Information that the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) do not plan to conduct prescribed burns this year has been erroneously reported.
The GMUG has conducted "pile-burning" throughout December and January and is continuing to make plans for prescribed burns this upcoming spring.
Several Angus producers in Delta County have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having some of their best producing registered Angus cows included in the association's 2013 Pathfinder® Report.
Paul and Trish Schmucker, Hotchkiss, top the list of local producers with six registered Angus included in the 2013 Pathfinder Report.
It's almost Easter and, this year, the Easter Bunny isn't bringing eggs, he's bringing trees — seedling trees, to be exact — direct from the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery.
Just like Easter eggs, these seedlings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including deciduous trees, shrubs and conifers, and you can purchase seedlings as either bare root or potted.
Delta County 4-H'ers and FFA students weighed in their prospective market beef on Saturday, Feb. 2. Excitement was high for the 41 local kids who brought 50 steer and seven heifers to be weighed in, because the annual market beef weigh-in is the first step toward raising beef for the 2013 junior market livestock sale, which will be held this coming August, during the Delta County Fair.
When was the last time you contemplated the value of the irrigation ditches that criss-cross our Western Slope communities? Many people do not realize that the "stream" running through their town is not a natural stream but in fact is a manmade ditch.