Not long ago, Delta County was said to be broadband deficient. Now, there are two broadband "middle mile" systems in planning or construction and consumers look to benefit as other Internet options become available.
A Democratic Party candidate has submitted necessary paperwork to the county and will appear on the primary and general election ballots as a candidate for Delta County Commissioner District 2, the elections department reports.
Travis Mills, a resident of Cedaredge, was named by the local Democratic Party vacancy committee as the chosen District 2 candidate for the party at its assembly last month.
In March, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) announced Phase I of its fiber-to-the-premises broadband business. Paonia, Orchard City and South Montrose were identified as the zones to be targeted first. Specific details about the exact locations these areas will include are not yet available.
A celebration of life for Dale W. Suckow will be held Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Riley Pavilion in Cleland Park. A potluck lunch will begin at noon.
Lifetime North Fork Valley resident Ruth L. Smith died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 90.
John E. Tingler of Cedaredge died March 28, 2016, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 89.
Longtime Delta resident Ruth Wethington died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Willow Tree Care Center. She was 85.
Longtime Delta resident Donna Ames died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 74.
Karen Edens, barbering instructor at Delta-Montrose Technical College (DMTC), was recently recognized by the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education as the 2016 Faculty Member of the Year at DMTC. Edens has been a barber for 30 years and has taught barbering and cosmetology classes at DMTC for five years.
Delta County's emergency manager, Jeff Wright, was recently awarded with the Colorado Emergency Manager "Rookie of the Year" award.
Wright took over his duties as the county's emergency manager in February of last year.
Alex Waege and Mike Kinas of Montrose are the parents of a son, Carsen Kane Kinas, born March 24, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
The Board of County Commissioners is considering a policy stand on proposed regulations by the Bureau of Land Management. If adopted, the new regulations could establish a rules regimen that would affect gas exploration and development here in negative ways, commissioners believe. The proposed regulations would add considerable financial uncertainty to the business decisions made by exploration and production companies.
Two modular buildings no longer in use at the old elementary school in Cedaredge will be moved to address a "serious need" for additional classroom space at the Delta campus of Vision Charter Academy.
At an estimated cost of just over $300,000, the move doesn't come cheap, but it's less than new construction of energy-efficient classrooms.
Robert J. Reeder, 52, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Meeker Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
This is an open letter to those who poison animals with antifreeze. It is so easy to put out antifreeze to kill an animal as you turn your back, like it is no big deal. Let me fill you in on what happens to that animal.
There have been some comments by the candidates for the Paonia Board of Trustees and mayor, to the effect that "if the North Fork Valley Airport is not making money, then sell it." As a resident of Delta County, but not of Paonia, I have been closely associated with the North Fork Valley Airport since I moved here almost 17 years ago, and currently have a hangar at the airport.
The University of Wyoming lists 44 students from Colorado on the 2015 fall semester Provost's Honor Roll, including Daniel Ford of Paonia.
Delta-Montrose Technical College hosts a scholarship luncheon for its practical nursing students annually. The local community has been extremely generous and supportive of the technical college and the nursing program.
For more than a decade, Mike Gwinn has been at the heart of the Western Slope music scene.
"I've played in some of the strangest, most unlikely places," said Gwinn, whose first public appearance was in 1959.
After graduating from Hotchkiss High School in 2010, Jesse Hotchkiss didn't plan to race snowmobiles. But in 2012 he traveled to the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) national championships in Jackson Hole as part of the Weekender Sports crew.
The intersection at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Paonia is about to get a facelift.
Located between the elementary and high schools and between property owned by the Delta County School District and the local Subway, a lot of kids walk through the intersection on their way to and from school.
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