Graduation dates set

By Pat Sunderland

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.