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Battlement Mesa News

Labor Day is September 7th.

Oktoberfest 2015 - Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Mark Your Calendar: Oktoberfest in Cottonwood Park, Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd!

Friday, October 2nd:
  • Jay Ketchem (opens)  and Brothers Osborne and Jon Pardi
  • Great Fireworks
  • Just $10 per person!
Saturday, October 3rd:
  • Live Music
  • Vendors
  • Beer Garden/Food
  • Unlimited use of the World's Largest Inflatable Slide, Bump'n Jumps, Hamster Balls, Bungee Trampolines and More for Just $10 per person!
Event Sponsors: 

Town of Parachute, 92.3 The Moose, The Parachute / Battlement Mesa Area Chamber of Commerce, Alpine Bank, Central Distributing, Caerus, EnCana, Ursa, Linn Energy, H-Dentistry, Swallow Oil Company, Parachute Partners LLC, JC Excavating, Humphrey RV and Redi Services.
Grand Valley High School News

"Proud Home of the Cardinals!"

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Class Officers:
  • Senior Class - Randi Lenard, John Parker, Ally Moore & Dania Moreno
  • Junior Class - Lohgan McClung, Hunter Jones, To Be Named & To Be Named
  • Sophomore - Addyson Harper, Kade Hurst, Itzel Antillon, Alexis Seal
  • Freshman - Pending

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Student Body Officers

  • CO-Presidents: Arieanna Preble and Tristan Snyder
  • Public Relations: Allie Dovey
  • Historian: Kylyn Rigsby
  • Spirit Chair: Justin Smith

Sports & Events

  • Sept. 4th GV VB at Glenwood Tourn. vs. Telluride
  • Sept. 4th, GV BSOC at Lake County Tourn. vs. MPark
  • Sept. 4th, GV FB vs. Aspen at 7 PM, (Home)
  • Sept. 5th, GV VB at Glenwood Tourn. vs. TBD
  • Sept. 5th, GV Sub Varsity Tournament
  • Sept. 5th, BV BSOC at Lake County Tourn. vs. L.C.
  • Sept. 5th, GV XC at Battle Mountain Invite - Beaver Creek
  • Sept. 5th, GV BSOC at Lake County Tourn. vs. Rye
  • Sept. 8th, GV JV FB vs. Moffat County, at 5 PM, (Home)
  • Sept. 8th, GV VB vs. Basalt at 4;30, 5:30, 6:30 PM, (Home)
  • Sept. 9th, GV BGolf at Montrose - Bridges, 9 AM
  • Sept. 9th, GV BSOC at Rifle, 7:30 PM
  • Sept. 10th, GV BGolf at Rangely, 10 AM
  • Sept. 10th, GV VB vs. Eagle Valley, 4:30, 5:30,6:30 PM, (Home)
  • Sept. 11th, GV FB vs. Roaring Fork, 7 PM, (Home)
  • Sept. 12th, GV BSOC vs. Moffat County, 11 AM, (Home)
  • Sept. 12th, GV XC at Hotchkiss, 9 AM
  • Sept. 14th, GV BGolf at Coal Ridge-Lakota Canyon, 10 AM
  • Sept.  14th, GV JV FB at Basalt, 4 PM

 Other News:

  • Cardinal Claw Recognition: Senior Logan Hamblin
  • GVHS Junior/Senior for August: Senior Tanner Magee
  • GVHS Freshman/Sophomore for August: Sophomore Trinity Padilla
  • GVHS Most Improved Student for August: Sophomore David Chacon
  • GVHS Alternative School Student for August: Senior Chris White
GarCo School District #16 and KSUN Radio Partnership:

Don't Miss "Education Matters": A weekly radio show on KSUN Radio 101.1 FM every Wednesday at 9 AM, (Rebroadcast at 5:30 PM Wednesday).  This program brings you brings educational topics of interest, celebrates education's role in our community and the community's commitment to the students of Garfield #16.

The Grand Valley Recreation Center, located at 398 Arroyo Drive, Battlement Mesa is your resource for many activities ranging from social gatherings to a vast assortment of physical activities. 

The GVRC will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day!  
GVRC Lobby:

Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, cold beverages and tasty snacks from the vending area, while playing pool, foosball, air hockey, ping pong, Wii, or simply taking in the panoramic view.
Weight Room Safety:

Mondays, 2 PM

Let's be safe in the weight room!
Tiger Kung Fu:

Build confidence, relieve stress, enhance overall fitness and learn self defense.

Youths Mondays, 7 PM
Adults, Thursdays, 7 PM
$25 to $35 per month
Evening Indoor Cycling:
(Returns in October!)
A great cardio workout on stationary bikes. 
Class size limited to seven due to the number of bikes. 
$4 per class. 
Mondays, Wednesdays
at 5:45 PM

Fall Swimming Lessons:

Preschool, $42,    4:00 - 4:45 PM or                            5:30 - 6:15 PM
Parent Tot, $40,  11 -11:30 AM
Level II, $42,         5:30 - 6:15 PM

Mondays and Wednesdays
Sept 14th - Oct 7th

Call 970.285.9480 for more details.

Zumba Fitness:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 PM
$5 per class or 10 classes for $40
Great Dance Fitness Routine
Reiki, Reflexology & Facial Treatments:

September Special: Reiki, 50 Minutes for $52

Treatments, 50 Minutes, $57
Reflexology, Hands & Feet, 50 Minutes,  $57
Reflexology, Feet Only, 25 Minutes, $30
Herbal Facial, 50 Minutes, $60
Herbal Facial, 25 Minutes, $32
More Information, Georgiann McDaniel, ACST, at 970.274.2849

Personal Training:  


Instructors Tiffany Chapman and Tom Mohler are available to help you reach your fitness goal.   


Call for rates and more information.   


Tiffany Chapman - 970.234.6867

Tom Mohler - 970.319.1851

Tai Chi: 
Tai Chi I
Mondays, 6:30 PM, Sept. 21 - Nov 9
Fridays, 10:45 AM, Oct 2-Nov 20

Tai Chi II
Thursdays, 7 PM, Sept. 24 - Nov 12

8 Sessions for $39
'N Balance:

How is your balance?  'N Balance is a highly effective evidence-based program designed to reduce he risk of falls. 
Fall Session
Sept. 15 to Nov. 2, Tuesdays at 10:45 AM - $40

Water Power Sculpt:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 9 AM. 
$5 per class or 9 classes for $39

Evening Water Aerobics:

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM. 
$5 per class or 9 classes for $39
Water Power Sculpt,
Deep Water:

Thursdays, (Trial) Now to Sept 18th, 9 AM

$5 per class

Tennis Lessons:

Call Rob Bradshaw, 972.768.0106 for an appointment & prices

Weight Room Safety:
Mondays, 2 PM - $5 per class
Water Aerobic:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 PM
$5 per Class; 9 Classes for $39

Tuesdays at 9 AM
$7 per class or 8 classes for $39.
Canvas Creations:

Step-by-Step painting instructions by Willa Higuera.  $20 per person including all materials and refreshments.  Space Limited; Don't wait to sign up.

Friday, Sept 11, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

AARP Safe Driving Class:

Friday, September 25th,
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Call Instructor Ron Jensen at 970.985.1574 for details
GVRC Membership Options:

Activation fees for eligible in-district memberships as low as $15.
Residents outside Battlement can become members for as low as $25 or purchase a day pass for $5 and up.

Reoccurring Events at the GVRC
  • Party Bridge, Monday, 12:45 PM in the Battlement Room.  Free for GVRC active Members.  Guests $3.
  • Duplicate Bridge, Wednesday, 1:15 PM and Saturday, 10 AM in the Battlement Room.  Free for GVRC active Members.  Guests $3.
  • Happy Hookers needlework group, Thursday, 1:00 PM in the Lobby
  • Friendship Club. Last Tuesday of the month, 5:30 PM, Pot Luck.
    Last Tuesday of each month, 5:30 PM.  For more information call the GVRC at 970.285.9480.

 For more information call the Rec Center at 970.285.9480 or visit www.battlementmesacolorado/grand-valley-recreation-center   

Dates to Remember
Click to View full Community Calendar
September 16th,, 3 PM at the GVRC
BMSA Architectural Review Committee Meeting
September 10th, at the Parachute Town Hall (2nd Thursdays)
Parachute Planning and Zoning Meeting, if needed
September 10th, 6:30 PM at the Library
Canyon View board of Directors Meeting
September 15th, 9 AM at the GVRC
BMSA Board of Directors Meeting
September 16th, 9 AM at the GVFPD
Grand Valley Fire Board of Directors Meeting
September 17th, 6:30 PM at the Parachute Town Hall (3rd Thursdays)
Parachute Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
September 23rd, 4 PM at the GVRC
Common Ground Meeting
September 24th, 9 AM at the BMMD
BMMD Board of Directors Meeting
September 24th, 11 AM at the Parachute Town Hall
Grand Valley Economic Development Committee
October 2nd, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Community Conversations Meeting
October 2nd & 3rd, at the Cottonwood Park
Oktoberfest 2015
October 6th, 5 PM at the GVRC
KSUN Board of Directors Meeting
October 7th, 3 PM at the GVRC
BMSA Architectural Review Committee Meeting
Every Tuesday, 7 AM, except 2nd Tuesday
Kiwanis Club Meeting at the Library
4th Monday of each Month, 9:30 AM
Grand Valley Sew and Sew Quilters at the Battlement Schoolhouse
  • Cottonwood Park - Cottonwood Park, turn South off of Cardinal Way on Colorado Avenue
  • BMMD Office - Battlement Mesa Metro District, 401 Arroyo Drive, Battlement Mesa
  • GVFPD, Station #1 - Grand Valley Fire Protection District, Station #1, 124 Stone Quarry Road, Battlement Mesa
  • GVHS - Grand Valley High School
  • GVRC - Grand Valley Rec Center, 398 Arroyo Drive, Battlement Mesa
  • Parachute Library - Parachute Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute    
Northwest Colorado Culture Heritage Tourism (NWCCHT) and Battlement Mesa / Parachute Announce the Final Design of the Community's Interpretative Sign

Volunteers from Battlement Mesa and Parachute have been working with volunteers from other Northwest Colorado communities in the design, development and installation of Interpretative signage that is being constructed in each community.  The two year project involving the Battlement Mesa / Parachute sign that will built near the Cabin in Parachute is nearing completion.  The final design of the signage has been finalized and the installation of the large sign is expected this fall. 

When funds become available, an identical sign will be installed at a yet to be determined site in Battlement Mesa.

Grand Valley Quilt Show

The 2015 Grand Valley Quilt Show will be held at the Historic Battlement School on Saturday, Sept. 26th from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, Sept. 27th from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The event, which is open to the public, attracts quilters and quilt entries from throughout Colorado and the region. 
The Battlement School is located at 7201 County Road 300 in Battlement Mesa.

In This Issue
Oktoberfest 2015
Grand Valley High School News
Grand Valley Rec Center News
Dates to Remember
NWCCHT Interretative Signage
Grand Valley Quilt Show
About Us
Little Known Facts
Mt. Callahan Community Fund
KSUN Community Radio
Ursa Developments
5th Annual Community Golf Classic
Library Happenings
Turkey Trail Park Master Plan
About Us

Nestled on a mesa in the picturesque Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, Battlement Mesa, Colorado is an unincorporated 3,200 acre, residential community with approximately 5,000 residents. 

Situated on a mesa above the Colorado River with high desert mountain views of The Battlements and The Roan Plateau, Battlement Mesa offers a unique community with magnificent scenery and quiet, peaceful, healthy and active livestyle.

Battlement Mesa, Colorado...
A Great Place to Visit, to Work, to Live or to Retire!

401 Arroyo Drive
Battlement Mesa, Co 81635

For additional information about Battlement Mesa visit us online at

Little Known Facts
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there was a Superman somewhere.
  • David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars.  He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
Mt Callahan Community Fund

The Mt. Callahan Community Fund (MCCF) recently announced that it is accepting grant applications from local 501(c)3 organizations.  Grant applications must be submitted by September 30, 2015.

Local Charitable Funds: Raised by the People, for the People of Parachute and Battlement Mesa.  Since its inception in 2002, the MCCF has presented $80,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that directly benefit Parachute and Battlement Mesa.
KSUN's News

The KSUN Annual Membership Drive is underway.  Have your joined?

September 2015 Community Conversations

 Friday Mornings; 9 AM


September 4, 2015: Community Thank You, Reverend Stokes and Bert Botkin, United Methodist Church, Parachute 


September 11, 2015:  E. Dene Moore Care Center - Dustin Dodson and Kendra Spaulding 


September 18th, 2015: 5th Annual Community Classic Golf Tournament, Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks and Rec and the Grand Valley Historical Quilt Show - Judy Gentilcore and Patsy Noel 


September 25, 2015Oktoberfest, Derek Winfield, Town of Parachute  


Mike's Morning Show
(KSUN's New Show)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
10 - 11 AM

Playing your Favorite Classic Rock Selections

Don't Miss it!

Ursa Developments
On September 2nd, Ursa Operating Company completed the last of five public presentations regarding Phase one of their planned operations in the Battlement Mesa area.

If you missed any of these meetings, but want to know what was discussed, please visit the Battlement Mesa website and click on the "View All Videos" link in the lower right side of the home page or click on the links below.

The September 2nd meeting video has not yet been uploaded to the site.


5th Annual Community Golf Classic
The 5th Annual Battlement Mesa / Parachute Community Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday September 26th.    
The annual 4-person scramble tournament is a fund raising event with 100% of the net proceeds going toward Battlement Mesa's new Community Park Project.

This fun event, which is held at the beautiful Battlement Mesa Golf Course, has raised significant funds that have, in part, enabled the Battlement Mesa / Parachute community to complete phase II of the park project.  Although the park will begin to look like a real park by this fall when phase II is completed, more needs to be done.  The funds raised by this event will certainly help complete the park.

If you would like to become a sponsor or just learn more about the event, contact Caitlin Geoggoff at 970.285.0388, Chuck Curtis at 970.285.PAR4, or Mary Anderson at 970.285.0388.

The Library: Not Just Books

Sure the Parachute Branch Library has books but it also has much, much more!

Upcoming  Special Events
Author Talk: Colorado's Hot Springs, Sept 9th, 6:30 PM
Mondays@YL: Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th, 2 PM
Parenting With Love & Logic Strategies, Sept 22nd, 5:30 PM
Book Club, Sept. 15, 2 PM, Adults.  Join us for a daytime book club!
Don't Forget our regular programs

Tackle it Tuesday, Tuesday, Sept. 8th 10 AM - 4 PM

Storytime, Every Wednesday at 10 AM

Did you know that the Parachute Branch Library was visited by nearly 50,000 people last year?

The Library is located at 244 Grand Valley Way
Turkey Trail Park Master Plan
This trail leads to

...Turkey Trail Park!

As previously reported, in early 2015, the BMSA submitted and was awarded a mini grant by the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) for the development of a master plan for the 2.6 acres that the BMSA owns that is along County Road 300 between the Colorado River bridge (coming from Parachute) and the Water Fall.

The Master Plan for the 2.6 acre, Turkey Trail Park, was unveiled at the August 2015 BMSA meeting.

View the Turkey Trail Park Master Plan

The Library Trail that was constructed a couple of years ago runs along the west and the south side of the proposed park site.    

Battlement Mesa News is written and distributed by the Battlement Mesa Service Association.
All Newsletter photos have been provided by Elk Peaks Photography unless otherwise noted.  Copies of photos used herein are available upon request.  970.285.7482