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.
The lives and contributions of Delta seniors who are 90 years young or more were celebrated in a special annual event Wednesday, April 26, at the Delta Senior Center (DSC).
The Super Senior 90s event was attended by 76 persons. Thirty-one seniors over 90 signed up for the luncheon, and almost all of them were present.
The Bruins won both games scheduled for last week. A scrappy Olathe team visited Cedaredge on April 25 and put up a good battle in a 19-16 loss to the Bruins. Cedaredge outhit the Pirates in the high-scoring game, 16-10.
With two games left on its regular schedule, Delta's baseball fortunes rest with a tough foe in Gunnison (12-3 and 6-1) and a scrappy Grand Valley team (2-13, 0-7) this week. The Panthers defeated Basalt (13-2) on April 25 and slipped past stubborn Aspen, 16-0, on April 29.
If there was any question as to who the best team is in 1A/2A District 5 competition, it was answered last week as No. 1-ranked Paonia swept a two-game series against No. 2 Hotchkiss.
With high temperatures in the mid-40s, last Friday's annual Montrose Invitational wasn't the best meet for setting new speeds, distances and heights, but it didn't slow Paonia senior Sophia Anderson.
Anderson won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, resetting her personal best marks in both events.
The energy, physical conditioning, and learning prowess of the valley's elementary school students were on full display last week at Cedaredge Elementary School's two Showcase events.
On April 21, 45 Youth Outdoor Network students celebrated Earth Day and the end of a successful first year at Sweitzer Lake State Park.
Students from the five participating high schools -- Paonia, Delta, Olathe, Cedaredge, and Hotchkiss high schools -- learned survival skills from Anita Evans, director of the Nature Connection. Armed with flint and cottonballs and faced with a ceaseless wind, students raced to build a fire the fastest.
It's funny how some things seem like chance but then end up being the thing that sets your life in a new direction. Twenty years ago, Crystal Decker belonged to a book-of-the-month club, where she received a new book each month in the mail.
April 23 marked the "End of Watch" for Bill Hart.
Friends, family members and comrades filled Paonia Friends Church Saturday to pay their respects to Hart, a husband, father, Army veteran, Paonia police officer and Volunteer Fire Department member. Hart lost his battle with lung cancer on April 23 at the age of 45.
Some communities don't observe Arbor Day. But in Cedaredge, Arbor Day is a big deal.
On April 24, the Cedaredge Tree Board observed Arbor Day with fifth grade students from Cedaredge Elementary School.
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