Enter the Delta County Libraries' second annual tomato haiku contest. A haiku is three lines. The first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables, the third line is five syllables. Anyone can enter, but entries are limited to three entries to be judged by local poets Phil Ellsworth and Rita Clagett. Winning entries will be read at the libraries' Tomato Festival in Hotchkiss Sept. 17. Contest deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 6. Visit /www.deltalibraries.org/haiku-contest/ to enter.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.