Colorado Parks and Wildlife may relocate to Western Slope

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — With all the talk of the BLM moving it’s leadership team to the Western Slope, Colorado elected officials are now setting their sights on moving state agencies to Mesa County.

Representatives Matt Soper, Janice Rich, and Perry Will have come together to propose that Colorado Parks and Wildlife also make the move to Grand Junction.

Their reasoning echos that of national lawmakers: that CPW should be based closer to the majority of land they oversee.

“If Denver really cares about rural economic development and helping the West Slope, then relocating CPW to Grand Junction would be a win-win- win for the state.”

Representative Matt Soper

Janice Rich added, “I’d like to see Mesa County become a hub for public lands management, and perhaps the state and federal government could develop a joint complex for public lands.”

Janice Rich

This is a developing story, and we will have more tonight on our evening broadcasts.

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