The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are looking for hard working, enthusiastic and outdoor-oriented teenagers (16-18 years old) to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC program provides summer employment for youth while accomplishing various types of conservation work involving trail maintenance, range projects, vegetation monitoring and other projects.
Alpine Bank is committing once again to participate in National Volunteer Week April 10-16. Locally, Alpine Bank has partnered with Delta senior citizens and Delta volunteer firefighters to provide employees with volunteer opportunities.
Would you like to touch the life of a child subjected to abuse and/or neglect? Perhaps you could be a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
For Mary Bachran, it's her spot of joy. For Darla Volgamore, it's a place of warmth where she feels she's part of something amazing -- and both women agree that the rewards are plentiful as HopeWest volunteers.
Western Colorado has been surveyed and mapped many times since the Hayden Geological Survey passed through the area in 1874 ahead of U.S. expansion into the west. But nothing has been accomplished quite like the survey and mapping project Paonia geologist Dr. Dave Noe embarked on back in 2006.
Members of the Delta County 4-H Hot Shots are ready for work.
Club members Drew Harris, president; Derrek Johnson, county council president; and Ryan Gibson, club treasurer, attended the BoCC meeting last week with their club advisor, John Harris.
Coach Von Mitchell is announcing his annual basketball camps will be offered at Delta High School in the month of May.
The first "Li'l" Kids' Camp will be for boys and girls who will be in the third through the sixth grades and will be run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on May 24-25.
Senior Katy Parsons gave the Hotchkiss Bulldogs their only first-place finish at last Saturday's Frank Woodburn Invitational. Parsons won the tough 800m run against some good competiton and in doing so posted Class 2A's top time at 2:27.51. Palisade's Greta Van Calcar's time was 2:28.96.
Nearing the halfway point in the high school baseball season, the Eagles are discovering that the sky is the limit.
Paonia swept a doubleheader from Meeker last Saturday afternoon at Volunteer Park, improving to 10-0 to start the season.
Delta's Panthers competed in last Saturday's Frank Woodburn Invitational at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. Lily Lockhart and Emily Baier paced Delta's girls to seventh place and 54 points. Lockhart won the discus and was second in shot put while Baier recorded a win in triple jump.
The Devil's Thumb Ladies Golf Club will hold its annual Opener on Saturday, April 16.
The Opener is a social held every year to encourage new lady golfers, and club members, to have a fun day.
The Bruins played three games last week, beginning with Roaring Fork on April 5. Cedaredge was too much for the Rams and outhit its hosts by a 13-4 margin for a 14-3 non-league victory.
On April 8 Cedaredge was in Rangely to take on the Panthers for a doubleheader.
Paonia High School's track teams enjoyed plenty of success this past weekend, in spite of some of Mother Nature's intervention. A brief rainstorm, accompanied by a dose of lightning, suspended activities at the Frank Woodburn Invitational for a short time.
Delta County Libraries will be focused on giraffes, free books and 4-year-olds this week and next. Library staff members are working hard to distribute a copy of the book "Giraffes Can't Dance," by Giles Andreae, to every 4-year-old in the county.
The Volunteers of America programs located in Eckert have received new phone numbers due to a necessary telephone system upgrade.
The programs affected are:
Even though the Town of Orchard City at present has no plans nor expressed interest for entering the telecommunications business, the town's voters have given their government permission to do so virtually without restriction so long as any such venture in the future is done "without charge to members of the public."
The current Orchard City Town Board will have one more full business meeting together on April. 13.
Then, on the following Wednesday, April 20, the trustees will convene in an official special meeting to seat the new mayor and trustees.
Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with the National FFA Foundation, is excited to announce that six Colorado FFA chapters have been selected to receive grant funding as a part of the "Grants for Growing" program. The Cedaredge FFA chapter is one of the six recipients.
Two municipal elections in the North Fork area remain undecided while Delta County election officials await signature verifications on a handful of ballots.
As of Tuesday, some signature cures had been received, but final results were still in limbo, said Delta County election supervisor Rene Loy-Maas.
The Cedaredge High School Marching Band and Choir have set the evening of Tuesday, May 24, as a special "Thank You" concert for the local community, the DCI has learned.
The group has reached its fundraising goal to pay for its honors trip to Washington, D.C., over the Memorial Day weekend.
Upcoming promotional events were on the agenda for the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at its April 6 monthly meeting.
Included in the discussion was an after-Memorial Day date for the community street fair, Celebrate Cedaredge, and a presentation on a possible stop in town by the Colorado Grand auto tour.
Ken Volgamore has been elected to a four-year term as Orchard City mayor in the April 5 municipal elections.
Volgamore has served half of a four-year term as trustee he was elected to in 2014.
In an extremely close race for Cedaredge mayor in the April 5 municipal elections, former two-term trustee Gene Welch outpaced term-limited trustee Ray Hanson by a slim margin of 18 votes out of 530 cast to win a four-year term as mayor.
Welch got 274 votes or 51.7 percent to Hanson's 256 votes or 48.3 percent, according to unofficial results from the county elections department.
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