Colorado State University Extension is accepting applications for the 2012 Master Gardener program. The Tri River Area Master Gardeners, serving Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties, are the horticulture volunteers for extension.
The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) will be holding a workshop, "Helping Ditch Companies and Group Laterals Organize for Success," in cooperation with the Delta Conservation District on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, located at 175 North 1st St. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Delta Conservation District is working with DARCA to help water users on the Western Slope during these changing times.
On Nov. 1 Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several appointments to state boards and commissions, including two Delta County men.
Richard Chermak of Hotchkiss and Justin Evans of Crawford were named to the Coal Mine Board of Examiners.
The drought of 2012, on the heels of raging high water in 2011, was a wake-up call that we live in a dry land with highly variable weather. Our reservoirs buffered the impacts of this one-year (so far) drought, but another dry year or two could show the limits of their ability to protect us from our fickle climate.
The proposed deer management plans for the Gunnison Basin will be discussed for the first time before the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission at its December meeting in Colorado Springs.
It was decided by Parks and Wildlife staff in Denver last week that the plans would be discussed at the commission's meeting Dec. 6-7 rather than the Nov. 8 meeting in Yuma.