The City of Delta Recreation Department has provided the results of the youth fishing derby held in conjunction with Outdoor Heritage Day.
The fishing derby was sponsored by the Gunnison Gorge Anglers. Results were based on length of all fish combined. The top boys were Ty Reed, 59 7/8"; Charlie Hellman, 59"; and Grady Hellman, 57 1/2". Top girls were Alexis Kirkman, 47 1/2"; Bristol Carney, 46 3/4"; and Olivia Hines, 25 3/4".
Event coordinator Renee Earley said participation in the youth fishing derby and Outdoor Heritage Day events was comparable to last year.
"Overall, I believe the event was a huge success," she said. "This event gave kids and even adults a chance to participate in outdoor activities that they may never have gotten to experience on their own. Who has access on a regular basis to archery equipment, climbing walls, paddleboards, GPS and even gold panning? Not too many.
"Without the help of all the agencies and their staffs' incredible knowledge and the prize and cash donations, this event would not happen."
"Special thanks to the JROTC and local volunteers who provided incredible help with several of the activities. A huge thanks to Local Kiwanis for cooking up the yummy hotdogs."
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.