North Fork Times
Monday February 02, 2015

Sometime between the close of business on Thursday, Jan. 22 and the opening of business on Friday, Jan. 23, Hays Drug Store in Paonia was burglarized.
The stolen prescription drugs and damage to the building are estimated at more than $12,000.

The Paonia Town Council received requests in December from WestWater Engineering for amendments and change orders for the town’s water projects.
The first request was for fifth and sixth amendments to the engineering agreement for the town’s water system improvement projects.

Dale Maxwell is proud that he shares his birthday, Feb. 12, with President Abraham Lincoln. Maxwell will be 81 next month.

The codification which started about eight years  ago to bring all of the Town of Paonia ordinances and codes into one document was approved at the Jan. 13 town council meeting. The council will continue over the next year to tweak and modify the ordinances and codes.

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field released an Environmental Impact Statement for a Master Development Plan within the Bull Mountain Unit near Paonia.  The deadline to submit public comments regarding the proposed project that includes up to 146 natural gas wells, four water disposal wells and the construction of associated access roads and pipelines is extended from a 45-day comment to a 90-day comment period that ends April 16.

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