Hotchkiss High School was named one of five finalists for the "Succeeds Prize," considered the state's most prestigious award in recognition of honoring transformational public schools and educators. 9News, Colorado Succeeds and mindSpark Learning announced the finalists and honorable mention schools Tuesday. The awards recognize "transformational impact as well as excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education."
Winners will share $60,000 in cash awards, and will be announced on Oct. 3 at the University of Denver.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.