The Arts Coalition of Delta County, known also as AC/DC has opened up a process where local Delta County residents may apply to be on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization whose goal is to organize and promote the arts in Delta County.
Richard Weldon, chairman of the board of directors, stated, "AC/DC, which will build a large auditorium and amphitheater in Delta County, has been working the past few years to get the word out about its plans and has conducted several fundraising events in the county.
Rene Loy Maas, elections supervisor for Delta County, reports that 26 percent of the ballots of the 13,728 ballots mailed to voters in the Delta County Ambulance District has been received. In Crawford, 30 percent of the 285 ballots have been returned.
The Cowboy at the Cross Church has outgrown its ranch location in Eckert and will be moving to the Delta Sales Yard, 700 W. 5th, on Sunday, Nov. 5. Services begin at 10 a.m. and are preceded by a Bible study at 9 a.m.
Betsy Suerth, a resident of Glenwood Springs, has been selected as the City of Delta's public works and utilities director. She was one of three finalists considered for the position created by the resignation of Steve Glammeyer.
The King's Table, a nonprofit soup kitchen, is dedicated to feeding the hungry in Delta County. Organizers are seeking donations of empty gallon milk jugs with lids, Cool Whip containers with lids, coffee cans with lids and plastic grocery bags.
A matinee hosted by the Delta County Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 14, brought a different type of venue to the theater as it presented the opening night experience to theater patrons as it might have looked on Oct. 1, 1928. On that occasion, two movies -- silent films -- were shown along with a stage act or two, all highlighted with music from the Robert Morton theater organ then installed at the Egyptian.
Election Day is Nov. 7. Ballots have been mailed to electors residing in the Town of Crawford and within the boundaries of the Delta County Ambulance District. Ballots can be returned by mail, or as Election Day approaches, at the county courthouse, North Fork Annex in Hotchkiss or Crawford Town Hall.
Nov. 5 marks the end of daylight saving time, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be particularly cautious to avoid wildlife-related accidents on our roads as daylight hours get shorter.
Delta County Memorial Hospital has established a behavioral health program for both the hospital and its four primary care clinics.
Program director Becky Ela, a licensed clinical social worker, provided an update on the hospital's efforts at the Oct. 27 quarterly meeting of county and city officials at the Technical College of the Rockies.
Voters in Hotchkiss and Paonia may feel at loose ends in this election cycle, since ballots were mailed to residents in Crawford, Cedaredge, Orchard City and Delta -- but not to them. The need for a countywide election was eliminated when the number of candidates expressing interest in the Delta County 50J Board of Education matched the number of seats to be filled.
Delta County Search and Rescue is mourning the death of K-9 Millie, who died this month of cancer.
Millie was born in May 2008 and was adopted by Peggy Woodis.
Three juvenile males of Delta were issued a summons for illegal possession/consumption of marijuana by an underage person (MIP).
Justin D. Rundle, 33, of Delta was issued a summons for harassment.
Tammy Smith was elected to the Delta County School Board in November 2009. While her three children were in school, she dedicated her time and energy as a volunteer and high school coach.
Recipients of grants from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund have been announced by Jay Bugarin, Wells Fargo's district manager for the Blue Mountain District. Nineteen nonprofit organizations based in Southern Colorado received the donations totaling $25,000.
First, a reminder to all who are eligible to seek insurance coverage through Colorado Connect for Health, the sign up period began on Nov. 1 and will continue through Jan. 12 (in Colorado). Due to insurance company contracts being in place through 2018, subsidized insurance (and expanded Medicaid) is still available for lower income people for the coming year.
We at the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce are just coming off of a very successful AppleFest celebration, and thankfully, we only had one very minor injury during the weekend. A little boy scraped his finger at the playground and desperately needed a bandaid.
I would like to thank the man in Delta who helped me up off the sidewalk when I fell last Saturday.
The last time the vote came up to finance the continuation of our Delta ambulance service, I voted for it because I thought it was necessary and would maybe save someone's life. Now I KNOW it's necessary.
I read the letter from Robert Laitres who stood up for the NFL players who refused to stand up for the national anthem and I then read a letter in another publication from a lady who lost her Marine stepson in Iraq. The fact that the NFL players "think" they have a right to protest any grievance, real or imagined, before an NFL game while on the payroll of the NFL owners is nothing short of despicable.
In reply to Mr. Laitres, who commented on Mr. Dana Harvey's pleasure in seeing high school football players show respect for our flag. Why not?
Once again, I find myself writing a letter to the editor to encourage local residents to vote in favor of a mill levy increase to help pay for the operation of the Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD). Nothing much has changed since my letter of last year, except that the DCAD is struggling even harder to maintain reliable service to our community.
Last Friday night's gridiron battle between host Cedaredge High School and Hotchkiss' Bulldogs was an epic defensive battle for over four quarters. Neither team had the solution for finding the end zone with a touchdown.
Delta High School's cross country season came to an end with the running of last weekend's State Cross Country Meet in Colorado Springs.
The Panthers had two runners who competed in this year's race.
A disappointing season ended with a big 53-0 win over Gunnison for the Delta Panthers football team. The one-sided victory left Delta's record for the season at 3-2 in 2A Intermountain League standings and 4-5 overall.
Delta High School's volleyball team ventured to New Castle last weekend for a four-game challenge against some stiff competition. The plan for Delta coach Beth Nelson was to earn a few RPI points for seeding purposes in the coming regional playoffs.
The Paonia Eagles capped the football season with a 21-2 win at Grand Valley Friday night, but it wasn't a pretty win. Paonia lacked big plays, was unable to capitalize on short field situations, and had three critical turnovers, including two in the first quarter.
The Hotchkiss volleyball team didn't make it to Saturday's district finals at Grand Valley High School, but the team still had much to celebrate. Friday's 3-1 tournament win over the Hayden Tigers meant more than just a win.
All ages are invited to participate in the City of Delta's amateur chess tournament Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The community is invited to join the ladies of the Del-Rose Chorus and Grand Mesa Chorus as they take you back to old-time radio show.
Al Smith, radio show host, will pepper the show with witty remarks, promoting our local sponsors and advertisers.
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.
The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.
Stephen and Say Moo Wright of Delta are the parents of a son, Candle Moo Wright, born Oct. 13, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
Friends and family members are invited to join Hazel McLeod in celebrating her 90th birthday.
Katherine Ames of Delta has been hired as an admission ambassador for Fort Lewis College for the 2017-18 academic year. She is an elementary education major.
Glenn and Joann Spaulding of Delta are celebrating 65 years of marriage. They were wed Nov. 1, 1952.
"The success was unbelievable!" said Vision Charter Academy executive director, Willyn Webb, about the school's first ever readathon. The VCA Read Away went on for three weeks and challenged learners to read at least 30 minutes per day outside of school.
Dave Hooker (Little Grandpa, Grandpa Hooker, Papa) passed away peacefully in his own home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with PSP.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Heritage Hall, Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, Colo.
Lawrence Earl "Larry" Colclasure of Cedaredge died Oct. 23, 2017. He was 82.
Delta resident Lylah Yvonne Hanson Canty died Oct. 24, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 84.
Longtime Cedaredge resident Marjorie Ruth Bertram died Oct. 16, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 93.
Longtime Crawford resident Mavis Jean Scherrer died Oct. 26, 2017. She was 87.
On Friday, Oct. 20, a broad coalition of groups filed a complaint challenging a 146-well Bureau of Land Management (BLM) master development plan (MDP) 30 miles northeast of Paonia in Colorado's Bull Mountain Unit. The coalition includes four citizen and conservation groups representing local farmers, ranchers, vineyards, wineries, recreationalists, property owners, residents, and local businesses.
Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is in the process of replacing switches on its 46 kV power lines in the Olathe, Hotchkiss and Paonia areas. Switches in these areas have reached the end of their useful life and are now in need of replacement.
Behind almost every successful library district is a hard-working, dedicated, governing board. The efforts of each board member, though invaluable to the districts they represent, tend to go unrecognized and even unnoticed by the overall community.
On Nov. 21, 1898, Hotchkiss Constable Robert G. Lewis was killed in the line of duty. The unarmed lawman stepped between two men.
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees will consider possible actions against trustee Suzanne Watson after town administrator Ken Knight and four town employees signed a letter of complaint against her.
Finance and personnel committee members Karen Budinger and Chelsea Bookout investigated the complaints and presented their findings at the Oct. 24 meeting.
The Town of Paonia will hold a public hearing on the draft 2018 town budget at the Nov. 14 meeting of the board of trustees. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 25, Surface Creek area businesses -- large and small, brick and mortar and home-based -- are invited to participate in National Small Business Saturday, a concerted promotion to keep holiday shoppers spending their dollars right here at home.
After organizing the biggest AppleFest celebration in memory, the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce is moving on to events in November and December.
Mitchell Gronenthal, chamber board vice president, provided an update at the Cedaredge Town Council meeting Oct. 19.
Last Friday night, a car struck a deer on Main Street in Cedaredge. The vehicle moved on and the deer -- a young doe -- died in the gutter.
At the Oct. 12 meeting of the local ESA sorority, members voted to disperse some of the chapter's fundraising dollars to the local community. The following will be receiving $100 each:
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