Following a strong response to an announcement on social media, Hotchkiss area resident Hannah Armstrong will begin offering Spanish classes in Hotchkiss. An organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. Armstrong recently spent five months immersed in the language while attending a mission school in Mexico. She had planned to spend this winter in Mexico but her plans changed. Since she won't be helping the people of Mexico, "I wanted to use this time to do something for the local community," said Armstrong, whose family owns and operates Abundant Life Farm on Rogers Mesa.
About 30 people expressed interest in the class, said Armstrong. The initial meeting will be used to determine what level of classes people are interested in. Depending on responses, she may offer a beginner's class and a more advanced conversational Spanish class, with dates and times to be determined. The meeting is free and people are asked to bring a notebook and pen. Once class dates are set, the class will cost $5, which will cover the cost of renting Memorial Hall. For more information, call 970-985-8276, or message Hannah Armstrong on Facebook.
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.