Paonia town trustees voted at the Feb. 14 board meeting to table a resolution to participate in the statewide Space to Create. The issue will be included in the Feb. 28 agenda.
Craig Cerise's Cedaredge Bruins boys basketball team fell to a tough Roaring Fork team, 59-42, on Friday of last week and hosted Moffat County on Saturday emerging with a solid 65-47 victory.
A tough final weekend of hoops caused Delta's girls basketball team to finish fifth in the 3A WSL standings and changed the site for this week's play in games to the district finals to be played in Grand Junction (Central High School) on Friday and Saturday.
Delta's boys basketball team needed two wins over the weekend to secure fourth place and a chance to host for a spot in this weekend's 3A district tournament held at Central High School.
Senior Conner Collins is a three-time state qualifier for Hotchkiss.
The value of our local public libraries can be seen countywide with satisfied users young and old. From the toddler attending weekly storytimes to the residents of a senior care center having books delivered to their doors, Delta County Libraries reaches so many people in so many different ways. In 2016 alone, there were 250,597 visits to the five libraries in Delta County.
A new calf was born last week at the ranch of Marvin and Pauline Carr in Hotchkiss. In between caring for the animal and neighbors dropping by to check on the new addition to the herd, Pauline also found time to chat about another passion of hers: the promotion of local agriculture, local beef and beef nutrition.
On Valentine's Day evening the Town of Paonia and the recreational community got a sweet deal when Paonia trustees approved an agreement between the town and the developers of the Hawks Haven subdivision.
The agreement amends a 2005 agreement between the town, Hawks Haven LLC, and Harold Brill and Allison Elliot over a 400-foot-long, 24-foot wide section of private road stretching between Pan American Avenue and Vista Drive east of the Pan American Subdivision.
Paonia artist Cedar Keshet is a prolific painter. Her works, mostly oils on canvas, take the viewer on a tour of western landscapes, from the first snowfall on Mt. Lamborn and summer on West Beckwith Pass, to the desert cacti of the Southwest and the formations of the Great Basin of Nevada. Her works have shown from Chicago to San Francisco and are held by collectors across the country.
Therapeutic recreation is a practice of utilizing a wide range of activities and interventions to improve physical, emotional, cognitive, social and leisure skills for a wide range of individuals. The intervention is personalized and based on a person's past, present and future leisure lifestyle.
It was at the end of July or was it in early August . . . I don't quite remember, doesn't matter anyhow. The Vela's had kindly invited me down to their place to see the fledgling barn swallows. What a treat!
The vintage has gone sour.
Complaints from Chamber of Commerce board members about Cedaredge town government's "vintage" branding label have led to the term being dropped as a community lifestyle and business marketing image.
Work was halted on the Jay Avenue bridge replacement last week after an equipment operator hit a main water line and a sewer line and both had to be repaired. Also, the long President's Day weekend was being used as a pause in construction activity to complete a set of final plans for the project, trustees were told.
Graduation is just three months away, but some Delta High School seniors are still undecided about post-graduation plans. To provide direction, DHS hosted a "Procrastinator's Fair" that featured six four-year and vocational colleges, as well as the opportunity to explore careers in the military, mechanics, health, emergency services, engineering, construction trades and more.
The western yellow-billed cuckoo, one of the rarest birds in Colorado, is now the subject of a longterm study to determine how many pairs of birds might be breeding in this area. The study is being conducted by local birding expert Jason Beason of the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
Merlin L. "Leon" Grant died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at HopeWest in Grand Junction.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at Taylor Funeral Chapel in Hotchkiss from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mary Ethelyn (Horne) Davis died in Yucca Valley, Calif., on Feb. 3, 2017. She was 93.
Lifetime Crawford resident Jean Clark died Feb. 15, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 92.
Olathe FFA has been busy this year with many community service projects and competitions. In October, the floriculture team traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., as the Colorado representative for the National FFA Convention and to compete against 50 other teams from around the country.
The Delta-area Tractor Supply Company store will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in Colorado.
During National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, Tractor Supply shoppers can donate $1 or more at checkout.
FFA chapters in Cedaredge, Delta, Hotchkiss and Olathe will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 18-25. This year's theme is "Transform Purpose to Action," embracing more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization's future.
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.
Performance reports for Colorado teachers and principals released to the public for the first time show the majority of educators in Delta County received evaluation ratings of "effective" or higher.
A total of 88 percent of Colorado teachers and 98 percent in Delta County -- received an overall rating of "effective" or "highly effective" according to the metrics released by the Colorado Department of Education.
As the popularity of the Nordic trails on Grand Mesa has grown, an increasing number of cross-country skiers and snowshoers are visiting Grand Mesa -- often with their dogs.
It's nearing that time again when tens of thousands of sandhill cranes descend upon Colorado's scenic San Luis Valley to feed and rest up for the journey further north to their nesting grounds. Many will find their way into Delta County on their way north.
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