NEWS: Tues. March 16, 2010

Mar 16th @ 4:09 pm in Uncategorized by Scott Staley

More than 100 activists, community leaders and youths met Sunday and Monday for the fourth annual Colorado Latina and Latino Advocacy Day. The Denver Post says they focused on such issues like the cost of getting a small payday loan, budget cuts in already poor schools and less access to health care. They also held discussions on  policies to change the way those issues affect Latinos. By the end of the conference, they rallied at the state Capitol and had a chance to meet and talk with some of their legislators.
Source: Denver Post (Posted 4:01p by Jim Kapp)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is pleased to announce the publication of the 2005 Irrigated Lands dataset for the Western Slope. Irrigated lands data is collected every 5 years for use in CDSS models and for other water planning efforts.  They include information such as crop types, water source, acreage, and irrigation methods. Data collection for the 2010 statewide dataset will begin this summer.
Source: Press Release  (Posted 4:02p by Jim Kapp)