The November ballot will contain a question from Delta County Fire Protection District #1, which covers the Delta area, seeking its first mill levy increase since the fire district was organized in 1944.
The mill levy is currently 3.17 mills, reduced from the original 5.0 mills as a result of "ratcheting down" provisions in the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR).
The Delta Fire Department is planning a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show in Confluence Park. The annual show is entirely funded by donations from individuals and businesses.
A fire truck recently donated to the Hotchkiss Fire District is providing more safety and a greater ability to respond to emergencies than the unit it replaces.
HFD Ladder 1, a 1990 Pierce Arrow, was donated to the district by the Colorado River Fire Rescue in Garfield County.
Small but mighty is the story of Crawford. In just a few weeks, the community has raised matching funds to help the Crawford Fire Department remodel the fire station and add upgraded restroom and wash facilities.
It's time to get your entry ready for the 15th annual 5-Alarm Chili Cookoff in Cedaredge.
The chili cookoff is a fundraiser for the Delta County Fire Protection District 3, serving the entire Surface Creek Valley, including the communities of Cedaredge, Eckert, Cory, Austin and Orchard City.
Members of the Hotchkiss Fire Department honored outgoing board president Frank McPherson last week, presenting him with a plaque and thanking him for his service.
McPherson, who is term-limited, was appointed to the board and served two years, and was elected to two terms as board president.
The Olathe Fire Protection District (OFPD) will head to the ballot this spring for additional dollars from property taxes to fund the ambulance division. The requested 3.0 mill levy increase from property taxes will enable the district to maintain current levels of service for the community's medical and fire-related needs.
The bonds of respect and of love that exist between the Surface Creek Valley community and the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department came out in full display again at the annual chili cook-off last Thursday, Oct. 1.
Hotchkiss Fire District is recruiting volunteer firefighters.
Anyone interested in volunteering or learning about what is required to be a volunteer firefighter is welcome to attend the district's "Make Me a Firefighter" events.
Organizers of the annual Five Alarm Chili Cookoff fundraiser for the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department are asking the community to be extra thoughtful this year and prepare a pot of chili to donate for the Thursday, Oct. 1 event.
This hugely popular community chilifest requires lots of chili to satisfy area residents who want to participate in tasting the various offerings and make a generous donation to the department's firefighters.
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