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June 3, 1999

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San Miguei Basin Forum, Thursday, June 3, 1999 - 3 I In September, 1997, the Montrose Economic Development Council formed the MEDC Agricultural 'Committee. The mission of the committee was to improve and diversify the region's agricultur- al economy by assisting mem- bers with the identification of new market opportunities, new production techniques, new enterprise development, agricu- tural polic), concerns and educa- tional outreach. In June of 1998, the MEDC board, on the advice of the ag committee hired a mar- keting consultant to assist them with the competion of tasks identified in the mission state- ment. Betsey Hale is the program's Acquafresca and Dave Logan are the committee co-chairs. Other committee members include: Kay Alexander, Dave Bowman, Keith Caitlin, Steve Collin, Ernie Etchart, David Gann, Jim Hokit, Run Holman, Rubble Baird-LeValley, Les Mergleman, Fred Miller, Steve Musher, Bave Ubell, Bob Goodhue, Mary Anne Gaston, Ben Raimer, John Aides and Greg Pope. The group meets monthly in Montrose County but-Betsey will soon be visiting Nucla/ Naturita monthly. The next scheduled trip to the West End of Montrose County is June 24, at 6PM, in the Nucla Fire Hall. Interested agricultural producers Country of Origin labeling on meat and meat pr.oducts. Ms. Hale has also assisted two elk ranchers in developing and mar- keting a line of value-added meat snacks, and assisted a co- op in finding new pinto bean markets. A more noteworthy accomplishmen~ was the first Best of the West Food Fest held in Ridgway last November. This event was a showcase of Western Colorado agriculture and value-added foods. Over 500 consumers attended this first time event. The 1999 Best of the West Food Fest is set for September 18, 1999. Agricultural products will be once again partnered with Senior Executive Chefs Victorian Home Turn of the century Victorian 4 home on Main Street in the ~: commercial district of downtown Norwood. Two units: Currently rented. Owners are motivated. Make an offerl Agricultural Development are encouraged to attend,from throughout Colorado. If Specialist and she guides and Since June of 1998, the pro- you make a value-added food carries out the tasks prioritized gram has successfully started a product or are a producer and ~ ~ ~ ~ (70 , Newly remodale home wiht over SO0 ~. by the ag committee. The ag weekly radio show on KUBCwould like to have a chef devel- ft. of river frontage on the San bllguel ~, committee is made up of pro- 580, and a Sunday colum in the up a recipe with your commode- River. Private location In Naturlte. This"..,/ ducers and interested citizens " Montrose Daily Press. The ty, contact Betsey Hale at 249- property ia prige t1:o ealllll 3 bed~, ;~, 1 bath, natural gas, public eler., gas ~, from Montros, Delta and San group has also guided and led to 9438 or 1-800-270-0211. oven, septic s~, wo~ deck, ~ coverod parking. Proper~ tax: ,,~', Miguel Counties. Steve completion a state resolution on ' ,~ $321.84 ,~ Herbicide Application to Begin This Week The San Miguel Basin Weedoverall costs of road repair and caution when approaching and Program has announced that maintenance, passing a slow moving spray weed spraying operations will The remainder of the current truck. The San Miguel Basin begin this week. weed control efforts will be Weed Program appreciates your The first applications will aimed at whitetop with some cooperation with these opera- take place along several roads in small applications on various tions. cmNatudta *.he Norwood area in preparation thistles where appropriate. All For more information, please . ~ This historical home Is full of heritage, ~ for paving operations by the San herbicide applications are spot contact Sheila Grother through ~*,.~i . warmth and charm. Featuring a ~',~i 'i~ meticulously groomed yard and the CSU Extension Office at *~* garden with many frhit tree= and ~ other Interesting plants, this home ls Miguel County Road and Bridge applications with herbicide Department. These applications applied to patches or, when IX)S- 327-4393. o will be just along the very edges sible, to individual weeds. "- of the pavement and will not Effort is made to avoid desirable |1 have any effect on the remainder vegetation, aparagus patches, II of the roadside vegetation. The water of all kinds and any situa- ~ herbicide will prevent grasses tions where the herbicide could II and weeds from growing upbeharmfultopeopleoranimals II (USPS573-600) through the new asphalt, effec- in the vicinity. II tively increasing the life of the Herbicide application is done II Roger Culver asphalt by as much as two to at a very slow speed- generally !1 Editor/Publisher three years and reducing the 5- 10 miles per hour. Please use 11 Susan White Illll[ll Reporter/PhotographerKarenAdvertisingLollyMUrphYRoss to b( Held II Advertising II Published every Thursday by The Norwood Southern Baptist Church invites youth to come II Roger Culver, Publisher/ and celebrate Christ with them at Vacation Bible School, to be II Editor, at 490 Main, Nuela, held June 7 through 11. II CO. Subscription rate is $20 Children ages 4 years through the 6th grade (grade just com. II per year in San Miguei ~d pleted in school) can participate in bible stories, songs, crafts, |] Montrose Counties, and $28 games, refreshments, puppet skits and daily offering from 8:30 II per year outside of those until noon. The daily offering will be used for a summer mis- II counties. Periodical postage I[ is paid at Nucla, CO. sion trip for a local teen. I[ Postmaster: For more information on Vacation Bible School at the II Send address changes to San Norwood Southern Baptist Church, please call Pastor Carter, II Miguel Basin Foram; P.O. 327-0104;MoeCarriere, 327-4889i or Cindy Reiva, :327-4682. JL Box9, Nucla, CO 81424. il~near the river in Naturita. Priced at ~, ..~' appraised value. ';, ,~' " ~ !One-half block of cemmereially zoned ~ } ~i property in Norwood; of which entire length is ~, ~,-!~ Main Street frontage. Consim of twelve Ipts on the ~,~' ; ~, sunny side all under one ownership. Great location :~i ~. for u new business. Property borders Gurley Creek [I !~i on the east side. "7~. [mesa~anch property please call IAlice at 970-327-4728 evening or Iweekends, and office phone dun'ng the [week 970-728-4000, IBlllll [Fax 970-327-4294 or 1970-728-4483. , IP.O. Box 457, 333 W. IcoJo do A e.r un , 1814a5