That the first day of the 2017-18 school year in Delta County also fell on the day of the great solar eclipse was something students are likely to remember for the rest of their lives.
At Hotchkiss High School, all students received a pair of "SAFE" eclipse glasses and watched the event from the athletic field.
Solar eclipse fever has taken over the U.S., and residents here are gearing up for the phenomenon, too, with a handful of residents making plans to travel to Wyoming, Nebraska or Oregon to see the total eclipse. Next Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, and those lucky enough to be in the path of totality, a thin, 70-mile wide ribbon that will pass through 14 states, will see a total solar eclipse.
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