The prescription for a high school football victory doesn't usually include surrendering an opening kickoff touchdown, fumbling away your first two possessions and trailing 12-0 after the first quarter.
The Hotchkiss Bulldogs recovered from all of that and more to beat Vail Christian 34-12 last Friday night on homecoming.
A six-run first inning more than set the tone for the rest of the game as Cedaredge rambled past Gunnison's Cowboys by a score of 12-2 in prep softball action during Homecoming week.
The Bruins, 6-1 and 9-4, jumped on Gunnison, 2-4 and 2-11, for six runs and added another four-spot in the third frame for a 10-0 lead heading to the fourth inning.
No one seems absolutely sure, with records not easily obtained, but there's plenty of speculation going around that the 2016 Delta golf team has made history by qualifying its entire team for the state playoffs (played on Sept. 26-27 in Colorado Springs).
A two-way playoff between Basalt and Delta was needed to determine the 3A Regional Golf Tournament's two teams who carded the top two scores.
Paonia High School is home to the No. 1 ranked football team and volleyball team.
The Eagles went to Carbondale and had no problem with Roaring Fork on the gridiron, winning 55-7 last Friday and improving to 4-0 in nonconference play.
Delta's Panthers were never threatened in their soccer match against the 3A WSL ninth-place team Grand Valley. Delta's offense worked the ball methodically throughout the contest and scored five goals in the first half on its way to a 7-0 shutout.
The family of David and Charlene Dorsey invite friends and neighbors to a 50th anniversary celebration in their honor. An open house will be held Saturday, Oct, 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the Paonia Assembly of God Church, 600 Oak Avenue in Paonia. Only the gift of your presence is requested!
When her first child, Lilyanna, was born in 2009, Leslie Workman went through what a lot of new moms go through. "I went onto this all-natural kick," she said, and soon was looking for healthier food choices, household cleaners and skin care products.
God's angels called for him much sooner than we planned.
Gregory Lee Rule was born to David and Danita (Lemon) Rule in their Chevy Nova in the winter of 1981 between Baggs, Wyo and Craig, Colo.
The third annual Tomato Fest took place in Hotchkiss on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year's festival featured a tomato-themed fashion show organized by library staff in partnership with Robbie Winne of The Rose in Hotchkiss.
On Sept. 17, representatives from the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC), Colorado Canyons Association (CCA), River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow (RRAFT), and the Cross-Watershed Network (XWN) met up at the Cottonwood Grove campsite on the banks of the Lower Gunnison River near Delta to establish a common vision for future collaboration in the Gunnison Gorge and Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA). These organizations work to provide educational opportunities, support river restoration projects, recruit volunteers and conduct citizen science along Western Colorado landscapes with a variety of partners including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and community organizations.
On the morning of Aug. 30 a field tour sponsored by the Delta Conservation District left the Delta County Fairgrounds in route to Powell Mesa. Its destination: A newly installed small-hydro power generation facility just north of Hotchkiss that has benefitted by years of work to enable inspection and approval of small hydropower facilities in Colorado.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor wind, nor freezing temperatures kept North Fork area fourth-grade students from enjoying Friday's annual field trip to Lost Lake Campground.
"It's a good age to teach preparedness," said Dana Niksch, Program Support Specialist with the Paonia Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests while standing under a canopy watching kids and adults dash through the falling snow from learning station to learning station.
This summer was a very eventful time for the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter under Coley Wondra, with State FFA Convention in June, Washington Leadership Conference in July, and the Delta County Fair in August.
The Colorado state convention this year was held in Sterling and the chapter had over 20 members in attendance.
From its beginnings as a small music festival and farmers' market, Paonia blues musician Howard Berkman was a big supporter of the Mountain Harvest Festival. A consummate musician, he was a perennial favorite at the first 10 festivals, until his untimely death in 2011.
The Cedaredge Cemetery is observing its 110th year during September as the treasured institution serves its public, preserves the community's heritage, and protects a community trust in a way that no other institution can.
The administrations of town government and demographics of the community may change over time, but the mission of stewardship that directors of the Cedaredge Cemetery District undertake does not change.
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