The ladies line up twice a day at the Avalanche Cheese Company's dairy goat farm, anxious to munch on grain while providing milk for such artisan cheeses as chevre, "Lamborn Bloomers" and "Midnight Blue." Each doe has its own personality, and a name — Angelina, Quandry, Quinoa and her sister Ginger, Rose, and Arroyo, the queen of the herd.
The lush green meadows of the Volks' Ragged Mountain ranch are surrounded by the majestic mountains of Colorado. Streams bring snowmelt from the higher elevations, providing a plentiful source of water for irrigating pastures and consumption by man and livestock.
While many people dread the end of a decade, Cedaredge resident Barbara (Barb) Churchley has a different way of looking at and celebrating birthdays that end in "zero." Barb sees each decade as an opportunity to learn something new or to be challenged by a new adventure.
It was a local celebration of Norwegian culture and heritage at Cory's All Saints Lutheran Church on a sunny Sunday afternoon in May.
Friendly people of Norwegian and Scandinavian heritage from Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties and beyond gathered for a monthly meeting and Norwegian feast.
By Von Mitchell
Special to the DCI
Eli Baier stands 6'4" tall and has the wingspan of a condor. He is the second oldest child in a family where love reigns and eight may not be enough. He is a 4.0 student and a three-time All Western Slope League First Team selection in basketball at Delta High School.