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Delta

'Plow Days' celebrates rural heritage
'Plow Days' celebrates rural heritage

The Thunder Mountain Flywheelers' "Plow Days" event brought out antique tractor enthusiasts and their favorite machines last Saturday, March 26, at the Steve and Susan Spinden farm on 2100 Road.

The Thunder Mountain Flywheelers are involved with events and activities during the spring, summer, and fall that center around their love for antique tractors.

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Sports

Area athletes receive accolades for hoops

Delta County basketball was well represented in 2015-16. Paonia, Cedaredge and Delta landed athletes on the Colorado High School Activities Association all-state teams, announced last Friday.

Paonia High School's Ashley Van Vleet and Cedaredge's Nellie Freeman were honored with selections to First-Team status.

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Eagles take another DH; play No. 1 this weekend
Eagles take another DH; play No. 1 this weekend

On the eve of its biggest road trip of the year, the baseball team from Paonia High School dominated another doubleheader at home last Saturday and has already hit twice the home runs it hit all of last season.

"I think last year we had six or eight home runs all season, and now we've already got 13," Paonia sophomore pitcher and catcher Jaden Miller said.

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Track teams battle weather

The high school track teams from Delta County are just in the second week of competition but already are showing signs that a great running season is in store for all.

At a snowy and windy event at Hotchkiss High School last Saturday, 16 different boys' teams and 15 different girls' teams from all around the Western Slope competed for early season bragging rights.

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School Zone

Hotchkiss K-8 presents GRIT Blazing Bulldog Awards

Hotchkiss K-8 strives to develop citizens through GRIT -- growth, resiliency, integrity and tenacity. Students who demonstrate these traits academically, socially or emotionally are recognized as GRIT Blazing Bulldogs.

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Ukrainian Easter egg hunt
Ukrainian Easter egg hunt

The Wheeler Room in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss came alive last Wednesday as youngsters from the area put their own spin on a tradition that is over 4,000 years old.

About 15 youngsters took part in a workshop that taught them how to dye Ukrainian Easter eggs.

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Surface Creek

Flames, foam and fizz -- science in action
Flames, foam and fizz -- science in action

The kind of science that excites young minds and energizes learning was on display last Thursday, March 24, at the Cedaredge Middle School's annual Science Night.

CMS science instructor Doug Craig said there were about 60 projects in the school's annual science fest.

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Lions hide, lambs seek at Easter egg hunt
Lions hide, lambs seek at Easter egg hunt

It took only a very few short moments for the community's little lambs to seek out the pounds of chocolate and other candied treats that had been placed by friendly Lions of the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club for them to find and enjoy as an Easter treat.

The pre-Easter candy rush for community kids aged four to 10 has been a tradition hosted by club members for at least 30 years, according to one club member's estimate.

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