A fishing derby hosted by Gunnison Gorge Anglers kicked off Outdoor Heritage Day in Confluence Park last Saturday. Winners of the fishing derby were Charlie Hellman, who placed first for the most fish caught. He reeled in three fish totaling 35 3/4" in length. Second place went to Levi Cole and third to Alexis Kirkman. Alex Kuta won an award for catching the smallest fish. After the fishing derby, participants had an opportunity to try rafting, archery, mountain biking, target shooting and other activities provided by 18 partners of the City of Delta. "I would like to recognize all the sponsors and exhibitors for making this event a huge success," said organizer Renee Ealey, City of Delta. She said about 1,000 participants of all ages enjoyed the June 4 event. "It was very exciting to see happy faces, in spite of the heat! A huge thank you to Kiwanis for barbecuing and providing all the food and beverages."
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.