The Delta Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Stephen Furstenfeld and Rdean Young to patrol sergeant, and the hiring of Nicholas Buffington as the newest member of the team.
Sergeant Furstenfeld has been a Colorado resident for 20 years.
At the 2017 Class 2A State Track and Field Meet, Hotchkiss senior Zack Allen topped off a four-year career in the high jump with a silver medal after clearing the bar at 6 feet, 2 inches. Allen placed eighth as a sophomore and seventh as a junior.
The Cedaredge boys won their second consecutive 2A team title with 97 points, a full 34 points ahead of runner-up Wiggins. Last year's seniors, including Shane Gates and Bryce Klaseen, set the tone for this year's team, said head coach Kirby Henderson.
With chances for more points, and a higher place finish, Delta High School's track teams scratched seven events in order to reach home in time to attend graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon.
Delta's women scored 10 points during Saturday's competition and placed 23rd in a field of 38 teams.
If seeding was any indication, the Paonia girls track team had a shot at winning its fifth state track title by under 10 points. Instead, it dominated, Lady Eagles style, outscoring its closest competitors by 36 points to win the Class 2A state title.
In light of the two-day weather delay of the 2017 state track meet, the Colorado High School Activities Association held a special graduation ceremony Sunday morning, May 21, for all athletes who missed their graduation ceremonies at home.
Believe, succeed, achieve! This motto has been ingrained into the minds of Delta High School's Class of 2017 since middle school, and that is what they have done. They believed they could succeed in academics, athletics and other extracurricular activities, which led them to many honors.
Thanks to the generous support of sponsors/donors, 1,883 scholarships were awarded through the National FFA organization's scholarship program.
Local Build Ford Tough recipients include Tory Wilson, Cedaredge High School; Alexeea Wilson, Cedaredge High School; and Lacey Rodriguez, Hotchkiss High School.
Though small in number, the graduates of Hotchkiss High School garnered $533,404 in scholarships. As the graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas, those scholarships and each student's career plans were read aloud.
Lincoln Elementary School is partnering with local donors to implement an outdoor learning lab at the school on Hastings Street.
Opportunities are being created for students in grades K-5 to explore not only science, math and technology, but also reading, language arts, art, music and social studies.
Friends and family crowded Wilson Field Sunday, May 21, under bright blue skies and golden sun to watch as the 76 members of the Class of 2017 at Olathe High School received their diplomas.
Head boy Justin Mosher welcomed everyone to the ceremony, noting appreciation for the support from the community for all school activities.
At the Paonia High School senior scholarship awards ceremony May 11, Linda Osborn, representing the Paonia Eastern Star Chapter, presented the Outstanding Junior Girl Award to McKenna Palmer.
The graduates of Paonia High School's Class of 2017 finish what they start, excel in all they do and they stand out like no other class -- so it's only fitting they should have an entirely distinctive graduation ceremony. With those words -- and the announcement that the Paonia girls had just won their fifth consecutive state track title -- assistant principal Karla Head welcomed friends and family members to the graduation celebration Sunday afternoon.
Local businesses, organizations, and individuals stepped up along side of national organizations and displayed their support for the community's youth and its future on May 16. Over $380,000 in scholarship assistance for CHS graduating seniors was presented during the school's annual senior awards banquet.
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