Roya Beklik attended the Hotchkiss council meeting on Oct. 13 to introduce herself. She recently purchased the lot at 191 E. Bridge Street, directly east of the former Coyote Drive-In.
Beklik said she's sought and received ideas on what would be the best use for the vacant lot, which currently is used for public parking and was the site for the Farm to Fiddle celebration. She said she doesn't want to take the parking spaces away.
Beklik said she plans some beautification projects and hopes by next year to hold a Saturday market offering a variety of products.
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.