The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.
In the fall of 2017, workers navigated sloppy mudflats in the bottom of the drained Paonia Reservoir in an urgent effort to prevent catastrophe: a damaged bulkhead threatened to break apart and damage the Paonia Dam's outlet works, which would have made it impossible to control releases from the reservoir.
Four candidates -- all female -- are poised to fill the four vacant seats on the Hotchkiss Town Council. The top three vote-getters will serve four-year terms; the fourth position is a two-year term.
A community Good Friday worship service is scheduled at the Delta Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m.
Produce growers are being impacted by a new federal regulation called the Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule. To be compliant with the rule, growers need to attend a certified training.
Representatives of the Delta County Republican and Democratic parties say they are pleased with the level of participation in the county caucuses held March 6.
Roger Bentley, chairman of the Delta County Republican Party, said about 150 party members gathered in two locations.
The two marijuana questions on the City of Delta's municipal ballot are creating confusion, as predicted by several council members.
Although it is not legal to sell retail marijuana or to conduct a commercial grow operation in city limits, the city is asking voters to approve taxation on both those possibilities.
Teresa Nelson, a 17-year resident of Delta County, has announced her candidacy for Delta County Commissioner, District 1. She is a Republican.
It must be March in Delta County. Columns of smoke dot the landscape, a breeze carries an odor of burning, and the sound of sirens punctuates an otherwise peaceful day.
The country's largest organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in America recently formed a chapter in the North Fork Valley.
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America North Fork held its first meeting in Paonia on March 1.
The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the Fire Mountain Canal Salinity Reduction Piping Project located in Delta County. The project would replace approximately 3.67 miles of open irrigation ditch with buried pipe.
Today let's talk about trees. Not just any trees, but the smaller deciduous ones that have flowers and maybe even some colorful fruit and leaves that have interesting fall color.
I like to refer to these trees as specimen trees as they add accents to the landscape and can often provide a view block.
The Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans will host its second Delta County coffee event in downtown Cedaredge on Tuesday, March 20. The meet-and-greet event will take place in The Pondy at 220 West Main Street.
The Surface Creek Saddle Club will have its annual meeting at the Bank of Colorado in Cedaredge on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
After 23 years in Cedaredge, the owners of Scramblers Restaurant are moving on. Feb. 23 marked the end of an era for Toni and Van Morris who have owned and operated the restaurant since 1995. The couple purchased the business when it was known as the Apple Orchard Restaurant and changed the name to Scramblers four years ago when they decided to concentrate on breakfast.
Failure to pay sales tax and interest in October, November and December resulted in revocation of the sales tax license held by Pee Wee's Animal House. The business briefly occupied a building on Main Street and is now located at 25 Stafford Lane.
In addition to electing three members to the board of trustees, Orchard City voters will consider three different tax questions on this year's municipal election ballot.
All were referred to the ballot by the Orchard City Board of Trustees.
When I was a cub reporter in high school, they gave me advice. And when I worked as a journalist in the Army, they said the same thing.
The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees held a special meeting last week to finalize a contract appointing Greg Brinck as town administrator. Brinck began work with the town in January 2016 as an administrative intern.
Teams competing at the Hotchkiss Bulldog Track and Field Invitational on March 24 will have something to really sink their cleats into following improvements to Bulldog Stadium last summer.
Among those improvements are a new surface on the eight-lane track, new high jump pad, and long and triple jump runways.
Former Delta High School basketball coach Al Blanc has been selected to enter the Colorado Coaches Hall of Fame.
Blanc has been a part of coaching the game of basketball for 45 years and jokingly stated, "I've been selected because of longevity!"
The Cedaredge Bruins have gotten off to a good start to the 2018 campaign with a 10-0 win in Gypsum over the Eagle Valley Devils on Saturday, March 10.
Details of the game were not available.
Dawn M. Simmons, 54, of Delta was arrested for an outstanding warrant with a $750 bond.
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Bluff Street for possible drug activity.
Delta County Libraries joins the Blue Sage Literary Committee and The Paradise Theater in presenting "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, the first North Fork Reads!
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