First responders answering the call to a mass casualty EMS drill Saturday came upon a realistic scene of a crashed airplane and a simulation of burning wreckage.
Volunteer actors playing roles of airplane crash victims -- the "walking wounded" -- drifted about the exercise area acting dazed, confused and awaiting arrival of emergency help.
Charlie Todd recently donated a 1930 International F-30 tractor to the collection Orval Proctor has displayed on Delta's Main Street.
The International was originally owned by C.E. "Ed" Carville, who purchased the tractor new from Ed Allison's International dealership in Paonia. At that time, the dealership was located a half block east of Main on 2nd Street.
Delta County high schools fared well at last Saturday's Maverick Duals on the campus of Colorado Mesa University.
Paonia High School rolled through the five-match day with no team losses and finished with 10 wrestlers completing an unbeaten slate of matches. Cedaredge and Hotchkiss finished the day with 4-1 records and Delta was 3-2.
New Delta High School girls basketball coach Kyle Crowder is no stranger to the game of basketball. He graduated from Alamosa High School in 1997 where he played basketball for four years and ran track.
Delta's Panthers were big winners during the 2A prep football season, finishing with an 8-4 season following a loss to Kent Denver in the Class 2A state football playoffs.
Delta picked up several more accolades in the post-season with the selection of 12 Panther football players to the 2016 2A Intermountain League All-Conference team.
The wrestling team from Paonia High School kept its leader for one more year, and the Eagles are looking forward to a strong showing at state. Again.
Defying all expectations after losing the regional title for the first time in years, Paonia finished an impressive fourth in the 2A state tournament last year.
The girls basketball team from Hotchkiss High School has a new coach and a new positive outlook.
Haillie Taylor moved to Hotchkiss in the spring and was hired to coach the Bulldogs after getting the bulk of her coaching experience at the middle school level.
Art is part of life, and life is about giving. Cedaredge area artist Ella Kelly has found that art and giving have been center points in her personal and professional life.
"We are so blessed to have people in our lives who teach and help us with their talents," Ella says.
The annual Parade of Lights, a valley-wide Christmas celebration staged along Cedaredge Main Street, attracted hundreds of onlookers Dec. 3.
Almost as if on cue, the town's Main Street filled with hundreds of people just before the start of the 6 p.m. event.
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