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Raft raffle brings in waves of money
Raft raffle brings in waves of money

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.

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Explore dostadning with A Little Help North Fork Valley

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.

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West Nile Virus warning issued for North Fork

The North Fork Mosquito Abatement District is warning residents that mild cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the North Fork area.

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Weather trends spell trouble for river basin
Weather trends spell trouble for river basin

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.

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Bulldog boosters sell sweet corn at the fair

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.

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Building on HHS' outstanding tradition
Building on HHS' outstanding tradition

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.

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Fire Mountain Canal closure comes early
Fire Mountain Canal closure comes early

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.

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Junior Market Livestock Sale is Saturday

The Delta County Fair continues this week with Heritage Hall exhibits, livestock shows and special events including a wild game chili cookoff Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m.; Mountain States Ranch Rodeo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; JC Propane Team Roping Saddle Shoot-out Finals and royalty coronation at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; and the Demolition Derby and ATV Barrel Race at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Hotchkiss alumni support students

The Hotchkiss High School Alumni Fund is a supporter of all Hotchkiss schools. At the end of this school year, the following awards were given:

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Farm to Fiddle Festival showcases ag, art and music

It's a big week in Hotchkiss, with the Delta County Fair and Rodeo underway, soon to be augmented by the Farm to Fiddle Festival Aug. 10 and 11.

This weekend event celebrates the local community with arts and crafts, live music, kids' activities, food vendors and great beverages from Mesa Winds Winery, Leroux Creek Winery and Big B's Cider.

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Jordan Evans to kick off Pickin' in the Park series
Jordan Evans to kick off Pickin' in the Park series

Jordan Evans will open the 2018 Pickin' in the Park concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

Evans, 18, is one of four local acts selected for a new Pickin' feature called "6@6."

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Edesia Community Kitchen granted special use permits

Edesia Community Kitchen will be allowed to continue operations at 395 Clark Avenue, following decisions the Paonia Board of Trustees to approve a series of special use permits. Approval came following a lengthy public hearing that spanned two meetings and about five hours of public comment and deliberation.

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Life of Riley designs selected for juried arts and crafts festival
Life of Riley designs selected for juried arts and crafts festival

Local artist Michelle Riley of Life of Riley Designs from Paonia will be exhibiting at the 56th annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival in Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 2-5.

Riley is a jewelry maker whose pieces are available locally at the Refinery in Paonia.

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Explore dostadning with A Little Help North Fork Valley

Dostadning is the new phenomenon outlined in Margareta Magnusson's "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning." In Europe, the book has already occupied a good deal of reviewing space and, according to Time magazine, dostadning will be the hot new trend stateside in 2018.

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Tour the West Elks Wine Country this weekend
Tour the West Elks Wine Country this weekend

The wineries of the West Elks Wine Country invite you to a special weekend of touring, premium wine tasting and winemakers' dinners during the 10th annual West Elks Wine Trail. Set your own route for a fun and relaxing day or weekend and come home with delicious wine and memories. Visit westelksava.com for details.

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Writers sought for Harvest of Voices

The Paonia Literary Committee is seeking original works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction for the 2018 Harvest of Voices performance during Mountain Harvest Festival. Winning submissions will be read by the writer the evening of Sept. 27 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts.

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Arts 4 All expanding to Hotchkiss
Arts 4 All expanding to Hotchkiss

A program providing arts education and opportunities to elementary-aged children in the North Fork Valley is growing.

Arts for All will expand into the Hotchkiss K-8 School beginning this fall thanks to a $500 grant awarded to the Blue Sage Center for the Arts by the Sheila Fortune Foundation.

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Paonia selected for Downtown Colorado marketing program

Paonia is one of six communities in Colorado to be chosen by Downtown Colorado, Inc. to receive marketing training through a program funded through a Rural Business Development Grant.

Through this grant, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) will provide workshops and technical assistance services focused on digitial marketing.

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Delta County fair honors the Cobb family
Delta County fair honors the Cobb family

The Jerry Cobb family will serve as grand marshals for the 2018 Delta County Fair. It's an honor that the elder Cobb's two surviving daughters wish their dad was alive to celebrate. Jerry Cobb died in the spring of 2016 at age 73.

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Rodeo events draw competitors of all ages

When it comes to barrel racing, team roping, pole bending and more, you'll find all the action you could want at the Delta County Fair & Rodeo.

The action begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, with the Junior Rodeo.

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Experience the library at fair booth

How has your country library touched you? Visit Delta County Libraries' booth at Heritage Hall to share your library experience in a creative, hands-on way.

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Take self-guided tour of grass pasture demo plot

Tri-River Area small acreage landowners are invited to a "Management of Small Acreage Pastures Self-Guided Tour," at the Delta County Fairgrounds at 403 S. 4th Street in Hotchkiss. The two-acre plot is located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, near the river.

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Demolition Derby returns to the fair
Demolition Derby returns to the fair

Are you ready for a night of pure car-nage? The Demolition Derby & ATV Barrel Race returns to the Delta County Fairgrounds and will close out the 113th annual Delta County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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August brings a shortage of lifeguards to NF pool

With temperatures soaring into the 90s, the North Fork Pool is a great place to cool off for a couple of hours. There's no shortage of folks looking for swim lessons, lap swimming, physical therapy, water aerobics or just the chance to splash around in the cool water.

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Showing livestock provides life lessons

Like other families in Delta County, the Braslins enjoy living here for the ability to spread out, own land, and raise livestock. Their four children have found joy and passion in showing and participating in the Delta County Fair over the years.

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