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.
Volunteers make up the core of all happenings at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge. It's been that way since its beginning back in 1980 when Maynard Nelson took the reins and worked with a group that had tried to get a historical society and museum started following the Centennial Bicentennial celebration in 1976.
Maynard Nelson made it happen!
Alison Gannett and Jason Trimm didn't let a recent rain interfere with their work.
"I'm trying to think of a best rain-day project right now," said Trimm, stacking straw bales under a constant, cool drizzle while chickens pranced in and out of their coop-on-wheels.