Ruth Wild has spent more than half her life dedicated to swimming. Now, after 43 years of coaching, teaching learn-to-swim classes, leading swimnastics programs and managing the old Cleland Pool, she is retiring.
Veterinarian and rancher Bill Houseweart is not known for being loquacious. But folks who attended his recent historical society presentation on five generations of Rogers Mesa Housewearts were treated to a full hour of interesting family history.
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.