Success -- it always feels like it should happen for both the individual and the team (group). It sure takes both halves to make success be complete and feel as good as it can.
As parents, we see enormous value in providing young children with the opportunity to love education before they even start kindergarten. We are extremely lucky to have BELA (Backpack Early Learning Academy) preschools in Delta County to start our kids on the right foot.
Wildlife officers from the Grand Junction area have completed their investigation of the reported bear attack and mauling on the Grand Mesa Saturday evening, concluding that the injuries to the individual were not caused by a bear.
Mark Valdez, one of two defendants charged with vehicular homicide in the death of Trevor Rawson, has pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter and transfer or alteration of a hunting/fishing license. The plea was entered Sept. 18 before Judge Jeff Herron in Montrose County.
After a favorable performance evaluation, the Delta County Board of Education approved a contract extension for district superintendent Caryn Gibson.
Gibson is a 26-year employee of Delta County Joint School District and has served as superintendent for four years.
The City of Delta has been asked to increase its membership status and commit an additional $3,000 for special events.
The request was made by executive director Leslie Workman during a city council work session.
With the completion of the truck route, the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed the unique opportunity to close down a portion of Main Street for special events such as parades and street fairs. The intent -- to draw area residents downtown to enjoy music, food and vendors, and to see what Main Street merchants had to offer.
As construction of the homeless shelter moves toward completion, The Abraham Connection finds its building fund depleted. Board members have approached the city for help in ensuring the facility can open as anticipated on Nov. 1.
Monte Vista's Pirates came into last week's contest against Hotchkiss with a 1-1 record and in third place behind Center, 3-0, and Dolores, 2-1.
The Pirates' win elevated Monte Vista's record to 2-1 and it remains in third place in the 1A Southern Peaks League.
The team of Kindra Spiker, Jim Farmer and Jock Kallsen placed first in the Desert's Edge Triathlon near Fruita.
The Olympic distance triathlon was held at Highline Lake Sunday, Sept. 13.
Delta High School's soccer team picked up its first win of the season last week against Palisade. The Panthers got three goals from sophomore Danny Mendoza and another two from sophomore Brandon Harper. Junior Luka Htoo and sophomore Ian Downey scored goals as well.
The Bruins have played up a few times this season and have recorded an overall mark of 5-4 with a 4-0 3A District 5 League record.
All of the Bruins' opponents this past week involved 4A and 5A division schools.
Last week's Ramble at the Reservoir in Ridgway did not attract a large number of teams. Only eight varsity teams were listed.
The Paonia tennis team is small in numbers but big in heart and enthusiasm.
The Eagles, featuring a combined team of players from Paonia and Hotchkiss, have improved steadily over the course of the season despite having to forfeit doubles matches because of a small turnout.
The Paonia High School volleyball team is putting all the pieces together.
After beating Plateau Valley and Gunnison last week, the Eagles are up to 5-0 and are rolling into the middle portion of their schedule with some tough challenges ahead.
Paonia had all the motivation it needed going into last Friday night's football game against visiting Centauri.
It was the Falcons who last beat Paonia, a little over two years ago, handing head coach Brent McRae and star quarterback Taylor Walters their only high school defeat.
Cedaredge's homecoming festivities included a 35-0 football victory over the visiting Aspen Skiers last Friday night.
The Bruins scored three times in the first quarter and were never threatened in the game.
Mountain Harvest Festival organizers are pleased to present two new events in 2015:
On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Harvest welcomes back the much-celebrated free farm tours. Each farm will have fresh goods for purchase, including gourmet cheese, gorgeous produce, wines, wool and more.
Included on the self-guided tours are:
"One of the things I like best about local authors is they usually deliver their books by hand, so you get to meet them," says regional manager Lea Hart. This is more than an occasional occurrence at the Delta County Libraries, as western Colorado has a wonderful abundance of local authors, and the libraries work hard to collect and exhibit their books.
Since 2001, the annual Mountain Harvest Festival has brought to the stage an eclectic assortment of handpicked local and regional musicians. This year, you'll have an opportunity to meet the musicians at a meet-and-greet reception to be held at Eccentric Artist, 217 Grand Avenue.
The Mountain Harvest Festival 5k Run, Walk, Stroll not only follows a great course this year, it benefits two good causes.
Organizer Dave Knutson said the course follows the route of the early MHF races.
Enjoy some great entertainment, food and drink at several venues on or near Grand Avenue Friday night. Participants include Revolution Brewing, No Fo Foods, Back Country Bistro, Thomas Waldo's, Paradise Theatre, and Louie's Pizza and Loft.
Enjoy a glass of beer or wine at the festival this year, when you stop by the Drink Locally Pavilion in Paonia Town Park.
The Drink Locally Pavilion features beers provided by Paonia's Revolution Brewing, founded and owned by Gretchen and Mike King.
This year's Mountain Harvest Festival will mark the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off in the park. The cook-off, which has been run by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts for the past eight years, is a signature part of Mountain Harvest Festival that is anticipated by many members of the community.
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