Hotchkiss K-8 strives to develop citizens through GRIT -- growth, resiliency, integrity and tenacity. Students who demonstrate these traits academically, socially or emotionally are recognized as GRIT Blazing Bulldogs.
As happens twice a year, the Hotchkiss town council welcomed members of the Hotchkiss High School Student Council at the April 14 town meeting. Students partook in the proceedings and witnessed the swearing in of trustees James Roberts and Larry Jakubiak and John Marta.
Using about nine bucks worth of materials, technology students at Delta Middle School tapped into the potential of 3D printing to produce a prosthetic hand for a fellow classmate.
"We've only had this 3D printer for about a month, but the kids are already doing amazing things with it," said their teacher, James Hughes.
The No. 1 Eagles found themselves in unfamiliar territory but rallied for a 14-5 baseball win in Cedaredge last Wednesday.
Paonia moved to 11-0 on the eve of yesterday's showdown with No. 4 Hotchkiss.
Delta hosted Palisade's Bulldogs last Friday afternoon for what may have been a title-deciding baseball game in 4A WSL play.
The Panthers knocked off Glenwood Springs, 17-5 on Wednesday and then came back for a 14-10 decision over Palisade on Friday.
It's been a busy spring for the Hotchkiss Fire District. On April 5, volunteer firefighters responded to two fires on North Road on Redlands Mesa within about six hours of each other.
At 1:30 p.m. a 911 call came in from a woman whose manufactured home had filled with smoke.
Solar Energy International (SEI) is proud to announce the April 15 launch of Solarize Delta County, an effort to increase the accessibility and affordability of solar energy for all Delta County residents. With the support of the Delta County Economic Development (DCED), Solarize Delta County seeks to raise local awareness of solar, lower the cost of solar electric (PV) systems, and significantly ramp up adoption of PV throughout Delta County.
When Amy DeLuca and Frederick Zimmer committed to opening a business in Paonia, they wanted it to reflect all that they love about the area -- its food, agriculture, recreation, arts, music and community.
That business quickly evolved into three businesses under one roof.
The city council race in Delta failed to generate much interest among voters. Of the city's 5,323 registered voters, 1,046 returned ballots -- a turnout of 19.65 percent that fell well below other municipalities in Delta County.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded job training program for unemployed seniors age 55 and over. SCSEP is seeking employers in Delta, Montrose, Mesa, Garfield, Gunnison, Eagle, Grand, Ouray, Pitkin, Routt and Moffat counties to host a participant in the program.
Re-tooling Ranch Management is a new seminar developed by Master Stockman Consulting to help guide producers through the decision-making process on a ranch. The seminar expands on previous seminars developed for Wyoming and Utah producers and takes a unique approach to teaching ranch management skills.
His name may not be familiar to many, but Burns O. Drake influenced many lives. He was a teacher, World War II Naval officer, and beloved community leader.
The baseball field at Hotchkiss K-8 School is also named after him.
Redeemer Lutheran's Tiny Treasures is sponsoring a Spring Fling 5k walk/run on April 30 starting at the Confluence Park Pavilion. You may pre-register by picking up a form at Redeemer Lutheran's office, or download a registration form at www.deltalutheran.org on the Tiny Treasures site under Calendar, or call the church at 874-3052.
Mary Lou Snell passed away April 6, 2016, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 90.
Longtime Gunnison resident Thelma Prosser died April 4, 2016, at Senior Care Center in Gunnison. She was 83.
Lifetime Pea Green resident Kenneth L. Brew died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 88.
Lifetime Somerset resident Thelma Bailey died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 88.
Donald Dennis Tunget died March 18, 2016, at his home in Olathe. He was 68.
The same day the plaques honoring Burns O. Drake were placed at the entrance to the Hotchkiss baseball park, another project was well underway.
Colton Hall, a Boy Scout with Troop 477, chose for his Eagle Scout project to build a ramp from the park entrance down to the ball field.
Longtime Delta resident Lois Stephens died at her home Tuesday, April 5, 2016. She was 82.
Aubrey Dale Pierce of Delta died Jan. 15, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was 85.
Rose Smith of Delta died of congestive heart failure April 7, 2016, in Montrose. She was 95.
Delta resident Edwin L. Dittmer died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at his home. He was 82.
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