Craig and Tammra Triantos were recently honored as the 2017 Valentine sweethearts at the Delta Senior Center.
The Triantoses were chosen as this year's sweethearts because they are regular diners and supporters at the Delta Senior Center, which serves meals every weekday at 12 noon. Tammra is also the caller for bingo on Tuesdays, following the lunch.
They were married Sept. 27, 1970, and have been married for over 46 years. The two met at a prep wrestling match, when Craig wrestled for Delta High School, while Tammra attended rival Montrose High School. "We made a bet on whether he'd win," Tammra smiled. "I can't remember whether I won or not," Craig added. He won her heart in the end, as they met again three years later, started dating and have been together since.
What's their secret to a long and happy marriage? "Patience!" Tammra said. "Lots of patience!" As for Craig, "Learn to keep your mouth shut!"
The couple own Peterson Liquors in Delta, which has been a family business for over 100 years. Craig said it was operating even during Prohibition years. They are the parents of three boys, Craig Allen Triantos, Nick Ray Triantos and David Amen Triantos. They have two grandchildren.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.