Delta's second annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 25. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and First Colorado National Bank.
The second annual Run with a Nurse 5k Fun Run/Walk had approximately 50 participants run or walk the trails at Confluence Park on May 21. Participants started at Lions Pavilion and went around the lake.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is advising all voters who want to participate in the June 28 primary election to check their voter registration status and to be aware of certain deadlines.
"We want to make sure that everyone who wants to vote in the primary election is able to do so," Williams said.
The Delta County Planning Commission review of a specific development application for Farm Fresh Chickens LLC has been delayed until the commission's June meeting.
The hearing was originally scheduled for May 25, but was pulled from the meeting agenda at the last minute.
Delta County Memorial Hospital was named one of the 2016 top 20 rural community hospitals out of 525 rural community hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
"DCMH is honored to receive this national recognition as a rural hospital providing quality medical care at the highest level to Delta County families.
The Abraham Connection, Delta County School District and the Western Colorado Community Foundation are teaming up to sponsor the Delta Summer Kids Lunch Program - Panther Power Bites, to ensure children in Delta have access to summer meals while school is out.
The Panther Power Bites program will offer a free lunch daily, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to all children 18 years and younger at the Abraham Connection building, 480 Silver Street in Delta.
Karina J. Atchley, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment.
Kenneth W. Lindley, 75, of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged changed lanes when unsafe after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of Confluence Drive.
As the next step in the expansion of its Colorado Project Wildfire, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the West Region Wildfire Council to offer educational programming for REALTORS® and property owners in the west/southwest counties of our state. The partnership was announced at the Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department near Ridgway where wildfire mitigation experts provided an informational session and tour of both mitigated properties and those in need of mitigation.
The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or USDA Forest Service to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests were notified by Montrose County Road and Bridge staff of a mudslide that recently occurred on the Uncompahgre Plateau. 90 Road (National Forest System Road 540) is closed at its intersection with the Divide Road (NFSR 402). Approximately five miles of road is closed to full-sized vehicles, but open to all terrain vehicles that are 50 inches or less in width.
A feral cat found on Hanson Road near Cedaredge tested positive for plague over the Memorial Day weekend. This is the first plague activity detected in Delta County this season. The sick cat was taken to Surface Creek Veterinary Center where it was tested for Plague and then euthanized. Contact the Delta County Health Department, 970-874-2165, if you find dead rabbits, squirrels, or prairie dogs in this area.
Installers from Empowered Energy Systems, LLC of Hotchkiss just finished the first installation in a series of new solar PV systems springing up around Delta County. A brand new 25 kilowatt commercial system now sits atop workspace solutions ProSpace's roof in Delta.
Delta County Libraries launched signups for summer reading as soon as school ended and the response has been enthusiastic throughout the county. Almost 350 children, teens and adults have already signed up to track their reading, earn prizes, and attend exciting events over the next two months, and library staff expects much more participation to follow, both in the libraries and online.
Delta County has designated the Delta County segments of the Old Spanish Trail as a county historic landmark.
Delta County contains some of the only undisturbed yet recognizable tracks of the trail that exist in Colorado.
If you ever had any doubt regarding the extent of the oil and gas industry's influence over the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), I would encourage you to read BLM's draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) that was just released.
A couple of years ago I became acquainted with Brad Harding and was most impressed with his knowledge, energy and approachability. I see Mr. Harding is running for a position on Delta-Montrose Electric Association's board.
We are fortunate to have two people running in District 3 for county commissioner who have some qualities I wish were evident in races at state and federal levels. That said, this circumstance brings with it a problem I hope Delta County voters will take time to think about seriously.
The annual Paonia Summer Duals wrestling camp will be held June 11 and 12 at Paonia High School.
Upward of 400 wrestlers compete in the annual duals.
Join the 101st Army Dixieland Band and the 101st Army Rock Band in Cedaredge at the Town Park Bandstand on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. for a fun outdoor concert! Free admission and no tickets required.
Anytime is a good time to celebrate when the 101st Army Dixieland Band is in town!
The Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus will present "Twitterpated," an evening of fun harmony singing, as their 41st annual show, at the Montrose Pavilion Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. The show will also include guest barbershop quartet Momentous and the Delrose Sweet Adelines.
The Ditch & Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) will be holding three workshops during the month of June on how local government and ditch companies can work more cooperatively.
The first workshop, Ditch Companies: Enhancing Communication, Reducing Uncertainty, and Planning for a Prosperous Future will take place on Friday, June 3, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location.
Julie and Todd Boyd of Delta are the parents of a son, Lyman Burton Boyd, born at 12:29 a.m. May 12, 2016, at Community Hospital in Grand Junction. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.2 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge on May 23. The opening ritual was performed, led by president Diane Martinez.
Jay and Barb Belt celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1. They were married in 1966 at her parents' home in Delta, where they now live.
Katherine Ames of Delta, a freshman at Fort Lewis College, was honored with the college mathematics HOPE Award. This award is for students who demonstrate hard work, have possibly overcome obstacles, have shown persistence and have high expectations, as evidenced by exponential growth throughout the term.
Les and Ann Renfrow of Delta announce their 45th wedding anniversary. Married on May 29, 1971, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Delta, they have lived in Delta where Les operated Renfrow's Home Furnishings for 26 years.
For their April meeting, the members and guests of the Plant & Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge visited the City of Delta parks shop and visited with parks supervisor Tony Bohling and his two co-workers, Veronica and Cindy. Tony showed two beautiful videos of the various city flower beds and pots along Main Street and the spectacular center medians along Highway 65 throughout the previous years.
A grant application that would have funded an addition to Delta Middle School did not receive priority from the Colorado Department of Education, but has been placed in the "backup" category.
Delta County Joint School District #50 submitted an application for a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant in the amount of $11.3 million, pledging a matching contribution of $3.4 million for the Delta Middle School project.
The two recipients of the 2016 Tom Alter Scholarship, both aiming for careers in health care, were entertained at a luncheon in their honor at RJ's Steakhouse on May 28.
The two graduating seniors from Cedaredge High School named as recipients of the twin $10,000 awards were Amber Jenkins and Angela Saenz.
Brianna Morton, a 2016 Cedaredge High School graduate, is the recipient of a $1,000 Built Ford Tough scholarship offered through the National FFA scholarship program.
Barbara Lee Lyons died May 13, 2016, at her home in Montrose. She was 80.
Lifetime Delta resident Charlie Dixon died Monday, May 23, 2016, at his home. He was 85.
Olathe resident Christie Dawn Carter died May 30, 2016, at her home. She was 48.
Darold L. Kearns died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 87.
A celebration of life for Eleanor M. Orme will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, at Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose. Mrs. Orme died Dec. 21, 2015.
James "Jim" Drew died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home in Paonia. He was 80.
Cedaredge resident Lois Baker died May 26, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 95.
Delta County resident Audrey Lurleen DeBusk died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 85.
A local landmark once referred to as "the only really first-class hotel in the county," the Bross Hotel in Paonia opened for business 110 years ago this May. On May 28, a celebration was held to mark the anniversary and to celebrate its recent inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places by the U. S. Department of the Interior.
While the average age of American Legion members at Crawford Cemetery at last Sunday's Memorial Day service hovered somewhere above 60, those at the ceremony couldn't help but notice young Brady Todd. The former Marine is the newest member of the Crawford American Legion Lynch-Cotten Post 190.
At the May 24 public meeting, Paonia town trustees voted unanimously to appoint Corinne Ferguson as town clerk. The appointment was one of four made by trustees that are required by state statute following the seating of the new board, which was done on April 26.
After the recent installation of a cooking range and hood, the commercial kitchen at Crawford Town Hall is finally ready for use.
The facility was made possible by an anonymous donor, a grant from the Department of Local Affairs, and the balance of funds remaining following completion of Phase II of the remodel and renovation project, which included all of the indoor work, said Friends of Crawford Town Hall board members Susan Hansen and Cathy Cheatham.
For decades, the Crawford Women's Fire Auxiliary has provided support for the Crawford Fire Department.
In an effort to improve its support, the auxiliary recently changed its name to the Crawford Fire Auxiliary.
After 12 years of concerts, plays, dance performances, recognition speeches and western Colorado weather, the gazebo/stage at Paonia Town Park is in need of repair.
Efforts to mend and preserve the structure are currently underway.
The streets of Paonia will look a little nicer this summer, thanks to the efforts of a small group of volunteers. On May 19, members of the Knights of Columbus from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Paonia and St. Margaret Mary Church in Hotchkiss spent the evening hours clearing debris from the curbs of several of the town's streets.
Members of the Hotchkiss Fire Department honored outgoing board president Frank McPherson last week, presenting him with a plaque and thanking him for his service.
McPherson, who is term-limited, was appointed to the board and served two years, and was elected to two terms as board president.
With the waters of the swollen North Fork River roaring below, members of American Legion Wilson Head Post 97 held their annual ceremony at the Grand Avenue Bridge Monday while a small group of observers bowed their heads and held their hands over their hearts.
"Help us to remember with reverence the valor and devotion of our departed comrades," said Joe Kaputa, a former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam.
Seats on the 16th annual Western Colorado Conservation Center's float trip down the North Fork of the Gunnison River are sold out, but there's room for all at the post-float trip party at Paonia River Park.
WSCC executive director Alex Johnson was granted approval by Paonia trustees on May 10 to hold the party.
Sometime between midnight and about 2 o'clock on the morning of Monday, May 23, vandals broke windows at two businesses located in the 200 block of Grand Avenue in Paonia. According to the Paonia Police Department, a picture window was shattered at the Heart of the Dragon, 234 Grand Avenue, and the front entry door window was broken out at Hightower Cafe, 201 Grand Avenue.
The 38th annual Crawford Pioneer Days committee is seeking local veterans from all branches of the military to honor with a ride in the annual parade on Saturday, June 11. Regardless of age, branch served or time served, "We are really encouraging all of the area's military who can be here," said committee member Tristan Pfeffer.
The phone just rang ... it was Jim Wallace, our most-reliable craniac. He said there are cranes at Hart's Basin. He said that there are 10.
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