The Western Slope Conservation Center will host the 18th annual River Float and Festival on Saturday, June 2, at the Paonia Park. The family-friendly event will include food vendors, educational tables and events, live music, games, a raffle and a silent auction. WSCC is seeking sponsors and silent auction donations.
WSCC's annual float trip will run on Sunday, June 3. Traditionally held the morning of the festival, due to possible low runoff on the North Fork of the Gunnison River this year's raft trip will be held on the Gunnison River beginning at Gunnison River Pleasure Park and will include a stop at the Eagle Rock Shelter Paleo-Indian archeological site.
Reservations are required. This trip fills up fast. For details, visit westernslopeconservation.org
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.