At the Delta County Fair Livestock Sale on Aug. 11, three animals were sold not to benefit their handlers but instead to benefit 18-year-old Clayton Abila's cancer fight. The total amount raised?
Krista Carsten can't seem to stay off of the volleyball court. As head of the Paonia volleyball program from 2011-2016, Carsten's run included a 134-25 win-loss record, the Eagles' first state showing in 18 years and five consecutive state tournament appearances.
The Cedaredge Bruins aren't as experienced as they have been in the past, but opponents best bring an "A" game when they play the Bruins.
Bruins' head coach Brandon Milholland is excited about this year's team because of what it brings to practice every day.
The Panthers were 16-9 last season with an 8-1 record in the 3A WSL. Delta finished second to Coal Ridge in the league race and went on to play two Class 3A Region 8 matches before ending their season.
A shift in soccer coaching duties for Delta High School included moving long-time boys' coach Elaine Wood to the girls' program while Paul Shean takes over head coaching duties for the boys.
Shean acknowledged the fact soccer was one of his top boyhood sporting endeavors and is elated to be at the helm of Delta's boys team.
Delta High School's cross country teams opened the season with a split squad over last weekend. A partial team participated in the Grand Mesa County Line meet while a few athletes were participants in Saturday's Central Warrior Invitational at The Trails at Matchett Park.
Paonia cross country coach Brandy Sparks knows from her experience as a college runner that hard work has its rewards. After just one race, she sees big rewards for this year's team.
After ending the 2017 season with an 8-3 record and a quarterfinal loss to the No. 1 ranked team in the state, the Class 2A Western Slope League Paonia Eagles hope to ride the express train to another post-season appearance.
Paonia comes in at number seven in preseason rankings.
Todd and Cheryl Laws of Delta announce the marriages of two of their four children over the summer.
The Laws family have been part of the Delta community since January 1994.
Jason Love, president of the Delta Area Mountain Bikers, loves the Facebook description of the DAMBikers as "a group of closely disorganized mountain bikers and hops connoisseurs from Delta County."
"That definitely captures the flavor of the group," he said.
Did you know that the North Fork Valley is home to a foundry, a hat-maker, a one-of-a-kind bookmaker, a Church of Art, and a world-class glass studio? You can meet these artists and a host of others this Saturday during the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition's third annual North Fork Valley Art & Ag Tour.
Driving from Denver International Airport to their home in Hotchkiss, Lynn and John Brgoch were listening to a sermon about tribulations on their favorite Christian radio station. They had no inkling how close that message would hit home.
A lot of people took advantage of last Thursday's PaintCare used paint recycling drop-off event in Paonia.
Within the first hour and a half, PaintCare workers had collected hundreds of cans of unused paint from more than 60 vehicles.
It's probably not her best work and she didn't even get proper credit for it, but Front Range artist Arleta Pech was instrumental in designing the Denver Broncos' football logo used by the team from 1970-1996. She was a young artist working for a Denver-based logo company forty-eight years ago when word came that the team wanted a new logo.
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