Steve and Rachel Allen's place is surrounded on three sides by deep canyons and the one road to the ranch requires driving on miles of dirt, but, when you're there, it feels like you're at the center of everything. Look north and down, and the North Fork valley from Austin to Paonia spreads before you like a map, with the foothills of Grand Mesa providing backdrop.
The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service announce that "personal use" firewood permits are available for purchase. Permits can be purchased for $10 per cord, with a two-cord minimum requirement.
Colorado Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Carleton issued a statement concerning industrial hemp and the process for cultivating it in compliance with Amendment 64 and legislation recently enacted by the Colorado General Assembly.
"Since passage of Amendment 64, the Department has received numerous inquiries from individuals who are interested in cultivating industrial hemp as a crop.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are reminding the public about the negative consequences of feeding wildlife. The agency cautions that in addition to being harmful for the health of wild animals, it is illegal to feed deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, bears and elk in Colorado.