Do you need help dealing with the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Securi-
ty Administration, or another federal agen-
cy? Do you have a suggestion for Congress
that will help your family or community?
If so, then Senator Michael Bennet invites
you to meet one-on-one with a representa-
tive from his office at the upcoming listening
Montrose County, Friday, August 16, 9:30a-
1p, Naturita Community Library Community
Room, 107 W 1st Ave, Naturita.
To schedule an appointment send an email
Please include a brief description of the issue
you want to address, as this will help Alyssa
If you are already working with someone in
Bennet¡¯s office, please include that informa-
tion in your email as well.
Those without email access can call
Constituents do not need to wait for listen-
ing session dates to ask for help or share
Please call any Bennet office at any time for
The Good News
Pg 4 - The Sunshine Express
As a result, the project area has reduced wildfire
fuel loading, increased vegetation diversity and im-
proved wildlife habitat.
A valid Fuelwood Permit must be in the physical
possession of any person harvesting firewood from
National Forest System lands. Personal use firewood
cannot be sold, commercial permits have been
made available. Permits can be obtained at the fol-
Norwood Ranger District - 1150 Forest Street,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday
Ouray Ranger District - 2505 South Townsend Ave,
8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday
Forest visitors are also encouraged to ¡°Know Before
You Go¡± by calling the local ranger district for forest
and road conditions, along with regulations and cur-
rent fire restrictions.
For more information on Fuelwood Permits visit our
website at: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/fuelwood
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National
Forests manage approximately 3 million acres of
land in Southwest Colorado within Delta, Garfield,
Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Sagua-
che, San Juan and San Miguel counties.
Firewood (continued from Pg 3)
seedlings for planting in
areas impacted by wild-
fires, floods or other di-
sasters, with an emphasis
on areas critical to water
protection, wildlife habitat
and public benefit.
Every $2 donation to
the fund purchases one
seedling, at no cost to the
Since the CSFS established
the program in 2003, its
nursery has used program
funds to provide more than
¡°Planting trees provides
an important means to
help stabilize soils, pro-
tect water supplies and
restore the landscape as
we address the long-term
recovery of our communi-
ties and forests,¡± said Mike
Lester, state forester and CSFS director.
The CSFS nursery in Fort Collins grows all the
seedling trees for the program, to ensure that only
those best adapted to local conditions are used for
Restoring Colorado¡¯s Forests Fund
This year, the CSFS received an $11,000 donation
to the Restoring Colorado¡¯s Forests Fund from the
Girl Scouts of Colorado, in honor of the organiza-
tion¡¯s volunteers. The donation, which represents
the second large contribution from GSCO in the
last two years, is intended to amplify the orga-
nization¡¯s impacts toward reforestation efforts in
¡°In recognition of all the amazing things that our
volunteers do, we chose the gift of trees that will
also have a lasting and positive impact by helping
to restore forested areas in our beautiful state,¡±
said Girl Scouts of Colorado President and CEO
Stephanie A. Foote.
The CSFS and Girl Scouts of Colorado continue
building on a partnership largely intended to help
youth gain a deeper understanding and apprecia-
tion of trees and forests in Colorado.
In the past decade, the Restoring Colorado¡¯s For-
ests Fund has used donations from individuals and
organizations like GSCO for replanting efforts, in
locations that include the burn scars of the High
Park Fire west of Fort Collins, the Waldo Canyon
Fire near Colorado Springs and the Weber Fire
Following those fires, the loss of trees and other
vegetation led to significant runoff and erosion ¨C
resulting in damaged hillsides, polluted waterways,
highway closures and road damage.
This is why a lot of small businesses market
on the promise of growth.
If you can guarantee savings to future
customers, that could allow you to increase
inventory you know will get purchased.
You don¡¯t want to do a huge marketing blitz
and have a bunch of prospective clients ask
for something you don¡¯t have in stock, so
offering some sort of future promotional deal
might provide a happy medium.
2. Form alliances. Sometimes another estab-
lished business can give you just the right
kind of boost.
If you can either get a promotional deal
through another site or offer some sort of in-
kind exchange, people will hear about your
services from a trusted source. This can save
you loads of money in the marketing de-
partment and can also offer a trickle of new
clientele as opposed to opening a floodgate
you¡¯re not prepared for.
3. Start outsourcing. Growth often seems
overwhelming because there¡¯s too much to
do. If you have certain aspects of the busi-
ness that you can outsource to other work-
ers, you¡¯ll free up time you can then use to
focus squarely on growth.
Start with freelancers who work on a part-
time basis, and then as your operation picks
up steam and gets bigger you can increase
the workload or hire full-time staff.
In addition to easing your personal work-
load, outsourcing lets you add elements to
your business that might spur growth. Get
someone to write articles you can post on
related blogs or hire a small firm to do a
little PR campaign. If you go about it in the
right way, a little money spent on outsourc-
ing can have huge returns. I¡¯ve got an
article up at GoFarWithKovar.com that can
help guide you through the process of hiring
I¡¯m excited to see where your business goes,
Marjorie. Keep taking those small steps
forward and you¡¯ll end up where you want to
(Taylor Kovar - Wealth Manager. Author.
Speaker. Serial Entrepreneur. Travel Lover.
Chick-Fil-A Fanatic. Family Man. Disciple.
Kovar is the CEO and founder of Kovar Capi-
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more about Taylor at: GoFarWithKovar.com
Disclaimer: Information presented is for
educational purposes only and is not an offer
or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any
specific securities, investments, or invest-
ment strategies. Investments involve risk
and, unless otherwise stated, are not guar-
Be sure to first consult with a qualified finan-
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Tips to Grow Your Small Business
Hey Taylor - I run a little online
retail company and I¡¯m looking to
expand. Business is going well but
not booming, so I¡¯m wondering how I can slowly
grow my company without making some potentially
fatal mistake. - Marjorie
Hey Marjorie - Congrats on the success! Those first
steps toward growing your company are the most
daunting, especially when you¡¯ve been doing every-
thing on your own and already have an established
To put your mind at ease, here are a few ways you
might be able to test expansion.
1.Market future deals. Especially with a young busi-
ness like yours, it¡¯s hard to know when you can
increase volume without taking too big of a hit on
Help Reforestation By Donating
Donations Provide Seedling Trees
for Post-Fire Restoration
FORT COLLINS, CO, July 22, 2019: With the scars
of destructive 2018 wildfires still highly visible
throughout Colorado, and affected families still
working toward recovery, many in the state want to
know what they can do to help.
One way to have a positive impact on affected for-
ests and communities is through the replanting of
trees, which is the goal of the donor driven Restor-
ing Colorado¡¯s Forests Fund. To donate visit: csfs.
Donations made to the Colorado State Forest Ser-
vice administered fund are used to provide