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Hotchkiss trustees support Creamery, Farm to Fiddle

As a nonprofit organization, the Creamery Arts Center relies on volunteer and community support to keep its doors open. Linda Tullis is also seeking a Colorado Creative Industries grant to help with operating costs.

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Highway 133 will be a 'cone zone' this summer

The Colorado Department of Transportation began a project on Colorado Highway 133 on the south side of McClure Pass on Monday, May 20, with anticipated completion in mid-October, weather permitting. The work, contracted to Anderson Drilling for $1.3 million, will reinforce a rock slip (fault) area between mile points (MP) 40.54 and 40.61, about five miles south of the Marble turnoff.

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Memorial Day events in the North Fork

There will be Memorial Day observances in Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford this weekend.

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Spruce up Paonia is June 11-15

Planning a big spring cleaning project?

The Town of Paonia will hold its annual Spruce Up Paonia June 11-15.

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Paonia considering Friday town hall closure, new hires

In what administration is calling an effort to improve customer service and allow the town clerk and finance officer to get their work done, the Paonia board of trustees will consider at the May 22 meeting the hiring of a part-time clerk and closing of Town Hall on Fridays.

The two changes were suggested at the May 8 board meeting by the Finance and Personnel committee.

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Paonia creative district awarded signage grant
Paonia creative district awarded signage grant

The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries' Creative District Technical Assistance program to develop a "Signage and Wayfinding" master plan for the creative district and the Town of Paonia.

Many towns around the state are suffering economically simply because they are not getting noticed well enough to bring visitors in, said creative coalition representative Elaine Brett.

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Paonia seeks P&Z, tree board applicants

The Town of Paonia is seeking a citizen resident to serve on the town Planning and Zoning Commission. The town is also seeking letters of interest for a tree board member.

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Vendors sought for Pioneer Days

The Crawford Pioneer Days Committee is looking to fill open vendor spots for this year's Crawford Pioneer Days. The booths will set up for one day, on Saturday, June 9 beginning at 6 a.m. The Pioneer Days celebrate runs June 7 - 10.

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Changes coming for Pioneer Days parade

The first order of business for the Crawford Town Council on May 2 was to administer the oath of office to Mike Tiedeman. He was not present at the April meeting when Chris Johnson, Ralph Clark and Jessica Hart were sworn in following the municipal election.

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Libraries welcome new Paonia manager
Libraries welcome new Paonia manager

Former Paonia Library manager and longtime librarian Jane Kelso retired in April 2018. A dedicated search for her replacement began in February and library staff are pleased to welcome Jay Mann to the position and to the community.

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BLM, USFS seek comments on oil/gas development

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are seeking public comments on Gunnison Energy's North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan preliminary environmental assessment which analyzes oil and gas development about 12 miles northeast of Paonia.

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Mock crash provides sobering reminder to students
Mock crash provides sobering reminder to students

Donald Carter won't be attending his graduation. In a staged scene, the Paonia High School senior, had a dangerous mix of alcohol and marijuana in his system on prom night when he made the decision to get behind the wheel of a car carrying four other prom-goers.

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Street, alley closures set for art projects

Due to the Village Building Convergence art projects planned for this weekend, town trustees approved two closures.

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A Little Help could use a little help on May 26

A Little Help Paonia is seeking volunteers for the semi-annual North Fork Valley Service Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on May 26. Service Saturdays provide volunteer assistance for seniors who need a little help with basic yard work like raking and household tasks such as washing windows, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing furniture, and other various tasks.

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Stock dog competition was 'exceptional'
Stock dog competition was 'exceptional'

Handlers traveled from California, Utah, Montana, Arizona, Texas, Wyoming, North Dakota and other parts of the state to take part in the 15th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials.

Over three days of competition, the handlers worked with the dogs to herd small groups of sheep through a course laid out in a pasture owned by the Hotchkiss family.

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