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.
Public surveys conducted by the Colorado River District confirm what many of us already know: Western Coloradans treasure the Colorado River. As well they should, given that the river provides drinking water, food, recreation and an economy for the region.
"Delta County Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers of the Sept. 3 deadline to purchase Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2014 crops. The Sept. 3 deadline is for asparagus, cane berries, canola, garlic, rye, speltz, triticale, turf grass, flowers, Christmas trees, aquaculture and value loss crops," announced Alan Bull, County Director.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the 2013 appointments to the 15-member citizen-based Southwest Resource Advisory Council, which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues.
Five members were appointed this year: