W.Richard "Dick" Doherty could be considered the "father" of the City of Delta's mural program. "Delta County Ark," a mural that depicts the wildlife found in western Colorado, paved the way for fellow artists Connie Williams, Virginia Blackstock, Seth Weber, Ginny Allen and Emanuel Martinez.
About 50 Delta County children and their families may not know it, but they are leaders on the cutting edge of a growing national trend aimed at building successful families and stronger communities.
Those 50 children and their families, located across the county and in every one of its communities, are participating in the Families Plus program.
"The suggestion has been made that the fishermen of the community organize a rod and gun club for the principle purpose of stocking the streams with trout each season," according to an article in the June 25, 1915 issue of the Surface Creek Champion (1904-1943).
Eight years later (May 19, 1923) an article in the Champion stated, ". . . a number of men met at the office of J.M. Conner and discussed the feasibility of organizing an association for the protection and propagation of fish and game in this section. It was unanimously decided that such an organization had much to do and was badly needed.