John E. Tingler of Cedaredge died March 28, 2016, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 89.
Longtime Delta resident Ruth Wethington died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Willow Tree Care Center. She was 85.
Longtime Delta resident Donna Ames died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 74.
Karen Edens, barbering instructor at Delta-Montrose Technical College (DMTC), was recently recognized by the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education as the 2016 Faculty Member of the Year at DMTC. Edens has been a barber for 30 years and has taught barbering and cosmetology classes at DMTC for five years.
Delta County's emergency manager, Jeff Wright, was recently awarded with the Colorado Emergency Manager "Rookie of the Year" award.
Wright took over his duties as the county's emergency manager in February of last year.
Alex Waege and Mike Kinas of Montrose are the parents of a son, Carsen Kane Kinas, born March 24, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
The Board of County Commissioners is considering a policy stand on proposed regulations by the Bureau of Land Management. If adopted, the new regulations could establish a rules regimen that would affect gas exploration and development here in negative ways, commissioners believe. The proposed regulations would add considerable financial uncertainty to the business decisions made by exploration and production companies.
Two modular buildings no longer in use at the old elementary school in Cedaredge will be moved to address a "serious need" for additional classroom space at the Delta campus of Vision Charter Academy.
At an estimated cost of just over $300,000, the move doesn't come cheap, but it's less than new construction of energy-efficient classrooms.
Robert J. Reeder, 52, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Meeker Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
This is an open letter to those who poison animals with antifreeze. It is so easy to put out antifreeze to kill an animal as you turn your back, like it is no big deal. Let me fill you in on what happens to that animal.
There have been some comments by the candidates for the Paonia Board of Trustees and mayor, to the effect that "if the North Fork Valley Airport is not making money, then sell it." As a resident of Delta County, but not of Paonia, I have been closely associated with the North Fork Valley Airport since I moved here almost 17 years ago, and currently have a hangar at the airport.
The University of Wyoming lists 44 students from Colorado on the 2015 fall semester Provost's Honor Roll, including Daniel Ford of Paonia.
Delta-Montrose Technical College hosts a scholarship luncheon for its practical nursing students annually. The local community has been extremely generous and supportive of the technical college and the nursing program.
For more than a decade, Mike Gwinn has been at the heart of the Western Slope music scene.
"I've played in some of the strangest, most unlikely places," said Gwinn, whose first public appearance was in 1959.
After graduating from Hotchkiss High School in 2010, Jesse Hotchkiss didn't plan to race snowmobiles. But in 2012 he traveled to the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) national championships in Jackson Hole as part of the Weekender Sports crew.
The intersection at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Paonia is about to get a facelift.
Located between the elementary and high schools and between property owned by the Delta County School District and the local Subway, a lot of kids walk through the intersection on their way to and from school.
Area animal shelters including the Surface Creek Shelter at Cedaredge participated in the rescue rehabilitation of mistreated dogs over recent weeks.
On Friday, March 25, around 1 p.m., CAWS Adoption Center manager Sirena Ward got an emergency call from the county sheriff's department.
On Feb. 9, a new Red Hat Society chapter was founded by Margie Brungardt. Seven ladies met at the home of Carole McDaniel, who hosted a get-acquainted tea. Margie Brungardt was co-hostess.
The March meeting of Delta County 4-H Council was called to order at 7 p.m. by Derek Johnson at the Maloney house in Hotchkiss.
Pledges were said.
The Bridge Street space recently vacated by Grandma Jo's Attic will open as Buried Treasures, a consignment store benefiting the nonprofit RezDawg Rescue, Inc.
Paula Olsen, who grew up in Crawford, closed Paula's Boutique consignment store on Grand Avenue in Paonia last week and will shift her focus to the nonprofit. "It was kind of a tough spot," said Olsen.
"A Salute to the Troops," the seventh annual banquet and fundraiser for Outdoors Alive, will be held Saturday, April 30, at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss. Cost for a prime rib dinner and more is $25 per person.
Delta-Montrose Technical College career services coordinator Jessica Carlson wants all area high school students to know about the career options the school has to offer. On a visit last week to Paonia High School, Carlson explained that a four-year degree used to be the standard option for graduating seniors.
After 21 years of working for Delta County Libraries, Myrna Westerman is retiring, taking with her all the lore and history that she has collected in that time. Best known for her role as the manager at Paonia Library, Westerman experienced the excitement and challenges of building a new library, the overwhelming process of moving from a card catalog to an electronic circulation system, and the pleasures of working with many, many different people.
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