A strong focus in defense was apparent in Cedaredge's Oct. 2 win over Paonia.
The match was highlighted by long rallies and big hits.
A strong focus in defense was apparent in Cedaredge's Oct. 2 win over Paonia.
Paonia's three senior running backs combined for three offensive touchdowns and a touchdown on special teams in the Eagles' 41-0 win over Olathe Friday night at Dan Lawrence Field. The win came despite four turnovers.
A first-possession, 48-yard touchdown run by Anthony Felice set the tone for the game.
Paonia is now 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the 2A Western Slope League following conference wins over North Park and Soroco.
The wins came on the heels of a hard-fought, 3-0 loss to Cedaredge, which Paonia lost by a total of 11 points.
John Ames knew heading into last Friday's Pantherfest Cross Country meet that it could be his last chance to break the Delta High School record. Rather than focus on his split times at the end of each mile, he took off his watch.
The Hotchkiss volleyball team dropped to 4-11 overall this week on losses to Soroco and North Park.
On Friday, Oct. 5, Hotchkiss took Soroco to five games but fell short in a 3-2, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 10-15 conference loss.
Paonia senior Ethan Bartlett shattered his own school cross country record at the Pantherfest Invitational Cross Country meet with a time of 16 minutes, 27.84 seconds. His time gave him a ninth-place finish out of a field of 112 runners.
Alzbeta Hofmanova and Kateryna Ivlieva are making the best of their school year at Delta High School.
Hofmanova is from Prague, Czech Republic, and Ivlieva is from Kiev, Ukraine.
Since 1928, Paonia's downtown movie theater has been an integral part of the town and the North Fork Valley community. Originally built after the Gayety theater burned down, the Paonia Theater opened Oct. 5, 1928.
With renovation of the Miner's Statue Plaza at Paonia Town Park completed this summer, the committee overseeing the project is hoping to begin installing granite plaques on the two memorial walls installed as part of the project. The walls are intended to commemorate miners and those who contributed to development of the North Fork Valley, the community, industries and Paonia Town Park.
A public workshop on the Town of Paonia's 2019 budget will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, prior to the regularly scheduled board meeting at 6:30 p.m. If needed, another workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Barry Pennell attended his final meeting as a Paonia trustee on Sept. 25. He and his wife are moving to a home outside the town limits, making him ineligible to serve on the town board of trustees.
They came for the Ollie's Ice Cream, but Paonia eighth-grade students Olivia White and Natasha Meader said they will pay more attention to the growing local arts scene after taking the Space to Create Paonia online survey. "I like how they're trying to improve the community with the survey and with ice cream," said White after completing the survey last Thursday evening at a launch party and ice cream social at Poulos Park.
The Town of Paonia Public Works Department is down to one certified operator to run its two-million and one-million gallon water plants and wastewater treatment plant.
Town administrator Ken Knight would not comment on why Kirk Morgan was dismissed on Aug. 29 citing a "personnel issue."
In 1942, a man named Obid Martin worked in Hotchkiss for a sheepherder named William Green.
His biological granddaughters, sisters Joan Ratliff of Littleton, Colo., and Becky McKinney, of West Point, Mo., would like to know more about what he did here, and where he might have been headed from here.
The Paonia Eagles dominated both sides of the football Friday night to defeat the visiting Hotchkiss Bulldogs, 41-0.
Senior Jesse Burns rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns in 11 carries in the conference win.
The Paonia volleyball team won its conference game against Hotchkiss on Friday, Sept. 28, 25-13, 25-18, 25-18. Poppy Lightfoot led in kills with nine, and Jessica Deaton had eight kills.
Katya Schwieterman cruised to her second cross country meet win of the season, finishing 20 seconds ahead of her closest competitor to win the Delta Sweitzer meet, running a season-best time of 20 minutes, 40.8 seconds.
The Eagles had three top-10 finishes and set six personal- or season-best records.
Levi Broyles of Delta and Katya Schwieterman of Paonia were the top placing male and female Sunday at the first Paonia Elementary School 5k race. The race began and ended at Paonia Town Park.
When Emery Townsend first began making swift completion of his appointed rounds as a highway contractor for the U.S. Postal Service in Somerset, a gallon of gas cost 24 cents, cars with big tail fins were popular, and Slinkys and Hula Hoops were the top selling toys. That year the Soviet Union launched the first successful spacecraft, and the long-running television show "Perry Mason" debuted.
Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn that can change one's course forever. For Mark and Joei Malone, that unexpected turn happened two years ago on a road trip to explore the possibility of relocating from Summit County to Montrose.
It's been many years since a full-length musical production came to the Paonia High School stage. Musicals take work and talent. They take training and dedication, costumes, sets, a good stage manager and crew, and hours and hours of rehearsal.
Just how is community pride measured? In Hotchkiss, look no further than the Hotchkiss High School "H." For almost 65 years the 100-foot-tall, 60-foot-wide hillside letter has signaled that one is in Bulldog territory.
If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then you might say that Ryan Strand's artistic journey begins with picking up a single stick.
Strand is the artist behind the many stick art sculptures found in the North Fork area, including in yards, businesses and inside The Paradise Theatre.
Paonia United Methodist Church Pastor Steve Dunkel is a third-generation coal miner, but he's not from the North Fork area. He grew up in Creede. At age 26 he was called to serve the United Methodist Church, and a year ago he was assigned to Paonia.
The story of the Lewis & Clark expedition is among the most well-known and studied voyages of all time. It has been told and retold from the human perspective. But what did the dog see?
It's hard to imagine that a 15-year-old farm girl living on the side of a mountain outside of Crawford could become a top 14 finalist on the glitzy hit show American Idol. But Jeneve Rose Mitchell believed she could, and so did her family.
Since 1992, photographer Celia Roberts has crisscrossed Colorado and the country documenting the nation's migrant and seasonal farmworkers. As a result, her life has taken on new meaning.
Eleven-year-old Haylee is busy de-stemming and slicing bright red strawberries for lemonade-strawberry slushies. As she carefully cuts with a chef's knife she explains how she helps her mom prepare dinner at home.
Clinton Clock is a strong believer in community service. He taught his family by example.
These days, it seems, each of us knows someone who needs a helping hand. Fortunately, local communities are willing to reach out and help.
Since the early part of the 20th century, seeing movies on the big screen has been an American tradition. The big screen came to Paonia in October 1928, when an enterprising citizen named Tom Poulos opened the Paonia Theatre on Grand Avenue.
Before the trains arrived, before high-paying mining jobs, and long before construction of the Paonia Project, the industrious new arrivals to the North Fork area planted fruit trees in the rich soil.
"We have such an amazing and rich history when it comes to fruit-growing in the area," said Jaylene Park, a native Paonian whose grandfather was part of that history.
When it comes to music, David Alderdice wants his students to say "yes" to opportunity.
A world-class percussionist and session drummer, Alderdice has collaborated with musicians from throughout the world.
To say that Katherine Colwell has authored many books is a misnomer.
To explain her numerous works, including her showpiece, "Red White and Blue in Utah 1988," forget that books are made of pages, bound between two covers, read left to right, front to back.