Looking back to the moment when she first realized she could make it as an artist, Ginny Wise recalled that she had been taking art classes for five years before she framed something and put it in a local show. She won a prize and sold the drawing and she remembered saying to herself, "So -- I can do this!"
A lot of great movies came out in the 1970s, but "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" wasn't one of them.
"It's a terrible movie, but it's so funny," said Steve Allen, of Hotchkiss, a fan whose first experience of the cult classic was with wife Sunshine Knight on their wedding anniversary.
An amazing variety of handcrafted articles are featured in the Holiday Craft Fair held annually at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Holiday shoppers delight in Christmas decor, handbags, crocheted dishcloths, knitted socks and quilted items. The craft fair draws over 75 vendors, but amazingly you can find all those items, and more, at just one booth -- the one featuring the handicrafts of Paula Mathews.
Jude and Marv Kieca of Cedaredge have traveled and hiked over a very large part of the world.
Their latest trip was to Australia this past March, arranged through Road Scholar which specializes in hiking trips.
It's hard to say if Cami Bair is primarily a painter who uses stories to enhance her work, or if she's really a storyteller who uses pictures to amplify her stories. But she melds the two art forms so beautifully that the line between storyteller and painter blends, and the end result is just simply the best kind of story: full of feeling and wonder and color and life.
Last month Cedaredge resident Tholow Chan joined The New Christy Minstrels on-stage for two local performances. It was not his first rodeo. He has played guitar and bass guitar for folk groups including the Minstrels off and on since 1960.
The return of the Delta County Fair's annual Demolition Derby last August following a three-year absence attracted 15 entries, large crowds, and a very unexpected new derby champion.
Madison Milner and her 1996 Subaru Outback decked out as a Minion from the "Despicable Me" movies outlasted all other vehicles, most made during the bygone era of solid steel muscle cars, to win the derby title and the $2,000 grand prize.
One man's trash is another man's treasure. We've all heard the moniker before, but Orval Proctor, of Delta, is proof of what such a motto entails.
Retirement is a major lifestyle change for anyone, but for a restaurant owner who's dedicated nearly every waking hour to his business for 28 years, retirement was a shock to the system.
After Larry Jakubiak sold the North Fork Valley Restaurant to one of his employees three years ago, he decided to take it easy.
Hold onto your hat, autumn is here! And to celebrate the arrival of the fall season, area locations are overflowing with fresh produce, corn mazes and pumpkin patches.
Among the gently rolling 'dobie hills in North Delta, Devil's Thumb stands tall -- apparently impervious to the forces of erosion that have worn down the surrounding soft clay hills.
Late this summer, Dr. Dave Noe led an excursion to Devil's Thumb, following a trail that at first climbed gently through an arroyo, then grew steeper as it ascended Petrie Mesa to the landmark that gave Delta's golf course its name.
Ron MacKendrick completed his first wood turning project 58 years ago in a shop class at Hotchkiss High School.
Today he works on his projects in a partitioned-off corner of a former fruit warehouse.
Since coming to Paonia High School four years ago, Scott Burns has documented school life in sketches. He has dozens of them.
History comes to life in the hills near Hotchkiss. Step back fifty years and you come to the start of the Colorado West Gun Club. Step back another hundred and you're smack-dab in the middle of the Wild West.
Cassidy Butler's bedroom is a revelation. An ironing board takes up the center of the room.
Those who know trees, especially cottonwood trees, have said for years that it is "just a matter of time" when the Ute Council Tree gives up its last vestige of life in its limbs and succumbs eventually to the whims of nature. Such appears to have been the fate of this historic tree in 2017.
A fossil uncovered near Cedaredge four decades ago is now on display in a museum on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
While the full mosasaur skeleton is new to the BYU Museum of Paleontology, a cast of the skull has been showcased at the Welcome Center in Cedaredge for years.
For the June 22 concert at Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge, directors of the summer concert series cautioned the public to arrive early. The concert for these favorite performers sold out in 2016.
Karen Brueggemann has been creating objects of art her whole life. She has been selling her creative works since she was in junior high school.
But it has been only since she and Ted, her husband of 54 years, began their move to Cedaredge 10 years ago that Karen really began to think of herself as an artist.
Last April, Paonia resident David Lorig traveled to Syria with a group of journalists, activists and observers. Lorig gave a presentation on his experience on July 27 for the Paonia Public Library Armchair Travel lecture series.
It's summertime in Colorado, and while the mountains await many, here in Delta there's a truly unique outdoor offering that can't be experienced in many other places across the country, let alone in-state.
The Tru Vu Drive-In is one of only 385 such outdoor movie spots left in America, according to owner Jeanne Dewsnup.
There are five secrets of Japanese Goju Ryu karate: Move quickly; have a sound, calm mind; be light in body; have a clever mind; and master the basics. All of those meld together to form two very basic components of the art and discipline of karate: self-control and self-discipline.
For public safety, and to prevent further damage, two homestead cabins in Escalante Canyon have been closed until June 2018.
The Walker Homestead and Captain Smith's Cabin, along with a historic water wheel, are listed on Colorado's Most Endangered Places List (2013) by Colorado Preservation Inc. Efforts are underway to secure funding for restoration and interpretation of the structures, which represent the pioneer spirit of Escalante Canyon.
David and Tamara Hauze have performed together for 20 years, celebrating the joy of music and life.
They book performances all 12 months of the year, playing for weddings, annual meetings, festivals, fundraisers and musical events. They're generally busy Thursdays through Sundays.
Like the parable Jesus told about searching for a lost sheep, Cowboy at the Church is gathering up strays and sharing the word of God. With sawdust covering the floor and dust settling on the chairs, the church "sanctuary" may seem a bit rustic, but families coming off the farm feel right at home.
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