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.
Last December, the Bureau of Reclamation released the final draft of a very detailed Colorado River Basin supply and demand study. This column, like most media coverage of the study, focused on the big picture it paints:
Both commercial and private pesticide applicators will benefit from the annual Tri River Area Pest Management Workshop held Feb. 19-20.
Sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, the program will offer all of the continuing education credits (CECs) required to fulfill and maintain commercial and private pesticide applicator licenses.
The Bureau of Land Management recently announced that it is seeking public nominations for five open positions on its Southwest District Resource Advisory Councils (RAC), which advise the BLM on public land issues.
The deadline to submit a nomination is March 14.
Mesa and Montrose Counties have been designated a disaster area due to freezing temperatures that occurred in April 7 and April 8, 2012. Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Ouray, Pitkin and San Miguel Counties are included as contiguous counties which are eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans.