North Fork Ambulance, which serves a 1,500-square-mile area including Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford, is seeking area residents interested in serving a two-year term on the board of directors. NFA seeks people experienced in business and finance and nonprofits, said executive director Kathy Steckel. "We are looking for people interested in guiding the future of EMS in the North Fork Valley."
One seat is open in each of the three communities serviced by the NFA. Letters of interest are being accepted through Feb. 3, with elections scheduled for the annual meeting on Feb. 20, at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall.
NFA members are encouraged to attend, and each membership is allowed one vote.
The meeting will also include presentation of service awards for volunteers with 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service, and the annual state of the association address. "We made so many changes in 2015," said Steckel, "so that should be interesting."
NFA is also looking for volunteers, and in particular from the Crawford area, said Steckel. An Emergency Medical Responder class for those interested in being an ambulance driver will be held in March, and EMT classes are held throughout the year.
The board meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; the annual meeting is every February. For more information or to submit a letter of interest, visit www.northforkambulance.com or call 872-4303.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.