In the fall of 2017, workers navigated sloppy mudflats in the bottom of the drained Paonia Reservoir in an urgent effort to prevent catastrophe: a damaged bulkhead threatened to break apart and damage the Paonia Dam's outlet works, which would have made it impossible to control releases from the reservoir.
Four candidates -- all female -- are poised to fill the four vacant seats on the Hotchkiss Town Council. The top three vote-getters will serve four-year terms; the fourth position is a two-year term.
The country's largest organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in America recently formed a chapter in the North Fork Valley.
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America North Fork held its first meeting in Paonia on March 1.
Delta County Libraries joins the Blue Sage Literary Committee and The Paradise Theater in presenting "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, the first North Fork Reads!
Jane Kelso has a gentle, quiet way about her in almost everything she does. She brings this calm manner to the way she leads the staff of Paonia Library as manager, the way she responds to patrons at the circulation desk, and the way she introduces children to books during weekly storytimes.
Crawford voters will be selecting four town council members and deciding one tax question involving marijuana sales tax in this year's municipal election. Ballots went out this week, and must be returned by Tuesday, April 3.
Thomas Wills and Larry Wilkening are running for mayor of Hotchkiss, seeking to fill the seat that's being vacated by Wendell Koontz, who is term limited.
Since moving to Hotchkiss in 1990, Wills has been an active member of the community.
What do you say when a well-wisher corners you at your birthday party and asks how you managed to achieve the venerable age of 104?
If you're Margaret "Peggy" Clements, you smile with a twinkle in your eye and answer: "I guess I just don't know when to quit."
The Town of Paonia reminds dog owners to register their dogs.
Town code requires that dogs six month or older be registered annually.
Responders -- it's an all-inclusive term that covers law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), tow truck operators, and department of transportation workers. And last week sixty of these public servants assembled in the Hotchkiss Fire Station to talk about the vital topic of traffic incident management.
In her 35-year career with the Town of Hotchkiss, town clerk Marlene Searle said she's never seen the town accept a single bid for a project. Such was the case last week, when trustees rejected the only bid received for the Barrow Mesa water tank replacement project.
Paonia trustees were asked at the Feb. 27 board meeting to consider a resolution to increase town trash pick-up service by $1 per month. The proposed increase is in response to an increase in landfill tipping fees by the Delta County Landfill.
In December 2017, Delta County Libraries, in collaboration with Blue Sage Center for the Arts and The Paradise Theatre, presented the second annual Paonia Reads!, an event that encourages the community to read a book and then watch the film adaptation together.
"We are ready to launch our next read-and-watch event, but this time we are expanding to reach more participants in Delta County," says Laura Lee Yates, Paonia Library staff member.
Registered voters in Paonia will have 10 candidates to choose from in the April 3 town board election, and will be allowed to vote for no more than four candidates. The DCI has reached out to all 10 candidates to learn about what they see as the most important issues the town faces in the coming two to four years, and to learn a little bit about the candidates themselves.
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