Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with saying, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door."
Delta resident Gary Chism believes he's designed that "better mousetrap," which he markets under the name "The Trap."
On March 17, Taco Time's first co-op meeting of the year was held in Salt Lake City. The franchise's top stores, managers and crew members for 2015 were recognized at this meeting. There are 55 stores in the group.
With the exception of Gunnison High School's boys' team, the 16-team field was basically no match for Class 2A Paonia and Cedaredge on the track.
Paonia's girls won their division with 158 points with Cedaredge placing second with 109 points. The boys' division was won by Gunnison (154) with Cedaredge (134.5) second and Paonia (71) third.
Depending upon which poll you follow, the state's No. 1 and No. 2 2A baseball teams met at Volunteer Park last Tuesday evening in Paonia.
In the first of two regular season matchups between rivals that have played baseball for over a hundred years, Paonia showed that it can execute in all three phases of the game and beat the Bulldogs 3-0.
Delta's Panthers participated in last week's Phil Wertman Invitational at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The Panthers' girls finished with 81 points and a fifth place. Delta's boys finished eighth with 38 points.
Members from The Women's Surface Creek Saddle Club traveled to New Mexico on two occasions in April to compete in the North American Trail Riders Conference, NATRC, sanctioned trail rides.
The NAN Ranch Competitive Trail Ride was held the first weekend in April near Silver City, N.M.
Vision Charter Academy (VCA) is a public charter school in Delta County School District. VCA promotes learners having a voice and a choice to achieve using their individual learning plans.
Just in time for the fifth annual Conservation Days last Thursday and Friday, Ira Houseweart completed work on a new handicap accessible ramp at the Paonia River Park.
"Ira finished it last week," Julia Bowman, Paonia River Park Coordinator for the Western Slope Conservation Center, said. "We're convinced it's the nicest ramp in Colorado."
After an election that couldn't have been any closer, the Town of Crawford swore in its new trustees and mayor April 20 at Crawford Town Hall.
Wanda Gofforth defeated Gill Saunders by one vote, 61-60, and won the mayor's seat.
Laura Lee Yates has been working at the Paonia Library for over 10 years. In that time, she has become well known for both her popular adult programs and her ability to connect people with the right books.
The Western Slope Conservation Center held its fifth annual Conservation Days at the Paonia River Park last Thursday and Friday, and by all accounts, it was the best of the bunch.
"It started out as this really small event with just a couple of classes," Julia Bowman, Paonia River Park coordinator for the WCC, said.
Once a year the Delta County Council on Aging sponsors luncheons at all the senior centers in Delta County, including Delta, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge and Paonia.
This year's edition at the Paonia Senior Center took place April 13. Seniors aged 90 and over were encouraged to attend.
During its April 21 meeting, the Cedaredge Town Board accepted the Cedaredge High School/Elementary School onto the town's register of historic buildings.
The proposal to do so was submitted by the town's Historic Preservation Committee.
A new Cedaredge mayor and three new town trustees recited their oaths of office and began work on a long evening's business agenda during the town board's regular April 21 meeting.
Outgoing Mayor Pat Means was honored with a testimonial from her successor, Gene Welch, and with a plaque honoring her service to the town.
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