Five members of Hotchkiss High School's graduating class missed commencement ceremonies in May because of state baseball competition. To avoid conflicts with regional and state baseball and track next spring, Delta County schools are leaving free both Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 21. Graduations will take place Sunday and Monday.
The 2016 graduation dates are: Sunday, May 15 -- Hotchkiss at 1 p.m., Cedaredge at 4 p.m., and Delta at 7 p.m. Paonia High School graduation is set for 7 p.m. Monday, May 16.
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.