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Birds of the Western Slope-Herons

Great Blue HeronThere he goes again ... flying toward the Grand Mesa. I've often wondered, is he flying homeward? Is he out to raid someone's fish pond? Or has he eaten already and just headed for his roost?This bird appears ...

Alcohol near school gets 'F' from district

The Delta County School District Board of Education has officially opposed the Town of Cedaredge allowing alcohol sales 60 feet from Cedaredge Elementary School.

The annual Paonia Summer Duals took place over the weekend at Paonia High School and the Eagles welcomed over 315 wrestlers for the matches."It broke out into 24 teams. Just a really good turnout," Paonia coach Andy Pipher sa...

Congressman Tipton tours Delta County Memorial Hospital

Mental health, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements/mandates were the leading topics when hospital employees met with Congressman Scott Tipton last week. Rep. Tipton toured the hospital with CEO Jason...

HHS Cheer Squad has eye on state and beyond

A Hotchkiss High School athletic team has its collective hopes set on winning a state title, and it's working hard year-round to reach that goal. The squad competes in Class 2A spirit and cheer, sanctioned by the Colorado Hi...

Town ordinance affects Paradise liquor sales

After learning recently of a 2006 town liquor ordinance, the Paradise Theatre's board of directors made a quick decision to temporarily cease sales of alcohol during movies, and is asking town trustees to repeal the ordinance...

Jerry Lehl turns a hobby into a lifestyle

Jerry Lehl's home is a museum for horseshoe art.The driveway is marked by horseshoe stands that look like flowers. Wind chimes with horseshoe ends clink and clang in the breeze. Signs with letters made out of horseshoes greet...

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Paonia celebrates '70 Cherry Years'

Paonia celebrates '70 Cherry Years'

In 1947, the newly-formed Paonia Lions Club was looking for a way to raise money to light Dan Lawrence Field so the Paonia Eagles football team could host night games. Paonia was known for growing prize-winning fruit, so they decided to honor the cherry in a day-long celebration on Independence Day, and Cherry Days was born.

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Creamery grand reopening is Friday

The recently reorganized Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge Street, in Hotchkiss, will celebrate its grand reopening from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, with the opening of the center's first art show since closing its doors last summer. The show includes pottery and photography.

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U-pick to benefit Hillman family

Park Family Orchards, Paonia Friends Church and First Colorado National Bank will host a u-pick fundraising event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Park Family Orchards.

The public is invited to pick organic apricots for $2 per pound, with $1 from every pound sold benefiting the family of Mike Hillman, who was recently seriously injured in an accident.

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