At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.
Turnout was fair, with 38.5% voting in this off-year election where Delta County voters has only one race -- for the school board -- and a question related to municipalities participating in a high-speed Internet project.
Jill Jurca won the race for Delta County School board for District Two over Genevieve Novinger. Jurca tallied nearly 62 percent (3,972) of the vote while Novinger received 38 percent (2,454).
In a wild and bizzare game at Stocker Stadium, Delta's Panthers managed to rally from a 20-point deficit to score a 56-32 win over Central's Warriors last Thursday night.
The Panthers spotted Central three scores off three straight miscues to start the game.
It was a numbers game last Friday night when the Eagles defeated Cedaredge 48-7 at Paonia Town Park in the last football contest of the 1A regular season.
Six seniors, 15 Western Slope Conference wins. Two state titles, three straight conference championships.
On Oct. 27, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests hosted a forest ecology workshop for 75 high school students enrolled in AP environmental science and AP biology from Delta and Cedaredge high schools. Resource specialists from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado State Forest Service and Western Slope Conservation Center led students in collecting field data on forest ecology specifically related to watersheds, spruce beetles, timber, recreation, wildlife and fire risk.
Before the trains arrived, before high-paying mining jobs, and long before construction of the Paonia Project, the industrious new arrivals to the North Fork area planted fruit trees in the rich soil.
"We have such an amazing and rich history when it comes to fruit-growing in the area," said Jaylene Park, a native Paonian whose grandfather was part of that history.
About 50 people turned out for the Halloween-themed noontime meal and social event hosted by Surface Creek Senior Citizens on Oct. 29.
It was a day of friendship and fun as a costume day had been planned.
Surface Creek Valley last weekend took special note of the fall season fun and dress-up holiday that's traditionally been known as Halloween.
Schools, community organizations, churches, businesses, and, of course, families were all part of the community's observances of a candy-coated Oct. 31 this year.
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