Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Walker as the new program director for Senior CommUnity Meals (SCM). Walker was previously employed as the program director and returns to Colorado after working remotely from Missouri as the program dietitian.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Alpine Bank in Delta County, the bank is sponsoring local organizations and events on a monthly basis throughout the year as a way of recognizing not only its 10-year milestone but also its commitment to the community. The monthly events and activities are selected by the staff at the Delta location under the leadership of branch manager, Barbara Wolfe.
It was a rush to the finish line last week for Colin and April MacGregor of Crawford, owners of Broadtail Builders, a custom home design and construction business, as they made the finishing touches on a home that was heading to Oregon first thing this week. The home was the couple's first tiny home they designed and built.
Gena Cooper, vice president of Alpine Bank Wealth Management, was recently awarded the CTFA designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.
The CTFA designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of wealth management and trust.
ShadeScapes Americas, a Hotchkiss-based company which designs architectural grade residential and commercial shade umbrellas, has been nominated as a Colorado Company to Watch for 2017.
The program honors 50 second stage companies that develop products or services which help create quality jobs, enrich communities and create new industries.
For years, on the first and 15th of every month, Delta County Libraries administrative staff has gathered bills, organized payroll and arranged vouchers to deliver to the home office of bookkeeper Emma Neil. "Inevitably, we could look forward to a phone call a couple hours after we left our bills with Emma," laughs district director Lea Hart.
In January, Dana Wilson was named the new associate district manager for the Bureau of Land Management's Southwest District, based out of the Montrose Public Lands Center. The Southwest District includes about 2.6 million acres of BLM lands within the Grand Junction, Uncompahgre and Tres Rios Field Offices.
United Country Real Estate is not only one of the largest land brokerages internationally, but it is also one of the largest real estate and personal property auction companies in the world, with over $1 billion in auction sales in 2016. United Country has 431 offices nationwide, with 329 auctioneers working out of 177 auction-centric offices.
Mallori Salazar, Christi Prettyman and Porgia Vigil have joined Homes for Heroes®, a national program that brings savings to the hometown heroes who serve and protect our communities and our country.
Rod Fraser and 26 other elite drivers from Colorado have been inducted into UPS' prestigious "Circle of Honor." Every year, the Atlanta-based company recognizes UPS employees who have delivered packages for a quarter of a century without an accident.
On Feb. 8, regional forester Brian Ferebee, U.S. Forest Service, honored employees and partners for their contributions and successes in 2016 during the annual regional forester's honor awards ceremony.
Recent media reports have placed Delta County Memorial Hospital on the "critical condition" list, but CEO Jason Cleckler says the hospital is in no danger of closing.
In January, Steven Summer, president and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association, was quoted in the Denver Post, saying as many as eight Colorado hospitals "could have sustainability problems" if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a similar replacement.
The home of Dave and Edie Burgess -- and the site of the Graystone Restaurant -- was originally an apple packing shed. The Burgesses purchased the building in 1996, intending to covert it into a house.
For 20 years Elisabeth Delehaunty has designed upscaled clothing for her company, Elisabethan. Each piece of Elisabethan apparel is made of post-consumer materials.
Greg Larson has been selected as the Uncompahgre field manager in Montrose. Larson is responsible for overseeing about one million acres of BLM lands in Montrose, Ouray, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel and Mesa counties.
A new report ranks both Montrose Memorial Hospital and Delta County Memorial Hospital in the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals for the second year in a row.
The report is issued by The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is bringing the Morning Buzz to Delta County. The co-op is hosting three of its popular morning coffee events during the months of March and April.
A skydiving business wants to set up commercial operations at Blake Field.
County commissioners at their Feb. 21 meeting approved a permit for Ultimate Skydiving Adventures LLC to operate out of a private hangar on a temporary basis.
Jason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital, was recently recognized as one of the "Top 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know" in the country by Becker's Hospital Review, which will feature Cleckler and other top rural hospital CEOs in its March issue.
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.
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?
Colorow Care Center, an Olathe-based provider of rehabilitation and skilled nursing, is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight's 2017 Customer Experience Award™. Colorow qualified for the award in the categories of activities, quality of food, dining service, cleanliness, overall satisfaction, nursing care, professional therapy service, individual needs, communication from facility, dignity and respect and recommend to others.
At the Jan. 10 meeting of the We Are Referrals group, Brad Davis of Davis Clothing was awarded $1,000 toward restoration of his building, which was damaged by a hit and run RV on Thanksgiving Day.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Erin Williams in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.
Williams has made western Colorado her home for the past 42 years and says the visual splendor of this area is a constant inspiration for her work.
Environmental assessments are being conducted on the five blighted properties targeted for potential acquisition and demolition by the City of Delta.
The project is being funded through a $507,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), combined with a city match of $104,000.
As part of a recent on-site inspection, Delta County Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been accredited by the accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
"I am pleased with the recent review of our laboratory reflecting the continued dedication of our DCMH lab staff in providing quality lab services and high quality patient care," stated hospital CEO Jason Cleckler.
In 2016, Alpine Bank donated $989,719.76 to local nonprofit groups and projects through funds generated from the Loyalty Debit Card program. Alpine Bank is a true local bank -- giving where its employees live, together strengthening communities.
Students and faculty at Delta-Montrose Technical College (DMTC) will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, Feb. 5-11. The annual celebration, presented by Carhartt, represents over 300,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE).
The law firm of Clay and Dodson P.C. announces that Julie J. Huffman has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Huffman received her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado and her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Kentucky.
A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Paonia. The Rio Bravo will open this month at the site of the former Sol Margaritas location at 240 Grand Avenue .
An international solar energy company, a regional newspaper with more than 30,000 subscribers and two companies operating under a synergistic business model were among those honored at the annual meeting of the Paonia Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 25.
RE/MAX Today would like to welcome Carol Crawford to its team. Crawford has lived in Colorado for 15 years.
Alta Vista de la Montana opened five years ago, but property manager Nicole Mata believes many people still don't understand how the North Delta property is meeting the need for affordable housing for agricultural workers.
A project of the Community Resources & Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC), the development just off Highway 50 features 40 three- and four-bedroom apartments suitable for families.
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Alpine Bank in Delta, the bank and staff are planning various monthly activities throughout the year.
To kick off the festivities, Alpine Bank made a $3,500 donation to the Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Comfort Home of Delta is closing as an assisted living facility. The smallest of three privately licensed assisted facilities serving Delta County, Comfort Home has been licensed for eight beds since March 2008.
According to a report delivered last month to the county commissioners, there were just over 210 full-time equivalent employees on the county payroll.
The report was compiled by the human resources department.
The Abraham Connection is excited to welcome a new youth board member to its board of directors. The youth seat is the idea of Delta High School senior Lizzy Ward, who will fill the seat until May.
Sandra Barie, a Heirlooms for Hospice volunteer, arranges a clothing display at Heirlooms' new location at 532 Main Street. The commercial building was recently renovated by Pam and Shane Atchley; Heirlooms finished the interior with repurposed wood and crates.
Foodborne illness (what we usually call "food poisoning) is a common, costly -- yet preventable -- public health problem. Each year, one in six Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.
Volunteers of America and Horizons Care Center are pleased to announce the new additions of Lora Weber, PT as director of rehabilitation and Karen Crump as director of admissions and marketing.
The idea of Orchard City turning to marijuana as a town government tax source first came up at the end of a budget work session last September. Mayor Ken Volgamore took a straw poll of trustees on the marijuana-as-revenue issue. No decisions were made at that time.
Chalmer Swain, owner of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory, recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Swain is a lifetime member of the academy.
School superintendent Caryn Gibson reports that a bid on the old City Market building was declined.
The day before snow started falling in Delta, crews finished the exterior repairs of Davis Clothing, on the southwest corner of 4th and Main.
The building suffered extensive damage Thanksgiving Day, when a Grand Junction woman, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, rammed her RV through the side of the building. The popular mural depicting Delta County fruit labels was also damaged.
Delta County Memorial Hospital clinics strive to make preventative health care our priority and continue to explore avenues to make it a positive experience for our patients.
During 2016 the clinics have undergone many changes.
It's amazing what a little paint can do. The children's area at the Delta Library has gone from "blah" to "wow" with the help of the Kiwanis Club of Delta.
Last spring, club members undertook a community service project to transform the children's area in the lower level of the library into a friendly, welcoming spot.
Joseph Dahlin, DPM, is now seeing patients in Delta. Dr. Dahlin specializes in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle injuries and/or deformities, sports medicine, pediatric foot/ankle conditions and foot/ankle arthritis.
After 10 years in business, Nina Suzanne's women's clothing boutique will be closing at the end of the year. Nina Crozier, owner, announced she is semi-retiring and all her inventory will be on sale until Dec. 31.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) slashed by about 85 percent a request by Black Hills Energy to increase electric rates by $8.5 million annually.
Final rates won't be determined until after a technical conference on Dec. 7 to input the commission's decisions on various rate adjustments into the company's cost model, but it is expected that the increase will be less than $2 million.
United States Beef Corporation (US Beef), Arby's largest franchisee, headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., announces the grand opening of its newest Arby's restaurant in Delta Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. Arby's is located in the building formerly occupied by Kentucky Fried Chicken on the northwest corner of Highway 50 and Confluence Drive.
Meeting with county commissioners on Monday for a "relatively informal presentation" and informational update, GMUG Forest supervisor Scott Armentrout said the agency will remain at its present headquarters location in Delta.
Also attending the meeting was Paonia District Ranger Levi Broyles.
The Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the Small Business Saturday drawing for "Cedaredge Bucks" to spend at local businesses.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the DMEA board of directors approved a rate increase to take effect Jan. 1, 2017. No changes were made from the original proposal.
The Forest Service has awarded a new lease for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests headquarters office in Delta. The awardee is the current owner of the Forest Service office located at 2250 Highway 50 in Delta.
It's business as usual at Davis Clothing, thanks to a legion of friends who stepped in to help dust and vacuum the interior of the store after a Grand Junction woman rammed her RV through the side of the building.
Owner Brad Davis was just sitting down to his Thanksgiving meal when his phone rang shortly after 2:30 p.m.
Local small businesses throughout the Surface Creek Valley threw open their doors to the holiday season on Small Business Saturday held on Nov. 26. It was part of a national promotion to recognize the importance of shopping your local merchants.
Since 1995, Little Sprouts Preschool has given a generation of local families a chance -- that is a chance for quality, early learning experiences for its preschoolers in a safe and caring environment close to home.
As Little Sprouts Preschool enters its second generation of service and looks to the future, it also offers a choice -- that is the choice for its children's early learning in a community-based setting that places the family at the center of fully professional, caring guidance and instruction.
Local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce this week will be participating in a nationwide promotional event sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Set for this coming Saturday, Nov. 26, the "Small Business Saturday" promotion is offering greatly expanded opportunities for retailers and their customers over the "shop local, shop small" promotions seen in the past.
Volunteers of America National Services Foundation and Horizons Care Center announce that current employee, Joe Kersen, LPN, has received an educational scholarship for 2016-2017.
The purpose of the educational scholarship is to support and encourage employees to pursue learning opportunities through education and training, as this is a core value and a strategic imperative within the non-profit organization.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 of Delta is teaming up with the Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA) Holiday Airlift and the Dollar Tree in Delta to assist needy and homeless veterans and their families in the area.
This will be the sixth year the VFW has worked with CABA to distribute food and toys to needy veterans.
Cedaredge Pharmacy has closed its location at Food Town and as of Monday, Nov. 14 is open at 215 West Main Street, one door east of Town Hall.
Co-owner John Breitnauer advises customers needing walk-up prescription service that the best entrance to the pharmacy is now through the west door of 4B's Brewery.
The ImpressionZ artists co-op gallery in Cedaredge is observing a first successful year in business.
During its first year, the gallery has expanded the art offerings exhibited for display, it has become a magnet and a center of promotions for the local arts community, and it is planning new ventures in outreach, marketing, workshops and instructions.
Delta County Memorial Hospital plans to open its new DCMH Hotchkiss Family Medicine facility by next summer.
"I think this is a great project for the hospital," said DCMH CEO Jason Cleckler at a Nov. 4 groundbreaking ceremony. "It certainly shows our ongoing dedication to health care across the entire county."
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) received five awards from the 2016 Engineering News-Records Mountain States Best Project competition for various transportation projects. Mountain States Best Project awards are judged based on design and construction quality, contribution to the community and the industry, and how a project overcame unusual challenges through teamwork and collaboration.
HopeWest has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide, ranked number 54, among hundreds of organizations that participated across the country.
Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication, honors workplaces throughout the health care industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
Nysha Wilson, RN, BSN, OCN (registered nurse, BS in nursing, oncology certified nurse) has recently been promoted to assistant manager and Danielle Gallegos, RN, BSN, OCN was promoted to oncology nurse navigator, at Grand Mesa Oncology Center, announced LouAnn Drown, RN clinic manager.
Wilson has worked for Delta County Memorial Hospital for over 12 years, primarily in the oncology clinic.
John Sisson always knew he wanted to be a cook. He got his start as a teenager working at the Rainbow Hotel and Cafe in Hotchkiss, now marked by a faded sign on the side of the two-story historic brick building.
The sun has set on the recent Solarize campaign, but the future of the solar market in Delta County is bright. Results of this program revealed that as a community, Delta County invested $500,000 in 150 kW of solar energy, achieving the $500 mark in a tiered rebate system.
The nomination of Bill Hellman Jr., dealer at Hellman Motor Company, a Ford and Toyota dealer in Delta, for the 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced this week by TIME.
Hellman is one of a select group of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 100th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 27.
As Delta County's mining industry lays off workers, a small fiber installation business based in Hotchkiss is grabbing those workers up and giving them jobs.
Eric and Teresa Neal and son Dakota Coats own Lightworks Fiber & Consulting LLC.
Revolution Brewing in Paonia is the first business in the North Fork Valley to connect to Elevate Fiber's 1-gigabite internet service powered by Delta-Montrose Electric Association. The brew pub welcomed the connection at its annual Oktoberfest celebration last Friday with a specially-brewed beer, brats and live music by Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers.
The summer of 2016 was a banner year for North Fork fruit growers. And while that's a good thing, finding buyers for tons and tons of fresh food before it goes bad can be a challenge.
Incorporated in 2007 and engaged in some of Colorado's largest conservation, public lands, and community campaigns of the last decade, Mountain West Strategies, Ltd. has now opened an office in Washington, D.C.
The county commissioners on Monday recognized 12 employees for their employment service to local government, from 10 to 30 years.
Recognized for 30 years of service to the county was Barbara Pierce, recently retired from a clerk's position in the treasurer's office.
The Delta County Sheriff's Office has received recognition from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for outstanding work in the handling of crime statistics data.
Theresa Garcia, the sheriff's office technician who handles records for the CBI database, was singled out by CBI for the honor.
Tayshen Automotive is conducting a food drive to benefit Delta Food Pantry and the Abraham Connection homeless shelter. For every non-perishable food item you bring in, get $1 off any service.
About 15 local citizens representing different communities and sectors of Delta County attended a workshop last week aimed at developing a local business brand. The discussion was spurred by a Blueprint 2.0 initiative -- one of three awarded to Delta County through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).
Scott and Stacy Malmgren, the new owners of Munson's Main Street Gallery, are looking forward to an exciting weekend and plan to add to the AppleFest fun with special events of their own. On Saturday, former owner Tracy Munson will be working as a barista, preparing lattés, espressos and smoothies while the Malmgrens dish out ice cream (including handcrafted ice cream sandwiches made especially for AppleFest).
Area residents had an opportunity to view Delta County Memorial Hospital's new 3D mammography system and prone biopsy table last week.
The new technology offers earlier detection, more accuracy and an improved patient experience.
Robert and Christy Cockerham, the owners of Valley Pump Company and AAA Septic and Drain, have purchased the former Meadow Gold site at the corner of 4th and Palmer.
Cockerham reports that his goal is to open a third business, Advanced Pump and Supply, which will sell and service irrigation pumps, septic systems and cisterns.
Financing a new home purchase or refinancing an existing mortgage to take advantage of lower interest rates can be complex and confusing. As a mortgage loan officer, Portia Vigil's primary goal is to make the process as painless as possible.
Alan King has retired from Raymond James financial services, transferring the business to his son, Toby, who served as co-manager for the past four years.
Toby King obtained his Series 24 registered principal license in 2012 and is a certified financial planner.
On Sept. 14, the Delta County Board of REALTORS® held its annual recognition and installation of officers at Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss.
Recognized for outstanding achievement were the following: Land Title Guarantee as affiliate business partner of 2016; Mallori Salazar of Next Chapter Properties as rookie REALTOR® for 2016; and Janice Pappas of Mason Real Estate as REALTOR® of 2016.
Ace Hardware Corporation is pleased to announce that Delta Hardware has achieved designation as a "Pinnacle Performance Retailing" store for its outstanding performance. Developed as part of Ace's long-term retail growth strategy, 20/20 Vision, Pinnacle Performance Retailing is laser-focused on Ace's customers, helping to ensure that Ace stores deliver on their brand promise day in and day out.
Economic development efforts in Delta County got a major boost last week as the Board of County Commissioners approved a specific development application by Forgeworks.
Forgeworks is a manufacturer of equipment used in the craft brewing industry.
Tammy Geisler recently completed extensive continuing education coursework to become a graduate of the Realtor Institute. The GRI is the mark of real estate professionals who have made a commitment to provide a high level of professional service to their community.
Raise your glass in a toast to Elevate Fiber, powered by DMEA, at the annual Montrose Oktoberfest. Elevate, in partnership with Revolution Brewing of Paonia, will tap its Elevate IPA -- a special batch black IPA -- at the event on Oct. 1. Elevate Fiber representatives will be on hand to help pour samples of the new beer and answer questions.
There's no shortage of Mexican restaurants in Delta, so when Felix and Karen Barron decided to open Sol Margaritas, they wanted to set themselves apart from the competition.
They did that with menu, location and a fresh new look.
Delta County is in line to land a new business that could bring the kind of economic development local officials have hoped for.
Forgeworks found a dream-come-true location for its business expansion as a company principal driving from Ridgway to Grand Junction noticed a vacant building sitting amid 300 acres of row crops on B-50 Road.
Darnell Place-Wise, interim executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, has been officially named to the position.
Chamber board president Heather Redden said the position was advertised and two interviews were conducted prior to the permanent selection of Place-Wise.
As part of its regional partnerships program, El Pomar Foundation awarded four grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 to organizations nominated by El Pomar Foundation San Juan Regional Council members.
Colorado became a state in 1876, exactly 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, earning it the moniker of Centennial State. Colorado Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state's birthday on Aug. 1, 1876.
3D mammography exams are now being offered at Delta County Memorial Hospital. By utilizing advanced 3D breast tomosynthesis technology, mammography exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of invasive breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.
The rusty old cars on Main Street have proven to be a hot topic. Some folks love them, others say they do nothing to enhance the image of the city. To owner Orval Proctor, the cars and trucks are an important part of automotive history.
3D mammography exams are now being offered at Delta County Memorial Hospital. By utilizing advanced 3D breast tomosynthesis technology, mammography exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of invasive breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.
Sisters Nancy Reaksecker and Judy Thompson have always enjoyed spending time together. Now, as new business owners, they're also enjoying the chance to be their own bosses.
Region 10 has selected TCS Communications LLC, a Colorado-based contractor, to build broadband infrastructure in the City of Delta. Region 10 welcomes TCS to its broadband implementation team and looks forward to working with one of Colorado's best network construction companies, with extensive experience in middle mile and fiber to the premise projects.
Karen Emmons is Delta Correctional Center's 2016 Employee of the Year. She won this distinguished award based on exceptional commitment to teamwork and outstanding performance. She is an administrative assistant III who goes above and beyond to assist staff and offenders in all administrative areas.
The owners of a new pizza restaurant on Cedaredge's Main Street decided that last Friday would be a good time for a little celebration for customers and friends, and so they had a celebration.
Ray and Annie Batalla, owners of Annie's Pizzeria open since June 1, arranged for horse-drawn carriage rides and music by a Christian group as their friends and customers enjoyed pizza and ice cream on a pleasant summer evening.
Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) members in the Hotchkiss area have recently reported receiving scam phone calls from individuals posing as DMEA employees. The scammers are using more sophisticated technology to ensure DMEA's 1-877-687-3236 number appears on caller IDs and are providing fake names, employee ID numbers and supervisor names.
The Board of County Commissioners on Monday, Aug. 15, officially confirmed Karen Koenemann as the county's new public health director.
She steps into the role long held by Bonnie Koehler who retired from the post earlier this year.
Hilltop's Robert A. Brown Center for Youth was awarded $2,000 from the Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation to support recreation and outdoor activities for the boys residing in the Brown Center. The money will help pay for youth sport fees, equipment for team sports, and camps for the youth.
River Valley Family Health Center was proud to celebrate National Health Center Week Aug. 7-13.
National Health Center Week is an annual celebration that gives health centers across the nation a chance to showcase their unique ability to take care of the needs of their communities.
Annie's Pizzeria may not make owner Ray Batalla-Santiago and his family a lot of money, but it's sure to make them a lot of friends, and in Ray's mind that's far more important than a fat bank account.
Ray is a big-hearted guy who doesn't like to see anyone go hungry.
The signs of a new school year approaching are everywhere this time of year. Registration is gearing up, school supply lists are being distributed and back-to-school sales are everywhere.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and Trade is partnering with the counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray, San Miguel and Montrose to bring one-on-one consulting to the area. All businesses in the region can take advantage of the business growth strategy assistance.
In a letter addressed to Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Department of the Interior, County Commissioners Bruce Hovde, Doug Atchley and Mark Roeber told Secretary Jewell, "Coal is the backbone of our nation's electric grid and Delta County."
The letter enumerates costs to the coal industry which add to the companies' expense in doing business.
Lance Timbreza, a 1997 graduate of Delta High School, has been named a Mesa County district judge.
Timbreza was one of three finalists selected by the 21st Judicial District for a district court judgeship created by the retirement of the Hon. David A. Bottger.
With the acquisition of several large grants and the development of a comprehensive implementation strategy, the regional broadband network proposed by Region 10 is becoming more of a reality by the day.
As this project accelerates, the need for a high level of detail and technical knowledge to implement the strategy are the utmost importance.
Diane Obermeyer has worked in nearly every department at Crossroads of Delta. Now her responsibilities have been expanded to include the 32-bed memory care unit that opened early this year.
Greg and Kristi Stratman with RE/MAX Mountain West are among the 2,691 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2016 REAL Trends "America's Best Real Estate Agents" survey. The agents included in the survey represent less than 1 percent of all real estate professionals in the United States.
The Center for Mental Health welcomes Shelly Spalding as its new chief executive officer. Spalding replaces the retiring Jon Gordon who served the center for the past 20 years.
Spalding comes to the Center for Mental Health from Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (BHI), of Aurora where she served as the chief executive officer.
Since returning to Delta nearly 10 years ago, Morgan Yost DDS has steadily been growing the dental practice started by his father, Lyle.
Morgan, the youngest of Lyle and Judy's five children, returned to Delta in 2008 with the goal of updating his father's practice without losing the personal connections he believes are essential to a pleasant, comfortable visit to the dentist.
The Hotchkiss Town Council got a look at the medical clinic coming to town at its monthly meeting last Thursday night at Hotchkiss Town Hall.
Montrose architect Tom Chamberlain represented his client, Delta County Memorial Hospital, which had three requests for the council to consider as the process to build a new medical clinic in town continued.
Officials with the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, friends and local businesses have welcomed new members to the chamber in ribbon-cutting held in the past week.
Chamber members and other Main Street business owners attended a cutting for Annie's Pizza, 280 Main Street.
Since soon after its earliest settlers moved into Colorado's North Fork Valley, the area has relied on two major forces to drive its economy: energy and agriculture. This week community leaders from one of Colorado's top coal-producing regions are taking a message to the nation's capital that energy and agriculture should remain a top focus for its prosperous future.
During the recent 94th annual Colorado Municipal League (CML) conference, CML recognized municipal elected officials statewide who reached milestone levels in its MUNIversity program -- a leadership program for Colorado's municipal elected officials. This program was started in January 1991 by the league's executive board to recognize the efforts of officials who go the extra mile to increase their knowledge of municipal government and their capacity to lead.
The Center for Mental Health, headquartered in Montrose, has been awarded $600,000 from the Department of Local Affairs, Community Development Block Grant program to help remodel a portion of the Delta clinic at 107 West 11th Street. These funds will make it possible to renovate an unused portion of the existing building currently owned by the organization.
Grace Healthcare has sold its three remaining skilled nursing facilities in Colorado, removing its presence completely from the western United States.
The three properties, Paonia Care and Rehab Center, Grace Healthcare & Rehab of Glenwood Springs and Pioneer Health Care Center in central Colorado, sold to a California-based investor for $15,300,000 or $67,000 per bed, and will be leased to an operator with a Colorado presence.
Orton Family Foundation executive director David Leckey announces the hiring of Alexis Halbert as senior associate of programs in the foundation's Arvada office.
"As the Orton Family Foundation brings our resident-driven community development method to towns across the country, Alexis will play a key role on our programs team," Leckey said.
In an effort to spur economic growth, improve the city's tax base and increase property values, the City of Delta has worked with Delta County Economic Development and county officials to develop an economic incentive policy.
Incentives will be offered, on a case-by-case basis, to new or expanding businesses.
Delta County Memorial Hospital has received a second national award as one of the "Top 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know" from Becker's Hospital Review. The Delta hospital is not officially recognized with a critical access designation, but is defined as a district, rural community hospital serving Delta County families.
Region 10 welcomes Dan Scinto as its new business loan fund director. With a knack for commercial lending, Scinto brings over 25 years of banking experience to this newly redesigned post.
Linda Lario with RE/MAX Mountain West has been presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service with the company. Less than six percent of all active agents in the RE/MAX network have achieved this prestigious award since its inception.
The DCMH Foundation board has voted to support CU Medical School's Rural Track Program, which will help bring a third year medical student to our community for a three-month medical residency rotation, reports Thelma Starner, foundation president.
For the fourth year, Alpine Bank is pleased to offer the Alpine Bank Scholarship for students attending the Montrose CMU campus. The scholarship is open to part time and full time students with a 2.5 GPA or above.
Region 10 welcomes Nancy Murphy as its new director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). With over three decades of executive business experience (with a keen eye for marketing), Murphy will play a vital role in continued support of the small business community in Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Gunnison, Hinsdale and San Miguel counties.
Delta County Economic Development has announced a new business is moving to Delta County.
Waste Farmers, a sustainable agricultural company manufacturing bagged soil products, recently closed on the Hi Quality food processing building at 215 Silver Street in Delta. They will be moving their manufacturing operations to Delta from the Front Range.
HopeWest received perfect results for the second consecutive time on an unannounced, onsite survey of hospice organizations conducted every three years by the Health Facilities Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
"We are thrilled to have received notice that no deficiencies were cited for our survey," said Terri Walter, chief administrative officer and senior vice president.
Touch of Care recently had three unannounced surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Touch of Care-Delta, Touch of Care-Montrose, and Touch of Care-In Home Support Services (IHSS) recently completed onsite surveys and for the second three-year-cycle in a row were all deemed deficiency free.
Delta County Memorial Hospital was named one of the 2016 top 20 rural community hospitals out of 525 rural community hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
"DCMH is honored to receive this national recognition as a rural hospital providing quality medical care at the highest level to Delta County families.
A local landmark once referred to as "the only really first-class hotel in the county," the Bross Hotel in Paonia opened for business 110 years ago this May. On May 28, a celebration was held to mark the anniversary and to celebrate its recent inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places by the U. S. Department of the Interior.
Yvonne Rowland has been named the branch manager of Bank of the West in Delta. She replaces Tracy German, who was promoted. German may still occasionally be spotted in the Delta branch, but her new responsibilities will require frequent travel.
Physician assistant Danny Lee Mingus joined the North Fork Medical Clinic staff on April 14 and is seeing patients five days a week.
"He's a godsend," said Dr. Timothy Meilner, who has worked at the clinic for 20 years and has been its sole health care provider since last July.
Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Goodwin as the new regional registered dietitian. The position serves all of the Volunteers of America programs in both Montrose and Delta counties, providing oversight and direction to dietary directors and their food service staff members.
HopeWest has been named a recipient of the 2016 Hospice Honors award, an elite national award that recognizes hospices that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver's point of view.
Presented annually by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the Hospice Honors award winners are announced at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Management and Leadership Conference held each spring in Washington, D.C.
Surface Creek Family Practice is one of 445 practices across the nation participating in the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative.
CPC is a four-year multi-payer initiative designed to strengthen primary care.
"Perfect timing - a great moment to capture" the judges said about a Tamie Meck photo that earned first place in the Colorado Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented during the CPA's annual convention in Denver May 13-14.
First Colorado National Bank is partnering with the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce to host a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday, May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the branch located at 150 Gunnison River Drive.
On Friday, April 22, regional forester Dan Jirón and deputy regional foresters Maribeth Gustafson and Jacque Buchanan honored over 90 partners and employees for their contributions and successes during the annual regional forester's honor awards ceremony. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell joined the celebration by videoconference.
Six candidates will compete for a seat on Delta-Montrose Electric Association's (DMEA) nine-member board this spring. The District 3, District 4, and the South Region positions are up for election. The official candidates are as follows:
First Colorado National Bank announces a new Delta market president, Amy Crick. She and her family moved to Delta from the Grand Junction area.
Delta County Memorial Hospital has received its third patient safety "A" in the past four years from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. It is one of the only hospitals on the Western Slope to receive a patient "A."
Tammy Murray has big plans for a restaurant at 420 Main Street in Delta. She purchased the building formerly occupied by Gabriela's and is completely remodeling the interior, as well as renovating the building to incorporate a smoker to impart flavor, primarily to chicken, but other meats as well. The restaurant will be known as "The Chicken Roost."
Recent grant funding may keep pie bakers and fruit lovers in Colorado happy. Two grants totaling $21,300 were newly awarded to fight peach Cytospora canker and increase sweet cherry production in Colorado.
Senior CommUnity Care, a Volunteers of America program, has reached a milestone in serving 300 participants in its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Jon Gordon, who has served as the executive director for the Center for Mental Health for the past 20 years, has announced his retirement. Gordon was named executive director in September 1996.
A first-year worker for Delta County Department of Health and Human Services has received a statewide award.
Stephanie Sandoval, an eligibility technician for the department, was named Employee of the Year.
On March 17, Taco Time's first co-op meeting of the year was held in Salt Lake City. The franchise's top stores, managers and crew members for 2015 were recognized at this meeting. There are 55 stores in the group.
Delta County Memorial Hospital has just purchased new, state-of-the-art video technology in gastrointestinal surgical equipment. The new high definition equipment is for performing upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy procedures.
A new electronic medical records program has been implemented at the clinics operated by Delta County Memorial Hospital.
"Athena is a software program which has the top rating score for an electronic medical records (EMR) program that fits with the size of the DCMH clinics," stated Jan McCracken, clinics director for Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH).
Delta County Memorial Hospital has been named as one of the 2016 top 20 rural community hospitals out of 525 rural community hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), according to a recent announcement.
He's been a familiar face in the business community. He's helped many local businesses open their doors for the first time. He's also helped them figure out innovative ways to improve their businesses. And at the end of April, Vince Fandel, director of the Small Business Development Center, will be retiring from his position.
Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of John Norris as the new executive director for Horizons Health Care & Retirement Community.
Norris said he applied for the management position because he identified with the mission-based organizational structure of Volunteers of America, where resident care is a first priority.
April 11 marks the 48th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, which enunciates a national policy of fair housing without regard to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap and national origin, and encourages fair housing opportunities for all.
The Volunteers of America programs located in Eckert have received new phone numbers due to a necessary telephone system upgrade.
The programs affected are:
When Amy DeLuca and Frederick Zimmer committed to opening a business in Paonia, they wanted it to reflect all that they love about the area -- its food, agriculture, recreation, arts, music and community.
That business quickly evolved into three businesses under one roof.
Alpine Bank is committing once again to participate in National Volunteer Week April 10-16. Locally, Alpine Bank has partnered with Delta senior citizens and Delta volunteer firefighters to provide employees with volunteer opportunities.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded job training program for unemployed seniors age 55 and over. SCSEP is seeking employers in Delta, Montrose, Mesa, Garfield, Gunnison, Eagle, Grand, Ouray, Pitkin, Routt and Moffat counties to host a participant in the program.
Delta County's emergency manager, Jeff Wright, was recently awarded with the Colorado Emergency Manager "Rookie of the Year" award.
Wright took over his duties as the county's emergency manager in February of last year.
A new dimension in oncology care has taken place at Grand Mesa Oncology and Infusion Center with the addition of a third oncology physician, Dr. Helen Goldberg, who offers credentials in integrative oncology along with 23 years as an oncology physician and six years as an oncology nurse.
The Center for Mental Health has had a robust worksite wellness program for the past four years. The wellness program improves employee health and provides incentives to participate in wellness-related activities.
Tri-County Resources is now operating under a new name -- Hilltop Domestic Violence Services. Hilltop's Domestic Violence Services will continue to provide services for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Montrose, Delta and Ouray counties.
Doctors are special people who make the world a better place. Celebrating the science of healing and the art of caring, with tireless dedication and professionalism -- it is an honor to celebrate Delta County's medical providers on National Doctor's Day, commented Delta County Memorial Hospital CEO Jason Cleckler.
A commercial building that originally served as a furniture store in downtown Hotchkiss has been repurposed and will now serve as headquarters for ShadeScapes Americas.
ShadeScapes, which designs innovative outdoor shade solutions for a global market, was co-founded in 2002 by Jo Edmondson of Paonia.
Chelsea Frediani isn't horsing around. The Paonia teacher and riding instructor is confident that this spring she can begin construction of an indoor riding arena and horse stables on her 28-acre Bone Mesa farm.
Frediani has submitted an application for Trailhead Stables, a minor specific development proposed at the intersection of 4050 and L75 roads in unincorporated Delta County.
Tri-County Health Network's community health worker program, now in its fourth year, has begun serving Delta County.
This program allows community health workers to provide free, confidential diabetes and heart disease health screenings.
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) has granted accreditation to Delta-Montrose Technical College. Announcement of the action was made by Al Salazar, commission chair, following the COE winter meeting of the Council on Occupational Education on Feb. 22.
With news of more North Fork Valley mine closures and losses of jobs and tax revenues, attracting business to the North Fork Valley is a hot topic right now. Almost 100 people packed the Paonia Library meeting room last week to hear about all the good things planned and already happening in Delta County.
Delta County Memorial Hospital now offers an option to patients with bills from the hospital or any of the nine hospital-owned and operated clinics to pay online through the newly redesigned hospital website. In order to access this new feature, type in deltahospital.org, then go to the top, to the drop-down menu for Patient Information.
The Cedaredge Subway restaurant has earned recognition from the franchise for top performance in customer satisfaction.
The local restaurant earned a top rating for 2015 in its customer response satisfaction survey program.
Food, music and awards highlighted the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet March 12 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. The occasion was also an opportunity for new relationships to be formed, and for old acquaintanceships to be renewed.
Due to a substantial increase in patient demand at the DCMH Urgent Care clinic, Tony Maul, RN, MSN, MBA and Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C), has recently been added as the third provider. He is fluent in Spanish, has full prescriptive authority in Colorado, and was recently employed as a family nurse practitioner along the Front Range of Colorado.
The citizens of Delta County have been presented with two artistic gifts -- landscape paintings that depict the remarkable Western Slope area.
They are oil paintings by Dick Doherty, a well-known artist and muralist who has also contributed his talents to the City of Delta murals program.
The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by W. Richard "Dick" Doherty in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street. Doherty is a well-known artist and teacher who has played an important role in the development of the arts in this area.
Region 10's Small Business Development Center hit the ground running in 2016. With a robust schedule of business classes already scheduled for the new year, SBDC is striving to provide valuable content that small business owners and entrepreneurs are demanding.
Earlier this month representatives of the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon cutting to welcome its newest member, Rudy's Pizzeria.
Rudy Lang and Jane Vandervelde have worked for nearly three years to create great a pizzerian and solid business in Cedaredge.
Volunteers of America health care management staff recently attended training to reduce the frequency of transfers to the acute hospital. Transfers to the hospital can be emotionally and physically difficult for long-term care residents, clients and participants, as well as costly.
The Tractor Supply Company store in Delta is donating 75 bags of pet food to CAWS, to feed local dogs and cats in search of forever homes.
"Tractor Supply is a partner for those working hard to connect homeless pets with loving families," said Calvin Stewart, manager of the Delta Tractor Supply store.
The word "launch" is universally understood by anglers as the act of casting off a raft into the river for a fun-filled day of fishing. However, local Delta fishing equipment provider and entrepreneur, Chris Mortimer, is ready for another kind of launch -- one where he introduces his new business and a line of unique gear specifically designed for the "wilderness athlete."
SourceGas is now Black Hills Energy, as Black Hills on Feb. 12 announced its successful acquisition of SourceGas, the natural gas utility serving 429,000 customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.
"Black Hills Energy is excited to serve our new customers with safe, reliable energy and to maintain strong local ties that benefit the communities where we live and work," said Susan Bailey, vice president of operations for Black Hills Energy's natural gas utility operations in Colorado.
Stoney Mesa Winery on Happy Hollow Road has been named recipient of two awards during 2015 that owner/operator Brett Neal says are both very meaningful to him.
One is an industry honor from the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology (CAVE) naming Stoney Mesa "Winery of the Year."
The Fireside is here to stay, says owner Ernst Schopp. He resumed operation of the restaurant formerly known as Cynthia's, changed back the name, and put in place a manager and chef who are committed to the success of the business.
The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives announce five community solar projects designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel Power Association and Yampa Valley Electric Association have volunteered to build low-income projects totaling 579 kW.
Chalmer Swain, owner of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory, recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Swain is a lifetime member of the academy.
A number of professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and professional programs; CFSP is the funeral service's national recognition.
Big B's, the local organic juice company, received national attention at the 2016 Good Food Award. The North Fork-based company garnered medals for two of its hard ciders, Orchard Original and Pear Supply.
A Delta County businessman with strong feelings about the future of the local economy is taking steps to try and improve it.
Mark Eckhart is the owner of Long Haul Folding Kayaks. As a businessman, he sees that a turnaround in the county's economic fortunes is going to require money. He believes he knows where some of that money can come from and has launched a petition campaign to get public support for the idea.
Crossroads Senior Living in Delta is pleased to announce that Crossroads Memory Care opened Monday, Jan. 18. Crossroads Memory Care is a secured assisted living that specializes in dementia care.
A new ceramics class starting this week at the Creamery Center for the Arts in Hotchkiss promises to give potters of all abilities an opportunity for freedom of expression and creativity and one-on-one instruction.
Last Saturday, instructor Lucas Hoyt gave a presentation on the class "Intro to Ceramics: Wheel throwing, Handbuilding & Sculpture," and a visual presentation of his work to more than a dozen interested participants.
Todd Sheets is a videographer and owner of Hutman Media in Hotchkiss. His films have been used in promoting the area for almost a decade. A former chair for the Delta County Tourism Council, he's helped promote the area "where the deserts greet the mountains and the mesas."
Alpine Bank is pleased to announce the relocation of longtime employee, Barbara Wolfe (assistant vice president/branch manager), to the Delta branch as well as welcome Tammy Anderson to the Alpine Bank family.
Barbara Wolfe is a Colorado native, growing up on a ranch in the eastern plains of Colorado. Wolfe's career in banking began in 1981.
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $10,000 grant through the Art Works category that supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. Elsewhere Studios received one of 22 grants awarded in Colorado.
The third annual Delta County Memorial Hospital "holiday food fight" was a huge success. Hospital departments competed in teams to see who could donate the most food, toiletries and pet food for local food banks, with close to 5,700 pounds donated this year.
The Brickwall Eatery has opened under a new name and with a new chef/owner. At the Wild Flower Bistro, 305 Main Street in Delta, Gretchen Morfogen is offering "timelessly crafted freshly made comfort classics."
Senior CommUnity Care, Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Christa Coats as the new nurse manager of Senior CommUnity Care's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Coats earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Mesa University and her master's of science in nursing from Walden University.
Chile Pepper Pottery, located at the corner of 1st and Palmer in Delta, is now sharing space with a new business. Fred and Ann Honchell have opened Gallery de la Luz, an artist's studio where both can express their creative talents while showcasing artwork produced by other area residents.
Cedaredge trustees heard during a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, that the manager of K&C's Local Grill, the restaurant at Cedaredge Golf Course, intends to terminate his lease on the facility at year's end.
Town administrator Katie Sickles told the trustees that restaurant manager Doug Coburn had notified the town that he wants to terminate his lease at the restaurant effective Jan 1. Coburn was not present at the meeting.
People who live in Surface Creek Valley know they have a lot to be thankful for.
To that list of blessings the community can add a local business that demonstrated last Thursday how it understands the meaning of Thanksgiving day in a small community.
Region 10 and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) continue to expand services in the Delta area.
Using a new shared space with Delta County Economic Development (DCED), SBDC recently added two locally-based business consultants -- John Angelo and Jay Stooksberry -- to support small business owners and entrepreneurs in Delta and surrounding municipalities.
After a months-long search, KVNF Public Radio has a new general manager.
"This is either my fifth or sixth station," said Jon Howard as he headed into his fourth day on the job.
The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center has been awarded accreditation by National Children's Alliance. The accrediting agency for children's advocacy centers across the country, National Children's Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first.
Great food ... good friends ... unforgettable memories. That's the vision that forms the basis for Cynthia's, the restaurant operated by Deon and Anine Appelgryn.
The Delta Doves Organization for Breast Cancer has turned over its mission of providing breast imaging examination to the AC Foundation, its director, Cody Carlson, and founding member, Annie Carlson.
Delta Doves has been in existence for more than 18 years.
Delta County Memorial Hospital is meeting the demand for primary care by opening its DCMH Family Medicine - Hotchkiss clinic on Nov. 2. The clinic is located at 365 Bridge Street in Hotchkiss.
Delta-Montrose Electric Association recently issued its first ever variable speed drive rebate.
Randy Meaker of Montrose installed a 50-horsepower variable speed drive pump on his irrigation system, which resulted in a $2,350 rebate from DMEA.
Nick Pasquariello has worked in restaurants from Telluride to Montrose to Denver, so when he decided to go into business for himself, he knew exactly what he was looking for -- a small-town location with a downhome atmosphere where he could build his customer base by offering consistently good food and service week after week.
Local recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced Oct. 14 by Cesar Garcia, Wells Fargo's store manager for Delta. Six locally based nonprofit organizations received the donations totaling $5,000.
Crossroads Senior Living has opened a new memory care unit thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of residents with dementia. Crossroads at Delta Memory is located on the same property as the assisted living center and independent cottages operated by Crossroads just off 3rd Street in Delta.
Delta County Economic Development (DCED) and Region 10 are partnering to create a new business center and community hub for Delta. To kick off this collaboration, these two organizations moved into the former Bank of Colorado building located at 145 W. 4th Street.
Health care delivery is changing fast! To keep up with rapid changes, Families Plus has embarked on a project to develop a rural model for integrating behavioral health care and medical care. Families Plus employs eight behavioral health care professionals, some full-time and some part-time.
The goal of Options counseling is to connect those in need -- specifically the elderly and disabled -- with the services and benefits that will make them self-sufficient. Region 10 and Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) have provided Options counseling for Montrose residents for years, but will soon be expanding into neighboring counties.
Drones have arrived in Delta County -- but they aren't the spying, harassing kind of drones that are reported on the national newscasts.
A Cedaredge company is helping bring the high-tech surveillance craft here for economic development uses that range from marketing promotion to improving agricultural yields.
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) announced recipients of the 2015-2016 Colorado Creates grant program, and two Delta County organizations are among the recipients. Delta Montrose Youth Services was awarded $6,500 and Elsewhere Studios in Paonia was awarded $4,000.
Phase II of the workforce housing units known as Villas at the Bluff was completed this summer -- and in fact is entirely occupied -- but Delta Housing Authority (DHA) delayed a grand opening ceremony until all its partners could join the celebration.
Since moving into its new location on Olathe's Main Street, River Valley Family Health Center has seen over a thousand new patients. To keep pace with the rapid growth, a second location will open in Montrose next month.
RE/MAX Today welcomes Kim Frovarp-Isom to its team.
Kim has lived in Delta for 43 years, having moved here from eastern Colorado.
Small town living is thrifty living, and Cedaredge families are fortunate to have two well-managed thrift shop operations that provide quality clothing and other needs at very affordable prices.
The Shelter Shoppe is located on North Grand Mesa Drive just south of the elementary school, and the Methodist Women's Thrift Shop is located in the heart of West Main Street.
Community Options, Inc. has broken ground on a new location at 932 North Park Avenue in Montrose. Local contractor Vostatek Construction has been hired for the initial phase which is scheduled to be complete in the fall.
"Shish KaBikes" may seem like an unusual name for a bike shop, but once you meet Scott Shishim, it makes perfect sense.
Shishim opened Shish KaBikes in Paonia this summer.
Bank of Colorado announces the promotion of Nicole Walters to branch president of the Hotchkiss and Paonia branches.
Walters joined Bank of Colorado in March 2015 as branch manager and brings over 17 years of bank management skills and leadership experience to the team.
Nine Foster Farms facilities in five states, including the feed mill in Delta, earned the highest level of achievement for employee safety. The company received Awards of Distinction from the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council during the 2015 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held last week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Bank of Colorado announces the hire of Christopher Cox as market president of the Delta branch.
Previously, Cox was with First State Bank of Colorado, serving as market president.
The German restaurant Opa's is planning a grand opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 15. Live music, a chance to win dinner for two, and a special appearance by The German Club are planned.
Two Brothers Organics, the Hotchkiss-based company that operates Big B's Juices and Hard Ciders, was recently awarded a Colorado Department of Agriculture marketing and sales grant through the Enrich Colorado Ag Grant program.
When Elizabeth Plummer purchased Homestead Market in Paonia last January, she envisioned increasing the number of locally-produced products.
Delta-Montrose Electric Association CEO Jasen Bronec met with White House officials in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss recent progress and potential collaboration on efficiency and renewable energy development. DMEA was one of 30 cooperatives invited to attend the meeting with officials from the White House Rural Council and the USDA's Rural Utilities Service.
This year marks Hilltop Community Resources 65th year of providing services and support to individuals and families in western Colorado. To celebrate, Hilltop is hosting a bash Friday, July 31, at the CMU Ballroom.
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