Members of Delta County 4-H Clubs gathered at Cedaredge High School on Saturday, Oct. 20, to celebrate their accomplishments over the past year.
For many, it was their first trip to the stage as they received one-year pins.
Water quality information assembled by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is now available to the public through a new tool on the agency's website, http://cogcc.state.co.us/
The database of water samples allows the public to view water quality for specific locations throughout Colorado and marks a significant milestone in the COGCC's ongoing efforts to monitor, protect and quantify water quality as part of its regulatory oversight of oil and gas development in the state.
The Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program is saving water, finding better ways to stretch existing supplies and helping partners plan to meet future water demands, according to a three-year progress report on the program released Oct. 11.
Combining new initiatives with existing programs as part of a comprehensive strategy for sustainable management of water supplies in the United States, Water
SMART projects, along with other conservation activities, are expected to save an estimated 587,839 acre-feet of water a year — enough water for more than 2.3 million people.
Last spring, as it became clear that what snowpack we had was rapidly disappearing and we weren't getting any more, there was a flurry of media attention to the Drought of 2012. Temperatures soared, fires across the West filled the skies with smoke, and official drought declarations were made.
The USDA and the Colorado Department of Agriculture awarded a specialty crop grant to the Lavender Association of Western Colorado. The association proposed a project to answer the question of which cultivars produce the largest quantity and the highest quality oil.