Holiday Home Tour, December 8th, 1 - 4 PM

December 8th, 1 - 4 PM, Holiday Home Tour, presented by the PEO Chapter IP tours four Battlement Mesa and Parachute homes.  Tickets are $10; proceeds provide scholarships to local graduating students.  To purchase tickets call 9703285.5627 or 970.285.1112.

Chamber of Commerce Kid's Christmas, December 8th, 1 - 3 PM, BMAC

Don't miss the Chamber of Commerce Kid's Christmas, Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there with gifts for the children.  Cookies will be provided by Grand River Hospital.

Don't Miss Community Conversation, Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7 PM

Don't miss the November Community Conversation where a "Signature Event" for Battlement Mesa - Parachute will be explored and discussed.

Community Conversation, a group of Battlement Mesa and Parachute residents, meets on the second Wednesday of each month to converse about a single subject that could enhance the community and to develop plans to bring these ideas to fruition. All members of the community are invited to attend and participate. The meetings are held in the Parachute Branch of the GarCo Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute at 7 PM.

The December 2012 Community Conversation topic will be "Economic Activities."

Advance Directive Presentation, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7 PM

Attend a FREE presentation by Dr. Bruce Richards on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Dr. Richards will discuss end of life decisions, advance directives, living wills and medical durable Power of Attorney and give you a FREE legal Advanced Directive and the tools you need to assure that your medical and end of life decisions will be fulfilled.

Don't Miss "Community Conversations," Wednesday, October 10th, 7 PM

Don't miss "Community Conversations" tonight.  7 PM, GarCo Branch Library in Parachute. 

Here is your chance to share your views, argue your point or just discuss Battlement Mesa and Parachute issues that interest or concern you.

The new Community Conversations are like the previuos Community Coffee events to the extent that residents will have an opportunity to interact, participate and ask questions, but there is a critical difference.  Community Conversations is a forum where the participants - alone - will decide what they want to talk about and what they like or don't like, then will formulate a plan or strategy to do something about whatever it is that they like or don't like, provided a consensus can be reached.  

The kick-off Community Conversations will be held in the Community Room at the Garfield County Library in Parachute on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7 PM.

Long time resident and community leader, Lynn Shore will moderate the discussions and all topics are welcome.  At the initial meeting, attendees will identify at least 12 topics of interest which will be scheduled for discussion at the upcoming monthly Community Conversations. 

All area residents are encouraged to attend.

Colorado Highway 13 has reopened

At 4:04 PM, the Garfield County Communication Authority advised that Highway 13 has reopened.  Traffic is moving slowly.  The highway was closed about 2 PM due to a fire in the area.

Colorado Hwy 13 Closed at Mile Marker 15

As of 2:12 PM on October 3, 2012 the Garfield County Communications Authority reported that Colorado Hwy 13 was Closed at Mile Marker 15 due to a fire.  No information is available regarding when the highway will reopen. 

Don't Miss, OktoberFest, Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5 PM - 9 PM

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

Don't miss the Parachute / Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce' "Oktoberfest," Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5 PM to 9 PM. Oktoberfest, held in Cottonwood Park in Parachute, will feature a full evening of fun activities including reasonably priced food & beverages, climbing wall, face painting, bump & jump, FIREWORKS and live music by "EXIT 42."

The BBQ is sponsored by Stallion Oil Field Services.

Additional sponsors include, Encana, Battlement Mesa Partners, Battlement Mesa Service Association, Swallow Oil, Town of Parachute and Alpine Bank.

Fun for the whole family!


2nd Annual Community Classic Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 29th, 10 AM

The 2nd Annual Battlement Mesa / Parachute Community Classic Golf Tournament will be held at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10 AM.  The event is a 4-Person Scramble, Shotgun Start.  Fees are only $75 per person and includes Prizes and Lunch.  100% of the proceeds will be contributed to the future Community Park.  For more information call 970.285.7274.  Click HERE for a Registration Form.  The club is located at 3930 North Battlement Parkway, Battlement Mesa. 

Sponsored by Common Ground - All Together for a Better Community

West Interchange Project - Traffic Advisory for Week of September 9th

I-70 West Parachute Interchange Lane Closure Schedule for the week of September 9

September 9, 2012 – Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Parachute — From September 9 to September 15, 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and it’s contractor SEMA Construction, will continue work on the I-70 West Parachute Interchange project.  

To complete this work, the following lane closures will be in effect:

Lane Closures along I-70 (Mile Post 72)

  • Single lane traffic in both East and West bound directions of I-70 will be in effect as crews form and build Exit Ramp B.
  • Commuters traveling along West bound I-70 should expect lane shifts when traveling through the work zone to accommodate trucks exiting off I-70.

Lane Closures along US 6

  • Beginning Tuesday September 11, crews will begin the HMA paving along US6 and exit Ramp D. The HMA paving will continue through Wednesday September 12 and will complete Phase 1 of the project.
  • On the evening of September 12, traffic will be shifted and new barrier will be erected as crews move into Phase 2 of the project.
  • On Thursday September 13, crews will begin milling along US6 and work will continue into Friday September 14.
  • Delays can be expected throughout the week as crews and equipment move in and out of the work zone.
  • During non-working hours, timed light signals will be in place. Commuters should expect wait times of a few minutes and are encouraged to plan ahead. Please follow the direction of the signals.

Please follow the directions of traffic signs and flaggers and proceed with caution when driving through the work zone.

The new interchange will offer on- and off-ramps in both east and west directions and will utilize an existing overpass bridge on US 6. The new interchange will offer efficient, full-service traffic movements in this rapidly growing area.

The total project cost will be approximately $12 million—from the Environmental Assessment to design and through construction. The funding came from several sources other than CDOT: the Town of Parachute, Garfield County, Battlement Mesa Company, and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Additionally, the gas production companies of Encana and Williams are providing $150,000 per company per year for the calendar years of 2011 and 2012 (yielding a total of $600,000). CDOT is contributing $6 million.

The project has a completion date of October 31, 2012.

For project comments or questions, the public may call the project hotline at:  (970) 414-0611 or write the project email at:


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