Five Hotchkiss High School graduates are receiving $1,000 scholarships from Peace Circle.
HHS senior Will Drbohlav is the son of Matthew and Rebecca Drbohlav. He will be attending Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely and studying aviation to further his goal of becoming an airline pilot.
HHS senior Katy Parsons is the daughter of John and Twila Parsons. Katy will be attending Baylor University in Texas, studying health sciences and running track.
Echo S. Miller-Barnes is the daughter of Katherine Barnes. Echo will be attending Lewis & Clark College in Oregon and pursuing environmental studies.
Christie Mae Anderson is the daughter of Jason and Carrie Yantzer. Mae will be attending Metropolitan State University and studying nursing, to further her goal of becoming a surgical nurse and transplant nurse.
Andrew Oviedo is the son of David and Rachel Oviedo. Andrew will be attending Colorado State University and studying economics and sociology.
Peace Circle serves the North Fork Valley using funds generated by its one-day-a-week "Wear House" thrift store, which offers gently used clothing and small household items Mondays in the basement of Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. Peace Circle is a local organization of Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church. The mission of Peace Circle is to provide service to our local community. The Wear House is successful due to community donations, patrons and volunteers. Scholarships are given in memory and honor of all Peace Circle members.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.