Seventy-six players anteed up to try their luck at Texas Hold 'em for the Kiwanis Club of Delta's sixth annual poker tournament fundraiser March 6 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta. Adam Hoffman, personal banker at First Colorado National Bank, one of the numerous table sponsors for this year's event, emerged as the tournament winner.
With the help of Western Slope Poker Tours, as well as the participating players, table sponsors and the many donors who came together in support of the tournament, Delta Kiwanis raised a net total of $4,000. Funds raised by the service club stay in Delta County and are used to establish and maintain youth programs and activities, including college scholarships, sponsorships for Key Club members to attend leadership conferences, grants to numerous youth-related activities in the community, and signature projects like the 2016 remodel of the children's library in Delta.
Table sponsors for the 2017 tournament included Hellman Motor Company, Renae Coffman of Edward Jones, Alpine Bank, Bank of Colorado, First State Bank of Colorado, Rand Speas Insurance Agency, David James DDS and First Colorado National Bank.
Prizes valued at more than $1,000 were raffled off throughout the event thanks to donations from community businesses and individuals like Big O Tire, Kwiki Tire, Kwiki Automotive, NAPA Auto Parts, Slink Ink, Ace Hardware, Dani Tupper, Jan Speas, Pizza Hut, Daveto's, Days Inn Sundance, Moca Joe's, Fiesta Vallarta, Hoolie's and Walmart.
Food and beverages for the tournament were provided by Delta Kiwanis member Scot Buhrdorf and the Delta High School Key Club.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.