NEWS: Wednesday October 13, 2010

Oct 13th @ 6:34 am in News by Scott Staley

The beef cattle industry is a $76 million dollar industry in the Tri-river Area, but managing a beef cattle herd, staying current on industry information, and staying profitable is a complicated business, regardless of your herd size. However, Colorado State University Extension can help!  Beginning in December, we are offering a series of in-depth beef herd management seminars for Tri-River Area producers.  Our four weekly seminars will cover all topics pertinent to the beef cattle industry, and provide you with the latest information to keep your operation profitable. The cost for the four seminars is $50.00 per ranch, which includes one resource notebook per ranch and class materials for all participants.  Additional resource notebooks may be purchased for $20.00 each.  Seminars will be held at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, in Delta, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., on December 15, 2010 and January 5, 12 and 26, 2011. To register or for more information, call the Delta Extension Office, at (970) 874-2195.
Source: PSA    (Posted 10:55a)

The search for a Chicago hiker missing in the western Colorado mountains has been called off. Five search and rescue teams have been looking for 31-year-old James Nelson in the Holy Cross Wilderness near Vail since his fiancée reported him missing Friday. The Vail Daily says that over the past four days, 116 people searched for more than 1,000 hours for Nelson.
Source: Vail Daily (Posted 6:39a)

The Colorado National Monument is revisiting the Jurassic Period. Today, the monument near Grand Junction is unveiling the discovery of three major fossilized dinosaur footprints. The Daily Press says paleontologists who’ve done extensive research at the site will be on hand to discuss the finds. The footprints from the Jurassic era include an intact 7-inch, three-toed dinosaur track, newly discovered lizard tracks and rare turtle tracks. The fossils will be on view at the monument’s visitor center through Sunday. The monument is part of the greater Colorado Plateau and includes sheer red rock cliffs and canyons.
Source: Daily Press/AP    (Posted 6:33a)