When the announcement was made that Terror Creek, owned by Oxbow Mining, could no longer provide stoker coal for the local home heating market, residents were left wondering about alternatives.
However, thanks to a joint effort by Cecil Farnsworth of Farnsworth Construction and Gravel, Jim Miller of West Elk Mine and Mike Ludlow of Oxbow Mining, residents will have the stoker coal they need for this winter.
Jane Berry of Cowdrey has been hired to be town manager for the Town of Paonia. Berry was one of four finalists who were interviewed on Oct. 8.
The Colorado Lottery presented the Starburst Award to the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, October 15, at the Apple Valley Park Tennis Courts in Paonia.
The Starburst Award recognizes excellence in the use of lottery funds for community projects.
The 2013 renovation of the Apple Valley Park tennis courts is being recognized. The recreation district used a $140,297 Great Outdoors Colorado grant to replace the 40-year old courts.
The Oct. 14 Paonia Town Council was without some key players — Mayor Neal Schwieterman, town clerk Barbara Peterson and deputy town clerk Corinne Ferguson. However, interim town manager Steve Rabe filled in for the town clerk and took minutes while Charles Stewart, mayor pro tem, conducted the meeting.
As the first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan nears completion (it’s due in December), many who have participated in its development remain anxious about what will and won’t be in it — particularly in relation to the potential for more West Slope water to be transported east to serve growing cities on the Front Range.
Colorado’s Water Plan, which was ordered by Governor Hickenlooper in May 2013, is intended to close a projected gap between water needs and developed supplies in coming decades.
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