In what administration is calling an effort to improve customer service and allow the town clerk and finance officer to get their work done, the Paonia board of trustees will consider at the May 22 meeting the hiring of a part-time clerk and closing of Town Hall on Fridays.
The two changes were suggested at the May 8 board meeting by the Finance and Personnel committee.
The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries' Creative District Technical Assistance program to develop a "Signage and Wayfinding" master plan for the creative district and the Town of Paonia.
Many towns around the state are suffering economically simply because they are not getting noticed well enough to bring visitors in, said creative coalition representative Elaine Brett.
The Town of Paonia is seeking a citizen resident to serve on the town Planning and Zoning Commission. The town is also seeking letters of interest for a tree board member.
The Crawford Pioneer Days Committee is looking to fill open vendor spots for this year's Crawford Pioneer Days. The booths will set up for one day, on Saturday, June 9 beginning at 6 a.m. The Pioneer Days celebrate runs June 7 - 10.
The first order of business for the Crawford Town Council on May 2 was to administer the oath of office to Mike Tiedeman. He was not present at the April meeting when Chris Johnson, Ralph Clark and Jessica Hart were sworn in following the municipal election.
Former Paonia Library manager and longtime librarian Jane Kelso retired in April 2018. A dedicated search for her replacement began in February and library staff are pleased to welcome Jay Mann to the position and to the community.
The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office and Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are seeking public comments on Gunnison Energy's North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan preliminary environmental assessment which analyzes oil and gas development about 12 miles northeast of Paonia.
Donald Carter won't be attending his graduation. In a staged scene, the Paonia High School senior, had a dangerous mix of alcohol and marijuana in his system on prom night when he made the decision to get behind the wheel of a car carrying four other prom-goers.
Due to the Village Building Convergence art projects planned for this weekend, town trustees approved two closures.
A Little Help Paonia is seeking volunteers for the semi-annual North Fork Valley Service Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on May 26. Service Saturdays provide volunteer assistance for seniors who need a little help with basic yard work like raking and household tasks such as washing windows, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing furniture, and other various tasks.
Delta senior Brandon Harper, flanked by Delta High School head coach Wood (left) and Raul Ortiz, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Nebraska Wesleyn University in Lincoln, Neb.
Steve Swartzendruber, a longtime Paonia coach in several sports, recently retired.
Swartzendruber is retiring after more than three decades of coaching ball in Paonia.
Delta senior KC Carlson, flanked by parents Kevin and Ingrid, signed a letter of intent to continue his educational endeavors,
Cedaredge High School's baseball team had a better season record (15-4) than many of the 2018 teams that began regional play last week.
After splitting games with Valley and Kent Denver the Bruins still have a better record (16-5) than four of the remaining eight teams which begin play in this year's 3A State Baseball Championships.
2018 Track State Qualifiers
The following list of 2018 state track meet qualifiers for Delta County athletes was compiled by DCI Sports Writer Tamie Meck and is intended to show who has qualified for this year's state track meet in Loveland. Some information in today's stories may not be the same as found in this presentation as changes do occur often in statistics gathered for large state venues which generate large volumes of information.
The Orchard City Board of Trustees met in regular session on May 9, with all trustees present.
Newly elected to the board, trustees Doug Keller and Jan Gage asked procedural questions as the board dealt with routine matters of agenda, minutes and financials.
The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees met for a brief executive session and a longer work session on Thursday, May 10. The purpose of the executive session was stated as being "to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations; and instructing negotiators."
Changes will create better and safer access to Cedaredge High School. According to Kurt Clay, assistant superintendent for public relations at Delta County School District 50J, construction is well underway on a new entryway for CHS.
Officers responded to the 100 block of West 8th Street for a report of a motor vehicle theft.
Armando Aparicio, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of third degree assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment as an act of domestic violence.
We have lived on the corner of SE Deer Creek Drive and SE Fairway Drive in Cedaredge since 2003. Cedaredge is a perfect place for us, but we do not feel safe!
The Delta County Planning Commission's final public hearing on the Proposed Master Plan was Wednesday, May 9, at Delta High School. During the public comment period, about 29 people chose to express their opinions.
For those keeping track of Mueller's "witch hunt," I thought I'd give a current update. There have been over 100 indictments filed against 22 witches, plus one company of witches.
Flashback to November 2016!
The Federal Election Commission has just announced that Prohibition Party candidate Jim Hedges has been elected president of the United States.
Delta Middle School students settled comfortably beneath the trees in the open grassy space just south of the seventh-eighth grade wing for a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon. This spot will soon be fenced off, as the sixth grade wing is demolished and a new two-story structure begins to take shape.
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