The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set Jan. 26 as the deadline to apply for a fiscal year 2018 rural business development grant (RBDG).
According to USDA: "RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues.
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.
At the Jan. 10 meeting of the We Are Referrals group, Julianne Garton with the Women's Crisis Center (180 Ministries) group and Leslie Sparks with the Hilltop Domestic Violence Services each received a $500 donation.
Both organizations play a vital role in our community.
The 20-mile-long Silverton Railroad from Silverton to Ironton over Red Mountain Pass was the best paying U.S. railroad per mile when it opened in 1889. The historic railroad ended up only running for a couple decades, but its path is still traceable today, along with the vestiges of the towns and mine sites it served.
The City of Delta will be running the youth recreation soccer program. If you are interested in coaching, officiating, sponsoring or participating please contact Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 874-0923.
The 2018 Pea Green Saturday Night concert series is ready to occur starting with the Jan. 27 concert to be held at the Pea Green Community Center within the pastoral village of Pea Green.
The Gypsy Jazz Social Club and the Buzzard Swamp String Band are scheduled to play their favorite songs and tunes from 7-9 p.m.
Mending Hearts is an adult support group. In the safety of a group and in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding members talk about their feelings and concerns.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center is taking registrations for the 2018 Racquetball Rumble. The singles/doubles racquetball tournament will be held Feb. 8-11.
Eckert resident Florence M. Rathburn died Jan. 10, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 94.
Glenna Jean Gieck of Delta died at her home Jan. 13, 2018, of acute liver and kidney failure. She was 77.
The Delta Middle School performing arts program is looking for acts to perform in a talent show. Students in grades 6-12 who attend Delta schools are invited to compete for fantastic prizes and bragging rights.
Students aspiring to break into the challenging yet rewarding field of medicine yield to an organization in which they are able to build their understanding, experience and competitive edge. Students test in an event of their choosing and the qualifying scores will proceed to the state competition where they will go head to head with students who share similar aspirations.
The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications for a wide variety of scholarships available to students residing in western Colorado. A total of 36 different scholarship funds managed by WCCF are available to students through one online application at www.wc-cf.org, including 22 different scholarships available to Delta County graduating seniors and returning students.
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Delta High School Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. This event is hosted by DHS Student Council, Delta area schools and the Delta Police Department.
Nikki and Camden Welt of Hotchkiss are the parents of a daughter, Vaylee Violette Welt, born at 12:47 a.m. Jan. 5, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. She weighed 7 pounds, 8.7 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Delta County Libraries will offer its patrons a fresh start with a one-time fine forgiveness day. The event marks the end of Library Lovers Month, a time when library patrons show their love and support for the libraries.
The City of Delta has formalized its commitment to The Nature Connection projects on city property, to include extension of a trail around Fort Uncompahgre,
Donald C. Abeyta, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed Jan. 5.
At the time of the arrest Abeyta was removed from a closet in the residence where he had been hiding.
Donovan Sinka, 21, was arrested by a SWAT team in Denver early Tuesday, Jan. 9, after an incident that occurred north of Cedaredge on Monday, Jan. 8. Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee provided a summary of the incident, which initially looked like Sinka was targeting a Colorado State Patrol trooper who lived in the area.
David A. Garcia, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a $5,000 and $0 bond.
James A. Woods, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.
On Jan. 10, I spoke at the Town of Orchard City's regular meeting. "I respectfully ask our trustees to pull, in its entirety, the marijuana tax ballot question, Resolution 2018-02 because a complete cost analysis of this 'enterprise' has not been provided.
Locals are noticing a LOT of new people in town... Used to be that we recognized almost all of the people we'd see in Don's Market -- now it's less than half who seem familiar. So, welcome all newcomers and here are some tips to integrate into our wonderful community:
Citizens of Cedaredge, if you are still not happy with the water and sewage rates imposed last August, there is still something you can do about it. You can run for town trustee.
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