Briefs for Dec. 5 |

Briefs for Dec. 5

River district offers water grants

The Colorado River Water Conservation District is offering grants of as much as $15,000 for water-related projects.

The competitive grant program closes Jan. 31. Recipients will be announced in April.

Half of the funds will be issued once a contract is executed. The remainder will be issued upon project completion.

The program considers projects that would develop new water supplies, improve an existing water supply system, improve instream water quality, promote water use efficiency or reduce sediment and control tamarisk.

Project applicants can submit a grant request using the form at Required information includes a complete project description, a narrative of the project’s purpose, a budget, a work schedule including completion date and data about project sponsors and participants.

Completed applications can be hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed to: David H. Merritt, Chief Engineer, Colorado River Water Conservation District, 201 Centennial Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1120, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. For more information, contact Merritt at (970) 945-8522, ext. 232, or

Planning Commission will meet Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Moffat County Planning Commission will discuss a subdivision and conditional use permit at its regular meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

Anything the commission votes on has to be approved by the Moffat County Commissioners. Commissioners will hear action items on Dec. 13.

Regional leader accepts new position in Denver

The regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a new position.

Ralph Morenweck will leave his position as director of the Mountain-Prairie region Dec. 12 to accept another position with the agency in Denver.

Mitch King, assistant director for wildlife and sport fish restoration programs for the agency in Washington, D.C., will serve as acting director.

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