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The Delta County School District has announced three possible plans for resuming school this fall with a focus on offering traditional in-person learning for students. However, the district understands in-person learning does not work for every student and every family, so it is creating pla…

Technical College of the Rockies is offering a Firefighter 1 Academy this fall to prepare students for the state’s Firefighter 1 exams. This intensive 12-credit hour program is 16 weeks, including state testing. Students will have a rigorous schedule with lectures from seasoned firefighters …

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

With Delta County School District students balancing school work and family life from home during the coronavirus, the DCI asked students to write about how the coronavirus has affected their academics and how they interact with their family and friends as well as what their views are of thi…

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Since opening in 2014, A Kidz Clinic has provided comprehensive, quality integrated healthcare services to children aged 0 through 21. Now, the staff is extending its services for parents through support groups as families navigate the new landscape caused by COVID-19.

Prior to COVID-19 shuttering classrooms in the Delta County School District, Scott Siettmann, Delta High School technology instructor, required his students to use online platforms to display their coursework. That requirement made the transition to distance learning easier for his students.

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The Delta County Public Schools Board of Education will convene for a regular, in-person meeting 6p.m. Tuesday, April 14.

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Eighty-five percent of families with students enrolled in the Delta County School District have a computer, laptop or tablet at home, but the district is taking steps to ensure all students can continue their education during the coronavirus closure.

Three students from the Technical College of the Rockies’ (TCR) Automotive program recently traveled to Hobbs, New Mexico, to participate in an automotive student competition held at New Mexico Junior College (NMJC). TCR’s program took first place overall!

The school year has been filled with extensive activity, achievement, service and learning for the Cedaredge Agriculture Education Department and FFA Chapter. The fall highlight for the program is always the National FFA Convention trip to Indianapolis. This year we were able to send eight s…

Since 2003 Vision Charter Academy has been involved with the PHAST program at Powderhorn Resort. The PHAST program has been in existence since the mid-1970s providing area students the opportunity to ski or snowboard at an extremely affordable rate. Its mission is for all students in the sur…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

The Hotchkiss High School Alumni Fund group rewards a Classified Staff Member at Hotchkiss K-8 and Hotchkiss High School $100 every December. This year the award was given Dec. 20, 2019.

“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is a work of historical fiction which attempts to describe the indescribable horror of the Holocaust through the eyes of boyhood observers. To help her students relate to the novel and the challenging subject matter, Cedaredge Middle School (CMS) instructor A…

Makayla Kehmeier is the Cedaredge Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January. Growing up in Cedaredge, Makayla learned to love the outdoors and she enjoys fishing in nearby rivers and lakes. A senior at Cedaredge High School (CHS) she plays volleyball, basketball and soccer. She’s been o…

The Colorado Farm Show will award 12 high school seniors and two college students a total of $29,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. One of the 12 awarded is from the Western Slope.

Delta County school students found out who among them won the “Renew Our Schools” energy efficiency competition sponsored by the Colorado Energy Office prior to the Delta County School Board meeting on Dec. 12.

Paonia Elementary School and principal Amelia Baldwin know a thing or two about excellence. The small K-sixth school in the North Fork Valley was once again recognized by the Colorado Department of Education during its annual awards ceremony in November.

It was a full house Nov. 20 for Vision Charter Academy’s career fair. The career fair, open to all families and learners, included over 30 business professionals who took time out of their busy schedules to represent their career and area of expertise. Students had the opportunity to ask que…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

A recent challenge from the Delta High School Alumni Association to Pablo Payan’s art class at Delta High School was met and completed recently. The challenge arose from DHS students who noticed the spare tire covering on DHS Alumni Association president Dwain Bush’s vehicle had an Olathe Pi…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week to DCI. More student work can be viewed on the school’s publication website deltapawprint.com. If you have a suggestion for a topic to…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week. If you have a suggestion for a topic to be covered, email editor@deltacountyindependent.com.

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week. If you have a suggestion for a topic to be covered, email editor@deltacountyindependent.com.

Welcome back to school. The Cedaredge FFA chapter has kicked off its 2019-2020 school year strong, coming off of a successful summer with state convention, fair events and many other activities.

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week. If you have a suggestion for a topic to be covered, email editor@deltacountyindependent.com.

Delta County School District board member Jill Jurca was recently awarded the McGuffey Award by the Colorado Association of School Boards. Jurca was nominated for the award by the Delta County School District for her outstanding service to students and staff over the last four years. The Col…

This year, Cedaredge High School started its Interact Club, a school-age version of the internationally-known Rotary Club, of which there is a chapter in Cedaredge. On Oct. 10, the Interact Club elected Alayna Edwards as president of the newly-formed club.

On Sept. 5, Vision Charter Academy held its annual back to school barbeque and academic awards. Many families and friends came and enjoyed the food and the time to talk with one another. Families had opportunities to sign their learners up for clubs and parents to sign up to be a part of the…

Editor’s note: This article has been written by Delta High School students. Throughout the school year, these students will contribute about one story a week. If you have a suggestion for a topic to be covered, email editor@deltacountyindependent.com.

Over 102,000 youth in Colorado will be celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12.

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Next year, math teacher Danielle Lopez will be teaching a class Delta High has never seen before: Cyber Security. It is intended to be for GearUp students, but anyone can take the class and earn a credit from University of Colorado Springs. UCCS Cyber Security Initiative is the sponsor of th…

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The art of Delta High School upperclassmen was displayed at TADA! Your ART Space in Delta May 2-11. The students participated in a workshop, discussing the proper steps to submit artwork to an art show or gallery. TADA! resident artists donated supplies, frames, mat board, wire and assisted …

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Hotchkiss High School senior Carson Michele Collins, daughter of Amy and Brian Collins, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Kathleen Wheeler Memorial Scholarship. She is planning to attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and pursue a major in English with an emphasis in…

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Hotchkiss High School senior Jesus Macias, son of Flor and Jesus Macias, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Betty Wolverton Scholarship. He is planning to attend the Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and pursue a degree in a pre-medical field.

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On May 9, 17 Hotchkiss K-8 seventh and eighth graders participated in the Black Mesa CattleWomen sponsored fourth quarter beef cook-off. Using one pound of ground beef donated by the CattleWomen, the teams prepared a favorite beef entree that was then judged by Cally Gallegos, Crawford town …

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Delta High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) competed at state in Fort Collins on May 5 and 6. The career development event (CDE) teams of floriculture, horse evaluation, meats evaluation and technology, and veterinary science competed with opponents statewide.

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