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Ground Zero

July 13, 2023

On June 23, McCandless and partner Bryan Dayton opened CBurger, which slings a simple menu of burgers from a counter at the newly christened Sanitas Brewing location in Englewood.

This Rancher has Radical Ideas About Water

October 25, 2021

If Jim Howell, a fourth-generation rancher in Western Colorado, has a guru, he’s Allan Savory, the champion of intensive cattle grazing even on semi-arid land.

Colorado is Examining Water Speculation, and Finding it’s “All The Problems” in One

May 12, 2021

Melting snow and flowing irrigation ditches mean spring has finally arrived at the base of Grand Mesa in western Colorado.

Think Subdivision; Now Think the Opposite

August 16, 2019

It's a familiar story. A traditional ranch changes hands. Machinery and livestock are auctioned off. Structures are bulldozed.

A Drop in the Bucket

July 12, 2018

A few years ago, farmer Paul Kehmeier decided not to irrigate some of his alfalfa fields for part of the season, and instead take advantage of a pilot program that paid him money to leave his water in the larger Colorado River system.

New Ranch Owners are Open and Welcoming

March 21, 2018

In these days of negative news, it's encouraging to experience a truly positive event in our area.

Sandhill Cranes in the Spotlight

March 21, 2018

Bird enthusiasts gathered last weekend to celebrate the seventh annual Eckert Crane Days. Although the sandhill cranes proved somewhat elusive, the human attendance was comparable to past years.

Eyes on Ag Lands

March 3, 2018

When Colorado River District officials caught wind of investment companies recently buying western Colorado ranches with ample senior water rights, including one north of Fruita, it got their attention.

New Ranch Owners Conscience Bay Co. Taking Hands-On Approach

March 3, 2018

An investment company whose plans for a newly acquired Delta County ranch have drawn the attention of the Colorado River District say they are running the property as it has been run for 140 years.