The annual Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteers banquet and awards presentation had a Valentine's theme. Approximately 60 hospital volunteers and guests attended the event Saturday, Feb. 13, in the oncology classrooms at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Two Grand Mesa Cheer teams traveled to Boulder for the Xtreme Battle Royale Cheerleading Competition Jan. 30.
The teams are coached by Kristine Weiszbrod and Stephanie Rapozo. Theresa Rankin is the tumbling coach.
Delta High School basketball teams played three games this past week. Basalt was in town last Tuesday, Feb. 9, and the Panthers' girls dialed up a 53-33 win over the Longhorns. The boys lost, 61-52, to the Longhorns.
Delta High School's wrestling team held a 15-point lead over Moffat County after the first day of competition in the 3A Region 4 tournament in Montrose. The Panthers, in fact, led up until the final match of the day between Olathe's Felix Pena and the Panthers' Logan Church in the 285-pound division.
The basketball teams from Hotchkiss High School will play their last games of the regular season tonight at Meeker.
The boys face a key matchup against the Cowboys as the Bulldogs are in the thick of the race for positioning in the 1A/2A Western Slope League.
The Paonia High School wrestling team is going back to the familiar confines of the Pepsi Center in Denver for this weekend's state championship tournament.
Last year the Eagles saw their record of three consecutive state team titles snapped by Rocky Ford, which enters this year's tournament as the No. 1-ranked team in 2A.
The annual Speech and Debate Speech Congress was held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, at Paonia High School. Eight Western Slope schools and more than 45 students participated in the Congressional and Senate house debates.
When Sue Jochum decided it was time to leave the corporate world of high technology and pursue her life-long passion for art, she chose the Surface Creek Valley as home to be near other family who live here.
Now, with her computer programming days behind her, she is finding the time to enjoy plein air painting sessions with friends, to participate with her work in shows and exhibitions, and to develop an enterprise in portrait painting, a discipline that she has discovered a natural talent for.
Gwen passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz., in the arms of her sister.
Gwen was born on March 19, 1940, in Hotchkiss, Colo., to Clyde and Chrystene Pacheco.
Delta County School District representatives heard a wide range of thoughts and ideas regarding the challenges the district faces during last week's information-gathering meetings held at the four district high schools. A few common themes emerged from the Hotchkiss and Paonia meetings, mainly focusing on retention of quality staff, declining enrollment, fiscal concerns, consolidation of schools, and above all, what is best for the students.
During the first weeks of March these familiar birds begin arriving in our area. Keep your eyes and ears open and you might see or hear them.
Horizons Health Care and Retirement Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyn Lawhead as social services director, Ashley Krebs as admissions and marketing director and Amy Bryant as memory support director.
The Surface Creek community responded with enthusiasm to the third annual Crockpots for Critters fundraiser held at the Cedaredge Civic Center on Saturday.
As a result, the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control's (FCAC) goal of a new main building for the Surface Creek Shelter came a step closer to becoming a reality Saturday.
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