The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management have entered into a partnership with the City of Delta and the Interpretive Association of Western Colorado (IAWC) to establish an interpretive center at Fort Uncompahgre highlighting the Old Spanish Trail, a national historic trail.
Chris Miller, (IAWC) executive director, is working on plans to dedicate the interpretive center at 440 N. Palmer Street, Delta, during the first annual Colorado Old Spanish Trail Days Sept. 16. Fort Uncompahgre was the only trading post located along the entire Old Spanish Trail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles.
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.