Armed with muzzle-loading weapons, dressed in handmade period clothing, a group of local men and women enthusiastically keep alive the fur trapping era.
Mountain men reenactors started a local club in 1987.
Ambitious plans for a revival of the patriotic spirit took a step towards reality on a balmy afternoon, March 19.
Members of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and Ladies Auxiliary turned out for the first work day on their future new home and military museum.
One of Paonia's century-old churches is gaining attention lately, both from its congregation members, and from historical preservation entities that could help protect and restore the building for the next 100 years.
Thanks largely to the efforts of Paonia Christian Fellowship member Earlana "Lana" Sims, the church was placed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties on Feb. 24.