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.
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.