Cowboys are known for their strength, toughness and resiliency. Brian Baldwin has drawn on all those traits to survive stage 4 cancer, a head-on collision, devastating rodeo injuries and addiction to prescription medications.
Can everyday citizens take action, get involved, and work to achieve a greater sense of liberty? "Liberty in Action" -- an event hosted by the Libertarian Party of Delta County (LPDCO) -- will highlight some everyday citizens who are doing just that.
Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) isn't waiting to see how many hotel developers respond to a request for proposals, but instead is already considering complementary businesses for the riverfront development.
At a DURA board meeting Feb. 27, Better City consultants sat in via video conference to discuss commercial development that would complement, but ideally not directly compete with existing downtown businesses.
If you are planning to conduct any open burning, you must first contact the Delta County Dispatch (399-2955) on the day you plan to conduct the burn. If a red flag day has been declared, callers will be notified to delay burning.
Last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) acknowledged seven rural organizations from across the nation as champions in providing high-quality access to health care in rural communities. Families Plus of Delta was named Champion of Innovation in Health Care Delivery.
Jason Cleckler, Delta County Memorial Hospital CEO, has been recognized as a "Top 50 Rural Hospital CEO to Know in 2018" by the National Rural Health Association. This marks the second year in a row Cleckler has been recognized nationally for his leadership.
Dennis and Nancy Doerer announce the sale and transfer of ownership of the Delta Dairy Queen at 240 A N. Palmer.
The Doerers started the Delta franchise 20 years ago in 1998.
Anthony A. Graham-Carrillo, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of violation of a protection order.
Joshua J. Oard, 23, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.
Corey Wong, public service staff officer, for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG), recently received the Rocky Mountain Region Randall Karstaedt Lands Achievement Award.
On Monday, Feb. 26, a community forum on the "Effects of Marijuana on Our Community" convened at the Delta Performing Arts Center. This forum came together in response to the ballot question on taxation of retail marijuana and marijuana products in Delta and Orchard City.
After taking three days to seat the jury, opening arguments were heard Friday morning in the case of Nathan Yager. Yager is charged with second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Melinda in 2011.
At their Feb. 28 meeting at the county courthouse, members of Delta County Planning Commission began a page-by-page discussion of the review draft of the Master Plan update, prepared by Delta County staff and RPI Consulting.
Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director, and Gabe Preston of RPI Consulting presented the report's pages on screen, and spoke of the background information on those pages, as the discussion progressed.
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, residents from across Delta County gathered to discuss solutions to the ever-growing issue of suicide within the community. It is common to respond with anger, numbness, or go into a frenzy after incidences like this occur.
At the Feb. 14 Orchard City town meeting I said, "The solution to our problems is simpler than raising taxes. Citizen participation in the committees headed by our trustees is.
I am writing to address every person who is a candidate for the municipal elections to be held in April. I am asking that every candidate who is victorious or who earns or retains a seat because of no opposition to remember you will take an oath.
Funding from the outdoor recreation industry is an important part of Colorado's economy, and it has the potential to grow, as shown by the recent move of the Outdoor Retailer trade shows from Utah, bringing an estimated $45 million in direct annual spending.
Dr. Susan Bright has been my primary care physician for almost a decade and I am in a state of disbelief and despondency concerning her departure. An unfillable void will be left, as she is an exceptional physician who views her patients as human beings with lives, not just numbers.
Dr. Don Ridgway, who in my mind embodied the soul of what it means to be a physician, passed away this morning. I had the privilege of being his partner and essentially his apprentice when I first started the practice of medicine at the North Fork Medical Clinic in 1994.
On behalf of the board of directors and the membership of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to endorse the reauthorization of Colorado's Lottery Division by the General Assembly in 2018.
Last week's paper had two letters that were long on finger pointing and short on compassion. I'm not as lucky to be so perfect as those authors apparently are; I do have my flaws.
I know I am not alone in my shock and disgust when I received my property tax bills this year.
There is very little incentive to buy dilapidated properties/businesses and fix them up when the county immediately reassesses their value to an inflated amount and increases property taxes drastically.
I've read a lot of opinions on what to do on the heels of the Florida shooting, all old and none are good. They seem to break down into three categories: the gun, mental health and a problem with our current times.
For the umpteenth time this season, Cedaredge High School's girls scored narrow victories, this time, in the 3A regional playoffs at Cedaredge High School over the weekend.
The No. 6 Bruins opened play last Friday with a 35-24 decision over No. 27 Liberty Common (12-10).
The Colorado High School Activities Association, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps have announced their annual all-state wrestling teams for the 2018 season. Among the top wrestlers in the state, six are from Delta County.
A shot at playing in the 3A state basketball tournament was more than worth the 401 mile trip to Sterling last week. Riding a school bus for more than 15 minutes would be enough to cause depression for many who deplore such confining quarters for any length of time.
Delta High School's girls basketball team was six points away from advancing to the Great 8 round in this year's Class 3A State Basketball Tournament. Some key turnovers in the late stages contributed to a 57-52 loss on Saturday, to No. 1 seed Kent Denver, and ended Delta's hopes of reaching the quarterfinal round (Great 8) in this year's state tournament.
Registrations are now being accepted for the Hotchkiss Home Plate youth baseball and softball programs.
Registration time for all sessions is open from 3:30-5 p.m.
The Paonia boys, Paonia girls and Hotchkiss boys basketball teams all saw their chances for a state playoff berth vanish in the first round of regional playoffs last Friday.
The Paonia girls ended the season with a 14-9 record following a 47-24 loss to Denver Christian at the Region 8 tournament at Ignacio.
KVNF Public Radio will air individual interviews of the candidates for Paonia Town Council from 6-7 p.m. Friday, March 23, during the Wildcard Show.
Bring a basket or a bag to gather goodies on Sat., March 31 for another fun Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club. Ages 4 to 10 years old.
The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.
Josue and Maria Denisse Valencia of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Analiyah Janellie Valencia, born Feb. 23, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.
Jessica Eaton, of Paonia, started coursework at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 8 as a first-time freshman.
For the third time in a row, the Casper College livestock judging team has placed in the top five finishers at a national judging show.
The most recent win came at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where the team was second in horses, second in sheep and goats, second in reasons, and fifth overall.
Paula Strickland, an Elmira College education major from Delta, recently participated in a hands-on simulation with faculty and staff from the Elmira Heights School District, along with the nonprofit organization, Pro Action, to better understand what it's like to live in poverty.
Delta High School's speech and debate team recently competed in the national qualification tournaments. The Congress tournament was hosted at Central High School Feb. 9-10, and the main event tournament was hosted by Grand Junction High School March 2-3.
Betty Jo Wilkening, age 91, died February 20, 2018 following a long illness.
Betty Jo was born June 24, 1926, in Otterville, Mo.
Preston "Corky" Menzel died Feb. 22, 2018. He struggled with a heart condition and lost the battle at age 55.
Longtime Delta resident Edward Dale Scott died March 3, 2018, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 79.
Don Neal Ridgway died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo. He was 89 years of age.
Lifetime Delta resident Dorothy M. Smith died Feb. 20, 2018, at Four Corners Health Care in Durango. She was 93.
Paonia resident Imogene Shirley Johnson died Feb. 24, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 91.
Delta County resident Richard A. Tuck died March 5, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 62.
Responders -- it's an all-inclusive term that covers law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS), tow truck operators, and department of transportation workers. And last week sixty of these public servants assembled in the Hotchkiss Fire Station to talk about the vital topic of traffic incident management.
In her 35-year career with the Town of Hotchkiss, town clerk Marlene Searle said she's never seen the town accept a single bid for a project. Such was the case last week, when trustees rejected the only bid received for the Barrow Mesa water tank replacement project.
In December 2017, Delta County Libraries, in collaboration with Blue Sage Center for the Arts and The Paradise Theatre, presented the second annual Paonia Reads!, an event that encourages the community to read a book and then watch the film adaptation together.
"We are ready to launch our next read-and-watch event, but this time we are expanding to reach more participants in Delta County," says Laura Lee Yates, Paonia Library staff member.
Paonia trustees were asked at the Feb. 27 board meeting to consider a resolution to increase town trash pick-up service by $1 per month. The proposed increase is in response to an increase in landfill tipping fees by the Delta County Landfill.
What do you say when a well-wisher corners you at your birthday party and asks how you managed to achieve the venerable age of 104?
If you're Margaret "Peggy" Clements, you smile with a twinkle in your eye and answer: "I guess I just don't know when to quit."
The Town of Paonia reminds dog owners to register their dogs.
Town code requires that dogs six month or older be registered annually.
Snow. Well, I know that they need it in the high country and we'll need it in the low country come summer.
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