Reclamation Postpones Contract Negotiations Meeting On The Pine River Project

Media Contact: Pat Page, 970-385-6560

For Release: January 26, 2005

Reclamation announced today that the next contract negotiations meeting between staff from its Western Colorado Area Office and the Pine River Irrigation District, originally scheduled for February 3, 2005, has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. The meeting will be rescheduled for March 2005. The date of the meeting will be announced in a news release that will be issued in March.

The contract will establish the terms and conditions for the proposed conversion of Pine River Project Water from irrigation to other miscellaneous purposes and uses.

The proposed contract and other pertinent documents can be obtained on the Western Colorado Area Office Website:, or by contacting Dick Gjere of the Bureau of Reclamation, 835 East Second Avenue, Suite 300, Durango, Colorado, 81301, telephone (970) 385-6531 or e-mail at

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