Kimberlyn Briane Wellman, daughter of Rick and Edna Wellman of Hotchkiss, was selected a finalist for Colorado's 32nd annual homecoming queen selection held May 20 in Golden. She is the Hotchkiss High School homecoming queen.
Megan Marie Lane of Delta graduated summa cum laude (maintaining a 4.0 GPA) from Colorado Mesa University during the spring commencement on Saturday, May 12. She received a bachelor of business administration degree with majors in management and marketing.
For more than 5,000 miles, this is the view Bob Skelding will have of America. He and his team — Belgian geldings Doc, Bill and Bob (one trailing along behind the wagon) — passed through Delta on his fourth "odyssey." The sole purpose of these journeys, he says, is to travel by horse and wagon and meet people. "I'm not supporting any cause, trying to achieve a goal, nor am I sponsored by anyone," he explains. "The reason I'm traveling in this fashion is because it combines all the things I like best and eliminates those I like least. Also, I can't think of a cooler thing to do." This journey will take Skelding on a "grand loop" through 11 western states in about a year. You can track his progress at wagonteamster.com.
On Monday, May 14, Willow Tree had a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day celebration. A family dinner followed at 5 p.m. with a buffet style barbecue. The music of Caravan, "The Family Band" from California, performed for families and residents. Ron and Sandy Hillman spent 20 years on the road with The Box Tops backing up groups like the Drifters, Platters, Shirelles and Coasters.