District receives nearly $500,000 in mineral leasing funds

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District has received nearly $500,000 in federal mineral leasing funds, an annual disbursement that will be distributed in grants.

The latest disbursement from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs is about 45 percent less than what the district received last year.

The district distributes federal mineral leasing funds to local public entities to support infrastructure, construction and public service projects that address the effects of energy development. For more information, visit the website at www.mesaFML.org.