About 120 community members turned out to support The Nature Connection's application for a GOCO Inspire grant.
"I have never seen such a large group of people, from such a large area, come together for such a long time toward a common goal -- the welfare of our kids," said coalition member Neal Schweiterman of Paonia.
Delta High School's cross country teams have steadily improved this season and times have come down.
Last week's Sweitzer Lake Invitational produced some good times for Delta runners.
Hotchkiss' Bulldogs were 8-6 overall and 6-2 in 2A/1A WSL play heading into their Oct. 3 match at Rangely (10-2, 6-0). On Sept. 26, Hotchkiss defeated Vail Mountain in straight sets and on Friday it was routed by Meeker (11-2, 6-0) in straight sets 25-13, 25-12 and 25-12.
Cedaredge High School's softball team created an electric atmosphere with its enthusiasm last Friday during the early innings of a key 3A District 5 softball matchup. The Bruins built a 9-4 lead before Delta put together back-to-back seven and six-run innings to forge an improbable come-from-behind 19-9 victory.
For Paonia fans, Friday night's conference-opening win was another victory under a new coaching staff and in a season dubbed "New Year, New Team, One Dream."
For Cedaredge fans, it was a long night that ended in a 49-8 loss.
Katya Schwieterman and Brooke Hillman led the Paonia cross country team to a second-place finish Saturday at the Delta Sweitzer Lake Invitational cross country meet. Schwieterman pulled out all the stops with a second-place time of 20 minutes, 44.65 seconds, topping her former personal best performance run a week earlier at the Anna Banana memorial race in Fruita.
Tommy Lee and Carma Suzanne Stricklin Grimes are celebrating 50 years of marriage on Oct. 5.
Both were born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.
Altrusa International of Delta, Partners Mentoring and Drug Free Delta County are sharing life lessons with the 1,200 elementary students in Delta through the "Only One You" project.
The project is based on a children's book written by Linda Krantz.
Among the gently rolling 'dobie hills in North Delta, Devil's Thumb stands tall -- apparently impervious to the forces of erosion that have worn down the surrounding soft clay hills.
Late this summer, Dr. Dave Noe led an excursion to Devil's Thumb, following a trail that at first climbed gently through an arroyo, then grew steeper as it ascended Petrie Mesa to the landmark that gave Delta's golf course its name.
Did you know that it is time for monarch butterflies to migrate to Mexico and Southern California before winter?
Paonia Elementary's second graders do!
When the Rural Electrification Act of the 1930s was enacted, the country would never have imagined that its ways of producing, distributing and using energy would become outdated in less than 100 years.
Speaking Friday at the first E2 Engage Energy Conference in Paonia, Holy Cross Energy CEO Dr. Bryan Hannegan said that the current grid system has been "massively important" in the nation's economic development and global leadership.
While Town Park and Main Street are primary attractions for AppleFest events, off of Main Street there are also events happening at Pioneer Town, and especially at Cedaredge's AppleShed.
Connie Williams, owner, said that two popular artists, Barbara Torke and Ron Henry, will be on hand at the gallery intermittently during Saturday's AppleFest events to give demonstrations and visit with local art lovers.
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