Last week, the sixth-grade students at North Fork Montessori at Crawford went to an island. They got to go sea kayaking, snorkeling, and dissect squid, at the Catalina Island Marine Institute. The highlight was night snorkeling, surrounded by bioluminescent plankton.
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The North Fork Montessori at Crawford gym was packed on Thursday, May 4 for a concert. With local school board member Jennifer McGavin in attendance, students from pre-k through sixth grade celebrated spring with songs, dances and band arrangements lead by music teacher Fran Stein and band t…
Up in Crawford, the public Montessori elementary school has a tradition of picking up trash along town streets for Earth Day.
On Friday, April 14th, North Fork Montessori students were treated to "Ag Days," courtesy of the Black Mesa CattleWomen. The students and staff got to see and participate in activities surrounding taxidermy, cattle byproducts, flowers, butter-making, soap-making and a cattle pot.
On April 13-15, Colorado State University hosted 272 6th-12th-grade students for the 68th annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair. The competition represented 92 schools and over 139 teachers and adult sponsors from across the state, with over $50,000 in special awards and scholarships …
The Paonia K-8 school has received the Colorado Department of Education’s John Irwin School of Excellence Award, according to Paonia K-8 School Principal Amelia Baldwin. The award is reportedly an honor that celebrates the state's highest-performing schools.
Twenty-one members of the Colorado Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from North Fork High School (NFHS) had the opportunity to attend and compete at the 2023 FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 5-7 in Aurora.
Arrest made in false hospital bomb threat
Trial again set in Paonia double murder
Three charged with kidnapping, assault over unpaid loan; Delta case to proceed
Delta baseball makes final four
Locals open Ziggi's Coffee by Walmart
Judge balks at proposed settlement for Delta nurse's wage suit
Law enforcement blotter, May 16-21
Large salary hikes approved for school district employees
School board gives green light to begin North Fork High School outdoor project
GMCA graduates 23 students in packed facility
The following is the Paonia K-8 Middle School Honor Roll for Quarter 3 of the 2022-2023 academic year.
6th Grade, Straight As
Delta County homeschooled siblings Patrick and Naomi Thomas took a trip earlier this month which resulted in them placing in the 67th annual Western Colorado Regional Science Fair. Eighth-grader Patrick placed first and seventh-grader Naomi placed third.
How many cans does it take to silly string a principal? On Friday, March 3, North Fork Montessori's top readers found out.
The Hotchkiss K-8 school offers a unique opportunity to its seventh and eighth-graders by offering a nutrition and cooking class, taught by Glenda Young and Olivia Celis, the only such class offered in the school district. The class includes a unit on nutrition and how to determine if the ki…
Did you know that Delta County School District 50J has a free public Montessori School? There are 58 Montessori schools in Colorado and most are private. Our district Montessori school started 23 years ago in the North Fork Valley. In 1907, Maria Montessori was tasked with teaching in Rome b…
Hotchkiss K-8 sixth-grader Quinnlan Price competed against sixth, seventh and eighth-graders in the regional MathCounts competition in Grand Junction on Feb. 25. He placed 11th, which qualified him for the state competition as an individual, even though the Hotchkiss K-8 school team took thi…
The Rotary Club of Cedaredge has honored Alexia Funk as student of the month for February. The Cedaredge High School (CHS) senior is an active member of the school’s theater program and a dedicated student of history and English. Her goal after high school graduation is to enroll at the Univ…
Delta High School Speech and Debate is celebrating victory over 36 schools at the 4A state championship in Colorado Springs.
Editor's Note: The following article was written by a student of Cedaredge High School.
Cedaredge High School senior Faith Morrow is the Orchard City Student of the Month for February.
Each year, the Hotchkiss Bulldog Alumni Fund provides a cash award to an outstanding classified employee from Hotchkiss High School and Hotchkiss K-8 before the Christmas break. Recipients are chosen by their respective school staffs.
Four Delta County grads make University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's List
Four Delta County graduates — Ben Xiang, Hannah Carlson, Lexie Leighton and Sabrina Leighton — have made the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's List for the fall of 2022 semester.
Young writers were honored in Cedaredge by members of the Grand Mesa Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9221. The youngsters were winners in the post’s patriotic writing contests.
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Students of Delta County School District came away from the Math Counts competition at Delta Middle School on Dec. 9 with some placements of distinction.
Abbott Zieman, Charly Erin
As Hotchkiss K-8 students are finishing the semester, the middle school cooking class has been busy learning more about cooking with beef and the beef industry. Each quarter, the Black Mesa CattleWomen sponsor a beef cook-off event.
On Nov. 7th, North Fork High School held an annual Winter Warrior Dodgeball fundraiser to honor and support local veterans. NFHS Student Council hosted an all-you-can-eat chili supper; NFHS FBLA and student volunteers hosted a bake sale; local donors sponsored both a silent and a live auctio…
JROTC assemblies at DMS and DHS
The following is the Delta Middle School Honor Roll for Quarter 1 of the 2022-2023 academic year.
The following is the Paonia K-8 Middle School Honor Roll for Quarter 1 of the 2022-2023 academic year.
At their regular meeting, the Rotary Club of Cedaredge honored Kylee Terry as student of the month for October. The Cedaredge High School (CHS) senior is an active member of the CHS Future Farmers of America (FFA) with a special interest in flora culture. In fact, her goal is to pursue a pos…
Dan Burke, Delta County School Board President, was awarded the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) McGuffey award at the CASB Fall Regional meeting and was recognized at the Oct. 13 school board meeting.
For 17 years, Black Mesa CattleWomen have been sponsoring the Hotchkiss K-8 Middle School cooking class. On Oct. 5, the first quarter Beef Cook-Off was held during class. The instructors for the class are Glenda Young and Olivia Celis.
Delta High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with univers…
DCSD school board seeks community approval to place “no tax increase” bond proposal on ballot this fall
New entrances with controlled-access vestibules at Delta, North Fork and Cedaredge high schools and Paonia K-8. The additions would allow staff to verify individuals seeking access to the schools. Currently, students, staff and community members enter the facilities through non-monitored com…
Delta school district pens letter to community, eyes on "no tax increase" bond proposal this November
Delta school district letter to community: Eyes on “no tax increase” bond proposal
When the doors opened this week at the Delta County School District, students were greeted by several new faces.
Silence sometimes speaks volumes, and a local nonprofit’s silent disco hopes to educate youths on safety while they dance quietly to their favorite music.
A building formerly known as Paonia High School located at 218 4th St., Paonia, is officially for sale.
This spring semester nine students from Delta County School District 50J high schools completed internships with area businesses. Through the High School Internship Program, students explored careers working with local professionals for 120 volunteer hours. For more information about the Int…
The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) has committed $135,200 in scholarship awards to support 34 Delta County students to attend four-year universities or vocational training. WCCF manages 36 scholarship funds across western Colorado, and 14 of those funds are specifically for Del…
The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) will distribute $54,000 in scholarship awards to support 10 students to attend four-year universities or vocational training through the Lena Sammons Reed Scholarship in 2022-23, according to a WCCF press release.
The Delta County Republican Central Committee has announced its 2022 scholarship winners: Landon Henson and Hunter Kissner. Each recipient will receive $1,500 paid to the college that he will attend in the fall.
Delta County middle school students wrapped up the district’s first week of a new summer career exploration program. Nearly 150 students filled out the summer program, according to Joe Mock, coordinator of federal programs/grants for DCSD.
Duff and Kyser Seaney’s classrooms reside in distinctly different worlds, but the father and son aren’t so different when it comes to teaching their students: Find what you love and dive in.
Nearly 140 middle school students are embarking on a hands-on learning experience this summer through a new summer exploration academy.
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Seniors, GPA 4.0+
North Fork Montessori at Crawford lower elementary students enjoyed a field trip to Sweitzer Lake where they rode on a boat and observed nature.
On May 17, Delta County Sheriff Mark Taylor awarded Hunter Kissner from Cedaredge High School with a $500 Sheriff’s Scholarship.
Students of North Fork Montessori @ Crawford have recently earned their “Water Protector Certifications” from the Canary Committee, a local citizen-organized water conservancy group which was featured in the DCI in April 2021.
The Delta County School District’s first baccalaureate of the 2022 graduation season took place at True Life Church in Cedaredge, sharing prayer and testimony with graduating seniors of Cedaredge High School.
Morale is higher than ever for six Delta High School debate students as they gear up for their first national tournament.