Jeff Crane

A dedicated troupe showed up to tramp around the Paonia River Park yesterday and mark another step in its transformation from an in-stream gravel operation into a thriving fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands, swimming and boating area, and riverside park. The project is a holistic reclamation effort with a lot of partners, brought together by the Western Slope Conservation Center. The center’s Sarah Sauter welcomed the small crowd with many thanks. “This is a project that started a really...