Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture has designated Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties as Primary Disaster areas due to losses suffered from frosts and freezes in April and May of this year. Additionally, Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin and San Miguel counties were designated as contiguous disaster counties.
There's not enough water in Colorado to meet Colorado's future water needs.
That's the blunt message Grand Valley water providers are sending to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), the entity Governor Hickenlooper has charged with pulling together a draft statewide water plan by the end of next year.
Michael L. Ripp of Delta recently re-enrolled in the American Angus Association®'s MaternalPlus® program as a commitment to making genetic improvements in lifetime cow herd productivity. Breeders participating in MaternalPlus are keenly focused to better evaluate herd reproductive performance, the number one profit driver in the cow-calf industry.
The Uncompahgre Plateau was busy the afternoon of Aug. 31, with about 100 people attending festivities for the Forest Service's ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the new Columbine Campground and the Parallel Trail. The Public Lands Partnership (PLP) hosted the celebration and provided hotdogs, drinks and dessert to the attendees.