There's not enough water in Colorado to meet Colorado's future water needs.
That's the blunt message Grand Valley water providers are sending to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), the entity Governor Hickenlooper has charged with pulling together a draft statewide water plan by the end of next year.
Michael L. Ripp of Delta recently re-enrolled in the American Angus Association®'s MaternalPlus® program as a commitment to making genetic improvements in lifetime cow herd productivity. Breeders participating in MaternalPlus are keenly focused to better evaluate herd reproductive performance, the number one profit driver in the cow-calf industry.
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.