Red Hat Hotchkiss Lady Bugs met at Zach's in Hotchkiss to celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday Feb. 16. The hostesses for the event were Sue Sidebottom and Mollie Young. In attendance were Queen Carole McDaniel, Queen Mother Founder and Vice Queen Margie Brungardt, Beverly Owens, Bonnie Eisenberg, Delores Benson and Gigi Deegan. The ladies were attired in purple outfits and red accessories to commemorate the occasion.
Queen Carole came in her crown and royal purple robes to claim the day officially and to bestow with her want royal names to all in attendance. A couple of the names were Queen Scrap Happy Bookie and Royal Money Bag. They had a lovely lunch and then cut a wonderful birthday cake and gave out several door prizes.
The Paonia Town Board of Trustees is considering sanctions against a trustee after he released a series of board-related emails during a recent public meeting.
At the May 9 board meeting, trustee Bill Brunner provided copies of emails, sent during 2016 and 2017, to the media and the town clerk.