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On April 15, 1981, a mining disaster at the Dutch Creek No. 1 Mine outside of Redstone, Colorado, claimed the lives of 15 coal miners. A methane and coal dust explosion hit the 102 longwall development section of the mine operated by Mid-Continent Resources around 4 p.m.on a Wednesday afternoon.

Updated in 1977, Hazel Baker Austin’s book “Surface Creek Country” chronicles the history of the region’s vintage schoolhouses. The back cover of her informative volume features a hand-drawn map depicting the general locations of no fewer than 20 schools ranging from Sand Creek School to the…

Spring time is the perfect time to get outdoors, soak up the sun, or just play a bit. If you’ve been looking for a fun sport that you can enjoy year round, why not try disc golf?

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High Country News celebrates 50 years of covering the ever-changing American West. While headquartered in Paonia, Colorado, the iconic magazine’s staff are spread across the country covering stories from the Great Plains to the Pacific Coast.

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At Starbeam Studios, “It’s all about the relationship,” and even during this time of uncertainty, classes and even performances (to an extent) have been taking place.

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The Pine Gulch Fire, a wildfire situated less than 20 miles north of Grand Junction, continues to burn as firefighters from around the state join with regional crews to battle the blaze. In all, nearly 800 personnel are involved in fighting the ever-growing fire. Hot, dry conditions with sin…

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Allison Koehn, 5, stood in the doorway peering at the floor and walls as a smile spread across her face. Her pink house had been delivered and constructed by Make-A-Wish volunteers. Now it was time to move in.

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A few years ago, Mary Bachran met Marjorie True. 

It’s widely known by this point that restaurants and bars are not currently allowed to provide dine-in services, nor is any business supposed to hold more than 10 people. In addition to food and drink, the command, headed by Gov. Jared Polis, has since extended to beauty salons, massage parl…

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Now that Betsy Shepherd, the program director and Delta County case manager, is retiring from Partners Mentoring Youth of Delta Montrose and Ouray, what she will hold dear to her heart is the relationships created and the lives changed.

The North Fork Community and Parade Band gathers in the Hotchkiss High School band room for rehearsal — a mixed group of musicians from all ages, backgrounds, and musical abilities. Directed by Jeanette Carey and David Alderdice and supported by The Learning Council, the band has been in ope…

Towns that were established in the 19th century can’t avoid a certain amount of history and culture, and the City of Delta is no exception. Established in 1882, the city’s website has a page dedicated to just that, telling the story of Fort Uncompahgre, the Egyptian Theatre and the old ML&am…

A marathon is approximately 26 miles and 385 yards. It is normally run by adults, reportedly with an average age of 38.7 years old. It takes months of training and requires approximately a month of recovery time after the fact. The marathoner is then in need of build-up time before he or she…

The photos are black and white, but the stories radiate with color according to Don Olsen author of “The North Fork in the 90’s,” a table book filled with articles, essays and photos recalling day-to-day life in the valley through the lens and pens of area reporters.

In a place like Delta County, the number of attractions and the amount of sales tax produced are normally lower than a place like Mesa County. The Town of Cedaredge is widely accepted as a “retirement community,” sometimes more specifically called a retirement community that doesn’t really f…

The year was 2013 when Lee Tseng first saw her pitbull Roscoe.

Colorado Detours recently celebrated its first successful season of providing geological and other custom tours of the Delta County area and beyond.

Anita Evans and Lynea Schultz-Ela are on a mission to connect area youth with nature through their non-profit Friends of Youth and Nature (FOYAN) organization established in July of 2018.

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