Matt Hamm started the ball rolling for Delta High School girls basketball teams to be regular participants in post-season and state tournament play in 2011. Hamm led the Panthers to a 10-2 4A WSL record and 17-6 overall which led to a share of the league title with Moffat County.
The last time Delta High School's boys basketball team won a league title was in 2012 when the Panthers were members of the 4A WSL. Von Mitchell was the coach then and his Panthers finished the season with a 10-2 league record and 17-6 overall.
Hotchkiss High School senior Kaiya Firor signed her letter of intent to compete for the Western Colorado University Mountaineers women's track team.
Firor is an eight-time state medalist.
Hotchkiss qualified eight wrestlers for this week's state championships in Denver. The Bulldogs scored 183 points to place second at the 15-team tournament.
The Cedaredge wrestling team had to travel to the San Luis Valley for this year's regional tournament, and it did it in style. The Bruins dominated the Class 2A Region 2 wrestling tournament at Walsenburg, qualifying 13 wrestlers for state and winning the regional crown with 259.5 points.
Rolland W. Skiles, a resident of Watertown, Wis., for 11 years passed away on Feb. 17, 2019 at the age of 79.
Nadine "Deanie" Carleta Schmidt died on Jan. 23, 2019, due to Alzheimer's. She was 89.
Carolyn M. MacPetrie Ogden died at her home in Delta on Feb. 15, 2019. She was 77.
Former Hastings, Neb., resident Irma H. Sullivan died Feb. 15, 2019, at Christian Homes Healthcare Center, Holdrege, Neb. She was 98.
Paonia resident Carol Jean Garner, died at her home on Feb. 13, 2019. She was 73.
Sharalee Lucile Busey died on Feb. 4, 2019, after a six-year battle with cancer. She was 74.
Cedaredge resident Elizabeth Moos died at her home on Feb. 10, 2019. She was 89.
Sally Olivas died on Dec. 28, 2018, in Denver after a long illness.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1928, to John and Elena (Gallegos) Aranda in Rifle.
Joseph A. Bever Jr. died at his home in Delta on Feb 16, 2019. He was 86.
Isal Angel McAnelly (Isa Shields) died Feb. 17, 2019, at her home in Cedaredge. She was 94.
Eckert resident Daryl Elvin Iacovetto died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction on Feb. 15, 2019. He was 77.
Come check out the March gallery exhibit "Fiber," during the Final Friday Frolics Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage in Paonia. There will be a meet-and-greet with the artists.
A community meeting to present the results of the Space to Create Paonia Arts Market Survey will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Paonia Town Hall.
Paonia is the third Colorado community chosen for participation.
A small child fell in
Played in China until spring
-- Teresa Shishim
To state the obvious, potholes in Paonia are a problem this winter.
Evelyn McArtor, a psychology major from Crawford, has been named to the Dean's List at Upper Iowa University for the 2018 fall semester.
Elevate received good news this month from Colorado's Broadband Board -- it was awarded more than $4 million in grants to build fiber and provide high-speed internet in rural areas near Crawford, Hotchkiss, Delta and Montrose. But, that good news was tempered when TDS, the longtime internet, phone and TV provider in Delta County, appealed the decision.
In place of its annual February business/awards meeting, the Paonia Chamber of Commerce will host a community-wide potluck celebration this spring to honor retiring veterinarian, Norman "Doc" Vincent. Vincent, who has cared for the area's pets for more than 40 years, is retiring effective Feb. 28.
What will we do without Doc Vincent?
For almost 40 years, Norman "Doc" Vincent has been a blessing and an invaluable asset for pet owners in the North Fork Valley and beyond.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has placed the Town of Paonia under an emergency boil-water order. Under the order, all town water customers should bring water drawn from the system to a rolling boil for a full minute prior to using for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth.
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