Paula Strickland of Delta has been named to the Elmira College Dean's List for Term II, winter 2016.
Since last fall, nearly 150 Delta County high schoolers have been conducting hands-on air quality research, thanks to a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and four local high schools.
Now the students are ready to share their research projects at the Air Quality Inquiry Science Symposium on May 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road. The event is open to the public and includes a free dinner.
All through his first term as Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) director Olen Lund has used his experience, knowledge and contacts to further develop hydro, micro-hydro, coal bed methane, solar and other local natural resources for local electricity generation within our service area.
Olen and his wife, Debbie have been married for 29 years and have three children who graduated from Paonia High School (as did Olen in 1978).
Alicia and Joseph Henson of Delta are the parents of a son, Leighton Ray Henson, born April 23, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 11.6 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
Delta County Senior Resource Council members have voted to dissolve the organization.
"When we started [DCSRC] back in 2005, no other organization was effectively fulfilling the need for outreach and education to seniors in Delta County.
Brandon Flores, the 15-year-old Delta teen who was struck while riding his bike, remains hospitalized in Denver. A post to his gofundme account offered this update: "First, I would like to thank everyone so so much for contributing to help our family!
Deonta D. Pittman, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $3,000 bond.
With the slowdown of our coal industry in the valley, my heart aches. Then I hear the trains go by and it brightens my day.
As the former mayor of Paonia, I was dismayed to read about Representative Tipton's lease exchange proposal. Please let me explain. During 2014 and 2015 the leaders of Delta County, Hotchkiss and Paonia met with the staff of Senator Bennet's office to see if we could come up with a win/win proposal reference oil and gas leasing in the North Fork and Thompson Divide areas.
Please be advised that the Delta County People's Assembly is advertising and recruiting for 25 people to join the assembly. These meetings are similar to town hall meetings, where folks are encouraged to voice opinions on social issues.
Responding to the May 4 letter from Deanne Simmons, Delta, entitled "Camper living should be allowed," I emphatically agree with her every well-stated point. She gives a half dozen excellent reasons for changing the city's official attitude and asks three entities, the mayor, city manager and city council, to change the ordinance against living in a camper (trailer/RV/whatever name one might use) on private property in order to help or be helped by the property owner.
The 2015-16 school year is rapidly coming to a close, as is high school baseball, track and tennis competition. To avoid conflicts with state competition, graduation ceremonies for the four traditional high schools in Delta County have been moved to Sunday and Monday, May 15 and 16.
Jean Ceriani and David Lane have been elected to four-year terms on the board of directors of Delta County Memorial Hospital. Tallies for the May 3 election were: Jean Ceriani, 2,691 votes; Curtis McCrackin, 1,903 votes; and David Lane, 2,739 votes.
Members of the Delta City Council were invited to ask questions about the proposed Thompson Divide lease exchange at their May 3 meeting. Brian Rinehart, a staff member from Rep. Scott Tipton's office, provided information about the proposal and invited comments.
During a tour of the Western Slope last week, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner visited with the Delta County Commissioners about federal issues impacting local residents.
Gardner told the gathering of eight community leaders at the courthouse that he wanted to hear about the "economic rut the American people have been in for the last 20 years."
Elected officials and senior staff from around the county met for a municipal quarterly in Paonia on April 29.
Economic challenges to individuals, schools and local governments from coal mine layoffs and closures were foremost on officials' minds.
It wasn't pretty, but Paonia got another win in its last home baseball game of the season.
Paonia, ranked No. 1 in 2A and rolling toward the postseason, defeated Cedaredge 11-1 last Tuesday and improved to 18-0 on the campaign.
"Sign your life away, Bo," said Paonia wrestling coach Andy Pipher.
With that, Bo Pipher fulfilled a lifelong dream last Wednesday when he signed a Letter of Intent to wrestle for national champion Penn State.
The baseball team from Hotchkiss High School took one huge step toward becoming a family last Friday afternoon.
Cole Carvill hit a walk-off grand slam and the Bulldogs beat No. 1 Paonia 12-8, evening the regular season series between the rivals and giving Hotchkiss a major shot in the arm as the postseason approaches.
Children have so much to learn during their primary education: Grammar, spelling, arithmetic, history, geography, social skills and music and art. But there's one skill that kids and adults use almost daily, and yet many are ill-prepared for.
"Everyone has a story about how they got turned on to the blues," says bluesman Otis Taylor, whose dad introduced him to the genre.
For the students of Hotchkiss High School music teacher Jeannette Carey, their story will be about how Taylor turned them on to the blues.
Given that geologist Dr. Dave Noe has spent the last 10 years outdoors, thoroughly exploring ranches, state parks, and BLM and Forest Service land, it might seem inappropriate to confine him to a library meeting room to give a presentation about his field. However, Noe works as well indoors as he does out, keeping his audiences rapt during lengthy discussions of the local geological maps that are the result of his work.
Volunteers are being sought to help this Saturday with cleanup efforts on a section of the 'dobies on Bureau of Land Management lands between Paonia and Crawford. Paonia resident Erin Gallob is organizing the event.
At the May 4 council meeting, Crawford trustees unanimously approved resolutions amending the base rates for water and wastewater services. The 50-cent increases will go into effect June 1.
Founded in 1997 by Pam and Joe Cocker, the Cocker Kids' Foundation (CKF) has granted over $1 million to youth-related projects and programs in the North Fork Valley. CKF was organized following the first Mad Dog Ranch home tour in 1996, shortly after the Cockers built their new home.
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