North Fork Times
Wednesday July 29, 2015

Hotchkiss trustees voted unanimously last week to return roughly $457,000 in Colorado Department of Transportation Trail Enhancement funds. The money was secured to complete the Bridge Project, a trail system from Bulldog Street and Hotchkiss High School to town.

Hotchkiss trustees voted unanimously last week to award the bid to replace the town’s sewer lines to Williams Construction of Montrose. Williams was the low bidder on the project — low enough to allow the town to add additional work to the proposal, including more manholes to improve access to the lines and make them easier to clean.

John Lazarski might be wondering if he’s a little bit mad.
Lazarski, 45, is on a monumental mission to revive the old Mad Dog Fountain Café in Crawford, and is opening under the name “Old Mad Dog Café.”

The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss has announced that it will close its doors on August 15.  
For the last four years the gallery was kept afloat by a four-year, $200,000 operating grant from an anonymous, private source, said manager/co-director Penny Alexander.

Cherry Days is traditionally considered a great time to meet up with old classmates, to measure the years that have passed since last seeing one another, and to ride proudly in the parade.
But this year Gene Balderston and Betty Cline-Desposato were both a reunion of one and rode together down Grand Avenue in a Jeep.

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