The Interpretive Association is taking applications for volunteers to help with the operation of Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center located at 440 North Palmer Street next to Tractor Supply.
Volunteers are needed for the visitor center and gift shop, and to help with exterior exhibits, social media, the native plant garden and historic restoration workshops. Training will be provided for individuals who are interested in becoming docents.
Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center will be open five days a week, Tuesday-Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning the first Saturday in June and closing the last Saturday in October.
Friends of the Fort are planning an open house the first Saturday in June. Incentives for volunteers will include an annual pass to the fort and a year-end volunteer appreciation barbecue at the fort. A minimum of four hours per week of volunteer time is requested.
The fort is booking school tours for the months of April and May. You can find a request form online. For information on how you can get involved and to request a volunteer application go to www.fortuncompahgre.org or contact Chris Miller, executive director, at 970-874-6690.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.