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.
The Delta City Council business meeting June 20 began with the appointment of Mary Cooper to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Cooper served as a councilmember for 11-plus years. She replaces Gerald Roberts who was recently elected to city council.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Delta Christian Church at 795 1600 Road. This outreach ministry is for anyone with habits, hang-ups, and hurts that are defeating them.
For the fourth year, Alpine Bank is pleased to offer the Alpine Bank Scholarship for students attending the Montrose CMU campus. The scholarship is open to part time and full time students with a 2.5 GPA or above.
A man who is most likely Cedaredge's number one Dixieland music fan, Don Clayton, gave a great review of the 101st Army Dixieland Band performance in Town Park on June 21.
"These folks are terrific," he said following their performance. "It's the best Dixieland music I've heard since the last time I was in New Orleans."
Two Democratic state elected officials met with partisan supporters at the Stolte Shed on June 25.
Kerry Donovan, State Senate District 5 incumbent, and Millie Hamner, State House District 61 incumbent, met with Democratic Party supporters during a session that began at 9 a.m.
A summer series of Parties on the Porch is being presented for kids of all ages. The first debuted June 28, and continues on Tuesdays in July on the front porch of Pioneer Town's Visitor Center.
Middle schoolers who are part of the Cedaredge Library's teen summer reading program enjoyed some rousing physical activity to go along with their book reading activities last Friday.
Mary Bauer, teen librarian, arranged for the kids to play "human foosball," a promotional activity originated locally by Mike Lawhead, an employee of the Montrose Home Depot store.
The annual Night on the Town last Saturday was a big event for the community as volunteers of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society opened the doors to the Pioneer Town complex for everyone to enjoy.
There were some new activities and attractions for SCVHS guests this year as event coordinator Doris McGuire added kids' games and food offerings.
Jaylena Gibson provided information for a recent swim meet in Craig.
Six members of the Delta Barracudas swim team traveled to Craig to compete in the Craig ABC Invitational, including Grady Hellman, Ashton Jones, Xavier Quintanilla, Hannah Sterns, Landre Whelan and Emma Wise.
The first annual Edward Jones Devil's Thumb Open was played over the past weekend. Thirty-six golfers played for top honors by playing 18 holes on both Saturday and Sunday.
In 1947, the newly-formed Paonia Lions Club was looking for a way to raise money to light Dan Lawrence Field so the Paonia Eagles football team could host night games. Paonia was known for growing prize-winning fruit, so they decided to honor the cherry in a day-long celebration on Independence Day, and Cherry Days was born.
More than 150 citizens attended the first of six open house meetings sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management to provide an overview of its "Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement" (RMP/EIS). The RMP/EIS is intended to establish a framework for management of more than 675,800 acres of BLM lands and 971,220 acres of federal subsurface mineral estates administered by the BLM.
Trying to have a chat with Jim and Linda Link isn't easy. Even on a quiet weekday afternoon their business, Paonia Farm and Home, is bustling with activity.
There are so many talented musicians in Paonia that the likelihood of brushing shoulders with one, or several, during the course of a day is pretty high. They can be found in coffee shops, at job interviews, on playgrounds, and, luckily, in the library.
A pre-annexation agreement between the Town of Paonia and Andrew Thliveris was approved by a 3-2 vote, with trustees Bill Brunner and Chelsea Bookout casting dissenting votes. Trustee Suzanne Watson did not attend the meeting.
Linda Lario with RE/MAX Mountain West has been presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service with the company. Less than six percent of all active agents in the RE/MAX network have achieved this prestigious award since its inception.
The Town of Hotchkiss announced that it is in the final days of its $1.8 million sanitation line upgrade project.
The project was originally scheduled to begin at the end of July 2015, and after some delays, contractor Williams Construction broke ground in late September.
Red Hat Dolls of the Valley entertained Hotchkiss Red Hat Lady Bugs at the Paonia Park with a picnic Saturday, June 11. Also attending were four ladies from the Paonia Care Center and their two sponsors.
The recently reorganized Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge Street, in Hotchkiss, will celebrate its grand reopening from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, with the opening of the center's first art show since closing its doors last summer. The show includes pottery and photography.
A major battle in the war on coal was fought at Grand Junction on June 23 as proponents of the industry went head-to-head with its opponents in hearings hosted by the U.S. Department of Interior and BLM.
Nationally, BLM is evaluating whether to raise the current 12.5 percent federal royalty rate on coal mined by above-ground producers, and 8 percent royalty on underground producers using public lands.
The story of the Lewis & Clark expedition is among the most well-known and studied voyages of all time. It has been told and retold from the human perspective. But what did the dog see?
The Surface Creek Valley's many music lovers got a special treat on June 21 when two ensembles of the 101st Army Band gave a two-hour-long performance in Town Park.
The eight-member 101st Army Dixieland Band and the seven-member 101st Army Rock Band gave a rousing concert that skirted high winds and rain squalls which ultimately did not disrupt the entertainment.
Competitive 4-H shooting sports participants from four counties arrived at the Eckert Shooting Sports Range on Saturday for the Delta County 4-H Invitational Shoot. 4-H'ers from Montrose, Mesa and Garfield counties joined local youth for the event.
"Night on the Town" hosted by Surface Creek Valley Historical Society volunteers and friends is an event intended for families. The feeling of the event was like a big family picnic as everyone strolled, looked around, visited and enjoyed the activities as the evening progressed.
The Cedaredge Rotary Club held its annual golf tournament Saturday, June 18, at the Cedaredge Golf Club.
In an effort to create something new, unique and fun, this year's 18-hole event was made into a par three golf course where every hole began from the 150-yard mark.
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