First, it must be expressly understood that Mallach is not a bear (although he was once mistaken for one). And it must also be recognized that (although he's only four years old) he is nevertheless a sizeable dog. Even so -- at 120 pounds, 2' 5" tall and 39 inches from nose to tail -- he is small for his breed.
A drug interdiction conducted in late September with the assistance of Delta Police Department, Montrose Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and Colorado Bureau of Investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 29 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of the driver transporting the illegal controlled substance.
Cedaredge ended the dual season Friday with a 10-5 record after defeating the Cowboys, 58-19, at Meeker. "I think it was good for our boys to end the season on a win," said head coach Cutter Garrison. "The guys wrestled well."
A weekend trip to Rangely on Friday and a home contest against Meeker were close losses for both the girls and boys basketball teams.
The girls' game in Rangely was tied after three periods (26-26) and a 20-11 Rangely run in the final quarter netted the Panthers a 46-37 victory.
Delta High School's varsity basketball teams were successful over the past week with victories at Aspen and in Gunnison. The Panther girls defeated Aspen, 51-19, on Feb. 1 and scored a 54-49 win in Gunnison on Feb. 2.
This Friday and Saturday, wrestlers from around the state will compete at one of four regional meets for a chance to wrestle at the 82nd annual State Wrestling Tournament, scheduled for Feb. 15-17 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
In Delta County, 14 teams will compete in the Class 2A Region 1 tournament at Delta High School.
The folks at Crawford State Park hosted their annual ice fishing clinic on Jan. 27 and they couldn't have ordered better weather. With clear skies, no wind, and temperatures in the mid-40s fishermen young and old enjoyed a sunny day on the ice.
More than 80 folks turned out Saturday, Feb. 3, for the annual Old Timers, Newcombers Potluck hosted by the Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce. A celebration of community, the event is also a night of awards to local businesses, non-profits, teachers and volunteers.
Eighteen teachers participated in a winter adaptation and interaction workshop offered by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Understanding for Teachers (CPW OUT) program on Saturday, Jan. 27. Hands-on winter animal adaptation activities were offered at The Nature Connection hub in Hotchkiss and at Crawford Lake State Park.
Spoiler alert: If you are a child, or a young-at-heart adult, who is unaware that there is an actual person inside Cedaredge High School's bruin mascot costume -- stop reading now. Otherwise, read on to learn the story of some pesky mice, a fairy grandmother, and a girl with a dream who became a queen and set off to travel the world.
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