Regarding the letter in the Dec. 30 in the DCI supposedly by Gary Herby: it does not move any debate forward to publish rubbish written anonymously and circulated on the Internet since 2012. Mr. Herby is clearly a plagiarist and his letter of radical drivel may be found word for word on the Internet as originating Nov. 7, 2012. The DCI would do well to check sources in the future.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.