Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 28, 1977 · Page 8
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 8

Greeley, Colorado
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Saturday, May 28, 1977
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8 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Sal.. Mav ZS. 1877 700-mile pom in Ohio How about' a shorf walk on a long trail? By MATT ALLEN Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) How would you like to take a short walk on a long (rail? Maybe yon would rather take a 700-mile hike and never leave Ohio. Try the Buckeye Trail for either. It is about 750 miles long, as it twists and turns fron) Lake Erie south toward the* Ohio River and north again toward the lake. Along the way, it passes through portions of 14 state parks, along back roads, down some city streets, up hills, across streams, through forests and beside historic canals. It is not a smooth trail like those found in parks or nature preserves. It can be rough in places with streams to ford, rocks to climb and weedy growth. The trail is maintained by the Buckeye Trail Association of Worthington. Members worked out the route, which crosses private property as well as public lands. The trail is marked with blue xpainted blazes on trees or poles, a single blaze the customary mark with two blazes -- one above the other -- before a turn and a single one immediately beyond. The Buckeye Trail was first proposed in 1959. It was supposed to be marked as a foot and bridle path from Lake Erie to the. Ohio River through the Ohio countryside. 'The trail was started in 1959 when about a half-dozen of us decided there ought to be a trail from the lake to the river," said Bob Palon, executive director of the association. That was accomplished by 1964. The trail ran from Mentor (o near Cincinnati. "Then we thought there should be a trail from Cincinnati to Toledo. There are some gaps yet, but we're making good progress," Paton said. "We really are awfully close to that dream of going clear around the state with a hiking trail." There are about 1,100 mem- bers of the Buckeye Trail Association, representing almost every county in Ohio as well as 25 states. Paton. a 76-year-old retired forester, said, "We see youngsters on the trail that are 4 years old and we see people who are in their 80s." There are about 25 campsites along the trail and "we ought to have 50 of them ... about S-10 miles apart," he said. "Some of the trail is humdrum," he admitted, "but generally speaking 60 per cent of it has what I would call excellent hiking conditions. It's the kind of country you'd like to walk AFBF official views Carter plan Water policy has no solutions to shortage DENVER (UPI) - President Carter's proposed water policy provides no solutions to the problem of the nation's dwindling water supply, according to an official of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "This nation is rapidly running out of water and the ranchers and farmers of the United States are very concerned about .the President's water policy," Leonard Johnson, director of the federation's Natural and Environmental Resources Division, said Thursday. "We think he had the wrong Fishi Report NORTHEAST REGION Lakes and reservoirs Barker Reservoir -- Water level low, water clear. Fishing fair with bait, flies, lures. P'g Creek Lake - Water level normal, clear. Fair with bait. Black Hollow -- Normal, clear. Poor for all species. Carter -- Filling, dear. Fair. Copeland -- High, clear. Cowdrey -- Normal, clear. Fair with bait,' lures. Delaney Butte · Lakes Normal, clear. Fishing fair on North.with lures, South with bait, lures, and East with bait. Flatiron.-- Normal, dear. Fair. Gross -- Normal, dear. Fair with bait. Hohnholz Lake 1, 2, 3 -Normal, clear. Fair. Horsetooth - Low. Poor. Lake John -- Normal. Fair with bait, lures. Laramie Lake -- Normal, clear. Fair. Roads bad. Lost Lake (Chambers) Normal, clear. Fair. McCall Lake -- Normal, clear. Fair. North Michigan -- Normal, muddy. Poor. Peterson -- Low, clear. Poor. Roads muddy. Pinewood -- Normal, dear. Good with salmon eggs, spinners. Red Feather Lakes: Bellaire -- Low. Poor. .Creedmore -- Low. Paulo good with marshmallows. Dowdy -- Low. Poor. Parvta -- Low. Fair to good with bait, flies, lures. West (Twin) Lake Low. Fair with bait. Rocky Ridge Reservoirs --All low,- all poor. Watson -- Normal, Poor. Wellington Reservoirs -Normal. Fair. Zimmerman Lake -- Frozen. Riven and strum! Boulder Creek (North, South, Middle) - Normal. Fair to good. Special Sale! ALL Lawn and Garden Fertilizer I OFF ANDERSON SEED CO. 714 10th St. 353-01881 ATTENTION Former Johnstown G.W. Sugar Employees laid off or transferred after March 31st. LOCAL 1065 DINNER AND DANCE Greeley -- June 10,1977 Registration Deadline June 3 for further info call: 587-2574 587-4911 356-7286 356-2279 South Platte River (Cheesman to Waterton including Deckers) -- Low. Fair. Roads rough. Poudre River -- Dropping, clear. Fair. . St. Vrain River -- Normal. Fair. i NORTHWEST REGION Lakes and reservoirs Avery Lake -- Fair with bait. Big Creek No. 1 -- Ice free. Fishing slow. Bonham -- Ice free. Slow. Cottonwood No' 1 and No. 4 -Fair to good. Ice free. Roads in good shape. Deep Lake -- Breaking up. Road will not be open until June 15. Dillon -- Low. Good with everything. Shoreline muddy. Dumont Lake (Middle Park) Frozen. Road blocked by downed timber. Green Mountain -- Good with bait for rainbow, kokanee slow. Griffith -- Low. Fair to good with bait, lures. Harvey Gap -- Fair with bait. Kitson -- Fair to good, some brookies to 14 inches. Lake of the Woods Good with everything. Meadow Lake (N. Newcastle) -- Ice free. Check with Forest Service for road dosures. Mesa Lakes -- Low. Fair to good with bait, lures. Sunset, Glacier Springs and Beaver all full. Neversweat -- Ice free. Slow. Rifle Gap -- Slow for trout and bass. Sweetwater -- Fair to. good for rainbow with bait. No licenses available at store. Trappers Lake (Meeker) -Ice free. Poor. Vega -- Low. Slow. Muddy around edges. Rivers and streams Blue River (Dillon-Green Mountain) -- Roily. Fat to good. Blue River (Middle Park) Low. Flies only. Poor access. Colorado River (Middle Park) -- Roily. Poor. Colorado River (Middle Park) -- Roily. Poor. Colorado River (Glenwood area) -- High, Muddy. Poor. Deep Creek -- High, dear. Good in middle section. Snapper fast means you get through fast. Here's why: · Grass bag is between the handles for tight spots. · Extra large grass bag-holds 2 ] /2 bushels. Powerful vacuum action- for an extra clean lawn. Rear-wheel drive for greater traction. . Get yours today. Be Snapper fast. AB ARCTIC SALES information and made a serious mistake in moving to a program of strict water use and conservation rather than to a plan of water development," Johnson said. "Our water problems definitely will become more serious than the stresses on our energy supplies because President Carter has recommended greater use of coal in place of natural gas. "But you can't use coal without tremendous amounts of water, and nobody knows where it's going to come from." Johnson, Park Ridge, HI., is presiding at a two-day "strategy conference" on national water policy. He said the meeting, with 85 delegates from 37 states and the "first of its kind in agriculture history," was called to see "what we can do to encourage a new, dynamic and progressive water policy for the nation." ' "We will consider not only conservation but also weather modification and possible augmentation of national water resources by importing water from areas where there are surpluses into area of shortages," he said. Jack Barnett, executive di-rector of the Western States Water Council, brought delegates up to date on current drought conditions in 21 states. "Recent rains that have occurred in some areas have helped to stimulate growth of dryland wheat and rangelands, but have done little to change the prediction of how streams in the West will be flowing in July," Barnett said. "They are completely dependent on snow- pack, which simply isn't there." He said streamflow in many areas was estimated to be at record-low levels of 30 per cent of normal. "The problem in California is still significant and the Northwest will have energy-generation problems because of low 'water levels," Barnett said. "Areas of South Dakota have received recent rain but North Dakota has not. And the Plains -states, which are heavily dependent on spring and summer rains, can only hope for adequate precipitation in the months ahead." By the banks of the old South P/affe A hungry sea gull snatches lunch from the · sea gull was not unusual. Fish are, at least South Platte River in downtown Denver. The near the 10th Avenue Bridge. (AP Wirephoto) Moster Gardener Tips Insect control in trees OUTDOORS Now that the trees are leafed out, we are beginning to see various damages caused by caterpillar type worms. Probably the most numerous at this time are leaf rollers, small green worms with brown heads, that feed on the leaves of trees and shrubs. On small trees and shrubs the homeowner can spray with garden spraying equipment. Larger trees will require spraying by high pressure commercial equipment. Although the worms may be noticed on the lower branches they will often be distributed throughout the tree. Another pest common at this time is the tent caterpillar. This worm is grayish blue with yellow stripes on its back and sides. There is a row of diamond-shaped spots down the middle of the back. The worm is much larger than leaf rollers, and at maturity measures.two inches. They often spin a web- like tent for protection and will emerge from here to the leaves to feed. When concentrated in large numbers they can cause considerable defoliation. Cottonwood leaf beetles are another insect common during the summer. The adult is a black beetle with yellow wings. The larvae are dirty yellow in color and about one-third inch in length, with dark brown heads and black legs. Both the adults and larvae feed on leaves of cottonwoods, asp'n, poplar and willow. The spiny elm caterpillar may soon be present. This worm is usually seen on the Chinese elm, hatching in large broods and will completely denude areas of the tree. They are a black spiny caterpillar, two inches long at maturity. . The insects discussed herein can all- be controlled with similar insecticides. Some of the recommended products are Methoxychlor, Sevin, Diazinon, and Malathion. For proper application rates follow directions on the container or call the Weld County Extension Office, 356-4000, Ext. 363. Mountain lion loose in Springs COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UPI)-Wildlife officials have advised area residents not to fret over reports of a mountain lion and bears seen roaming through the city. Nick Pinell, a wildlife technician for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, said the mountain lion was reported Thursday near Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. Pinell said the cat was probably looking "for easy food like bears." He said the possibility of a mountain lion attacking a human was "very, very remote thing." He said only two attacks on humans by mountain lions were reported in Colorado during the past four years. He said a normal, healthy mountain lion will not attack humans. The last mountain lion attack reported in the state occurred last December near Rye, Colo., about 35 miles south of Pueblo. A young female mountain lion. mauled Thane Morgan, 14, of Pueblo, Colo., on a mountain trail. The cat was later killed by an area resident. Morgan recovered from scalp, face and hand wounds. Pinell Thursday also said bears have been reported browsing near residences in the Colorado Springs area. He said said the reports - are not unusual, and have occurred in the past. Pinell said the bears were probably picking through trash cans in search of an easy" meal. The prickly pear cactus stores large quantities of water in ils spiny stems. 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