June 9,2017

Immediate Opening –

1-Full time Ditch Rider  

Position is a salaried position with paid med/dent/vis, vacation, holiday and monthly fuel allotment. Position does require weekend hours. Minimum requirements - HS Diploma/Equivalent; Valid Colorado Driver’s license; reliable vehicle with insurance and successfully pass physical and drug screen.   Job requires effective written/verbal communication skills. Understands and can apply basic math skills. Previous exp. in related field is desired. Resumes’ can be sent to Beaver Park Water, Inc. PO BOX 286 Penrose CO 81240 OR applications may be picked up in the office. Please no phone calls.


May Update

May certainly provided us with a variety of weather patterns; snow, rain, wind, and heat. Temperatures fluctuated from a high of 84 degrees to a low of 29 degrees and anything in between. According to the AG met sensor located in Penrose we received a total of 2.30 inches of recorded moisture.
Irrigations continued throughout the month and most of our shareholders have received their first irrigations. Due to the rain and snow, some shareholders opted out first irrigations and some shareholders are just now plowing and planting as the rain kept them out of their fields. In some cases second irrigations will begin soon, but those who are late in getting their fields ready will still be able to receive their first irrigations.
Please remember to coordinate cutting your fields with your ditch rider. It is important that water deliveries are not scheduled to adjacent properties during the drying process. The more the ditch rider knows the less chance your hay will be compromised.
Reminder – In effort to allow the ditch riders a weekend off every other weekend, the ditch riders and the superintendent rotate weekends. A posting on the office window has the name and contact numbers of the ditch riders that will be responsible for the irrigation water for each weekend.
Just as in the past, many properties have sold and changed hands. Some of the new owners are not familiar with Penrose’s irrigation system. Please, be a good neighbor, help out if you can. Some of us have been in their shoes at one time; any assistance you can provide will make for a smoother irrigation.
Announcement - We are currently accepting applications for a ditch rider position.