In its recent announcement of the 2016 Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence, Downtown Colorado, Inc., recognized the annual Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia as a "Best Events, Festivals or Recurring Activity in a Small Community."
"We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of projects nominated this year, and offer our congratulations to everyone who submitted projects," said Katherine Correll, executive director of Downtown Colorado, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Colorado's downtown districts. "Colorado communities, large and small, from the Western Slope and the Front Range, continue to demonstrate amazing creativity, dedication to the public good and resilience in the face of obstacles."
The 16th annual Mountain Harvest Festival will be held Sept. 23-25.
Governor's Award winners will be honored on Sept. 22 at the annual Governor's Awards Ceremony and Gala at the Rawlings Public Library in Pueblo. All award winners will be presented a certificate signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.