Colorado State University Tri-River Area Extension is inviting the public to join with the Tri River Master Gardeners for the 19th annual plant sale and tree auction Saturday, Oct. 8. Activities will be located at the Colorado State University Tri River Extension Office at 2775 Highway 50, Grand Junction.
The available plants are donated by nurseries, garden centers and landscapers or are grown by the Master Gardeners. The plant sale starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
The tree auction begins at 10 a.m. Please come early to be a registered bidder and have a chance to inspect the trees. The featured auctioneer will be Buster Cattles.
In addition to the plant sale and tree auction there will be freshly baked goods and gardening books available for a donation. And since Master Gardeners will be assisting in the plant sale, this is your chance to get answers to your pressing garden questions.
All proceeds benefit the Tri-River Area Master Gardener Program. Our mission is to provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose and Ouray counties. For more information please contact CSU Master Gardener coordinator Susan Honea at 970-244-1834.
I will be there to assist and answer questions. This has always been a lot of fun and some real bargains can be had. Don't miss out!
Jim Leser retired to Cedaredge in 2007 after a career with Texas A&M University Extension in entomology. He is a member of the Cedaredge Tree Board and a Colorado Master Gardener.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.