A Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) is coming to Paonia Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4.
For those who have never heard of RAM clinics, the nonprofit Remote Area Medical (RAM) was established in 1985 to provide free, quality healthcare services to the under-served and uninsured.
If you graduated from Hotchkiss High School in the 1970s, this is for you. The all-HHS 1970s class reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Zack's BBQ pavillion.
The Western Colorado Community Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity for organizations that are working to protect and enhance the environment across western Colorado. The Community Grants for the Environment opened on June 17 and the deadline to apply is July 19.
"Saving the Dark," a documentary on the effects of light pollution on astronomy, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia.
The event is a fundraiser for Dark Skies Paonia, a nonprofit with a mission to educate and advocate for the benefits of dark night skies and the growing threat of light pollution occurring around the globe.
Tracy Ihnot, the community outreach director for the Delta County Libraries, presented the fruits of a six-month project to an audience of about 15 at the Hotchkiss library June 10. The topic of the library's outreach for the summer focuses on outer space and all that it encompasses.
At the July 9 town board meeting, Paonia trustees voted unanimously to consider an emergency ordinance that, in part, would put strict regulations on formula businesses -- those businesses similar or the same in every detail regardless of location.
Paonia resident Thomas Markle came before the board to propose an ordinance amending the town's zoning laws, to include language specific to formula businesses.
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Crawford Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
A decision by Paonia trustees on a proposal for a new subdivision on Clark Avenue was continued by the town board after residents expressed concern over the development.
If approved, the South Clark Avenue Subdivision would be built on a cul-de-sac at the south end of Clark Avenue, a dead-end section of street with 12 largely identical houses that were built in 1948.
Airbnb. VRBO. HomeAway. VacationRentals.com. Trivago. Short-term rentals have transformed and revolutionized where travelers stay and how they book their lodging in recent years.
Hotchkiss mayor Larry Wilkening informed the board of trustees at the July 11 meeting that the contract to replace the building code with a 2018 version is in place with Colorado Code Consultants. The cost to the town is not to exceed $2,185, unless services outside of the scope of the contract occur.
If you're out driving this week, be aware of motorcycles on the road. Lots of them. This Thursday the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado Top O' the Rockies Rally opens at Paonia Town Park.
Hotchkiss Marshal Dan Miller reported to the town council at the July 11 meeting that the town recently experienced a little cyber-scare.
The morning of Sunday, June 30, Miller told the DCI, a deputy reporting for work turned his computer on to find a software update notice.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is currently performing rock mitigation work on Colorado Highway 133 between Paonia and McClure Pass, at mile marker 29.7. Work is being performed by consultant Rock Solid Solutions and is part of CDOT's geohazards program.
From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 20, the Blue Sage Center for the Arts will host a memoir writing workshop with Yuri Chicovsky.
Chicovsky is a filmmaker, photographer and musician based in western Colorado.
To paraphrase scientist Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed Paonia citizens can change the future; indeed, they may have.
At Tuesday night's town board meeting, Paonia trustees voted unanimously to consider an emergency ordinance that, in part, would put strict regulations on formula businesses -- those businesses similar or the same in every detail regardless of location.
The leadership team of A Little Help North Fork Valley announces its decision to separate from the Denver office and establish an independent local organization to carry on the mission of connecting neighbors to help seniors thrive. This decision follows extended and thoughtful deliberation and amicable negotiations with staff and board members of A Little Help in Denver.
Mike and Mackenzie Sparks are the new owners of Western Rentals, previously known as Hotchkiss Rentals. After owning Crane Services in Denver for four years the Delta County natives moved back to Delta County with their sons, Cooper and Barrett.
Over the July 4 holiday, several incidents occurring on area rivers provided stark reminders that water levels remain at above-average flow levels.
The first incident occurred on July 4 when two individuals hit a downed tree at approximately 5:46 p.m. while rafting on the North Fork of the Gunnison River near 3200 Road.
A month before last Friday's Cherry Days 5k Run, Paonia Elementary School's Paonia Parent Organization (PPO) wasn't planning on organizing the event. But when the Paonia High School cross country team announced that after several years it would no longer take on the fundraising event, Cherry Days committee president Bob Bushta called the organization's president, Carrie Johnson. "He said please, please, please," said Johnson.
Rumblings of a Dollar General coming to Paonia are no longer rumor. Paonia town administrator Ken Knight confirmed Wednesday that on June 10 the town received a petition for annexation from Vaquero Paonia Partners, LP. "Coopendata," a database of companies registered in Colorado, lists a Fort Worth, Texas, address for Vaquero.
Don Suppes, chairman of the Delta County Board of Commissioners, was on hand to lead the audience in acknowledging the 50 years of service of the North Fork Ambulance Health Service District in Hotchkiss at Memorial Hall June 30. Also in attendance were health professionals, citizens, crew members of the district and key figures who have shaped this crucial service over the years.
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