North Fork Times
Sunday March 01, 2015

The West Elk Bicycle Classic will be coming through Paonia on Sept. 5-6. Sid Lewis of the North Fork Valley Bicycle Club requested that the Town of Paonia allow approximately 25 bicyclists to camp overnight at Paonia Town Park. The council approved the request during its Feb. 10 meeting.

The March 3 hearing on the removal of Paonia town clerk Barbara Peterson will be a public meeting.
Corinne Ferguson, deputy town clerk, said that a request had been made for the meeting to be public.

The Town of Paonia can breathe easier knowing that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved the town’s plans to meet the deficiencies listed in the Dec. 30 Enforcement Order. Last month, the town was fined $1,100 for not meeting state domestic water standards.

Whether you are a member or not, most valley residents take their ambulance service for granted. The only ambulance service in the valley, the North Fork Ambulance, is struggling to maintain services and coverage and is facing some serious issues concerning the future of the association.

With Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz out of town, Carrie Wingfield, mayor pro tem, presided over the Feb. 12 council meeting.
The trustees heard a request for a donation for the Hotchkiss High School Grad Night Party.

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