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The upcoming “Story Share” will feature five families in the North Fork and highlights a collaborative effort between community members, talented storytellers, visual artists, writers, and improv theater all working to bring a local family’s story and history to life.
Delta County Sheriff’s Office will provide backup service for the Hotchkiss Marshal’s Office at no charge. The good news was announced by Mayor Larry Wilkening during the June 10 town council meeting. Wilkening told the council that he had several meetings with Delta County Sheriff Mark Tayl…
Citizens attending the Paonia town meeting on June 8 had a number of comments and questions regarding the recent JDS Hydro water study to open the meeting. Mayor Mary Bachran said, unfortunately Town Administrator Corinne Ferguson was not in attendance to field the questions.
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The Hotchkiss Elks Lodge presented the Crawford Fire Department with a check for $2,500 during a recent event on June 4.
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The last event of the four-week Delta Area MTB Series concluded Thursday evening at the Crossroads Trail in Hotchkiss.
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Paonia - The second annual Sick Tree Day is set for Saturday, June 26. The Paonia Tree Board will visit yards of those scheduling a visit and diagnose any tree problem they might have and prescribe targeted management solutions. The visiting group includes tree board members, CSU extension s…
According to officials at Crawford State Park, the boat trailer parking at the peninsula boat ramp will be closed due to safety issues related to the fireworks display on Saturday, June 12, as part of Crawford Pioneer Days.
Hotchkiss High School elected to hold its 2021 graduation ceremony outside and up the hill at its football field. Spectators filled the stands as the wind and an occasional rain drop made for an interesting affair on May 18.
Week two of the Delta Area MTB Series helmed by Delta Marketing Coordinator Darin Hamm brought out some of the same crowd as well as some new contestants in this Delta County-proud bike race event.
How are things going at Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss? That’s a question a number of people have been asking following last fall’s devastating freeze.
The final graduation ceremonies for Hotchkiss and Paonia High Schools were held this week. Both schools are set to become North Fork High School next fall as the newly minted Miners take over the soon to be old Hotchkiss High School building.
The Hotchkiss Marshal’s Office is drawing increased scrutiny as “personnel matters” involving two deputies linger and a complaint against the marshal has surfaced in an unrelated matter.
It wasn’t a surprise, at least to those familiar with town history, when Paonia Mayor Mary Bachran slammed her wooden gavel down and called out two citizens for disrupting a recent town council meeting.
It was a fabulous day for the annual Ute Trails Car Club car show held Saturday on a lush green lawn behind Zack’s BBQ in Hotchkiss. The car show, which served as a welcomed relief from the COVID-19 pandemic, set an all-time record with 237 unique vehicles in attendance.
The Paonia Tree Board and Town of Paonia marked April 30 as Arbor Day with an annual tree-planting ceremony. This year’s selected tree is a bur oak, the dominant tree at the Arbor Day Foundation farm in Nebraska.
Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the “First Annual CACC Outdoors Awards Presentation & Music In The Park” from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Crawford Town Hall park.
The 18th annual Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials take place Friday-Sunday, May 7-9. More than 50 handlers have signed up for the trials and, because some handlers have entered more than one dog, nearly 70 animals will be put through their paces in the broad fields just south of downtown…
For the third year, United Country | Colorado Brokers and Auctioneers (UCCB) has been recognized by United Country Real Estate for their excellence in the production of marketing materials for their clients’ properties. Awarded by United Country Real Estate, United Country | Colorado Brokers…
The Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials are set for this weekend. For times and a general order of events, see the front page of today’s DCI. The trial course is designed to test a dog’s ability to maneuver sheep in a calm, controlled manner. According to the 2019 Stock Dog Trials brochure…
One of Paonia’s longest running businesses will soon be gone.
Colorado Lottery recently recognized North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District Crossroads Park Ball Field Complex in Hotchkiss with its 2021 Starburst Award. The annual award recognizes excellence in how organizations use lottery funds for community and conservation projects.
Aspiring photojournalist Abby Harrison is working to raise money for a summer photography and storytelling workshop for youth in the North Fork Valley. And you are invited to help, more on that later.
KVNF Mountain Grown Public Radio was recently recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA). The station with studios in Paonia and Montrose earned four awards of excellence for its top-notch public affairs, entertainment and news reporting.
Following a lengthy discussion on the town’s retail marijuana ordinance, Paonia trustees chopped the number of stores and licenses in half. Until last Tuesday night’s meeting, the board had agreed that six locations and a total of 12 licenses was acceptable.
The newly-minted North Fork Miners will sport black and red beginning this fall at the combined Hotchkiss/Paonia High School. The change in name, mascot, colors and location comes after decades of fans cheering for the Hotchkiss Bulldogs and the Paonia Eagles.
The Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials are a go this year and organizers need a work crew of community members to help with the all-important task of setting up fences and holding pens. Help will be needed about a week prior to the May 7-9 trials. Interested volunteers are urged to leave …
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.
According to a press release from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office a department deputy was involved shooting near the 29000 block of Highway 92 near Hotchkiss the morning of April 9 at approximately 11:35 a.m.
Last year Delta County Commissioners tossed out the idea of making changes at the North Fork Transfer Station near Hotchkiss. The topic generated a lot of community discussion and then seemed to fall off the radar. Well, the discussion is back as commissioners recently held a work session to…
Citizens for a Healthy Community and Working Films are launching the Youth Rising Film Fest on April 14. This three-part virtual film and discussion series will take April, May and June.
Walking in to “Wellness Vitality,” you’re invited to take off your shoes and relax. Yes, take off your shoes.
The naming and rebranding of the combined Paonia/Hotchkiss High School continues to make progress. The committee made up primarily of students from the two schools met last week for the final time.
As the U.S. Department of Interior initiated its review of oil and gas leasing on public lands, leaders from Colorado’s North Fork Valley “zoomed” into Washington, D.C., as part of their annual advocacy week.
The Town of Hotchkiss is conducting an online survey to gauge public interest for a possible trail to link the town with the high school campus and recreation district on Highway 92. The link to the survey can be found at the town’s website.