The Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society is offering four field trips to look for raptors (eagles, hawks, owls and falcons) in the Montrose and North Fork areas. The trips will be limited to 12 people per day on a first come, first serve basis. No previous experience is required, just an interest in the birds of these areas.
Two field trips will be held in the North Fork area Feb. 11-12. Both will be leaving from the Hotchkiss City Market at 8 a.m. The field trips for the Montrose area will be Feb. 18-19, with departure from the downtown City Market parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
All the trips will go to 2-3 in the afternoon. Those joining the trips are asked to bring their own binoculars, a lunch and to dress warmly.
Last year over 100 raptors of seven different species were seen each day.
For more information and to reserve a place on the Montrose trip contact Bill Harris, 970-615-7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org; for the North Fork area trips contact Jason Beason at Jason.email@example.com.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.