The Delta County Planning Commission concluded a series of open houses focusing on the Master Plan update. Commission members took feedback from the community at an open house in Orchard City April 10, and at an open house in Delta April 11.
Community members began arriving early for the first open house to review the Delta County Master Plan on Monday, April 9, at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss.
Stations were set up around the room with posters providing information on different elements of the Master Plan, along with enlarged maps from the plan.
The home of Dave and Edie Burgess -- and the site of the Graystone Restaurant -- was originally an apple packing shed. The Burgesses purchased the building in 1996, intending to covert it into a house.
Price and Jeanne Hatcher of Cedaredge joined thousands of Catholic Church deacons and their spouses for the Jubilee of Mercy pilgrimage held in Assisi and Rome, Italy. The Jubilee Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis and the conference and pilgrimage for deacons took place during May 23 through May 31, 2016.
On Oct. 27 Rick and Len Harner of Cedaredge set out on a trip to spend seven days in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, observing polar bears on land as the bears wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can return to ice.
Hudson Bay is famous for the seasonal migrations of polar bears.
In mid-November a Warner Brothers movie will be released which co-stars a 1924 Dodge Brothers four-door touring car that formerly traveled the streets and roads of Delta and surrounding countryside.
The movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," is a new Harry Potter spin-off and stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.
James Conley grew up on a farm in Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture.
He had a career in agriculture banking for eight years. That career led him to Chanute, Kan., the home town of his future wife, Vicki Starr. James and Vicki were married in 1988.
Justine Forster of Delta gives life to her art through the medium of crocheting.
Several years ago as a teenager, Justine observed a family friend, Somneang Chan, crocheting and the lovely creations that Somneang produced.
Bror Faber of Cedaredge was born in Denmark, and endured the ravages of World War II as a child in Norway.
The Faber family -- father, mother, three sons -- was living in a suburb of Oslo.
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."
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.
Norman Vincent knew when he was in third grade that he would become a veterinarian.
He lived on a farm with his family.
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.
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, seniors from around the area are invited to come together to enjoy entertainment, a tasty free lunch, fun exercises, and to learn more about several matters that affect their lives.
All these opportunities will be available during the seventh annual Senior Expo, held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street in Delta.
Don and Beth French were married in 1978 and Don's first job was teaching kindergarten through third grade in the mornings and high school physical education in the afternoons in Douglas, Wyo.
He later moved to the high school in Douglas and taught physical education and coached sports for all the grades, 500 students in all.
David Strong, potter, has been working in clay since the early 1970s, both as a teacher and as a full-time potter.
David said, "I maintain a life balance between teaching and producing and selling my work.