Heralds of spring

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A pair of sandhill cranes pick their way across a muddy field near Delta.


A pair of sandhill cranes pick their way across a muddy field near the Gunnison River northwest of Delta.

The birds were a part of a flock who were feeding in the field. Rancher Nick Hughes, who owns the land, said the cranes arrived several weeks early this year and most have already migrated to the north.

Before forum, a hostile climate

Critics of a speaker at Friday’s Energy Forum and Expo are heaping scorn on John Casey, who contends the Earth is on the verge of a cooling period. Forum organizers, however, said the invitation to speak is not an endorsement, but an opportunity to spark discussion.



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