Library News

Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
(Delta Area)… of those navigators. She will host an informational session at the Paonia Library Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. Once you find your way to a list of insurance offerings either on a website or with a navigator’s …Created on 06 November 20132.

What’s happening at your library? Nov. 6, 2013
(Things to Do)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 …Created on 06 November 20133.

Understanding our ‘heart and soul’
(North Fork)Photo by Kathy Browning Kit Stephenson won the People’s Choice Heart and Soul mini-grant of $1,000 for the North Fork Seed Library’s collection of heirloom seeds. People can check out the seeds, plant …Created on 06 November 20134.


Arch Coal Foundation awards grants to 25 teachers

(School)… there is no school library, the teacher plans to provide eReaders in the classroom so at-risk students can download free books from the public library. Janine Suppes, CHS. The teacher plans to use an …Created on 06 November 20136.

Library, VFW team up to help troops
(Things to Do) The Delta Library will collect travel-size toiletries, snack items such as jerky, sunflower seeds, trail mix, etc. (sorry, no chocolate), individual serving packets of iced tea mix, etc., between Nov. …Created on 06 November 20137.

2013 Election Results
(Top Stories)… was reporting 7,723 votes cast going into the final day of voting. Voters turned down the Library District mill levy increase, as well as Amendment 66 which would have increase income tax to fund schools. …Created on 05 November 20138.

Fabric set ‘free’ at the library
(North Fork) Photo submitted Jessica Finnigan concentrates on her work.On Oct. 19, the first of a two-part series on free-motion fabric collaging took place at the Paonia Library. It was presented by the 21st Century …Created on 30 October 20139.

Guide can help navigate the health coverage maze
(North Fork)… Library last week. One piece of information you will need is your estimated gross income for 2014. You can start by looking at last year’s income tax return or 1040 and see what the amount is on line …Created on 30 October 201310.

Library clarifies privacy policy
(North Fork)It was welcome news when the Delta County Library District was named one of five libraries nationwide to participate in a Super Wi-Fi trial. The equipment has been installed on the Harvester Building in …Created on 30 October 201311.

Medicare counseling available
(Things to Do)… are required and are now being taken for Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Delta Public Library, 211 W. 6th Street, Delta. To make an appointment, or for more information, call RSVP Colorado …Created on 30 October 201312.

Weigh in on river park development
(North Fork)The Western Slope Conservation Center will present a draft plan for developing a trail and other improvements at the Paonia River Park at noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Paonia Public Library. Everyone is …Created on 23 October 201313.


Library GED classes equal opportunity for Delta County
(School)Library GED classes equal opportunity for Delta CountyOn a weekly basis, throughout Delta County, free General Educational Development (GED) classes are being offered as part of a grant awarded to the …Created on 23 October 201314.

New technology brings Wi-Fi to downtown Paonia
(North Fork)Paonia’s Grand Avenue now has free Wi-Fi service, thanks to the Delta County Library District’s new technology. Literally just days before the government shutdown, the Federal Communications Commission …Created on 16 October 201315.

Families come together at the library
(North Fork)Photo submitted Eva and Ella Stoner in their new wardrobes.On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Hotchkiss Library kicked off a new series of family events starting with the “Upcycled T-shirt Project.” Families …Created on 16 October 201316.

Our libraries change lives
(Letters)… community (such as the time the library wi-fi came to the rescue of Union Pacific). The story I want to share today is about the impact of library resources on a young mother and child. Ana came to …Created on 16 October 201317.

Crowds flock to AppleFest
(Surface Creek)… hamburgers and, of course, their famous Lions Club barbecue; the Friends of Cedaredge Library held their famous “annual used book sale,” with bargains galore; the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control held …Created on 09 October 201318.

League of Women Voters announces award winner
(Clubs-Organizations)… of the library and an active member of Rotary Club. Philip Ellsworth is a member of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society where he, a World War II veteran himself, has been involved in a national …Created on 09 October 201319.

Libraries: A small investment with a big return
(Letters)Dear Editor: Sixteen years ago in 1997 Delta County voters approved a mill levy to finance the operations of the Delta County Public Library District (DCPLD). When this mill levy was approved by voters …Created on 02 October 201320.

Our libraries are a much-needed resource
(Letters)Dear Editor: Yesterday I was in the Paonia Public Library, and I tried to imagine our community without it. Sitting at the row of public computers, a library staff member was patiently helping a woman …Created on 02 October 201321

Chamber looks at its future, and Paradise Theatre
(North Fork)… the health of the town, Halbert explained. The chamber has written letters of support for the library, the River Park development, the recreation district, the creative district and North Fork Heart …Created on 02 October 201322.

Weber’s mural shows valley’s hope
(North Fork)Photo by Kathy Browning John Coombe (left) gifted Seth Weber (center) a book entitled, “The Murals of Colorado.” Included in the book is the original mural done by Dick Doherty for the Paonia Library. …Created on 02 October 201323.

Here’s the best of the Harvest Fest
(North Fork)… Library Reading Group, over 10 pounds. Best Costume — Dorothy and the Wizard of SEI, Solar Energy International Showmanship — The Angry Oakies from High Country News Best Lucy Look-A-Likes — The Juicy …Created on 02 October 201324.

Crawford Needle Rock Club gives donations
(Clubs-Organizations)At the Sept. 11 meeting of the Crawford Needle Rock Club, members decided on the beneficiaries of the 2013 club fundraising. Crawford Library, Crawford Cemetery, Friends of the Crawford Town Hall and Sharon’s …Created on 02 October 201325.

Girl Scouts take root at the Cedaredge Library
(Surface Creek)… Cedaredge Library that has yielded a special crop. As part of this year’s summer reading program, kids were taught about the planting cycle. On day one they built a bulletin board that would take them …Created on 02 October 201326.

Refining reading skills
(School)… credibility. Combining these new skills with the availability of extensive resources provided by the Delta CountyLibrary will help to make the year’s research projects even more exciting! Watch the school …Created on 25 September 201327.

Equipment bought for fields
(Delta Area)… for grant-funded work on the Delta Library building. The county owns the ground the library sits on and the City of Delta is owner of the building. Library officials hope that the work to stabliize the …Created on 25 September 201328.

Orchard City trustees consider budget requests
(Surface Creek)… with the following matters: • A property tax increase proposal by the county library district has the support of resident Tom Huerkamp who asked the town board to join him in supporting the measure. …Created on 25 September 201329.

Cedaredge bans marijuana retail businesses
(Surface Creek)…  • Trustees heard a brief report on the county library district’s campaign to raise the property tax mill levy. The board then adopted a resolution supporting the question that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. …Created on 25 September 201330.

School district considers moving Montessori to Crawford
(School)… Crawford Elementary to keep the school open • Combine two excellent schools into one student body • Utilize the excellent school facility in Crawford – gym, music, library, cafeteria • Elective curriculums …Created on 25 September 201331.

Members sought for animal control board
(Surface Creek)…  at the annual meeting on Nov. 12. Board meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Cedaredge Library. Meetings are open to the public. For more information on volunteering …Created on 18 September 201332.

Libraries are changing and adapting
(Delta Area)Years ago, when I was a child, I can remember my mother taking me to the library. She would take us to the children’s book section and I would pick from my favorite titles. Some of those titles included …Created on 18 September 201333.

Participating in town democracy
(North Fork)… levy increase of 1.67 mills in the November election to fund library operations. The increase is about $27 per year for a $200,000 house, said trustee at large Bill Crank. For a $300,000 house the increase …Created on 18 September 201334.

Sarah Sauter named new Paonia trustee
(North Fork)… Inc. (Glenwood Springs), $118,200. • Approved a motion to not award a bid for engineering services for the proposed Twin Lakes Campground, located across Second Street from the Paonia Library. Barb Peterson …Created on 18 September 201335.

Ready for research
(School)Photo submitted Ready for research Another layer of technology has been added to Delta Middle School student’s research opportunities. Students can now access the Delta Public Library database and …Created on 18 September 201336.

School board seats, tax issues face voters
(Delta Area)… tax rates if revenues grow faster than the rate of inflation and population growth, without voter approval.” The Delta County Library District is asking voters for a mill levy increase. The proposal …Created on 18 September 201337.

Roots run deep for former Crawford students
(North Fork)…  Better news was to be found inside the main building, which at that time had been turned into the town libraryon the side of the hall were Mr. Mott’s classroom had been. But the other side of the hall …Created on 11 September 201338.

Delta County Library District seeks more funding
(North Fork)Members of the Delta County Library District have been making presentations to the town councils to explain the reasons why they want the voters to approve a mill levy increase in the November election. …Created on 11 September 201339.

Domestic violence awareness campaign opens at Paonia Library
(North Fork)… sexual assault — is open for viewing at the Paonia Public Library. Ten prominent men from the tri-county area — including Paonia’s own mayor, Neal Schwieterman — are using their images and words in a public …Created on 11 September 201340.

Project helps people understand the local geology
(North Fork)… a thousand wonderful stories that can be told about the geology and how the land out here was formed. Some day, I’ll be telling those stories,” Noe said. Noe will be speaking at the Paonia Library in …Created on 11 September 201341.

Superstars
(School)Superstars Garnet Mesa Elementary students Kayla and Tatem Miller raised money over the summer for books for the GMES library.  …Created on 11 September 201342.

Dale LaVerne Soucek
(Obituaries)… was the minister of music at various churches in Colorado Springs, Mesa, Ariz., and Delta County. He served his community on various boards including library, water district, NRA instruction and the Grand …Created on 28 August 201343.

Keeping an eye on the prize
(People in the News)… and learning in general, is critical. We encourage children, teens and adults to experience their local library and find out that it is a good place to be and have fun. Whether they know it or not … …Created on 28 August 201344.

Library repair progressing
(Delta Area)District library manager Annette Choszczyk attended the Aug. 19 commissioners’ meeting to give an update on the Delta Library building rehab project. Some people in the community have been questioning …Created on 28 August 201345.

It will cost a little more to build in Crawford
(North Fork)… what to charge for room rentals at town hall. The council understands that it needs to charge more for the use of the upstairs community room and the other rooms which were formerly occupied by the library. …Created on 21 August 201346.

New mural will depict ‘Valley of Abundance’
(North Fork)… Paonia Library. Susie Coombe, a co-owner of Ollie’s Ice Cream Shop and Glennie Coombe Gallery, said she thinks it will be fun, and fitting, to have a mural that’s more representative of the valley. Doherty …Created on 21 August 201347.

Creativity hits the neighborhood
(North Fork)Laura Lee models the dress she made at the Paonia Library.In 2012, a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant was awarded to Delta County Libraries via the state. The purpose of the award …Created on 14 August 201349.

What’s up at your library? Aug. 7, 2013
(Things to Do)…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…Created on 07 August 2013

Early childhood development impacted by literacy programs
(Delta Area)…Cedaredge storytimeEvery week children ages zero to five and their parents visit the closest library to participate in baby lapsit, tot and preschool storytimes. These storytimes are geared toward enhancing…Created on 07 August 2013

Gallob’s latest is an epic sci-fi novel
(People in the News)… The Sumbally Fallacy.” You’ll have another chance to get a signed copy at the Delta Street Fair on Aug. 10. She’ll have later dates at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts and the Crawford Library. Locally…Created on 07 August 2013

What’s happening at your library? July 31, 2013
(Things to Do)…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…Created on 31 July 2013

Grief support group meets countywide
(Delta Area)…office, 195 Stafford Lane. In Hotchkiss, support group meetings take place every Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 203 W. Main Street. Cedaredge Public Library is the site of…Created on 31 July 2013

PACE Center, library keep pace with technology
(Surface Creek)…provided by the Delta County Library District and checked out to participants as part of the “No Elder Left Behind Senior Outreach Program.” “The program was conceived in response to the increasing senior…Created on 31 July 2013

Lengthy November ballot is shaping up
(Top Stories)…Austin Keiser. The Delta County Fire District #1 (Delta) and the Delta County Library District have both also reserved space on the upcoming November election ballot. The DCI was unable to contact representatives…Created on 31 July 2013

What’s happening at your library? July 24, 2013
(Things to Do)…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…Created on 24 July 2013

Author offers writer’s workshop in Paonia
(North Fork)…Lisa JonesOn Aug. 3, the Paonia Library will host Lisa Jones, local author and journalist. Jones started out as a journalist, writing for The New York Times Magazine, High Country News and National Public…Created on 24 July 2013

Frenzy over prairie dogs
(Surface Creek)…Children at the Cedaredge Library participate in the program.Inspired by the book “The Great Fuzz Frenzy” by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, Delta County Libraries were all the frenzy over prairie…Created on 17 July 2013

The libraries deliver
(Delta Area)…the library. At first I was not sure what to expect, but after a few months we declared every other Tuesday as Library Day, recalled Hillis. “The seniors loved it, and even started placing orders for their…Created on 10 July 2013

What’s happening at your library? July 3, 2013
(Things to Do) 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 …Created on 03 July 2013

Bike tour comes to Paonia
(North Fork) … 438 miles. From Paonia the cyclists headed for Crested Butte. The participants were treated to local vendors, wine and beer at Paonia Town Park and live music at Paonia Library. Others enjoyed downtown …Created on 03 July 2013

Adult grief support groups meet weekly
(Things to Do)…Hotchkiss, support group meetings take place every Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 203 W. Main Street. Cedaredge Public Library is the site of support group meetings Tuesdays from …Created on 03 July 2013

Local teens get animated
(Delta Area) Photo submitted Stop-motion “prep work” at the Delta Library.Last week throughout the county, teens participated in the summer reading program at Delta County Libraries. Last week’s event focused on the …Created on 03 July 2013

Celebrate downtown on July 3
(North Fork)…Chamber of Commerce. Pick up a raffle ticket at the chamber office for $1 and visit the shops listed on the ticket to qualify to win over $300 worth of prizes! In addition, the Paonia Library will …Created on 26 June 2013

Bam! Bam! Kids turn caveman
(Delta Area)Photo submitted Cave art created by the children at the Hotchkiss Library.Last week throughout Delta County, children participated in the summer reading program at local libraries. The program allowed …Created on 26 June 2013

What’s up at your library? June 26, 2013
(Things to Do) 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…Created on 26 June 2013

New sun shelter is a cool benefit to Cedaredge library
(Surface Creek) Photo submitted The new sun shade provides a great place to do activities and to participate in the summer reading program at the Cedaredge Library.The new sun shelter was added to the rear of the Cedaredge…Created on 26 June 2013

Bike tour will stay overnight in Paonia Tuesday
(North Fork)…local vendors, wine and beer at the park, as well as live music at the library at 7 p.m. A volunteer cleanup crew for the town park has been formed. Activities at the park will end at 6 p.m. Since its …Created on 19 June 2013

What’s up at your library? June 19, 2013
(Things to Do) 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 …Created on 19 June 2013

Summer concert series hits a high note
(North Fork)… Library. This was the kickoff of what looks to be an exciting Summer Concert Series. Every Tuesday through July, starting at 7 p.m., different local musicians will showcase their talent at the amphitheater …Created on 12 June 2013

Read all about it!
(Business) Photo submitted Read all about it! Library patrons, members of the Friends of Delta Public Library and representatives from the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May…Created on 05 June 2013

Safety and literacy promoted throughout Delta County
(Delta Area) On May 18, at locations throughout the county, Delta County Libraries sponsored Bike Day. Hundreds …Created on 05 June 2013

Bike day was a big hit
(Surface Creek) Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Youngsters practice their bike maneuvering skills and learn basic rules of the road from Cedaredge Police Chief Robert Yant during Bike Day activities hosted by the Cedaredge Public…

Crawford’s cowboys wax poetic at library reading
(North Fork)Photo submitted Charlie Ware tells his tale with cowboy flair.During a recent evening at the Crawford Public Library, individuals were invited to share laughs with cowboy poetry. It was a night filled …Created on 15 May 2013.

Adult grief support groups meet regularly throughout the county
(Things to Do)… 195 Stafford Lane, Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hotchkiss — First Baptist Church, 203 West Main Street, Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cedaredge — Public Library, 180 SW 6th Street, Tuesdays from …Created on 15 May 2013.

What’s happening at your library? May 15, 2013
(Things to Do) 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 …Created on 15 May 2013.

Libraries support the One Book 4 Colorado early literacy initiative
(Delta Area) Children of all ages enjoy story time at the Delta library.On Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. the Delta County Library District will sponsor “Family Bike Days” throughout the county. This event was put together …Created on 08 May 2013.

Library bike day is May 18
(Surface Creek) Fun, exercise, food, intellectual stimulation, and a free gift of learning will all be part of the Cedaredge Library’s Family Bike Day event scheduled for May 18. The library is coordinating the event …Created on 08 May 2013.

Preschoolers meet the challenge to ‘move a mile’
(Surface Creek)… run, all 78 children had accomplished at least a mile, with many going farther. A total of 176 miles was accomplished. Children enjoyed a story from the Cedaredge Public Library after the run. Business …Created on 08 May 2013.

Great harmonies
(Back Page)… program at Sacred Heart, Chapel of the Cross, Paonia Public Library and other venues. They sing contemporary to classic selections. Instrumental music is a part of the Hellecksons’ lives, also. Jacob …Created on 08 May 2013.

What’s happening at your library? May 8, 2013
(Things to Do) 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 …Created on 08 May 2013.

Family bike day features literacy, food and safety
(Delta Area)… wishing to participate should visit their local library for more information. The event will be held at the following locations: Paonia Elementary School, Crawford K-8 School, Hotchkiss Fire Department, …Created on 08 May 2013.

Horizons Care Center honors volunteers
(Surface Creek)… Club, VFW, American Legion, LDS Women’s Relief Society, Sunny Side Christian Band, Hotchkiss Public Library, Austin Baptist Church, Hernandez family, Don Cotton and his wife, Roy Pitts, Mary Meehan, Lillian …Created on 01 May 2013.

Book sale a success
(Surface Creek)Photo submitted Book sale a success The Friends of the Cedaredge Library report a successful book sale event last weekend at the Stolte Shed. The Friends noted much-appreciated support and help from …Created on 01 May 2013.

Literary club continues tradition of Senior Tea
(Clubs-Organizations)… with proceeds to benefit the Cedaredge Public Library.A custom that began 62 years ago was held April 24 as the Cedaredge Women’s Literary Club honored Cedaredge High School senior girls with an afternoon …Created on 01 May 2013.

DCED targets higher speed, more affordable broadband
(Delta Area)… He explained the library district went through a bid process last year which illustrates the price differential between the city and outlying areas of the county. In Delta, the cost is $2.41/Mbps per month; …Created on 24 April 2013.

Library, police team up for kids’ safety lesson
(Surface Creek)Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Cedaredge Police Department K-9 officer Buddy displays his unexcelled community relations skills following a safety course for pre-schoolers at the Cedaredge Public Library last …Created on 17 April 2013.

Spring book sale coming to the Stolte Shed
(Surface Creek)On Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stolte Shed in Pioneer Town the Friends of the Cedaredge Library will be hosting a spring book sale. This will be a fiction only sale. The Friends …Created on 17 April 2013.

Friends appeal for used books
(Surface Creek)The Friends of the Cedaredge Public Library need donations of used books. The Friends ask patrons and others with good, used books to dispose of to please drop them off if in clean and undamaged condition …Created on 27 March 2013.

Friends of the library are looking for books
(Surface Creek)The Friends of the Cedaredge Public Library are looking for a few — actually a lot — of good books. The organization relies on people to donate books throughout the year to provide enough for two big books …Created on 20 March 2013.

Surprise scene
(Surface Creek)… the Cedaredge Public Library.  …Created on 20 March 2013.

Closing the book on a 30-year career
(Back Page) Photos by Annette Brand and submitted Rhonda Duclo stands beside the mural in the children’s section of the Hotchkiss Library. The mural was transferred from the “dark and dingy” basement children’s area …Created on 16 January 2013.