Tractor Supply Company in Delta is dedicating the entire month of August to showing its appreciation for animals. The rural lifestyle retailer will host a variety of animal-centric happenings and deals as part of Out Here With Animals, its monthlong event for animals of all kinds and the people who care for them.
Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses -- and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process -- now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.
CSU Extension, Colorado Cattleman's Association, Delta County Livestock Association and Mesa County Cattlemen join forces to host a workshop, "Surviving Drought: A Workshop For Ranchers on the West Slope and Beyond." Extreme drought conditions in 2018 require ranchers and livestock owners to make difficult and stressful decisions regarding their operation, land and livestock.
Lisa Niermann of Paonia is the lucky winner of a new Hyside Mini-Max raft. The raft, which included a set of Cataract oars and a custom oar frame was raffled off by the Western Slope Conservation Center. The setup is valued at over $4,000.
It was time for Joe to replace a few fence posts on his family's farm. Those posts were likely older than him.
Does the hot and dry summer have you thinking of ways to be more efficient with your water?
Have you considered installing a rain barrel or grey water collection system at your home?
Learn how to be prepared for any disaster at the Disaster Preparedness Fair in Paonia Saturday, Aug. 18. Booths and displays on emergency kits, fire prevention, evacuation preparedness, flood preparedness and more will be set up at the Paonia Library, 80 Samuel Wade Road, from 2 to 5 p.m.
A Little Help is offering three one-hour discussions on "dostadning," from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, at the Paonia Library Community Room.
Based on the book, "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family of a Lifetime of Clutter," dostadning literally translates to "death cleansing," an invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a life.
The North Fork Mosquito Abatement District is warning residents that mild cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the North Fork area.
For the fourth time in more than a half century, the Fire Mountain Canal was shut off before the end of the growing season, impacting some 488 irrigation water shareholders and more than 15,000 acres of arable land in the North Fork Valley.
Enjoy the atmosphere of a 1920s speakeasy. The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is hosting this jazzy event Friday, Aug. 17, from 8 till 10 p.m.
The Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side conservation districts will host "Water Law in a Nutshell," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Avenue.
The Bulldog Booster Club will sell Mountain Fresh Sweet Corn this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, in Hotchkiss.
Mountain Fresh owner Mike Ahlberg is donating the corn, which he and sons Seth and Zach have grown since 2000.
A teacher, coach and administrator who has been with the school district for eight years is taking the leadership role at Hotchkiss High School. HHS principal Paul Rodriguez resigned the position for medical reasons, but remains supportive of the Bulldog community and Marty Rover, the new principal.
Users of the Fire Mountain Canal became the latest victims of the ongoing drought in western Colorado. Water to the 34-mile long canal running from Somerset to the south end of Rogers Mesa was shut off Saturday evening.
Innovative startup companies working in the energy sector are invited to apply to the Spark Tank, a pitch event kicking off the second annual Energy Conference hosted by ENGAGE. The conference will be held Sept. 17 in Paonia.
Delta-Montrose Home Health, owned and operated by Delta County Memorial Hospital, has a new administrative team -- Jon McMurphy, RN, BSN, MBA/MHA, as the director, Hilary Showalter, RN/BSN, as quality manager and Tiffany LaHue, RN, clinical manager -- whose primary goals include strategies to improve the exceptional care of patients.
A group from the Roaring Fork Valley has purchased the Electric Mountain Lodge. The lodge is located on Stevens Gulch Road above Paonia and has been fully renovated back to its nostalgic roots with plans to have it operational within a month.
The Thursday, Aug. 16, concert at the Cedaredge Chapel of the Cross will feature Dr. John Howard. The concert begins at 7 p.m.; admission is by donation.
Does the hot and dry summer have you thinking of ways to be more efficient with your water? Have you considered installing a rain barrel or grey water collection system at your home?
Get ready to be entertained and support your favorite nonprofit all at the same time. Delta County's Dancing with the Stars is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Delta County Performing Arts Center, with six local dance teams performing to raise funds for six area nonprofits.
Maxine Hazel Wheatcroft of Manhattan Beach, Calif., passed away peacefully at her family home since 1957 on July 22, 2018 ,at the age of 90 surrounded by her family and dog, Molly. She was born May 19, 1928, in Los Angeles to Hazel Beatrice Treaster and Pinckney William Baker.
Christopher Allan Tafoya passed away July 27, 2018 at his home in Cedaredge, Colo. Christopher lost his battle with a rare type of cancer that settled in both lungs.
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