People in the News
Thursday October 30, 2014

John Poulos, P.E. of Paonia has been appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Coal Mine Board of Examiners. Poulos will serve as a mine owner, operator, manager or other mine official actively engaged in the undergrond coal mining industry.

a07 clecklerJason Cleckler, CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). Cleckler will serve on the Rural Hospital Council and Medicaid Strategy Committee which is developing a strategy for responding to the state’s expansion of Medicaid. Cleckler has been CEO of DCMH for the past two years.
“The Colorado Hospital Association is fortunate to be able to add Jason’s talent and expertise to its board of trustees,” said CHA president and CEO Steven J. Summer. “It’s critical to have board members with the skills necessary to help guide CHA and Colorado’s hospitals and health systems as we transition to a new health care model recognizing the special challenges in rural communities. We’re looking forward to having Jason’s insights — especially in the areas of rural health and health care in our state.”

Caleb Thomas, a student at Colorado Mesa University, has been recognized for merit and accomplishment in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.
A reception honoring CMU Who’s Who recipients was held in the University Center ballroom last spring.

b02 sisterJeri Lea Williams, her sister Carol and brother-in-law Dave Cooper of Colorado Springs recently came back to Hotchkiss for a visit. Jeri and Carol spent their early childhood here. In 1953, due to Jeri’s detached retinas, they moved to Colorado Springs so she could attend the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.
Jeri and Carol have been back to Hotchkiss several times for visits with family members. When the trio came on Sept. 6, they enjoyed a potluck lunch with many cousins at the Delta County Fairgrounds.

When Lois Owen and her husband retired and moved from the Chicago area to Rogers Mesa in 1992, they were delighted to have a well so they could water their beautiful and creative landscaping. Everywhere one looks in their yard, you see another large flower bed with asters, cosmos and Russian sage.

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