The Western Slope Statesman

Honoring Brig. Gen. Felix Sparks, who led the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp

Brig. Gen. Felix Sparks was a famous resident of Delta, Colorado, and contributed significantly to the peace, safety, and general welfare of our great state and nation as a war hero in World War II and liberator of the Dachau Concentration Camp, District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District, water lawyer, and Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Associate Justice on the Colorado Supreme Court, and a Brigadier General of the Colorado National Guard.

Paws are on the Ground

Proposition 114 puts in statute that gray wolves should be reintroduced “on designated land west of the continental divide” by December 31st, 2023. These “designated lands west of the continental divide” are what we colloquially refer to as the Western Slope of Colorado. The purpose of the proposition, according to the environmentalists, is to “restore balance” to Colorado’s ecosystems. For those of us living on the West Slope, it means an assault on our way of life by jeopardizing our ranching, hunting/guiding, tourism, and outdoor recreation economies.