On July 11 Delta County Search and Rescue honored Kathi Marquez as she retires after 23 years of volunteer service. Marquez’s contributions to the Delta County Search and Rescue have been significant, Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee noted. For many of those years she led the Hug a Tree program that taught children how to react if they were to get lost. “Kathi will be missed and we wish her the best,” McKee said. Pictured with McKee and Marquez are Jim Lester and rescue commander Kim Shea.