Carol Phelps of Delta flew to Nairobi, Kenya, last December to visit Fairmile School and its director, Fern Eshuchi, a family friend for many years.
When Carol told her son, Allen Lindblad, she was going, Allen said, "We'll go too."
The Wheeler Room in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss came alive last Wednesday as youngsters from the area put their own spin on a tradition that is over 4,000 years old.
About 15 youngsters took part in a workshop that taught them how to dye Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Cedaredge native Keith Loucks has published a novel about adventure and survival -- a book that entertains as it educates, and one that examines deeper questions of living Christian faith in a dangerously fallen world.
In the 405-page novel titled "I Wish I Had An Orange," the normal, everyday American life is reduced in a moment to the level of Third World deprivation when a nuclear device is exploded in the upper stratosphere 30 miles above.
A craft show on HGTV inspired Ruth Ann Hake to try her hand at pine needle basketry.
"I was just fascinated," Ruth Ann said, "so I bought a couple of books and that's really been my only instruction."
Eleven-year-old Haylee is busy de-stemming and slicing bright red strawberries for lemonade-strawberry slushies. As she carefully cuts with a chef's knife she explains how she helps her mom prepare dinner at home.
Among the many things that bring fulfillment to Dorothy Loyer's life is playing the organ.
Dorothy was 17 when the church organist died and the pastor turned to Dorothy to take her place.
A familiar phrase perfectly describes the scene at last weekend's Colorado High School Wrestling State Championships in Denver.
When Sue Jochum decided it was time to leave the corporate world of high technology and pursue her life-long passion for art, she chose the Surface Creek Valley as home to be near other family who live here.
Now, with her computer programming days behind her, she is finding the time to enjoy plein air painting sessions with friends, to participate with her work in shows and exhibitions, and to develop an enterprise in portrait painting, a discipline that she has discovered a natural talent for.
The golden years are fitter than ever before. Folks are living longer and enjoying activities that they engaged in in their 40s and 50s. Geri-active is in!
Clinton Clock is a strong believer in community service. He taught his family by example.
V ictory is sweet for Melissa Zunich, the winner of Food Network Channel's Cake Wars.
Zunich, the owner of Sweet Cheeks Cakery in Delta, teamed up with a cousin to design an entry that won the judges over with its impressive details and "wonderful" hand painting.
Norman Vincent knew when he was in third grade that he would become a veterinarian.
He lived on a farm with his family.
The cheerleaders at Hotchkiss High School made history.
The Bulldogs capped a record-setting season by winning third place at the state spirit competition at the Denver Coliseum last month.
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council is marking a 25th year of providing great outdoor recreation experiences for local skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts.
Over the course of those 25 years, the GMNC has also contributed significantly to developing a first-class complex of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skijoring that is a tourism draw for the county.
An entire room is dedicated to Lois Helgeland's incredible Victorian village, but that's just the beginning ... there are delightful discoveries to be found throughout her house at Christmastime.
To say Christmas is Lois' favorite holiday is clearly an understatement.
These days, it seems, each of us knows someone who needs a helping hand. Fortunately, local communities are willing to reach out and help.
When Christmas is approaching every year, Yvonne Rowland's world takes on added energy and excitement.
She, and friends who help her, pull down from her garage and the loft in her office boxes filled with Christmas tree branches and boxes and boxes and boxes of ornaments, nativity scenes, Father Christmas depictions, and figurines of many characters familiar to our Christmas celebrations.
Since the early part of the 20th century, seeing movies on the big screen has been an American tradition. The big screen came to Paonia in October 1928, when an enterprising citizen named Tom Poulos opened the Paonia Theatre on Grand Avenue.
Here on the Western Slope of the Rockies in Colorado, you can tell the history of a town through the history of its prep sports teams.
In 1902, the town of Paonia was founded by Samuel Wade.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, performs about 85 percent of inland search and rescue missions in the U.S. The squadrons search for lost hikers or hunters, locate downed aircraft and transport emergency personnel or medical materials.
Becoming part of a small community means connecting with people.
There is no surer way for someone to know they're making a positive difference and connecting with the heart of a community than to find an avenue of service.
Throughout the history of the United States its citizens have served in the military in times of war, times of peace, to keep the peace. In recognition of Veterans Day, we talked with three veterans about their military service in keeping the peace, and we thank them and all the other veterans for their service to our country.
Before the trains arrived, before high-paying mining jobs, and long before construction of the Paonia Project, the industrious new arrivals to the North Fork area planted fruit trees in the rich soil.
"We have such an amazing and rich history when it comes to fruit-growing in the area," said Jaylene Park, a native Paonian whose grandfather was part of that history.
There are two types of people in this world, we've all heard -- those who love dogs and those who love cats.
Count Pat Gwinn among the latter. Just don't ask her to explain why.
Like the Shakers, Tim and Lyn Hinz express their faith through their craftsmanship. The Shakers believed that the excellence of their work was a form of worship; their furniture and crafts came to be known as "religion in wood."
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