Four Hotchkiss Bulldog baseball players were named all-state players by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Jonathan Gonzalez received All-State First Team honors. A pitcher and shortstop, Gonzalez was also named to the CHSAA second team as a junior. At the plate, this season he earned six wins, had an ERA of 1.67, and struck out 93 of 254 batters faced.
Junior pitcher/outfielder Presley Pene made the All-State Second Team roster. As a sophomore Pene received honorable mention from the CHSAA.
Seniors Chase Hiatt (catcher) and Eli Kirk (pitcher/outfielder) also received all-state honorable mention (third-team) honors from the CHSAA. All three senior honorees from Hotchkiss signed to play in college: Kirk and Hiatt with Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, and Gonzalez with Vernon College in Vernon, Texas.
Under head coach Blake Carlquist Hotchkiss finished the season at 19-4 overall record, won the district title, and finished fourth in the state.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.