Colorado Trappers Association March 2009 Report

President — Opal Watts, P.O. Box 29, Dumont, CO 80436; phone: 303-569-2953; fax: 303-569-0121; e-mail: wattsopal@frii.com

Vice President — Marvin D. Miller, 29156 Summit Ranch Dr., Golden, CO 80401; phone: 303-526-9207

Secretary/Treasurer — Paula Nall 515 E. Strohm, Haxtun, CO 80731; phone: 970-774-3380

Fur Auction Manager — Alan Nall, 515 E. Strohm, Haxtun, CO 80731; phone: 970-774-3380

Public Relations Director — Alan Nall, 515 E. Strohm, Haxtun, CO 80731; phone: 970-774-3380

NTA Southwest Regional Director — Marvin D. Miller, 29156 Summit Ranch Dr., Golden, CO 80401; phone: 303-526-9207

Membership Options:
• Membership dues including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
CTA, Secretary/Treasurer
Paula Nall
515 E. Strohm, Haxtun, CO 80731
http://www.coloradotrappers.com

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

This is the saddest news I ever had to write. Lon and Darla Jackson were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 50 East of Pueblo on Dec. 27, 2008. Another driver came across into their lane. All three people died. We have set up a Lon and Darla Jackson Memotial Fund, at the 1st National Bank of LaJunta, P.O. Box 1030, LaJunta, CO 81530, Attn:  Stacy, for you to donate to help out the three boys, Zack and Ty from Lon’s first marriage and Andy from Darla and him. Kimmi Lewis, Colorado Independent Cattlegrowers Association from Kim helped out and Lon’s father and mother are on the fund along with Andy. There was a Memorial Service at the Kim School Gym on Jan. 1.

The stock show was a success even with the down economy. It probably will be in the top three years so there should be some coming into the general fund again as well as the Miss Rodeo Colorado Fur coat fund.

By the way, everyone needs to think about officers for next year. The Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and NW and SE directors will be open. I would also love to give the NTA Directors job to some eager young guy. If you want it you can go to Ohio in August with me and see what happens. It will be the 50th Convention. The Western will be in Montana in September this year.

— Marvin D. Miller

FUR AUCTION MANAGER’S REPORT

As I write this, the final preparations are coming together for receiving days for the auction. This thing would never happen without the work of a great bunch of individuals. I’ve been on the phone a fair amount of time in the last couple weeks with buyers and sellers. From talking to Bill Curns, it sounds like he has too. Considering the state of the financial situation and the fur market, it sounds like we should have a good auction.

By the time this is published, this year’s auction will be history and we’ll know if we did OK. If you would like to see averages, they should be on coloradotrapper.com or feel free to call.

— Alan Nall

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR’S REPORT

I attended the Colorado DOW meeting in Denver on Jan. 12. The commission has passed the general provisions and some of the big game provisions.

In March, the Commission will vote on de-listing the Bald Eagle in Colorado.

By the time you read this, the Stock show and Fur auction will have passed. Wish us (CTA) well on both of them and we hope all of you have a great and bountiful year.

— Opal Watts

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