The first of Pioneer Town's summer series for kids, Parties on the Porch, took place with a good turnout on June 28 to hear Rhoda Ziegler give a reading from "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The weekly parties (also being called "Tuesdays on the Porch") are planned to take place weekly through most of the summer, beginning with the readings from Wilder's book. Other themes for the events, which are accompanied by free lemonade and cookies, will be announced in coming weeks.
Kids who attend will also be offered a complimentary tour of Pioneer Town's Main Street. Parties on the Porch organizer Robin Rogers explains that the kids' tours are guided tours of Pioneer Town attractions conducted by trained tour guides who are also school-aged. They provide their tour guests with a special young person's view of the history that Pioneer Town preserves.
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.