When the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce put out a call for nominees for volunteer, nonprofit and business of the year, it could not have anticipated the number of individuals and organizations chamber and community members found worthy of recognition. In myriad ways, the nominees enhance the quality of life in Delta -- serving youth, the homeless and the infirm; providing goods and services with a smile and hometown connection; and fueling the economic engine that supports community services and amenities.
On Feb. 9, Tony Bohling and his crew from the City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department completed planting 12 new pine trees on the peninsula at Confluence Lake. All 12 trees were donated in memory of Albert Spika, who passed away on Feb. 3.
Forty-one years of volunteering for Delta County Memorial Hospital was celebrated with a Mardi Gras theme Saturday, Feb. 18. About 70 Pink Ladies, Red Barons and guests attended the annual banquet and meeting in the oncology classrooms on the Delta County Memorial Hospital campus.
Cedaredge sent 10 wrestlers to the state tournament and came home with three medals. The Bruins scored 58 point to place eighth out of 48 teams.
Delta junior heavyweight Logan Church was the top placer for Delta at the Class 3A state wrestling tournament in Denver last weekend. Church was seeded 12th, which is a tough place to be in any wrestling tournament.
Hotchkiss brought home two silver medals and a bronze and finished in sixth place with 92 points at the 2A state wrestling tournament in Denver. At 113 pounds, Sergio Campos took silver Saturday night on a loss to sophomore Dillon Jaramillo of Rocky Ford.
Paonia senior Trevor Smith is a little underweight for a heavyweight wrestler, but that didn't stop him from winning the Class 2A heavyweight title at the Colorado High School Activities Association State Wrestling Tournament at the Pepsi Center last weekend. Smith brought home Delta County's only state title, ending the tournament and his career with a 4-3 overtime win against Meeker senior Tyler Ilgen and a nice medal.
The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity for the Delta FFA chapter. The year started with county fair.
With spring around the corner, Cedaredge FFA members would like to reflect on the busy activities that took place throughout the fall and winter seasons. The chapter has provided opportunities for students to attend shows, conventions and community service projects.
As the end of the year draws closer every day, the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter is looking forward to celebrating our organization during National FFA Week. This special week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA.
Sylvia Karner has been cutting, coloring and styling hair in Delta since the mid 1970s -- nearly as long as she's been making jewelry. While beadwork has become increasingly popular in recent years, it's a hobby that has fascinated Sylvia for some time.
Having your coffee bought by a buddy at the morning coffee klatch is a good deal.
But how about buying morning coffee for the whole town?
The Town of Cedaredge's sewer plant contractor was back on site during the past month for some additional warranty work. It was the second reported incident of significant operating problems at the plant which is still covered by the contractor's warranty, according to town staff.
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