It's been 40 years since western Colorado weavers and spinners started the San Juan Weavers Guild and its annual Show & Sale. Their 40th anniversary sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Avenue in Montrose (next to Safeway).
The new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) will host a sneak peek of its future plans this Friday. The public is invited to the event Friday, Nov. 17, at the Cedaredge Civic Center, 140 NW 2nd Street.
Cedaredge is rolling out the red carpet for the community to enjoy a kickoff to Christmas with the annual Parade of Lights, brought to you by a generous sponsorship by US Bank. The Parade of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., and will run from 5th Street to Hwy. 65 along Main Street in Cedaredge.
The Surface Creek Community Services, known to most people in the community as the Cedaredge Food Bank, is again planning to provide Christmas dinners for the disadvantaged friends and neighbors in our community.
The Cedaredge High School theatre program presents "The Love of Three Oranges," Hillary DePiano's delightful remake of a classic fairy tale and opera. Two performances of the updated comedy are scheduled Nov. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m.
Cedaredge Mayor Gene Welch opened last week's board of trustees work session by announcing that there would be no discussion other than among the trustees and that no decisions would be made at the session. Trustees received an update regarding changes to the 2018 town budget.
At the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees on Nov. 8, Ed Kissner and Dan Sanders, representing the Field of Dreams sports complex, expressed their appreciation for the support of the town. Field of Dreams runs summer baseball, softball and soccer as well as various sports throughout the year.
Several students from Cedaredge High School and Middle School submitted their writing to two Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay competitions: 'The Voice of Democracy' for grades 9-12 and 'Patriot's Pen' for grades 6-8. Older students wrote using the theme "American History: Our Hope for the Future" and the theme for younger students was "America's Gift to My Generation."
All Saints Lutheran Church will have a Thanksgiving eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 22, beginning at 7 p.m.
All denominations and those without a church home are welcome.
Holly Jenkins, a senior at Cedaredge High School, was recognized by Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore, as the November Orchard City Student of the Month.
Holly was the VFW Patriot Pen speech winner in her junior year.
Macht-Liles Real Estate Group and the Delta County Board of Realtors are sponsoring a "Feed the Furries" animal food drive to benefit the Surface Creek Animal Shelter. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 15 at Macht-Liles office, 645 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HopeWest invites friends, family and neighbors to its annual "Light Up a Life" event to celebrate the spirit of community this holiday season Wednesday, Dec. 13. This evening allows you to gather in recognition of the meaning of the season while reflecting on the cherished memories of loved ones we all hold close to our hearts.
Breast cancer survivor Naomi Sutliff is bringing hope to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
In December 2014, Sutliff was diagnosed with triple negative BRCA positive breast cancer.
A year ago, electors narrowly rejected a mill levy increase for Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD). The 2016 general election, which included a long slate of candidates for local, state and national offices, drew nearly 12,000 voters.
Randy and Cynthia Hays are on a mission -- a mission to reach into the community to meet the needs of those who are impoverished, homeless or struggling with food insecurity.
The two, with daughter Summer Lomax, are moving forward with plans to open a soup kitchen -- not to compete with the senior meal program or the Abraham Connection homeless shelter, but to complement what both organizations are doing to meet the community's basic needs.
Earlier this fall, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Uniform Crime Reporting program announced that seven Colorado law enforcement agencies across the entire state had no reporting errors for the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Three of those agencies are in Delta County -- Delta Police Department, Delta County Sheriff's Office and Hotchkiss Marshal's Office.
The City of Delta is finalizing a budget for 2018 that maintains current services without any rate increases for water, trash, sewer or electrical service. But to keep the budget balanced, the city will have to dip into reserves.
Delta's second annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 25. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and First Colorado National Bank.
Dale J. Scarrow, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of obstructing a peace officer/drove vehicle while revoked/owner operated an uninsured vehicle/fictitious plates/failed to display valid registration.
We would like to thank the citizens of the Delta County Ambulance District for your vote of confidence Nov. 7. We are thrilled that you have placed your confidence in us.
I was privileged to attend the Nov. 7 election vote count as a watcher at the Delta County elections office. Having been a voter for 44 years, I really didn't have a clue as to how the counting process was carried out.
A couple of years ago, the Cedaredge town manager, golf pro and golf course maintenance manager asked to speak with representatives of the two homeowner associations that surround the Cedaredge Golf Course.
The subject was the creation of a "good neighbor policy."
Thank you Mckenzie Moore and the Delta County Independent for showcasing the All Saints Lutheran Church annual craft fair. A couple of interesting facts were not included in the article.
It's clear from his recent letter regarding the Bull Mountain oil and gas development plan that Mike Roberts desperately needs a fact checker and some remedial lessons on science and government.
For starters, the proposed fracking project he supports is actually located in Gunnison County, not Delta County.
The next time you see you local mail person give them a thank you for all they go through to deliver your mail -- from the daily lifting of 70-pound tubs full of mail, dodging dogs, driving postal vehicles in every weather condition imaginable, and praying not to get rear ended each time they pull up next to your mail box on all the busy highways out there.
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