The Paonia Eagles volleyball team is 3-3 overall after three straight losses and a win. Paonia opened at De Beque (6-0 overall, 4-0 2A/1A Western Slope League) with a 3-2, 23-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-13, 14-16 conference loss.
After a season-opening loss, the Paonia Eagles gave Monte Vista a drubbing on its own turf Friday for a 41-0 win. The Pirates (0-2, 1A Southern Peaks League) were coming off of a 24-0 season-opening loss to 2A Alamosa.
Delta High School's soccer team had its express train slowed down this past week with tough games against Crested Butte and Roaring Fork. Both matches were on the road and proved to be difficult contests.
A high-scoring first quarter ended with Buena Vista holding a touchdown lead, 14-21, heading to the second quarter.
Each team scored in the second quarter leaving the Bruins trailing by seven, 28-21 at halftime.
Cedaredge's softball team found last week's diamond opponents to be stout competitors with the Bruins falling 11-1 in Meeker on Sept. 4 and splitting a doubleheader with Cortez at the Field of Dreams Sept. 8, losing the opener 11-8 and claiming a 10-9 win in game two.
In game one Cortez jumped out to an early 9-2 lead but had to hold on for an 11-8 win.
In a special meeting held Monday evening, the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees voted to authorize Town Administrator Ken Knight to execute and submit a draft letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding the Preliminary Environment Assessment for proposed oil and gas lease sales in the upper North Fork Valley. The letter is signed on behalf of mayor, the board, and town citizens.
For more than a decade, David Alderdice has been the face of World Music in the North Fork Valley. The percussionist and former host of KVNF's Global Express show, he played music from all over the world.
Hard work is paying off for Shad Lewis. The Delta junior ran the best cross country race of his career Saturday, on one of the toughest courses on the Western Slope, placing third at the Hotchkiss Invitational.
His time of 19 minutes, 17.35 seconds bested last year's eighth-place time by a full 27 seconds.
Despite being a drought year, tomatoes are ripening in gardens across the county. Staff at Delta County Libraries are once again aiming to harness some of the excitement about homegrown tomatoes with the fifth annual Tomato Fest in Hotchkiss.
The Sept. 1 meeting of the Crawford town council opened with the mayor reminding residents that school is back in session, so please watch for children and drive carefully.
On the agenda for old business was a franchise tax agreement with TDS Telecom and an update to the water and sewage shutoff ordinance 3-2018.
Paint Paonia is a plein air competition happening on Saturday, Sept. 22. Painters will need to sign in at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts at 226 Grand Avenue, Paonia, starting at 7 a.m.
Mark your calendar to be in Paonia Sept. 27-30 for the 18th annual Mountain Harvest Festival. This is our time to celebrate every local harvest that blesses our town and the river valley beyond.
After facing off Rep. Scott Tipton the night before at the Club 20 debates in Grand Junction, Democrat congressional candidate Diane Mitsch Bush was in Hotchkiss Sunday, Sept. 9, for another debate. This one, organized by Crawford Area Indivisible, turned into a town meeting.
The Kids' Pasta Project will be serving up a dinner to benefit Arts For All on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at Delicious Orchards, 39126 Highway 133, Paonia.
Earl Bennett, a longtime Delta County resident who recently plead guilty to constructing an unauthorized road on national forest lands, stopped by the DCI office to share his side of the story. He confirms that he was president of the Cathedral Peaks Ranch Landowners' Association, and in 2014 did operate a bulldozer to clear the road, as detailed in a press release published in the Sept. 5 edition of the DCI.
An unprecedented number of area residents addressed Delta City Council on the issue of marijuana, input that was welcomed by council members who said they wished citizens were equally outspoken on a broader range of topics.
The issue of marijuana came to the forefront of the Sept. 4 meeting, where council members considered four marijuana questions for the November ballot.
Get ready for the Colorado Grand because a host of classic automobiles are headed our way. As many as 85 vehicles will pass through Delta County on the final leg of their multiple-day 1,000-mile route through the Rocky Mountains.
By all accounts, the Surface Creek Saddle Club had a successful summer this year. Competition was keen in the 2018 Saddle and Buckle Series gymkhana.
Paonia residents will soon be able to access town meeting agendas and other documents and data in "the cloud."
At the Aug. 28 board meeting, trustees approved the purchase of a cloud-based meeting and agenda management software system and related contract services from Municode.
Every fall for more than 30 years, classic car enthusiasts from around the world have taken to the highways and byways of Colorado to enjoy the beautiful fall colors for the Colorado Grand. The charity event pairs drivers with classic cars for a multi-day, 1,000 mile route that includes Delta County.
There are limited vendor spots available for the 2018 Applefest being held Oct. 6-7.
"We listened to feedback from our community and are happy to announce this year we are offering different rates for vendors," said Alisha Komives, executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.
During constituent time at the Sept. 4 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners three people from the North Fork appealed to the county commissioners to take additional action on the Bureau of Land Management leases up for sale in December.
Mariah Whoolilurie said she arrived in the North Fork last November, battling health conditions, to heal and find fresh air.
Despite the early hour, an estimated 150 voters attended the Club 20 debate Saturday morning between House District 54 candidates Matt Soper and Thea Chase, an independent candidate from Palisade.
They led off a series of debates that continued throughout the day and featured two other Republican candidates from Delta County -- Mike Mason, House District 61, and Olen Lund, Senate District 5.
Longtime attorney Aaron Clay will be honored at a retirement reception Friday, Sept. 14. The open house will take place at Needle Rock Brewing Company, 820 Highway 92, from 5 to 8 p.m.
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