Walter Gay died Dec. 23, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 97.
Kathleen "Kathy" Lemon died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 62.
Ronnie Lee Jackson died Dec. 22, 2015, at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was 73.
Former Delta resident Charles "Chuck" O. Swanson died from Parkinson's disease Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. He was 88.
Entries are being accepted for Range magazine's annual photo competition, Outback Roundup 2016. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 19. Range is an award-winning publication devoted to issues that affect America's food producers.
Water managers in Colorado and the West, scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water supplies caused by large populations far from water resources, climate change and drought, need to focus more effort on conserving water, including addressing reservoir evaporation, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
While reducing water consumption has been successful in places like Denver and much of California, the loss of water from reservoir evaporation is an issue already affecting the growing population of the West, said CU-Boulder associate professor Katja Friedrich.
Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award® honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation.
Congressman Scott Tipton announced this week that he has nominated Lydia Knutson, a senior at Cedaredge High School, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Rep. Tipton nominated 24 students from Colorado's 3rd Congressional District to service academies this year.
The avalanche season is underway across much of the U.S. with a series of sizable storms bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds to the western mountains, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The snow is falling on a weak, existing snowpack, creating dangerous conditions.
The top of Grand Mesa has vanished -- again. I stepped out the back door a few minutes ago and that was far enough to know it is cold outside!
The fourth annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, the state's premier gathering of farmers and ranchers, and others involved in the sustainable farm community, announced its lineup of workshops and speakers.
The conference, on Jan. 23 at the Montrose Pavilion, has a wide array of breakout sessions which convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops.
The Town of Cedaredge budget for 2016 totals a whopping $8 million in spending against anticipated revenues of $7.6 million.
The budget abstract shows spending deficits posted in each of the town's six budget funds next year.
After all of the decorations have been hung; after all the carols and hymns have been sung; after all the caring and sharing has been done; and, after heartfelt thanks have been given to The One -- then it is time for the feast.
The community's Christmas feast took place in local tradition style at the Stolte Shed on a white Christmas Day that brought a foot and more of fresh snowfall to Cedaredge (elevation 6,100).
Delta's AmeriGas is sponsoring Telluride's newest festival. Now in its second year, The Telluride Fire Festival, a celebration of performance and sculptural fire arts, is to be held Jan. 14-17.
The amount of pay increase that will go to newly elected county officials beginning next year is expected to be in the hands of the General Assembly which last year approved a pay hike of 30 percent.
State lawmakers apparently realized that the 30 percent increase could be a tough sell to taxpayers back home who are the ones that actually pay the money for their elected officials' salaries.
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council offers cross-country ski classes, as well as skate ski classes. Both sessions are offered Jan. 9, 16 and 23, with ski classes from 11 to noon and the skate classes from 1 to 2 p.m. Visit gmnc.org to sign up for one or all three.
Tai Chi "Moving For Better Balance" is an evidence-based fall prevention class which begins in January in Cedaredge, designed for people with balance issues. Instructors are Linda Bull and Brook Loucks, physical therapists for Delta County Memorial Hospital.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests is one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks. Fourth grade students will participate in the Forest Service Junior Snow Ranger program and experience the "thrill of the chill" on cross country skis and snow shoes exploring the forest in winter.
Kelly Johnson, a teacher at Delta High School, has been awarded certified journalism educator status from the Journalism Education Association.
Journalism certification requirements for educators include earning college credit in news reporting and writing, communications, law and publications advising, or passing an examination that demonstrates the educator's proficiency in those areas.
As 2016 rolls in, plenty of New Year's resolutions are tossed around. Some are upheld and some are forgotten. However, Delta County Libraries is providing Delta County patrons with lasting resolutions that will carry the community through the new year and beyond.
PEO Chapter BK is pleased to award Kayla Sanders with this year's Alice Penick Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The $500 was given to Sanders at Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Recognizing that we're all connected in some way within our community, Gallery De La Luz in Delta has issued a call for artists for its upcoming benefit, "The Ties that Bind." Artists are asked to create a piece featuring or showcasing neckties.
Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-7662; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435.
Anja G. Farnese, 18, of Montrose was arrested and jailed for alleged DUID and careless driving after being in a one-vehicle crash involving a utility pole in the 1600 block of H38 Road. The car was on fire. Delta Fire responded and extinguished the fire.
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