Delta High School's Class of 1958 is planning its 60th reunion during Deltarado Days. Alumni are invited to gather at Cleland Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28.
A Kidz Clinic was accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor's office initiative that helps primary care providers deliver whole-person care. It is one of five practices in Delta County to be accepted into the federally funded, governor's office initiative, which runs through July 2019.
A discussion between city and county officials about utility services at Blake Field continued at a city council work session July 10.
At the initial meeting between the two entities June 26, it was agreed city and county staff would work together to provide elected officials with costs for the design and construction of water and sewer extensions.
Jared Polis, Democrat candidate for Colorado governor, hosted a Delta health care town hall at the Wild Flower Bistro in Delta on July 3. Over 70 people attended.
Officers responded to the area of 12th Street and Main Street for a report of a suspicious incident.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a female with mental health concerns.
The fee for a driver license increased by $1 to $28 on July 1, 2018, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 42-2-114.5.
The fee increase is intended to offset the cost of providing driver services.
Colorado State Statutes mandate that county assessors report to their board of county commissioners, on or before July 15 of each year, a record of the properties and owners on which a protest of the assessed value of that property was filed, including the disposition of that protest.
Reese Wagner, 50, of Cedaredge was cited for failure to yield right of way after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 65 and 92. The accident was reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, July 5.
The BLM is offering a monetary reward for information leading to the identification of those responsible for vandalism in the potholes recreation site in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. The vandalism consists of more than 50 illustrations, words, and abbreviations spray-painted on rocks between the parking area and the swimming holes.
A traffic accident in Olathe Tuesday, July 3, has claimed a second life. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Walter Giron, 61, died Monday, July 9, of injuries he sustained in that crash.
Re: Marijuana Q&A from the Delta County Sheriff's Office published in the June 20 DCI:
The only way that county ordinance 2018-01 mirrors the state law is if it is a fun house mirror.
Amid the immigration debate wrapped around the threat to national security, absent is the consideration of a more dire threat -- the declining role of responsible citizenship and its weakening of our country. Citizenship means little to most Americans because it's too cheap.
Our Founding Fathers recognized over 200 years ago that due process of law is the foundation of democracy. The guarantee of that process can be found in the U.S 5th and 14th Amendments to our Bill of Rights which states, "No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law."
This afternoon I'm "singing the praise" for the friendly helpful owner and employees of our local Ace Hardware. I have a fairly large patch of grass in my lawn that's dead with little circles of green in it.
Our state legislature needs to be filled with people who are there to serve. Not to serve themselves or their career, but to serve the people whom they represent.
Delta High School Alumni Association is sponsoring this year's Deltarado Days Golf Scramble hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club. Players will begin their quest for bragging rights and a variety of prizes July 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m.
Did you know that the football field at Paonia Town Park actually has a name?
In a history of the field compiled by former town trustee David Bradford, in 1922, Violet M. and Harold C. Clark agreed to sell the parcel that would become Paonia Town Park to the town for $10,000.
The Third Annual Bulldog Booster Club 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club on Saturday, July 14.
Registration is set for 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. at the clubhouse with a shotgun start to begin play set for 9:00 a.m.
Banjira performs at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge Sunday, July 22, at 4 p.m.
Banjira's musical mix includes a blend of raw claw hammer banjo, Peruvian cajon, Zimbabwean mbira, various hand percussion, and a medley of soulful original lyrics and traditional songs from the U.S., Africa and beyond.
The annual Black Canyon Quilt Show takes place July 20-22 at the Montrose Pavilion Drive, 1800 Pavilion Drive.
More than 175 quilts by local artisans will be on display.
Delta High School's Class of 1973 is planning a reunion during Deltarado Days. Classmates, whether they graduated in 1973 or not, are invited to the 45th class reunion Saturday, July 28, from noon to dusk in Confluence Park, sites #4, #5 and #6.
The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club will gather at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta, on Aug. 4 for a regular dance.
A special dance is planned Thursday, Aug. 16, with guest caller Dean Diederman from Nebraska at a special location -- Garnet Mesa Elementary School.
Community members are invited to a special presentation on the Dead Sea Scrolls to take place Saturday, July 21, at the Delta LDS Ward building at 1679 Pioneer Road. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Jennifer Moss Logan, content specialist from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The Nature Connection is offering a Fly Fishing 101 program for sixth-eighth graders out of its gear hub at Cedaredge Library. David Holt, Cedaredge resident and fly fishing master, will teach the introductory class.
A piñata and potluck celebrating the end of the summer reading program, and the 10th anniversary of the Crawford Library building,
Deltarado Days is set for July 26-29, with most activities again taking place at Confluence Park this year. Now's the time to register for the parade, glo run, car show, and grass volleyball, pickleball, golf, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments.
The Nature Connection and Fort Uncompahgre are teaming up to offer "Adventure of the 1830s" camps. Activities include orienteering, shelter building, fishing, crafts and games.
Delta First Church of God invites all children to "Fun Days For Kids" Monday, July 16-20 with a closing program on Sunday, July 22, at 10:15 a.m. Come to 1102 Howard Street (corner of 11th and Howard) each evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.
David and Katie Rhodes of Olathe are the parents of a son, David Remington Rhodes, born June 23, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
The following was discussed at the Monday, July 9, meeting at the Maloney House in Hotchkiss:
• The Delta County Fair is Aug. 5-12. VIP wristbands are on sale now at the Delta County Extension Office.
Luther College senior Leda Ebert of Delta participated in commencement ceremonies for the class of 2018 Sunday, May 27, in Luther's Carlson Stadium.
Gregory Edgington of Cedaredge was named to the Adams State University Vice President's Honor Roll for the 2018 semester.
Cedaredge resident Donna Richardson died July 5, 2018, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 87.
Frances Tuttle died July 6, 2018, at Crossroads Memory Care in Delta.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Delta; and a son, Stuart (Mary Paspernacki) Tuttle of Flagstaff, Ariz.
James Leroy Wallace died Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home in Eckert, Colo., at the age of 69.
Jim was born on Nov. 14, 1948 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to William and Fern (Magoffin) Wallace.
John Groome died June 2, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 76.
Hotchkiss resident Joyce V. Lyon died June 21, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 89.
Paonia resident Perry Gale Harding died July 1, 2018, at his home. He was 95.
Ronald Eugene Smalldridge died June 23, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 80.
Daniel Bolton was hauling a load of hay to his ranch on Powell Mesa Road outside of Hotchkiss when he looked in the mirror and saw 30-foot flames rolling off the back of his flatbed trailer. Glancing around, he saw nothing but cheat grass so he decided to continue up the road about a mile to his ranch.
Barkin' Bargains Thrift Store will host a grand opening and open house from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at its new location at 213 Grand Avenue in Paonia. Proceeds from Barkin' Bargains sales support CAWS (Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter), which provides services that support the health and well-being of cats and dogs in the North Fork Valley.
Paul Kimpling, of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Paonia Ranger District has been awarded a 2017 Forest Service Volunteers & Service Leadership Award. The agency-wide award program recognizes partners, volunteers and staff for their work in the areas of Citizen Stewardship & Partnerships, Cultural Diversity, Enduring Service, Leadership and Restoration.
A decade ago somebody dumped a young dog in Hotchkiss. The abandoned animal quickly became a local celebrity as she swiftly eluded local citizens who tried to corral her. For three years the dog avoided capture.
The USFS and Western Slope Conservation Center are teaming up to host a trail work day on the Cliff Creek Trail on July 14. It will be a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, help maintain a popular local trail, and meet people from both organizations.
The Cedaredge High School Class of 1950 graduated 68 years ago from the building that is now Cedaredge Elementary School. There were about 30 students in the class and over the years they've met for class reunions, which included picnics and catered banquets.
Cedaredge is rolling out the welcome mat on Saturday, July 14, for the Celebrate Cedaredge community fair and community yard sale and flea market. Both events run from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
The Plant & Dig Garden Club, for its June meeting, gathered at the Cedaredge Park pavilion. It was a perfect day for an outdoor meeting.
For nearly two decades, the Town of Cedaredge historical preservation board has been identifying, researching, and recommending vintage town sites for designation as historic properties. Over the years, two dozen properties have been approved by the town trustees and, by the time the preservation board meets this September, each of those historic buildings will be displaying a distinctive commemorative plaque.
The Orchard City Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Orchard City Town Hall at 9661 2100 Road, Austin. The agenda includes recognition of the student of the month and trustee committee reassignments.
D.J. and Barb Hladik are cancer warriors, which is to say that they fight for those impacted by one of the world's most pernicious diseases. The American Cancer Society figures that newly diagnosed cancer cases will exceed 1.7 million in 2018 and the society estimates that as many as 609,640 cancer patients will die this year -- a figure that exceeds the entire population of Baltimore, Md.
Working with the U.S. Forest Service, the Cedaredge Senior Hikers are making the Rim View Trail, located near Anderson Lake #2 off of the Land's End Road, much easier to follow and enjoy. The group is relocating signs and adding cairns to the existing trail.
Jean Loose, a certified massage therapist who has served the community for over a decade, is beginning to transition from full- to part-time to spend more time with family. Jean owns Cedaredge's "Journey into Health and Healing," a therapeutic massage center which has been operating at the same location since 2006.
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