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.
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Alan Bull announced that producers can enroll in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program for 2011 crop year losses beginning Oct. 22. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, SURE authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through Sept. 30, 2011.