A Toyota 4-Runner ended up nose first in the Gunnison River near the Cottonwood Grove Campground off South River Road. The campground is on BLM property. At the request of the BLM, sheriff's deputies investigated the scene the morning of March 3. They determined the vehicle was registered to David Olsen, 36, of Delta. Contacted later that day, Olsen said he had been four-wheeling in the area. He thought he was on the road, but instead ended up in the river at about 11 p.m. He hiked out and returned in the morning to retrieve his vehicle. The investigation was turned over to the BLM.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.