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Showing 9 articles from January 2, 2018.


Elks host New Year's extravaganza

The Delta Elks Lodge hosted a "Noon Year's Eve Extravaganza" for youth on Sunday, Dec. 31. Crystal Herrera, the event coordinator, said the event was funded by The Beacon Grant, a grant for drug awareness.



Local gridders named to All-State

The following student-athletes were recently named to the Colorado High School Activities Association All-State football teams for 2017.

From Class 2A, Delta senior Logan Church was selected to the First Team.


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Every dog has a story
Every dog has a story

Every dog has a story.

And Debbie Faulk-ner, owner and operator of the Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary, is under no illusion that she's heard them all. Every day brings a combination of emotions familiar to those who work in animal rescue: pain, happiness, anger, love and frustration.



Bob Little Hawk Heid

Crawford resident Bob Little Hawk Heid died on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at his ranch on Fruitland Mesa. He was 91.

Harley M. "Butch" Wyatt

GySgt. Harley M. Wyatt, USMC, Ret., was called home for his final tour.

Mr. Wyatt passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Dec. 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.


North Fork

CattleWomen sponsor HK-8 beef cookoff

The Black Mesa CattleWomen worked with the Hotchkiss K-8 life skills classroom instructors by providing information about beef facts including nutrition, recipes, and ranching practices. They then sponsored a beef cookoff.

For the competition students were to choose a recipe using one pound of locally raised hamburger.

PHS students nominated to multiple military academies

Last week, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced the names of 25 students from Colorado's Third Congressional District who received a Service Academy nomination. The individuals were selected based on meeting or exceeding the rigorous requirements of the respective academy and Congressman Tipton's office.

Town park was purchased from Clark family
Town park was purchased from Clark family

After last week's story on the history of the miner's statue in Paonia Town Park, Paonia resident and town trustee David Bradford said his research revealed more information about how the town acquired the land for the park, and how the community rallied to purchase the land from the family of William Clark.

Bradford said in doing his initial research, he learned that the park "was rumored to have been gifted to the town" by the Clarks.


Surface Creek

Former Cedaredge resident says only he should be credited with mosasaur find

Gary Thompson is determined to set the record straight.

He says he, and only he, is "the sole, original, authentic discovery person" of the mosasaur skeleton that was unearthed in Cedaredge in 1975.

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