The Hotchkiss Alumni Association recognizes a certified staff member each year with a $100 award in December.
This year's winner at Hotchkiss K-8 is Carla Shreve. Shreve has been a bus driver, food service worker/manager and secretary at Crawford School and Hotchkiss K-8. She has worked for Delta County School District for 20 years. She provides a bright spot in every job she has worked for the district. "Carla exemplifies Hotchkiss Pride, and we are proud to recognize her this year for our HK8 certified staff member award," said Margie Hollembeak and Susan Spencer, who presented the award.
The classified winner at Hotchkiss High School is Joyce Long, a special education aide. She has been at HHS for two years. "Joyce helps with anything that is asked of her and is in charge of junior concessions, which is a huge job," Hollembeak and Spencer noted. "She cares about all of our kids and we are happy to give her this award this year."
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.