This year's turnout for the annual Rockies' Skills Challenge, hosted at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, was the biggest its been in some time. Assistant Bill Heddles Recreation Director Tyler Schumacker announced this year's participants included 75 youngsters ranging in age from six to 13 years old. Each participant vied for top honors in three events; hitting, throwing and running.
A warm and sunny June day greeted competitors in eight divisions (girls and boys 6 and 7 year olds, 8 and 9 year olds, 10 and 11 year olds and 12 and 13 year olds.
The top winners in each division advance to the sectional round of the Challenge, which will be hosted at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction on July 15.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.