Eagles are absent along the Dolores River

I want to bid all of you a hello from dear old Rico.

Secondly, I must apologize for a short Rico Report this week. I realize that I am a struggling student on the computer, but I have lost my cool and refuse to try to redo, for the third time, what I intended to send to you this week. My editors may not agree with me, I am sorry and sad!

These are topics that I wish to pass on to you: Our new water is complete. Silver creek is a trickle at this point, thankfully, our storage tanks will remain full. Needless to say, the town is safe.

We elected a new and highly efficient Mayor — Greg Anderson. He ran unopposed. Board members are Gary Reid, Genevieve Yellowman, Dave Kunz, Jim Kahn and Joe Corey. Mike England is our Town Manager, Susan Baker is out Town attorney, Linda Yellowman is our town clerk and Dennis Swank is our town maintenance engineer.

Our Annual Noel Night begins this Friday, Dec. 7 in the afternoon and will include booths for arts and crafts at the Burley building, merchants in Town will remain open all evening and everyone will be offering finger foods and beverages to whet our customers appetites so that they may keep shopping without hunger pangs distracting them!! This fun weekend ends late Sunday afternoon. It is always interesting and fun and worthwhile with good bargains.

We have been quite concerned about the shallow Dolores river and the Kokanee spawning upstream. The Cortez Journal covered that situation this past week. We have not seen a single eagle on the river above Dolores and this is an annual occurrence we enjoyed viewing all of them sitting in their favorite spot waiting for a prize fish to appear for his dinner.

The Women’s Club will celebrate the holiday season with a fine dinner at Herk’s restaurant on Sunday.