As the leaves change colors and the temperature drops, Homecoming plans emerge. At Delta High School, Homecoming is rolling in with autumn. The Homecoming football game is set for Oct. 9 against Summit County. Although Delta's schedule revolves around football, the entire week is packed with festivities.
The tradition students most look forward to is spirit week dress-up days. Monday, Oct. 5, has been deemed by student council as 'Merica Monday. The week continues with Twin Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and finally, Panther Pride Friday.
There will be plenty of fun and celebration after school hours. The tailgate and bonfire have been moved from their original Thursday date to Monday, Oct. 5. Student council members have moved the activity to Monday in order to increase community involvement.
There will be a movie night, karaoke, air bands and other activities spanning throughout the week along with a variety of sporting events. Freshman and junior varsity football have games against Rifle on Monday and boys' soccer plays Montrose that same day. Tuesday's schedule includes softball, volleyball and soccer.
There will be an academic recognition assembly, varsity soccer game, and JV and freshman volleyball games on Thursday. Cross country and varsity softball will compete on Friday. Before the big football game that evening student council will be holding a Homecoming carnival where clubs will have an opportunity to fundraise and join in on the week's excitement by setting up stations and booths on the football field. Zumba dance classes and exciting games will be going on that afternoon.
Student council will wrap Friday up with an exhilarating Homecoming assembly where each class will participate in games to vie for the Homecoming championship title. Hint: the seniors always win.
The busy week will end on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a JV softball tournament, another cross country meet, and, of course, the dance. Although Delta High School has a packed week, it'll all be worth it when the Homecoming fun ensues.
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.