The Kiwanis Club of Delta is holding its seventh annual poker tournament at Bill Heddles Recreation Center on March 17. Registration is at 4 p.m. with tournament play beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until approximately 8 p.m.
The tournament is a partnership between the Kiwanis Club and Western Slope Poker Tour LLC, owned and operated by Chris Rajotte. Approximately $1,000 worth of prizes will be raffled off throughout the evening, and the Key Club from Delta High School will be serving food at a nominal cost. Cold beer will be provided for the evening fun.
Businesses can sponsor a table for $200 which allows all their employees/guests to receive their first $100 in poker chips for free. Contact Clay Speas at 970-361-2950 to sponsor a table or pre-register for a spot at a table.
Money donated at the event stays in Delta County and is used to establish and maintain youth programs and activities to assist youth in Delta County including college scholarships, sponsorships for Key Club members to attend leadership conferences, and grants to numerous youth-related activities in the community.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.