a loan, you know? Yeah. Well, I think I've always thought this. These places that people rarely get to. All right, like you think about a city. Anytime I even just go up around here, you know, and it escape into the mountains to where there's less of a population. I always feel like thoughts leave my brain and I'm kind of more like focused on just the moment, right? Right. I kind of have this theory that there's all these people down here like in Grand Junction. There's 80 or a 120,000 people however, many it is. And they're all thinking thoughts and kind of creates this cloud. Of thoughts and just jumbled words and shit like that. You go out there, you kind of leave that cloud. And so it's like this head space that's untouched by other men, like I felt that so much when we were in the Brooks range because you just have this clear thought pattern that you can't you just really can't get down in the city. That's not me. And so I think it's super important to be in touch with that and as hippie as it sounds or whatever. As it sounds, you know, I think it's
"grand junction" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"And when they're closed because one of the more frustrating things that I've experienced just kind of in this realm is there's a road kind of close to us here in Grand Junction that opens it's supposed to open may 1st, right? But I've gone up there multiple times may 3rd may 4th may 5th even. And the gate is still closed. And so I'm just curious, is this going to be something that they have to disclose that and in turn them disclosing it digitally, I would assume it would probably hold those folks to a higher standard to make sure that that gate's open on the date that it says. Is there a clause in there about that? So what it does do, yes, is it requires them to show the seasonal use information about roads or trails. And so if an area is closed on winter range, right, to protect winter and Elk, and it has an open date of March or may 15th or whatever. It should say that now, if the agency actually doesn't get down there and open that gate, like they're supposed to. I mean, that's a separate issue. And that's an interesting accountability issue. I mean, I know sometimes they extend those closures if I don't know about the federals, but about the federal level, but I know where I live there's some county land that is closing the winner for Elk and they will sometimes extend those closures if we have like a late spring or late winter. And so in those cases, yeah, they'll extend that. And I don't know that they'll have time to update a GIS layer. But that is a whole nother consideration. I mean, I think. And that's one thing too, just to sort of point out now that I'm mentioning county lands like this doesn't affect state or local agencies or municipalities or anything like that.
"grand junction" Discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"Yeah. Yep. My dad. My dad had prostate surgery with the davinci robot. Did he? Yeah. Yeah. That's one of the procedures that's widely been used for now. But that's crazy. Hopefully he recovered well. Yeah, he did. So tell me this. How long I'd rather rephrase that? What are the differences between medical and dental as far as sales go? And calling on physicians as opposed to Dennis. You know, there's a lot of similarities. The one thing that I've really enjoyed is being in more of like the private practice private clinic type world versus being stuck in a hospital all day. Oh, is that where most of your sales calls were in the hospital before? A lot of them were, especially with the da Vinci, that's the only place it really was at the time. So I've just enjoyed being able to work with Dennis all over Colorado. I work with people, you know, right around Denver. I work with people like doctor dune up in Greeley. Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, so it's just fun to be able to work with small business owners all over the state. Yeah. Very nice. Very nice. So you are really, really active in the surgical aspect of Colorado surgical institute. You guys have been super generous with us over there at CSI. You're in the operator while we're doing these big surgeries. You're looking over shoulders, you're running to get grab implants and you're giving us your advice on the different sizes and multi unit abutments and all that stuff. So tell us what you think makes neo dent implants different or superior to other dental platforms. And you don't even have to mention other names. But why do you think that you guys stand above some of the other platforms? Well, I think it's really the ease of use with the system. You know, what I started out with this in this role, 5 and a half years ago, I had no customers. Nobody was really using. So everybody who's using muted in my territory currently, I've asked them to switch from a current system and it's kind of like playing golf with a certain set of clubs. For some people, they're more open to change. Maybe if they see areas, they're not happy with. For others, they're very resistant to change because they're just used to using those clubs all the time. So that's the one thing that I've just felt super confident with neo and I can really give it to anybody. I can put it in anybody's hand and generally they like it better and it works easier than their current system. And I think that's just kind of the proof in the pudding when people try the product. For sure. I will.
"grand junction" Discussed on Good Life Project
"There's no one to call except your inner strength and your own relationship with yourself and your abilities. Yeah, that's such an interesting frame, right? Because if you think about probably the most intrinsically rewarding moments of life are also the moments where we are most present in what we're doing, and then you think about what you just described, you know, when you step in the water, you have to be there. It's not about because if you're not, you're going to get tossed around. And you may end up in a bad place. But as soon as you step out of that environment, into the car with the protection to life with the protection, we can basically pay to buy enough protection to not have to be present in almost every other part of our lives. And you wonder, on one hand, what are we actually buying ourselves into and out of? I completely agree with that. Even having a phone conversation, you're checking email, checking Twitter and checking Instagram. We are constantly padded if the phone conversation is boring. We have all these other means to entertain ourselves, but in the ocean, again, that really goes out the window. And it's that it's that safety net coming loose from you that I find so liberating. And I think that's another reason why when you're surfing or when you're swimming, or body surfing, freedom, or whatever, you are in that exact moment. You're not thinking when you're on a wave, maybe when you're waiting for ways for a half an hour, you think about work and all that. I've come up with my best ideas and those situations, but when you're actually on a wave, when you're within this activity, you are locked in to that microsecond of a moment, the entire way. And I think that that absolute focus and presence, at least in my life, and a lot of other people I know is really lacking. We're not going out and hunting for our food now. We have to be locked into that moment. When is the right time to or at least a lot of people aren't hunting their food. But I think that this is something that allowed humans to evolve is to have pure and utter focus on a moment. And so much as society now is built on not having that focus. No, so agree with that. For a long time mountain biking was my jam and my adult life. And there was a time where I actually, I rode from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Moab, Utah, on the cocoa peli trail, which is this at least the way that I did it was a really, there's only one direction that you go in the entire time. You're on the edge of falling off into the abyss. And it was grueling and psychologically taxing it physically, taxing, and one of the most incredible experiences in my life simply because.
"grand junction" Discussed on WTOP
"Asked Very proud of you guys man You have no idea what this place did for me personally And I hope that you get in the same out of it That ceremony honoring Chappelle was scheduled for April 22nd Luke Lugar WTO P news Well his place had become movies like fences and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom This month arena stage is presenting August Wilson's acclaimed 7 guitars This is a story that really centers on 7 different lives interconnected when an old friend and blues singer vows to turn his life around after a surprise windfall in the 1940s in Pittsburgh Artistic director Molly Smith invites you to the 5th installment of Wilson's legendary Pittsburgh cycle August Wilson set a focus that he was going to write about the past hundred years of American history The 20th century basically And that's exactly what he did Every decade of life from African Americans in Pittsburgh in the hill district Here are our full chat on WT dot com Jason for a WTA news Coming up here on WT Bringing in the light with belly dancing them I'm Stephanie gaines Bryant They will be in with sports next though it's 5 13 Washington like Rome London Moscow or Beijing is both a big city and a seat of power For some that's the big attraction especially if you run a federal agency or develop its budget out of sight out of mind goes the conventional thinking In fact you can sometimes classify federal managers into two buckets Those that want to work close to the locus of power and influence and those that are all too glad to work out in the hustings free of the maneuvering and the intrigue Federal drive host Tom tenmon here then there's the weird case of the bureau of land management It holds sway over 245 million federal acres most of them out west so the previous administration moved to BLM headquarters to Grand Junction Colorado except no one actually went Hundreds left the agency instead The current administration has announced plans to move it back to Washington It's one of those stories everyone is watching because lots of agencies come under consideration for relocation at one time or another so will everything go back to normal for this big chunk of the interior department Check out my column at federal news network dot com Nearly one in three people can't afford their prescriptions and healthcare costs in the U.S. continue to.
Firm Tied to Hunter Biden Brokered $3.8B Deal for Cobalt Mines to Chinese Company
"Hunter Biden's firm helped Chinese company purchase rich cobalt mine in $3.8 billion deal. In investment firm that counts Hunter Biden among founder, its founders helped the Chinese company purchase one of the world's most lucrative cobalt mines from an American company. Biden established the firm, bohai harvest RST, equity investment fund management, with two other Americans and some Chinese partners in 2013. Hear that? Hunter Biden? Started a firm with Chinese partners in 2013. No, no, no, but hey, the real problem? Is moms and Grand Junction that show up at school board meetings? Who get their entire house searched by FBI agents? The American members controlled 30% of the Shanghai based operation and served on the board. I'm reading from Fox News dot com. The company notably completed a deal in 2016 that saw a Congo cobalt and copper mine transfer from an American company to a Chinese outfit. For the sum of $2.65 billion. Bhr served as a minority stakeholder to buy out around $1.1 billion of shares from London mining of Canada, who owned a portion of the Congo mine. Chris Clark, a lawyer for Biden, says he no longer holds any interest directly or indirectly in either VHR or scans. But Chinese business records reviews reviewed by Fox News in April 2021 showed that Hunter Biden continued to hold a 10% Chinese private equity firm stake in ball high harvest RST equity investment fund management through hunters, company.
Land Agency Moving Back to DC, Reversing Trump-Era Decision
"The interior secretary says that the leadership of an agency that controls two hundred forty five million acres mostly out west will be returning to Washington DC interior secretary deb Haaland is moving the headquarters of the bureau of land management back to the nation's capital after two years in Colorado reversing a decision made by former president trump administration the bureau lost nearly three hundred employees when its headquarters was relocated to Grand Junction Colorado in twenty nineteen the agency manages the usage of millions of acres of public land in western states from grazing recreation and wilderness to fossil fuel extraction and renewable power development Hollis says the agency's current space in Grand Junction will become its western headquarters Jennifer king Washington
"grand junction" Discussed on Trina Talk
"It's a dream come true for me. So i'm yeah. I'm excited for this next completely unexpected. So now are you giving up. You know you're acting and you're hosting shows and emceeing or is that still part of it. Yeah it's still a part of it. I i work a lot but yeah i mean. Luckily the travel show and things like that are on my own time so like i just filmed over the weekend in grand junction. That was two days. Now i've got you know a months worth of content so it's it's really chunking it down and building those things out and focusing on trying to focus on one thing at a time of what i'm going to build out when but and then the acting is kind of random. It's whenever i get a call for an audition or things. My schedule is very wild. It's all over the place while so i mean you have ultimately took pivoting to a whole new level. Yup absolutely i in my own experiment. I guess you know in. That's that's great. And one of the things. I love that you said that in the midst of you pivoting in doing things but you sought out help by getting a business coach and i want you to just tell the listeners. Why that's important. Because i know some people may listen and say oh. Wow you know what i can do that. I i've log in. I like to travel. But there's really a lot more that goes on. Yeah one of the. i mean. Probably the biggest mistake that i made over the years is like i said diving in without a plan which is good and bad because i worked with a lot of people who also have a big plan but can't make it go. Don't take that first step. I tend to take the first step in figure it out. But like i said it's been seven years of financial mistakes business mistakes not having this plan and so really seeking. That help is massive. I mean coaches in general are massive. But if you're somebody like me that maybe struggles with the big picture. I'm really taipei with a small stuff in scheduling but looking at the big picture and then also learning how to convert. Because i knew. I was passionate about this for seven years. I've created this travel show but not really made a lot of money from it and at some point you have to go okay. This is a business. I need help making it into a business that is profitable that can convert and so I will save. Somebody's interested in that. Checkout different coaches. I hired a coach years ago. she's wonderful. I love her but i didn't feel like i got strategy in so this time i actually kind of interview a few different coaches and when i met my coach is like thousand percents. She gave me strategies. She gave me ways to make money..
"grand junction" Discussed on Beyond the Wheel
"Will joe before we let you go. Is there anything else that you wanted to talk about that. We might have missed that. You want to highlight especially related to the recent acquisition. No i think you know. I think we're we're going to keep having a really good time. Both companies are are wonderful companies. Wonderful products we still serve the same great community. So we're gonna we're gonna keep growing our team growing both products. If anyone listening has any suggestions for things we can do better or differently. You can always reach out to us which is awesome. And i think the only thing i'd say ending there's been a lot of grumbling. How many more are there are. And how packed it is out there and how hard is gonna campgrounds and all this kind of true. It certainly busier than ever. But i will say we just got back from a ten day. Rv trip and we were fine riley. We made it work. We were able to end up getting into all the parks. Wanted to through cancellations. I had to call and bank on cancellations but a ton of people cancel. I mean what's wild is. Can you were mentioning the koa. You went to those full so we stayed at koa yesterday in grand junction. Koa holiday probably one of the more popular parks totally sold out. We got a cancellation so we got in awesome. But then i was amazed while we were there three or four sites empty they just never showed up. And so had you show someone driven and they would have been fine. So i think that the fears of overcrowding are little bit overblown but you still obviously need more preparation than normal. Yeah that's excellent advice. Actually so thanks so much joe for coming back on and we really appreciate you. Taking the time to chat with us about the growth of harvest hosts and Ambu duckers welcome..
"grand junction" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast
"Come to you outside today on a beautiful morning up at red rocks park overlooking the city just stopped buying climb the steps. What is one of the most gorgeous stunning concert venues in the world. Also one of the most beautiful places to photograph in the world which is kinda why. I'm here on the show today. We have an interview so big. It didn't fit into one episode. I have been a fan of photographer. Bob wick for years bob might have. What is the best job in the country. He takes beautiful pictures of america's public land's specifically bureau of land management land across the west. You may not know bob wick by name but you have almost certainly seen his work so as an amateur photographer myself. I was so excited when bob agreed to join us and talk about his remarkable career. Which oddly enough doesn't even officially include photography as part of his job description. So this is a two-parter this first episode is all about bob's career and how the bureau of land management has changed over the last thirty years and this is also video episode. You can find it on youtube or facebook there. You will get to see some of bob's best work as we talk about it. If you're listening to this podcast app that supports chapter markers you will probably see pictures as we go as well. But please don't look down if you're driving And then next week we're going to do a bonus episode diving into the nitty gritty of outdoor photography for photo geeks. Like me but first. Let's do the news. Interior secretary deb holland was here in colorado last week. Talking about a couple of bills that we have featured here on the podcast that includes the colorado wilderness act sponsored by congresswoman. Diana get as well as the colorado outdoor recreation economy act or core. Act from congressman. Goose and senator michael bennet but the main reason for the secretary's visit was looking at how to fix the bureau of land management headquarters remember. That's the building in grand junction colorado. Where a grand whopping three employees who were at the old headquarters in washington. Dc eventually moved after former interior secretary. David bernhardt effectively and intentionally broke the agency. Even today there are fewer than forty people working in that grand junction office. There are about eighty open and unfilled positions. So something is not not working here at all and the solution is a pretty obvious one to us. You just have to admit the whole thing was a failure. It was designed to force career expertise out. And it's time to rebuild the agency headquarters back in washington. Now it's understandable. That folks like senator bennett senator. John hickenlooper want to keep jobs in colorado. Even if it's just forty of them so secretary holland came out to grand junction to listen to be element -ployees to listen to members of the community before she decides what to do next and of course the bureau still doesn't have a senate confirmed director has not had one for four and a half years now but we are finally getting close. The senate energy and natural resources committee last week deadlocked ten ten on the nomination of tracy stone manning to run the bureau that vote said it to the senate which voted fifty to forty nine on tuesday afternoon to move her nomination to the senate floor head back one episode for the background on the really absurd character assassination campaign that is being waged against tracy. But i think there's another takeaway here that everyone needs to consider. The fight here truly is not over what tracy stone manning did or did not do with earth. I thirty years ago. The record there is clear. nothing new has come out..
"grand junction" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Wants to go back to D. C deserves it. Plenty of other people I talked with around Grand Junction also want the headquarters to remain here like resident D stance. See, I just loved it. We Would have the opportunity to have them here locally, and I think it truly makes more Sens. But others weren't so sure. Like Miranda Purcell, she'd heard the arguments that moving BLM headquarters out West would benefit the public lands the agency overseas. On the flip side, People said. Well, all the decisions are made in Washington, so it's putting them out here and I'm moving on from the conversation. So I don't know which one I agree with. One thing is certain Moving headquarters here is an economic boon to the area worth about $9 million a year in jobs alone, according to the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. Diane Shrinky heads the city's Chamber of commerce. That economic impact for us really, at this point comes primarily from those jobs and the and the multiplayer of those 40 plus employees. Multiplier, meaning the money the BLM employees would spend on goods and services that support other jobs in the area, and things have been challenging for the town. It used to rely more on the booms and busts of fossil fuel production, which hurt the community for years after the 2008 recession, But now, Shrinky says, they're diversifying into manufacturing and tourism. And they survived the pandemic in okay shape. I'm glad that I've actually seen our community in Mesa County survive the covid pandemic economically, much stronger than a lot of other places, and that has not been the traditional history of our community. It's not just people in Grand Junction, who went headquarters to remain. Colorado's Democratic governor, Jared Polis says he doesn't agree with how the move happened. But he wants headquarters to stay now that it's there. Aaron Weiss, with the nonprofit Center for Western Priorities, disagrees. He says the headquarters should be closer to lawmakers and other agencies. Everything BLM does involves interfacing with the Fish and Wildlife Service with the park service with the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the forest Service. But maybe there's a third way so the government doesn't have to choose between D C or Grand junction while I realistically a split, um, probably makes more sense. Chris Brown is owner of the Brown Cycles Bike shop in Grand Junction. You don't have to be You know, sitting next to somebody to govern managed things that way, Brown says. Those who want to live in Grand Junction like those who want to move can and the rest can stay in the powerhouse that is Washington, D. C. From Grand Junction, Colorado. I'm Madelyn Beck for marketplace. You know, Sometimes you make a promise with the best of intentions, but then Events just conspire against you. Such is the case today with me and this program and inflation been trying my darndest not to overwhelm things. With inflation stories, but we'll get the latest reading on the I word tomorrow morning when the Bureau of Labor Statistics graces us with the Consumer price Index for June. May, as you might or might not remember, showed the biggest annual increase in consumer prices 4.9% in 13 years. And here is why I'm telling you this housing is part of the CPI consumer price Index and housing prices have been rising like crazy as you know. So you think you might see that reflected in the monthly number, But the shelter component of inflation, as it's called, has actually stayed pretty steady for the past decade. Marketplaces Amy Scott went to try to figure out why To understand how the BLS measures housing inflation. I went straight to the source. I'm Steve Reed I'm an economist and the information analysis section of the Consumer Price index program at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. How's that for a government title reads job is to explain the C P and the data behind it to the public, he says. The goal of the CPI is to measure changes in the cost of living over time to do that. It tracks prices for a bunch of different things like gas, groceries, clothes and housing. The overall housing category includes furniture, appliances and utilities, even lodging away from home, But the biggest component is what we pay for our primary residents. The price of rental housing is easy. The index looks at changes in monthly rents, but most Americans own their homes, and that's where it gets tricky. When you purchase a home a large aspect of that purchases as an investment aspect. It's not a consumption aspect, and we are trying to measure the price change for consumption. To do that the bureau uses a calculation known as owners equivalent rent. The idea there is that if you're living in your home, your cost of sort of consuming the shelter provided by that home is what you're foregoing by not renting it. To somebody else. The CPS estimates owners equivalent rent by looking at actual rents for comparable homes in the same area. But remember, housing is just one item in that basket of goods. And because it takes up a bigger chunk of most of our budgets, it carries a bigger weight in the overall measure of inflation. Real rents and would be rents make up about a third of the C P. I to come up with that weight. The BLS surveys us about how much we spend on the items in the basket, including rent. And for homeowners. That's where we have to ask this question. If you were to rent your house. How much could have rent for seeing as how most homeowners probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about renting out their homes, they guess You may think all that guessing is why some economists have a problem with the way the CPI measures housing inflation. It's always around 2.5%. Regardless of the economic conditions. Jiro Yoshida is a business professor at Penn State University, He says it's not the guess is it's the hard numbers, the ones based on actual rents that distort the inflation rate. Renters who stay in the same place for a long time typically only see small increases every year. But when they move out, rents often jump a lot for the next tenant. Yoshida thinks the C P I has too few of those renters in the mix. That appreciation rate tend to be underestimating the reality because that survey misses the huge adjustment. Between long term tenants. Yoshida and some colleagues created a different measure of housing, inflation based on new leases, and voila. Between April and May We have 8.4% annualized inflation. That is significantly higher than 2.5%. CP I rent And if you plugged that bigger housing number into the overall CPI inflation in May would have been nearly half a percent higher. Not a small thing If you're on social Security, and your cost of living increase is pegged to the C P Or if it determines your annual raise at work. The BLS has tweaked its formula, but not enough, Yoshida says. And if you're wondering how all this measures up for the Fed, it uses a different index, which Yoshida says also underestimates housing inflation. But we've done enough for today..
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I'm kai rozelle. According to the office of personnel management which is basically hr for the federal government eighty five or so percent of federal employees work outside the washington dc area among them now the headquarters staff of the bureau of land management which the trump administration moved from washington to colorado. Blm is in charge of more than two hundred and forty five million acres of federally managed land in the united states. More than any other agency. The question now though is is the front office going to stay in colorado madeline beck from the mountain west news. Bureau went to grand junction to find out the new bureau of land. Management headquarters is renting space in a sprawling four story brick and glass building near grand junctions airport. The agency isn't the only tenant but it's likely the most controversial under the trump administration acting director william perry pennsly- touted. Its move west as economical and good policy. When he first announced we want them closer to the lions they managed and the people they work with rather than to and even four time zones away in washington. He pointed out. Ninety seven percent of blm employees already lived in offices around the west but critics say headquarters and senior officials. Need to be in dc where the funding and power is according to be a lamb. Nearly three hundred employees retired quit or found other jobs after the headquarters announcement and only three d. Staffers have officially moved to grand junction. But what do the people of grand junction have to say. I found jack. Mueller sitting outside a coffee shop in grand junction on a hot afternoon. I don't know what to think of the people who are saying we don't own a move. He and his wife linda are retired. They say the headquarters move was a good idea and linda doesn't get why staffers wouldn't jump at the chance to live out west. Well anybody that wants to go back to dc deserves it plenty of other people. I talked with around grand junction also at the headquarters to remain here like resident. Stanzi i just love it. We would have the opportunity to have them here locally. And i think it truly makes more sense but others weren't so sure like miranda pursell. She'd heard the arguments that moving. Blm headquarters out. West would benefit the public lands agency overseas on the flipside. People said well. All the decisions are made in washington so is putting them out here. Removing the conversation. So i don't know which one i agree but one thing is certain. Moving headquarters here is an economic boon to the area worth about nine million dollars a year in jobs alone according to the grand junction economic partnership. Diane schwanke heads. The city's chamber of commerce that economic impact for us really at this point comes primarily from those jobs and the and the multiplier of those forty plus in place multiplier meaning the money the blm employees would spend on goods and services that support other jobs in the area and things have been challenging for the town. It used to rely more on the booms and busts the fossil fuel production which hurt the community for years after the two thousand eight recession but now swanky says they're diversifying into manufacturing and tourism and they survived the pandemic in okay shape. I'm glad that i've actually seen our community and mesa county survived the coveted pandemic economically much stronger than a lot of other places and that has not been the traditional history of our community. It's not just people in grand junction. Went headquarters to remain colorado's democratic governor jared. Police says he doesn't agree with how the move happened but he wants headquarters to stay now that it's there. Aaron weiss with the nonprofit center for western priorities disagrees. He says the headquarters should be closer to lawmakers and other agencies everything. blm does involves interfacing with the fish and wildlife service with the park service with the department of agriculture which oversees the forest service. But maybe there's a third way so the government doesn't have to choose between dc or grand junction. probably realistically. A split probably makes more sense. Chris brown is owner of the brown cycles bike shop in grand junction. You don't have to be you know sitting next to somebody to govern manage things that way. Brown says those who want to live in grand junction. Like those who want to move.
Western U.S. Sizzles Amid Major Heat Wave
"Triple digit heat this weekend 32 million residents from California to Montana under excessive heat alerts. It's hot. It's like you're on fire. Sacramento heading 111 degrees Grand Junction, Colorado, 107. Palm Springs 118 degrees this weekend Death Valley reaching 130 just four degrees shy of the hottest temperature ever reached in the world. ABC's world Car Time is running out for about seven
Death Valley Hits 130 Degrees, Close to World Record
"More searing heat is expected this weekend in the West. Excessive heat warnings have been posted across the west from Arizona to Oregon. The mercury hit an all time high in some places. Grand Junction, Colorado hit a record 107 degrees Death Valley was roasting at an unconfirmed
"grand junction" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
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"grand junction" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Planet money and how I built this from NPR. Live from NPR news. I'm trial. Snyder. Tropical Storm Claudette is bringing severe weather to coastal Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Eric Blake is with the National Hurricane Center in Miami. They hazard we want to emphasize is The risk of heavy rainfall. 5 to 10 inches with isolated totals of 15 inches are possible across portions of the central Gulf Coast. We also expect life threatening flash floods. Possibly from coastal Mississippi, Alabama and the far Western Florida Panhandle. Flash flood warnings and watches are up across the coastal region, and forecasters say Claudette could stir out tornadoes. Claudette is forecast weakened into a depression tonight. Meanwhile, in the Pacific Tropical storm to lure is expected to make landfall along the west central coast of Mexico later this evening. As a heat wave continues to sweep across the West. Volunteers in one of Colorado's hardest hit cities are working to help help keep on housed people. Cool Colorado public radio Stina Sieg reports. Grand Junction is home to Western Colorado's largest population oven housed people and they've been dealing with temperatures above 100 degrees for about a week now. Stephanie, Uh, Vasquez heads the nonprofit mutual aid partners is distributing refillable water bottles, sunscreen and other supplies. What if you drove past a person and you could have given them some water and prevented them from dying? In this extreme weather right now, that is very, very possible If somebody's already dehydrated and malnutrition that that could happen, the National Weather Service expects higher than normal temperatures in the area for at least another week. For NPR News. I'm Stina Sieg in GRAND Junction, Colorado. Iran is getting a new president. State media say Abraham and racy won by a.
"grand junction" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Gambling problem. Call 1 805 2 to 4700. Okay away news radio time. 5 33 Our top story Denver set a new record high today when it hit 101. It's only been 100 or more in Denver. 95 times since 18 72. That's when we started keeping records. The last four summers, 2020, 2019, 18 and 17 did each post two days at 100 degrees or higher. That's Fox 31, chief meteorologist. A Fraser says. We have a couple of days ahead of us where we have the potential to break record highs. Record highs also said today in Grand Junction when it hit 103, another record set at Alamosa when it reached 90 degrees. Southwest Airlines says they're in the process of resuming normal operations after a national ground stop today. For a second day in a row, Southwest Airlines had issues with the computer system and for a second day in a row and met nationwide Southwest flights were grounded and delayed after the FAA issued a temporary ground stop for Southwest planes. The airline tells us Now it's system is back up and running, and it's in the process of resuming normal operations. Still, though, in many places the impacts are being felt A B C's Alex Stone President Biden has nominated Colorado's own Ken Salazar to be ambassador to Mexico. Salazar is a former interior secretary in U. S Senator. Our next update in the Rockies pregame I'm Cathy Walker on K Away. NewsRadio, 8 50 am in 94 1. Now let's check on traffic. The Dave hunter Kathy Still some big problems on the north End of the Metro area. We've got to wreck North down. I 25 approaching 84th. Not far behind that we.
"grand junction" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast
"Now i've gone on the record many times saying that all of this was just a bald faced attempt to simply break the agency and now we have confirmation that it worked and has been squirrelly up until now about releasing actual numbers about how many people moved to grand junction. When their jobs moved the agency was talking about how there were forty one positions in grand junction. But keep in mind that a position is not an actual human being in a job. Well the agency finally came clean to chase woodruff with colorado newsline. He'd been out in grand junction. He didn't see anyone going in or out of blm headquarters and so a blm. Spokesperson finally admitted that a grand total of three employees actually moved from dc to grand junction three. So that is what tracy stone manning will be walking into assuming she's confirmed by the senate. She's inheriting agency with very little functioning leadership and no functioning headquarters that oversees one tenth of the land in this country that is a huge job and rebuilding the bureau of land management from the damage of the trump. Years is going to take quite some time our guest today heads up the colorado department of natural resources which is to say. He is at the middle of some of the biggest challenges. The state is facing today maybe the biggest ones arguably now that covid cases are finally trending downward dan gibbs is uniquely qualified for his job he has been the county commissioner he was a state representative and a state senator and perhaps most notably he is a red card. Certified wildland firefighter which means he can be on call to fight fires even as he heads up the colorado department of natural resources. Dan is in charge of state parks. Water wildlife forestry oil and gas mining state trust lands. It is a very large portfolio. Although oddly enough he is not in charge of actually fighting the wildfires. And we will talk about that in a minute. But first dan gibbs thank you for joining the podcast. Thanks here thanks for having me so i can't keep a job right. Your mentor so i just ran down that laundry. List of stuff you oversee. How do you make sure all of those areas work together. I can imagine scenarios where say oil and gas oversight runs into conflict with wildlife protection. Well first of all..
New Airline, Avelo, Thinks It's the Perfect Time to Start Flying
"This doesn't happen every day, especially during a pandemic when airlines have been hit so hard, But there are a new mainline airline that's launching this week. It may seem like odd timing, with all of the huge losses airlines have been dealing with during the pandemic. But the founders of Avello airline say it's a perfect time or people are feeling comfortable traveling again. Based out of Burbank, California Velo will be using Boeing 7 37 8 hundreds with 11 rounds, two smaller airports and outdoor recreation destinations like Grand Junction. Colorado and Eugene, Oregon. The company's founders have backgrounds and bigger airlines and say they're ready to go. So we think that we could offer choice tickets are on sale today. The airline begins flying at the end of the
Avelo Airlines planning April debut
"This doesn't happen every day, especially during a pandemic. A new airline is launching as air travel rebounds A. B C's Alex Stone with the details. It may seem like odd timing, with all of the huge losses airlines have been dealing with during the pandemic. But the founders of Avello airline say it's a perfect time or people are feeling comfortable traveling again. Based out of Burbank, California Velo will be using Boeing 7 37 8 hundreds with 11 rounds, two smaller airports and outdoor recreation desk. Nations like Grand Junction, Colorado, and Eugene, Oregon. The company's founders have backgrounds and bigger airlines and say they're ready to go. So we think that we could offer choice tickets are on sale. Today, The airline begins flying at the end of the
"grand junction" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Cloth mask As a filter inside coming up, We'll talk more about the 2021 economic outlook with a financial analyst. Straight ahead at 6 24. Don't miss that. 6 19 No. First we head back outside and check your morning commute with John Morrissey. How's it going this morning? It's going pretty good around the metro area. We look good. That includes that drive from Lakewood on Sixth Avenue East bound over the high 25 year to 85 Dr Lakewood over his true Sheridan and Inglewood. Looking good overnight 25 year 2 to 5 Drive through a roar CNN for 70 in great shape. We do One crashed out tonight. 25 up near Johnstown That's becoming erect magnet in our drive almost every day. Now, some tonight 25 near Highway 60. You're backed up. The right lane was blocked. But I just got an update. They just move those cars out of traffic from the bet Fred's Force driving Center. You look better of there. You will find a crash down near Frank Town on Highway 83. That's where it gets slick, starting south, starting south. Your drive from basically Frank down Highway 83 just south of Castle Rock. All the way down in through the springs is gonna be slick this morning out. In the Eastern Plains to especially out towards Lyman on I 70 and up in the high country, especially that drive along the Western slope. So grand Junction over past parachuting rifle and making way past Glenwood Springs over the veil. That part of I 70 is real slick, but for us this morning, the snow hasn't moved in hearing. It might be moving in later on today, but right now you got a good drive. This reporter sponsor is equal pure disease. You have to be up in five hours, two hours and you haven't slept. Vic's equal pure disease is a drug free blend of botanicals with an optimal dose of melatonin. That helps you fall.
Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in the U.S.
"I would like to start by introducing you to nikki. tomlinson nikki. Tomlinson is an icu. Nurse at great plains health which is in north platte nebraska. At one point in time we had a physician here that everybody knew really well known him for a long time. Then a family doctor for a long time. That was my lowest point I still get teary thinking about it That i've been a nursing for twenty years and that was actually my breaking point. I when he didn't make it i had to. I already had some time off scheduled in that couldn't come at a better time I couldn't get through the next day of work without breaking down for an hour Our every hour was that was probably my darkest time at work. My darkest time over and my last twenty years of nursing so that was a. I was hard and then seeing some other family and friends come in That have fought this. That have beat this. That are scared along the way and other patients. That just aren't making it. I've never seen anything like cova. There's i we don't we just don't know enough about it. We learn new things every day and it seems like things change every day and i it. Just that's the one thing. That's constant about covid fluctuate senate changes and we just learn new things all the time. And that's what makes it scary. I've been a nurse for twenty years. And i've never experienced out like this. It's we're working. Extra shifts were working. We do great as a team but the the stress the emotional stress the physical stress that it is putting on us being there for the patients. Which is what we got into nursing. Four we're the only ones that can be there for some of these patients that most emotional stress losing them. is just. I've never experienced anything like it before. So the emotional and the physical stress. It's exhausting absolutely exhausting. I don't know how we are getting through it. We are but. I don't know how what i'm thankful for right now. During all this time is my health. My fellow coworkers health and my family know my family understanding how many how i have to work the long hours and not always be home during all of this And adapting to a can't touch mommy when you get home or to run and take a shower and And their health. I just hope it continues. But she's thankful for is her own health and the fact that her family doesn't have this. The family hasn't gotten it and she hopes that continues. That's what she's thankful for. Last night. i talked here about my own experience being home in quarantine. I tested negative. But i've been taking care of my partner. Susan while she sick i just wanna say to. Everybody reached out and was so nice. Response it was overwhelming. Actually was really kind. It was had to pick a word. I would say it was boolean to me and susan. So thank you everybody. But you know susan i will be are going to be okay. We are coming out of this. She is coming out of that. She is going to recover the people who i'm really worried about. I'm thinking about even as we're going through our own experiences beyond everybody who's sick and suffering right now. Susan has been these past couple of weeks beyond the eighty thousand plus americans who are in the hospital right now with kovic. The most we've ever had mean beyond the people who are suffering directly themselves trying to fight for their lives with this thing that people are really worried about the healthcare workers who are all over the country right now. We're staring down both barrels of this without the kind of support that they had in the spring when this all started with this now just tidal wave of cases and hospitalizations and deaths all coming down on them directly and personally in a way that does not feel sustainable in terms of them being able to keep doing it and terms of keeping them back stop keeping them supplied keeping them at work keeping the american health system open and able to function so frankly not to be too blunt about it but so save abol people can be saved. That's what i'm worried about. Is our health workers right now in the strain on them this many months into it with things. This bad right now i mean. Here's the front page. Today of the atlanta journal constitution. And you see the mix there right. I mean politically. Of course the big news out of georgia is that georgia. This is this morning's papers. They finish their recount. Yesterday showed once again. That biden clearly won the stage that set the stage. Today for georgia formerly certify its results and of course that's significant news. We'll talk more about that later tonight but but look at. What else is sharing the front page with that. Huge political news right see. Stay home for the holiday. Georgia state health official. Ads rethink traditional thanksgiving below that. There's the biggest front page headline in atlanta. Today it makes me shake with anger. That's a quote from a doctor who works in a covert war in atlanta talking about people blowing off the risk as the number skyrocket and as the hospitals get overwhelmed. You see their healthcare workers on the front lines feel. They are fighting a losing battle as public floats safety rules. That's georgia today. It's the same song up in minnesota. Today this is the west central tribune in willmar minnesota front page headline today. A plea for help. Hospitals are perilously close to running out of workers. It's one thing to run out of beds beds can be found in moved and bought but enough healthcare staff to take care of patients who are in those beds. That is what we are running out of in rural minnesota and all over the country. Here's the first column in that same paper today. Case rates skyrocket in the region again. That's west central minnesota. Here's the front page of the news star in monroe louisiana blunt headline hospitals overwhelmed. Here's the front page in grand junction colorado. Today the daily sentinel county says. Icu beds are full. Here's the front. Page in muncie indiana. Today the star. Press in muncie. Indiana hospitals cove in nineteen rates. Sores in indiana go to wyoming. The casper star tribune today casper wyoming deaths rise by record number. Something has got to turn this around kentucky. Here's the lexington kentucky paper. The herald leader kentucky sets staggeringly high new record for coronavirus cases. Go to new mexico the albuquerque journal today cova cases explode up in washington state bellingham herald. State virus rate's the worst since the beginning of pandemic all over the country right and as as overwhelming as this crisis is may now tonight. We've just learned that. The president's eldest son and namesake. Donald trump junior has it as well he has tested. Positive is reportedly isolating hope that he doesn't get symptoms so far apparently doesn't god blessed and maybe the president's eldest son who has such a high profile in the republican party now and in conservative media. Now maybe that will have an impact on thinking about this thing at the white house and in the conservative media on the right maybe even if the president himself getting it didn't seem to light a fire under them. I don't know but as overwhelming as this crisis is we are avoidably at this moment in history where we have two huge totally unprecedented crises. Heading simultaneously the minneapolis star tribune. Today i was actually a pretty good snapshot of what the heck we as americans are supposed to do with the twin disasters. We've got all at once and look at the front page at the minneapolis star tribune today a raging forest fire virus sweeps minnesota state to get ambulances from fema for surge importantly those are staffed ambulances so ambulance with their crews from fema going into minnesota to help them deal with patients and the need to move patients in hospitals. That are overwhelmed
Firefighters Battle Massive Fires In Colorado
"More than two thousand firefighters are battling four major blazes in Colorado. Michael Hayden is incident commander for a wildfire in the northern part of the state we're working with the other fires right now trying to share resources we said just about everything we have out and recalling from resources all over the nation. Colorado public radio reporter Michael Elizabeth Sacrifice joins us from the town of Eagle that's near a large fire in western. Colorado. Hi there. Hi there. Thanks for having me on. So tell me exactly where you are what you can see what's happening there. I'm not far from Dot Sarah which was one of the areas on pre evacuation notice which means folks need to be ready to leave at any moment the Grizzly creek fires burning in a canyon nearby about a mile east of glenwood springs and this Canyon is one of Colorado's natural treasures. One firefighter I spoke with described seeing it burn as heartbreaking. This fire has shut down interstate seventy, which is the main east-west highway into and through the mountain communities, and this shutdown is causing major issues for businesses and commuters, and because of this is the number one fire priority the nation to try and get it contained and the highway has been shut down for more than a week already. So the number one priority in the nation. But as we mentioned, there's three other big fires in Colorado right now, what's going on with those? Yeah more than one hundred and thirty thousand acres have burned in total and a few hundred people are evacuated some from their homes others from campsites and trails. There hasn't been any structure loss yet firefighters are working really hard to try and keep that from happening short the playing. The penguins fire north of Grand. Junction is now the fourth largest fire in Colorado's recorded history and these fires are hardly contained all at this point and it's really smoky close to these fires especially. But around the whole state, the State Health Department has issued an air quality alert for the front range and surrounding counties, which warns that at risk folks especially should stay inside let children older adults in those with heart or lung disease. Yeah. I was GONNA ask how the pandemic is affecting all this. How what do we know about how covid nineteen may be affecting? Either the people trying to flee the fires of the the firefighters trying to fight them. Right, the State Health Department warns that there is an overlap the people who are most impacted by wildfire smoke are the people who are most at risk for the worst symptoms of Corona virus. The state said the meeting of Kobe nineteen and the smoke is quote a real public health issue. Some research has shown that exposure to air pollution can worsen the outcomes of catching the virus, and while fire smoke can irritate weakened the lungs and immune system making someone more susceptible to infection the state suggestion to stay inside to avoid the smoke they say is now even more important because it can also help stop the spread of Code Nineteen as well. What do we know by the way about what has caused these Colorado I? Let's see Mr with me. Start Your back high. I was asking about the cause of the first. Yeah. Going there under an investigation, the largest fire was caused by lightning. And right now in the Grizzly Creek fire, the canyon fire was likely sparked by a chain dragging on the highway or maybe a cigarette out the window at originated in traffic. But what's really fueling these fires statewide drought and heat, and we haven't really seen those monsoon rains just yet. Right thank you so much for your reporting. Stay safe. Appreciate it thanks for having me on. That is reporter Michael Elizabeth sacrifice with Colorado public radio.
Bureau of Land Management Defends Move to Oil-And-Gas Town in Colorado
"The idea had been floated for years but President. Trump is actually doing it is administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of land management the Federal Agency that oversees drilling mining and recreation on about a tenth of all land in the US. The agency's main foot main office is now in a traditional oil and gas town in Colorado. Npr's Kirk siegler reports the new headquarters a long way from Washington DC. Like nine thousand nine hundred miles to the small western Colorado City of Grand Junction here. It's impossible to ignore. You are surrounded by federal public. Land the towering Mesas Red Rock Canyons and the Colorado National Monument Lobby the Acting Director William Perry penalty caught flack after announcing the move because of the other tenants in this office building their Chevron upstairs and on the main floor right next to the BLM's new glass entryway Colorado's lead oil and gas lobbying firm. You can't help but notice when you walk in. This office is right next to the Colorado oil and gas the Kogo Office and I'm just thankful it's not a marijuana dispensary. There's no dearth of pot shops around here but the agency says it's also hard to find an office space where the industry doesn't have a presence. Grand Junction is surrounded by public lands. That produce a lot of oil and natural gas. You know frankly. Let's be real. The oil patch can always afford to fly to Washington and sit down with somebody in Washington. The people can't do it farmers and ranchers and people from small community and county commissioners in a crisp wight Western shirt and Black Bolo tie the six-foot-five pen-li says the General Services Administration found this space. I think the more important story is that were out here. Were in the local community and locals can come and see us and we're just a you know a short drive away from a lot of people who would never think of flying to Washington. Dc to sit down with the director for penalty. This move is about decentralizing the US government the seventy four year old attorney spent most of his career at the Conservative Mountain states legal foundation re challenged the BLM in cases representing miners ranchers and recently Utah counties who fought bears. Ears National Monument. Some Westerners have long complained that the agencies leaders in Washington are disconnected with rural resource dependent communities here in Grand Junction Mesa County. Commissioner Rose Puglisi pushed hard for the relocation we have great relationships with our local field offices but ultimately we've learned that the decisions are made in Washington DC where they don't really even know where Mesa County is or the impacts of their decisions on our economy. Puglisi is a Republican but there has been some bipartisan support in Colorado Anyway for the relocation in part because the government is moving higher paying leadership. Jobs out here but mostly. Democrats and many conservationists are fighting this. They lost a bid to strip funding for the move but they did convince the Government Accountability Office to launch an inquiry. A lot of people come here like walk. Dogs defined right in activist and environmental filmmaker. Cody Perry is in. Bangs Canyon is a popular recreation site just to the edge of the Grand Junction sprawl. Is this public lands. That belongs to not just the people here in this county but all Americans he points out that the vast majority of BLM staff is already living and working full time in the rural west any worries that removing leaders from the halls of power and DC will turn the agency into a backwater. But he thinks that's by design. I think it's an absolute effort to undermine and dismantle an agency where essentially removing institutionalized knowledge that is being basically dismantled by industry actors. That's crazy talk. There's no other way to say back at the. Blm's still mostly empty offices near the city's Small Airport Acting Director William Perry pen-li says if anything the BIELEMA staffing up to carry out the administration's public land's agenda. Why in the world would we fire? People are dismantling agency this critical to accomplish your goals like energy independence like increasing recreational access like decreasing the likelihood of wildfires all across the West but for the third straight year. President trump has proposed. Cutting the agency's budget penalty hopes to have up to forty staff here by the end of March around the time that is temporary appointment. Expires Kirk Siegler. Npr News Grand
Colorado school district shut down over contagious virus
"Thousands of Colorado students are getting an early thanksgiving break because of a highly contagious virus spreading in the state it shut down an entire school district in the Grand Junction area and forced a major cleaning effort CBS is Omar via Frank I spoke to district nursing coordinator ten you Marvin sanitation crews are now cleaning the surface areas of every school in the district the cleaning processes with bleach because that is the only thing that's really effective against this virus according to the health department hundreds of students and dozens of staff members have fallen ill district officials believe there's now a second related strain of the virus
Colorado school district shuts down amid possible norovirus outbreak
"Thousands of students in Colorado we're out of school Thursday because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus all forty six schools in the district serving Grand Junction and the surrounding area are closed until after thanksgiving break it's to give custodian's time to disinfect services meanwhile the US airforce academy outside Colorado springs has reported four hundred cases of norovirus among cadets since October but the outbreak has not affected classes
School district shuts down to combat rapidly spreading virus
"Jim route all forty one schools in Mason County valley school district fifty one in Grand Junction just east of the Utah border are closed thanks to the rapidly spreading set of viruses one that brings fever and balls that bring vomiting schools nursing coordinator Tonya Armand says some of the infected have been sick for weeks the school district says the schools will remain closed while all campuses are disinfected and students and staff can heal they plan to re open after
Colorado's Cory Gardner to be featured at Trump/GOP fundraiser in New York
"In the race for Senate in Colorado Republican senator Cory Gardner is doubling down on his relationship with president trump will be one of the special gas at an upcoming fundraising retreat for the president and for the GOP it's set for October fourth through the sixth in New York City we asked senator Gardner about his relationship with the president moving forward look out I hope that we can continue the good work we've been able to do it you know that's cutting taxes for the people of this state and this country that's relocating the bureau of land management headquarters to Grand Junction the trump campaign sent out invitations for the event this week garden set to appear alongside high ranking party officials and other special
Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters from DC to Colorado
"News the bureau of land management intends to move its headquarters from Washington to Grand Junction Colorado senator Cory Gardner says he's long championed that idea this is an effort that I started years ago under the Obama administration so that we could have the policy makers in Washington a closer home to the people that are most impacted by the decisions that Washington makes however one environmental group says the BLM move is far from a done deal it's not as big a deal as folks are saying or there's some folks seem to believe that is Aaron Weiss with the center for western priorities the move still needs congressional
Sen. Cory Gardner: Land Management agency moving west
"Meeting the agency that manages federal lands could soon be located close to the lands that it manages the BLM intends to move from DC to the western slope of Colorado the announcement that the bureau of land management will be moving to Grand Junction that it will be headquartered in Grand Junction is a significant significant win for Colorado sender Gardner says most of the lands the BLM manages our west of the Mississippi River but there could be a snag in the process any move still has to be funded by Congress Aaron Weiss with the center for western priorities says the announcement was made before consulting with the chair of the house natural resources committee already has a strained relationship with interior secretary David Byrne hard so is David Barnhart actually wanted to make this happen you wouldn't be blind sided the guy he needs to sign off on it so all of this just reeks of a P. R. stocked Weiss also call center gardeners announcement the possible
Washington, Cory Gardner And Senator discussed on All Things Considered
"News the bureau of land management is relocating its headquarters away from Washington that's according to an announcement by Colorado senator Cory Gardner on west news bureaus Amanda preacher us more the Republican senator says the BLM new headquarters will be in the small western Colorado city of Grand Junction Gardner and other proponents of the relocation have long said it will put agency decision managers closer to the land they manage this means that people will be able to have a greater say greater impact on public lands decisions that affect their community some conservationists are criticizing the plan and they say such
Warren Levinson, Grand Junction and Colorado discussed on 24 Hour News
"Ap radio news i'm ben thomas australia's prime minister is joining the white house in israel and blaming the militant group hamas for the deaths of more than fifty palestinians under israeli fire along the israel gaza border today the palestinians un ambassador riyad mansour sees it differently rogic day for the palestinians and shame on those who ignore the pain and the suffering of the palestinian people the un security council is set to meet on the violence tomorrow it came the same day as the us opened its new embassy in contested jerusalem i think it shows the united states that is increasingly isolated own this is a great victory and it has been a long time coming missouri governor eric greitens speaking to reporters in saint louis after prosecutors dropped a felony invasion of privacy charge against him but the trouble may not be over for the republican governor gop leaders in the state house and senate say they're still moving forward with their own investigation and prosecutors say they plan to refile the case with a special prosecutor a doctor treating a five year old colorado girl attacked by a bear outside her home says she received dozens of internal and external stitches but is not suffering from life threatening injuries the bear bit the unidentified girl on her backside jt romanski is with the colorado parks and wildlife department truly the hero here's the mother i think in in my opinion you know before the sun rose on the morning mother's day she she truly exemplified the love and courage what it takes to be mother and and because of those actions her child is is here today the incident took place near grand junction officials say a bear there was located and killed in the area though it may not have been the right animal on wall street the major indexes may manage small gains today the snp at a two points the dow sixty eight and the nasdaq composite eight this is ap radio news new jersey is racing to offer sports betting after the supreme court struck down federal restrictions ap correspondent warren levinson park operator dentist raisin says he hopes the horse racing.
White House blames Hamas for deaths of Palestinians
"For new legislation new language that requires prosecutors and judges to clearly state for the record their rationale for plea agreements especially those that result in the release of habitual repeated gun offenders he's also proposing reinstating the death penalty in illinois for mass murderers and those who kill police officers the first lady at walter reed medical center after having a procedure to treat a kidney condition the white house says he was successful there were no complications the us supreme court citing with new jersey in the states bid to allow sports betting the high court throwing out a federal ban that had been in place more than a quarter century former new jersey governor chris christie says it's a good decision pick this out of the shadows out of illegality and make it illegal enterprise and i think that's going to be a great thing for the people to stay illinois lawmakers considering how sports betting might work for the state in terms of revenue dozens of people have died in violent protests along the border between israel and palestine the white house pinning the blame on hamas white house spokesman raj shah has responsibility for dozens of deaths along the gaza border rests squarely with hamas we believe that hamas has an organization is engaged cynical action this leniency stats more than fifty people have been killed by the israeli military in the palestinian in protests which come the same day as the us opened its new embassy in jerusalem shots at the us supports israel's right to defend itself are like signs abc news washington colorado parks and wildlife officers killed a bear they suspect attacked a five year old girl early sunday morning near grand junction of incidents are rare but they also do indeed occur and we take them incredibly seriously the bear was taken down based on a description they'll follow up with dna sampling and the chicago park district again has a problem with.