At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.
Sharon Kay Prosser died March 13, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 73.
Cedaredge resident Linda F. Richards, died March 15, 2018, at her daughter's home in Cedaredge. She was 65.
Montrose resident James J. Veitch died March 12, 2018, at his home. He was 71.
Donn Vornholt died March 15, 2018, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 95.
Robert E. Rathburn of Eckert died March 14, 2018, at his home. He was 98.
Mary Ann (Myers) Kastning passed away on March 19, 2018. She was preceded in death in 2013 by her beloved husband of 67 years, William R. Kastning.
Paonia resident Michael L. Furcolow Jr. died March 14, 2018, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 72.
The Black Mesa CattleWomen and the Hotchkiss FFA Chapter celebrated National Ag Day on Tuesday, March 20, at the Delta County Fairgrounds with the North Fork Ag Day program for elementary students. They provided 11 different presentations for approximately 550 students.
A solar array project started by Paonia High School students in 2016 was recently installed on school grounds. Eight high school students enrolled in the Solar Energy International PV101 course worked with Empowered Energy Systems to install the 40-panel, 10.4-kW ground mount system and Schlettler rack.
Anyone in the North Fork Area who needs help applying for a big-game hunting license can get help from 3-6 p.m., March 29, at the Hotchkiss Public Library.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a new on-line purchasing system and the agency wants to make sure people are familiar with it before the April 3 limited-license application deadline.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for young hunters from western Colorado's North Fork area to participate in a special spring turkey hunting event April 13-15. Youngsters from Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia are encouraged to apply.
This April, Paonia voters will decide on the fate of a ballot measure to increase the local sales taxes.
Referred Measure 2G calls for increasing town taxes from the current two percent to three percent, which would bring in "up to $150,000 annually" in the first fiscal year.
American musician Eilen Jewell will headline the final concert of the Pickin' N Paradise series this Friday night.
Known for what allmusic.com describes as a "country-flavored and blues-infused version of contemporary folk," Jewell's discography includes several albums of original material and one of Loretta Lynn covers.
A Paonia High School graduate and U.S. Military veteran who chose a career in law enforcement is now serving as undersheriff for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
Todd Rowell was sworn in as undersheriff at a March 5 ceremony, according to a news release by the sheriff's office.
Renewable energy advocates and solar training professionals will have the chance to see the story of the start of the modern solar photovoltaic (PV) industry through the eyes of its pioneers. On March 26, Solar Energy International (SEI) and the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, present "Solar Roots - The Pioneers of PV" as part of the SEI's 11th annual instructor training, which brings together over 70 PV instructors and staff for three days of learning, camaraderie, and industry best practices.
The Paonia High School music department will present its 28th annual dessert show at 7 p.m. nightly this Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24.
The Hotchkiss High School Drama Club will present three comedies in one March 22 and 23. "Two of the comedies are by one of our favorite playwrights, Don Zolidis," said director Lenore Cambria.
For four years, the Town of Hotchkiss has awarded $500 scholarships to one male and one female graduating from Hotchkiss High School. The award recognizes students who demonstrate community spirit and volunteerism within the community.
Friday the pre-kindergarten students of the Backpack Early Learning Academy at Hotchkiss K8 School had some very special visitors. At the invitation of their teacher, Lynette Clock, representatives from West Elk Mountain Rescue, Delta County Sheriff's Office, North Fork Ambulance, Colorado State Patrol and Paonia Volunteer Fire Department brought their vehicles and equipment to the school and gave a presentation on what they do for the community.
Thanks to a generous grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, kids will be playing at a new youth baseball and softball complex in the North Fork.
The North Fork Pool, Parks & Recreation District was notified by GOCO last week that it will receive a $350,000 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation (LPOR) grant to build ballfields and amenities at Crossroads Park on Bulldog Street in Hotchkiss.
Crawford voters will decide if retail marijuana sales will be taxed, even though such activity is not currently allowed in town. The question was placed on the ballot by the town council.
Brice W. Collins, 30, of Austin was arrested and jailed on charges of driving under the influence, driving under the influence per se, failed to display lamps when required.
Officers provided transport of a combative female from Stafford and East 3rd Street to jail for the Delta County Sheriff's Office.
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