The members of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary made a special presentation at their annual awards banquet and Christmas party Monday, Dec. 3, to the entire ownership and staff of the Delta County Independent. This certificate of appreciation honored the paper for its years of dedicated service to Delta County, and for its display of patriotic commitment to readers and support of veterans.
Delta scored 121.5 points to place fifth at its own Panther Invitational Wrestling Tournament.
Delta sent three into the championship match.
For the third consecutive year, the Cedaredge Bruins won the team title at the annual Delta Panther Invitational wrestling tournament.
The Bruins won four championships. At 126, sophomore Trey Geyer (8-1) had three pins for the day, winning the title match by fall (3:31) over Delta's Ben Koch (6-2).
It's sometimes a rare occasion when high school basketball teams win all four games in the same evening. Delta High School accomplished that feat last week in Olathe when the Panthers won both junior varsity games and finished the evening with wins at the varsity level.
The Paonia girls basketball team remains undefeated after it opened conference play last Thursday with a 62-16 win over visiting Caprock Academy (Grand Junction).
With a game-high 10 points that included two three-point goals, Carly Horn was named "Player of the Game."
A visit from Telluride's Miners Dec. 6 had a pleasant ending for Hotchkiss High School's girls basketball team and not so pleasant for the Bulldogs boys.
Senior Carson Collins was a force in the middle of Telluride's defense as she sifted the ball through the nets for a game-high 20 points to lead Hotchkiss to a 44-9 romp.
1440 Apparel reached out to Lincoln Elementary School to design and donate a shirt to over 600 students and staff on campus.
LES principal Jennifer Magner explains, "They found out each Wednesday at our school is very special.
In 1858, the Colorado Gold Rush produced a wave of over 100,000 people into the Rocky Mountains, leading to the creation of the Colorado territory. Since then placer mining, or prospecting in water, has died down, with most of the easy-to-reach deposits being emptied by 1863.
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