At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.
For the fourth year in a row, the Paonia girls' track team dominated the 2A competition at the state meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood and brought home another team title.
The competition was never really in doubt as the Eagles girls led after the first event and had the title locked up after the second day of the meet.
The track teams from Cedaredge High School put all the pieces together at just the right time.
The Bruins built off of the momentum from their last meet at home two weeks ago and the Cedaredge boys rallied to win the 2A state championship last weekend at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.
The track teams from Hotchkiss and Delta may not have won team titles at the state meet last weekend in Lakewood, but the Bulldogs and Panthers got several fine individual performances and represented their schools proudly.
Recent visitors to the Delta Library may have noticed some unusual closures in the last week, resulting in a wonderful transformation. The children's area closed after story time last Wednesday as books were moved, shelves painted, bins created, and the whole room changed to become more welcoming and friendly for the youngsters of Delta.
Diplomas were awarded to 67 graduates of Olathe High School at commencement ceremonies held Sunday afternoon on Wilson Field.
As is the tradition at OHS, the ceremony opened with the recognition of the distinguished alumnus.
The fifth graders at Lincoln Elementary School each chose a famous historical character, researched 10 to 15 important events in that individual's life, prepared a timeline, then gathered props and costumes for the "Hall of Heroes," an event to share what they'd learned with their younger classmates.
Every quilt is one-of-a-kind, snippets of colors and pattern layered together to create stunning table runners, wall hangings and bed covers. The process often begins with a pattern or even a kit, with precut fabric swatches in complementary colors.
The official season opening of the valley's community gathering place, events center, and tourism and economic development showcase -- Pioneer Town -- is coming this Saturday with main events taking place throughout the 25-building complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day's activities will get off right with a VFW pancake breakfast in the Stolte Shed beginning at 7 a.m.
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