Natural resource abundance is an advantage that all economies — local and national — covet.
There isn't a single corner of Delta County's social or economic life that doesn't benefit directly from the presence of the local coal mines.
Ken and Doris Richards traveled the world to create their close-knit family of seven. Identical twins Alex (Hung Thanh Tran) and Andy (Hai Thanh Tran) were born in Vietnam and adopted by the Richards in August 1999. Anha (Thuy Anh Thi Le), who was also born in Vietnam, joined the family in February 2001. Alysha (Hussainatu Koroma) and Ayasha (Hassanatu Koroma) were 5 when they were adopted from Sierra Leone.
Both Carol Bryant and Dea Pyle demonstrated their tatting talents and displayed samples of their work at Pioneer Town during Heritage Day.
Bryant tells, "I started tatting in the '60s because my mother-in-law told me I couldn't do it.
With the conclusion of the Delta County Fair, Isaac Muñoz can breathe a big sigh of relief. Now in his 16th year as a CSU Extension agent specializing in 4-H and youth development, he understands the level of commitment it takes to put together the many entries which make up the county fair.
While it's not Sedona, Ariz., it is well known that Delta County is home to a cornucopia of gifted and talented people, fine artists of various genre and medium, performing artists, artisans, musicians, crafters and others. It is also widely known that the North Fork and Surface Creek valleys of Delta County have more than their fair share of talented individuals.