Benjamin Justman, a graduate of Paonia High School, graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in geology. Justman was one of 569 undergraduates receiving a degree at the May 16 ceremony, in which Colorado College alumna Marcia McNutt, president-elect of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, gave the commencement address. McNutt became president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences effective July 1.
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.