The annual Sheep Day outing is being offered this year on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone!
The City of Delta is eager to run the youth soccer program this season. Registration is open through Sunday, July 31.
Soccer is for ages 5-14 with birth dates from Jan. 1, 2003, to Dec. 31, 2012.
The wineries of the West Elks Wine Country invite you to a special weekend of touring, premium wine tasting and winemakers' dinners during the eighth annual West Elks Wine Trail Aug. 5-7. Set your own route for a fun and relaxing day or weekend and come home with delicious wine and memories.
Take advantage of our mild fall weather and extend your summer fun by registering your team for the City of Delta's fall softball league.
Register now through July 31 for the coed, women's or men's leagues for only $225 per team, plus a $20 player fee.
Orton Family Foundation executive director David Leckey announces the hiring of Alexis Halbert as senior associate of programs in the foundation's Arvada office.
"As the Orton Family Foundation brings our resident-driven community development method to towns across the country, Alexis will play a key role on our programs team," Leckey said.
The board of county commissioners is pushing for a speedy review of the Colorado Roadless Rule Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Shaun Donovan, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, has delayed final approval of the U.S. Forest Service Supplemental EIS calling it "a significant regulatory action."
Grace Healthcare has sold its three remaining skilled nursing facilities in Colorado, removing its presence completely from the western United States.
The three properties, Paonia Care and Rehab Center, Grace Healthcare & Rehab of Glenwood Springs and Pioneer Health Care Center in central Colorado, sold to a California-based investor for $15,300,000 or $67,000 per bed, and will be leased to an operator with a Colorado presence.
The Center for Mental Health, headquartered in Montrose, has been awarded $600,000 from the Department of Local Affairs, Community Development Block Grant program to help remodel a portion of the Delta clinic at 107 West 11th Street. These funds will make it possible to renovate an unused portion of the existing building currently owned by the organization.
During the recent 94th annual Colorado Municipal League (CML) conference, CML recognized municipal elected officials statewide who reached milestone levels in its MUNIversity program -- a leadership program for Colorado's municipal elected officials. This program was started in January 1991 by the league's executive board to recognize the efforts of officials who go the extra mile to increase their knowledge of municipal government and their capacity to lead.
The Dream Team, a group of local youngsters, ran in the Cherry Days 5k last week during Paonia's 70th celebration of the fruit. The 5k was a fundraiser for the Paonia High School cross country team, which was able to raise enough money to buy much needed new uniforms in time for the upcoming season.
This year's men's slowpitch league title went to Dynamic with its 10-2 record. Moralez Trucking finished second (9-3) and River Bandits and Delta Metals Crusaders listed third and fourth respectively.
Thursday night's women league titlest, Cornerstone Home Lending, won the title without much difficulty with an 11-1 record. Crested Oak Dentistry was a distant second with a 5-7 mark followed by Overholt Sheds and H & R Block with identical 4-8 records.
Cornerstone Home Lending drew a bye in the first round of Tuesday night's Gold Coed League tournament on June 28. Number four Delta Metals (3-9) and number five Twist Off (1-11) opened the tournament with first-game honors, and the right to face Hometown in round two.
Paonia long-jumper Brianna Van Vleet has qualified for national competition in the U.S.A. Track & Field Junior Olympics.
Van Vleet, the daughter of David and Tracy Van Vleet, is a state record-holder in the long jump.
Since soon after its earliest settlers moved into Colorado's North Fork Valley, the area has relied on two major forces to drive its economy: energy and agriculture. This week community leaders from one of Colorado's top coal-producing regions are taking a message to the nation's capital that energy and agriculture should remain a top focus for its prosperous future.
The Delta County Commissioners have dealt with a number of business matters at recent meetings including the following:
• Commissioners approved the budgeted purchase of a tandem axel dump truck for road and bridge district 3.
The Cedaredge Town Board, at its July 14 work session, is set to review a proposal to allocate by resolution an extra $175,000 for the town's water fund for 2016.
According to the proposed resolution, the extra $175,000 appropriated for the water fund would come from "loans, transfers, or water revenue bonds to be in place by Dec. 31."
Visitors to the Grand Mesa last Saturday got a bonus to their weekend recreation with a program on native peoples of the area given at the Visitor's Center.
The Grand Mesa Visitor Center's summer interpretative programs schedule that began last month is continuing on Saturdays through Sunday, Sept. 25, which is Color Sunday this year.
The Chapel of the Cross summer concert series is providing music lovers with some of the best and unique entertainment ever, organizers say. The two performances last week are perfect examples of the kind of entertainment audiences have enjoyed this summer.
A citizen's request for information at Crawford Town Hall led to the issuing of a temporary restraining order against a Crawford citizen by the town clerk.
A Motion for Civil Protection order was filed on June 30 in Delta County Combined Court on behalf of Cally Gallegos, 53, who was hired as town clerk in February. Gallegos alleges that Crawford resident Carl Page was a threat to her life or health.
The "public non-agenda items" portion of the Crawford Town Council's July 6 meeting made up most of the discussion. Crawford resident Carl Page exercised his First Amendment rights by presenting council with a petition opposing a municipal court that is currently under consideration by the town.
About a dozen evergreen trees planted between Third Street and the decommissioned Paonia Water Treatment Plant several years ago were cut down last week to make way for a new water main installation approved in June by the town board of trustees.
The trees, explained town manager Jane Berry, are being removed as a consequence of that water line project.
The project by Williams Construction to re-surface the north section of Second Street is nearing completion, which will mark the end of the town's Sanitation Line Upgrade project.
Contractor Williams Construction estimates that the project to resurface 950 lineal feet of Second Street is anticipated to be complete the week of July 18, according to Hotchkiss Mayor Wendell Koontz.
On July 7, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office released its preferred plan for environmentally responsible oil and gas development in the Bull Mountain Unit, located in the upper North Fork Valley near Paonia, while addressing potential resource impacts and the public's concerns.
Tammy Geisler, of Paonia, placed the winning silent auction bid of $50 for a youth saddle, which will benefit the Delta County Partners program.
The 14-inch youth saddle and youth halter were donated by Don and Nancy Foster of Hotchkiss and auctioned off during Cherry Days Downtown Day and at the North Fork Bull Ride.
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