Two members of the Montrose/Delta County League of Women Voters have been recognized for their achievements.
Susan Welk deValdez has been appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on the state's Minority Business Council. Susan is co-owner with her husband Martin Valdez Gonzalez of the La Voz del Pueblo newspaper, the Western Slope's Spanish language newspaper. She also serves as editor and feature writer.
Susan Chandler-Reed has been elected president-elect of the Society for American Archaeology. Chandler-Reed served as president of Alpine Archaeological Consultants in Montrose before her retirement.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.