Every six weeks a new class at Hotchkiss K-8 begins learning about different life skills. The class includes a unit about cooking. Black Mesa CattleWomen sponsor the cooking event. The students are provided information on beef nutrition, proper cooking and recipes. A competition is held at the end of the six weeks where the students' knowledge is assessed with a written test and a cooking activity that includes developing a menu, gathering ingredients, following a recipe, using proper cooking techniques, and setting a table. The students are scored by Black Mesa CattleWomen judges who then provide awards for the top three teams.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.