With the slowdown of our coal industry in the valley, my heart aches. Then I hear the trains go by and it brightens my day. In the future we might not have any mines here so I have a plan to preserve the history of them. Representing the Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society, I am trying to compile stories, memories, newspaper clippings, pictures and other items that would pertain to the story of the area mining industry. But I will need YOUR help! If you or any members of your family worked at a mine(s), would you take the time to let me know the story? I would like to know who in your family worked at a mine, which one(s), for how long, what your job was, memories (good or bad), the camaraderie you had with your fellow miners, accidents, performance records, equipment used and so on. Pictures would be appreciated. They could be scanned or copied and returned to you.
Claudia King and I compiled an Arcadia book North Fork Valley and we were able to touch on the history of some of the mines like the Bear, Bowie and Hawks Nest. I know there is so much more to tell. You can reach me at 872-3366, mail at 357 Ash Lane, Hotchkiss or email@example.com. Also, if you have a lot of info, an interview at our museum could be arranged. Groups of friends would be fun to sit around the table and tell your memories. I know there are a lot of wonderful stories out there and I want to preserve them for future generations.
Kathy Addams McKee
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.