Mesa County gets $60K grant to keep monitoring landslide in western Colorado that killed 3 men


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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — Mesa County will receive a $60,000 grant to buy equipment and pay for services needed to continue monitoring the area of a massive landslide in western Colorado that killed three men.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports ( ) commissioners approved the grant Monday between the county, the Colorado Department of Public Safety and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The county will contribute an additional $45,000 for monitoring equipment at the site.

The half-mile-wide by 3-mile-long slide, which was triggered May 25, is about 11 miles south of Collbran. It killed 51-year-old Clarence "Clancy" Allen Nichols, his 24-year-old son, Daniel Allen Nichols, and 46-year-old Wesley "Wes" Melvin Hawkins.

Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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