Deann Thomas, a retired physical therapist, says she will raise concerns with the Orchard City Town Board about an agricultural burn operation next to the senior mobile home park where she and elderly neighbors live.
The Delta County Livestock Association congratulates all high school graduates and wishes them the very best on all their future endeavors. Special congratulations go to the livestock association's 2017 scholarship recipients.
This year, the association received five scholarship applications from very deserving seniors and each of these students will be receiving a 2017 scholarship.
Solarize Delta County Farms is teaming up with the Colorado Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to host a presentation for agricultural producers in Delta County on state energy efficiency programs and renewable energy financing. The event will be at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss on June 14 at 7 p.m.
Olen Lund, president of the Delta County Farm Bureau, said last week a district court jury affirmed what he's known all along -- Edwin Hostetler's egg-laying facility on Powell Mesa is a good, well-run operation.
Neighbor Susan Raymond disagreed and took Hostetler to court over alleged "trespass" of dust, feathers, flies, mold, toxins and other biological material.
Spring has arrived, and in the North Fork Valley the wild apricots are in full bloom. And while it's a time of celebration, springtime can be tense for the area's fruit growers.
The Leroux Creek Area Planning Committee has forwarded a specific development request for the Kuntz Chicken Ranch to the county planning commission with a recommendation for approval.
The county planning commission will hear and review the application request on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the county courthouse. The board of county commissioners will decide on the application at a later date.
Two area farms were honored in August by History Colorado at the 2015 Colorado State Fair for remaining in operation under the same family for more than a century, despite economic, environmental, societal and other pressures.
Westesen Farm and Ranch, located near Olathe in Montrose County, was established in 1903, according to HistoryColorado.org. Carl Westesen, who immigrated to America from Denmark in 1888, owned a feed store in Denver with his wife, Maude Bishop.
For nearly 60 years, growers have relied on Hi-Quality Packing to store, market and ship the apples, peaches, pears and apricots grown in the area. But the business's new owners, Joe and Pam Davis, have decided to drop packing and focus on retail sales through the Laughing Goat Farmer's Market.
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