Both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area increased in visitation during the centennial year of the National Park Service.
Black Canyon received 238,018 visitors and Curecanti counted 982,498 visits. This represents an increase over 2015 of 14 percent at Black Canyon and 4 percent at Curecanti. Though neither of these are record numbers, they are the highest visitation since 1993 for Black Canyon and 2008 for Curecanti.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.