Judge Lynn French, who presides over Hotchkiss Municipal Court the second Thursday of each month, received a raise in pay from $250 per month to $400. French has presided over the court for more than 35 years.
At the Nov. 10 regular meeting, trustees appointed Alexis Halbert, Dave Knutson and James C. Normandin to Paonia's zoning board of adjustment, leaving one seat vacant. The appointments mean that the board will now have a quorum and the ability to address variance requests.
Members of the S&B Quilters' Guild continued their tradition of presenting quilts to veterans by giving out more than 25 quilts to local veterans during their Nov. 14 meeting. A short program honoring veterans included a singing of "God Bless America."
Submissions by Olathe and Delta County area students for a contest to design a logo for The Nature Connection are now being accepted. The Nature Connection is a newly-created hub for outdoor education for Delta County and Olathe.
Walter Elias Disney said that "Our greatest natural resource is in the minds of our children."
Maybe that was the thinking a few years back when members of the Hotchkiss town council and Hotchkiss High School student government began holding joint meetings on a semi-annual basis.
Clearly, Lea Hart knows libraries. Her resume reflects years of interesting library jobs and incredible experience, from working in the special library of the mining company, AMAX Extractive Research and Development, Inc., to serving as a librarian for the organization that built the Hubble space satellite, Ball Aerospace in Boulder.
The Delta High School speech and debate team did extremely well in Paonia on Nov. 7. Senior Rodolfo Contreras and freshman Claire Corbasson took first place in duo interpretation.
Five members of a health occupations organization from Delta High School attended a fall leadership conference in Denver last weekend. They sat in on sessions to develop leadership skills, explored competitive events, learned about professionalism and discussed fundraising opportunities for the national HOSA charity, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
More than 8,500 Al-Anon members recently took part in a membership survey to share how participation in Al-Anon meetings has improved the quality of their lives. As part of the survey, respondents were given the opportunity to provide comments about the benefits they have experienced as a member of Al-Anon.
Scattered outages began affecting members of Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) as winter weather rolled through the co-op's service territory late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The weather system dumped heavy, wet snow onto trees, many of which had not yet lost their leaves, snapping tree limbs which fell into DMEA's power lines.
State-level results are back from the first administration of Colorado's new tests in English language arts and math. The tests were administered last spring, and were submitted electronically with the intention of providing schools and parents with timely feedback.
Ten county employees were recognized for their years of service to the county by the board of commissioners on Monday.
Receiving recognition for 10 years of service were the following:
With all the racial hate and controversy going on in this country, I felt this might be a good time to share some thoughts that came to me which I titled "The Earthly Play":
Truly responsible individuals (most actually consider themselves as such) who incur obligations should be not only willing, but should feel themselves obligated to face up to them. That is true of everything, even that which they incurred to those who served in the military.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests have contracted for work to occur on the Lands' End Road from the forest boundary for 9.3 miles, up to the boulder fields. The work will improve the sight distance and reduce brushy vegetation for 20 feet on each side.
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association and Delta County Livestock Association are joining forces in search of the individual or individuals who have shot calves to death in the Black Mesa grazing allotment.
Since late September, three dead calves have been discovered, two with small caliber bullet holes and one shot by a large caliber rifle.
It was fitting that the Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce held its Nov. 11 annual meeting at Memorial Hall. The nonprofit was named the chamber's Nonprofit of the Year.
Becoming part of a small community means connecting with people.
There is no surer way for someone to know they're making a positive difference and connecting with the heart of a community than to find an avenue of service.
Surface Creek Valley honored its veterans on Nov. 11. An assembly at Cedaredge High School was held to honor veterans and also student writers from the high school and middle school who entered and who won the patriotic essay contests sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Delta's Panthers have made their way to this year's quarterfinal round of Class 3A prep football playoffs. Delta (#3) crushed number seven Harrison, 47-7, in opening-round play and will host The Classical Academy this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Panther Stadium.
Delta, 10-1, hosted third-seeded TCA earlier this season (first scheduled game) and claimed a hard-fought 38-35 decision.
Bill Rea, a medic, landed with his platoon at Easy Red on Omaha Beach on D-Day plus-one.
Rea, a retired teacher and former Orchard City trustee, was drafted into the Army at age 19.
Veterans were honored at an assembly hosted by Delta Middle School on Nov. 11. Honored military included Randy Charlesworth, U.S. Air Force; Jerry Harding, a combined 26 years with the Marines and Army; Mike Stahly, a 20-year Army veteran; Louis Webb, U.S. Air Force; Noah McCulley, U.S. Air Force; Patrick Wear, U.S. Army; and David Rowland, 22 years, U.S. Air Force.
Sarah N. Davis, 26, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Walter E. Spor III, 22, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
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