Gunnison Country Times Published November 7, 2018 Charles Robert Irby, known to friends as “Bob,” passed away on Nov. 4 at the Gunnison Valley Senior Health Care Center. He was born to Bernard and Irma Irby on May 14, 1933 in Iola, Colo. He grew up in Sargents as a young boy and had an exceptional childhood with many friends, spending time hunting, fishing and swimming at Waunita Hot Springs. Full Obituary – (alert – […]
Excerpt from original article: Lake Powell continues to pose major mussel threat to Colorado Press Release Published September 19, 2018 Boats that have recently been on Lake Powell are posing a serious threat of infesting Colorado lakes and reservoirs with invasive quagga and zebra mussels, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports. So far this summer, CPW and other inspectors in Colorado have found a record 43 boats containing mussels, and 32 of those came from Lake […]
Excerpt from the original article: Colorado by Nature: Black Canyon of the Gunnison by Terri Cook Published September 20, 2018 Although it’s neither the deepest nor the longest gorge in the western U.S., Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison is arguably the most spectacular. “No other canyon in North America combines the depth, narrowness, sheerness, and somber countenance of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison,” geologist Wallace Hansen wrote back in 1965. Full 5280 Magazine Article (alert […]
GRAND JUNCTION — Andy Mueller, the general manager of the Colorado River District, presented six principles last week to guide an emerging federal and state program designed to reduce water use in order to avoid a compact call on the Colorado River. Read the full article at the Post Independent Colorado River district GM unveils manifesto for water-use reductions
Colorado’s hot summer of dry ditches and empty reservoirs has left distressed farmers sweating: Will it get worse? The state is in the midst of the fourth-driest water year and the third-hottest summer in more than a century of record keeping read the full article here: Colorado’s hot summer of dry ditches and empty reservoirs has left distressed farmers sweating: Will it get worse?
Bureau of Reclamation: Aspinall Unit Releases September 7, 2018 Releases from the Aspinall Unit will be decreased by 75 cfs on Sunday, September 9th. Releases are being decreased in order to bring flows in the lower Gunnison River closer to the baseflow target while conserving storage in Blue Mesa Reservoir. The actual April-July runoff volume for Blue Mesa Reservoir was 237,500 AF of inflow, which is 35% of average. Flows in the lower Gunnison River […]