When J.B. Lopez joined the Army in September 1971, little could he have known what kind of race lay just ahead. The son of a World War II vet and a schoolteacher, First Sergeant Lopez spent the next 33 years of his life on the run, accumulating the life lessons which uniquely qualified him for his present job — teaching JROTC and coaching cross-country/track at Delta High School.
Cheryl Hartter of Eckert is proof that economic activity increases when government regulation is cut.
Cheryl is taking her love for baking great things to eat and starting a new business, "Sweet Pleasures Creations."
Locavores, those making a conscious decision to produce, purchase and consume local foods, are growing in numbers across the country. In Delta County, more people are growing their own food, raising chickens and meat animals, and producing lots of milk.
More than 175 riders will take part in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, which begins in Napa, Calif., and travels over 2,500 miles before finishing at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded by former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty, the ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.
ATVs —all terrain vehicles — are a common sight on agricultural and the federally managed lands of western Colorado.
A valuable work tool, ATVs are used on farms, ranches and orchards to herd livestock, inspect and repair fence lines, fertilize and apply chemicals to crops and by water commissioners and ditch riders to inspect and repair irrigation systems.