At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, Mrs. Tilelli's fifth grade class led a schoolwide fundraiser at Garnet Mesa Elementary. The fifth graders willingly and generously gave their time and their own money to donate to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Their goal was to raise as much as they could to help the families of our brave soldiers. To meet that goal, the class had only one week. They chose to hold a competition at GMES to see which classes could raise the most funds. There were first, second, and third place winners. On the final day, Camo Day was celebrated. The whole school donned camouflage attire in support of our military and its fallen. It was wonderful to see so many students and teachers get involved. In the end GMES raised a total of $1,011.87. Following the fundraiser at the GMES fourth quarter Paws Assembly, students earned the right to watch Mrs. Tilelli get a pie in her face for reaching the goal of raising at least $500. GMES principal Jim Farmer, being the good sport that he is, also took a pie to the face since the goal was more than doubled! The school had a blast with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation fundraiser.
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.