Consider joining the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
• April 30-May 4 -- Clean-up Days. Help get Pioneer Town ready for visitors. Call 970-856-7554 to leave your name and number.
• May 1 -- Membership drive meeting, Stolte Shed, 7 p.m.
• May 26 -- Heritage Day. Seasonal opening of Pioneer Town from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and VFW pancake breakfast at the Stolte Shed from 7 to 10 a.m.
• June-August -- Chapel of the Cross concert series on Thursdays and Sundays.
• June 30 -- Night on the Town fundraiser at Pioneer Town from 6 to 9 p.m.
• July 28 -- Ice cream social, Stolte Shed, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• September date to be announced -- Color Sunday. Visit Pioneer Town and enjoy the autumn colors on Grand Mesa.
• Oct. 6 -- Annual AppleFest antique car, truck, and tractor show at Pioneer Town and Chapel of the Cross area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Dec. 1 -- Christmas concerts at the Chapel of the Cross, 4 and 7 p.m.
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.