The Mesa County Joint Information Center has been activated to help provide information to the public regarding the mudslide on the Grand Mesa. Please follow this blog by entering your email address in the column on the right to receive instant updates when new information is posted.
Below are the most current updates:
Update at 7:20am on May 26, 2014: Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey will be meeting with media at noon, at the roadblock (Salt Creek Rd and Highway 330, about 2 miles past the town of Collbran). This will be an informal news conference. For media purposes, video and pictures of the mudslide are a top priority today.
Updates on the assessment of the mudslide should be available after a helicopter flight goes out and returns. That is scheduled to launch at approximately 8:30am. There are no changes in information overnight and the three missing men remain missing this morning.
Non-emergency dispatch in Mesa County is available for true needs from the public regarding this event by calling 970-242-6707.
Media inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970-462-7156. Also, follow us on Twitter @MesaCountyJIC using #MCMudslide
Information previously released by the Mesa County Sheriff can be found here.