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The holidays often find us recounting our blessings and thinking about others who may be finding themselves in less fortunate circumstances. In an attempt to assist some families in need, the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is, once again, hosting the Heart Festival of Trees. The festival off…

The USDA Forest Service is hiring for temporary or seasonal jobs across the nation. Temporary positions with the USDA Forest Service are a wonderful way to gain valuable experience, work outdoors, and get exposure to different careers within the agency. The positions are in fire, trails, tim…

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On November 02, 2021 at approximately 4:15pm, the Delta County Emergency Communication Center started receiving multiple calls about a large fire at the address of 14410 G Road. When Delta County Sheriff Deputies and Delta Fire Department arrived, it was found to be a metal building which wa…

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     The High Country Shopper has long been an advocate of the shop local movement which is paramount to the support of our local economy. This holiday shopping season, we have partnered with the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford chambers, to prese…

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  The High Country Shopper’s cherished annual Roll Out the Dough Holiday Baking Contest is just around the corner! This is your chance to win some holiday “dough” in our 40th annual contest. Winning recipes will be featured in the Shopper’s 40th annual Holiday Handbook and Gift Guide, delive…

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-02A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF NOVEMBER 2021 ELECTION QUESTION -VOTE YES ON BALLOT ISSUE 7A-WHEREAS, the Delta County Public Library District (the “District”) provides invaluable, free services and opportunities for children, families, and members of the community from ever…

If your organization has a Public Service Announcement that you would like us to post on HighCountryShopper.com, please send to content@highcountryshopper.com. We are happy to promote any non-political and appropriate messages.

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Paramedics wanting to further their career may be interested in a community paramedic course now being offered through the Technical College of the Rockies.

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Christmas tree permits for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will be available to purchase online through Recreation.gov beginning Oct. 14, 2021. Details about designated cutting areas, cutting dates and types of trees that may be cut can be found at https://ww…

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The 2021 Congressional Art Competition is open for submissions. The winner's piece will be showcased in the Capitol!!

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While this year hasn’t gone the way any of us planned I want you to know that I have missed this place and I have missed each of you. I have missed the hugs and the fist bumps, classes, practices and games. 

There seems to be a stigma around this town that there is a rivalry between hippies and rednecks… and, as much as that can be true at times, I think that that is blown out of proportion. Coming from a Montessori school, I thought that I was not going to fit in. I was terrified of leaving my …

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Delta County School District Food Service will be offering a free Grab and Go Meal Service to include breakfast and lunch for ALL students in the School District during the school closures. Students must be present to pick up their meals.

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Western Implement celebrated its 60 years in business by paying it forward.  The locally owned and operated tractor dealer and farm, ranch, and home supply store hosted a contest over several weeks to benefit local western Colorado 4-H organizations.  A total of eight 4-H clubs competed for …

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The school supplies of today look quite different from what they did 20 years ago.  Technology has transformed the academic world in pre-schools and universities alike, and it comes at a high cost.

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Little hoopsters lace-up your high-tops and dribble on down to Bill Heddles Recreation Center to register now until November 10th for another season of Little League Basketball.  Little League Basketball is for boys and girls in 3rd-6th grades. The fee is $40 for 3-6th grades. There will be …

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As technology evolves, so do opportunities for residents of rural areas like Delta County to pursue higher education and career-oriented goals online. Universities across the country offer accredited online programs that allow people to complete most of their coursework from home.

“Alive at 25”, a defensive driving course for drivers age 15-24, instructed by Colorado State Patrol, consists of  4 hrs of classroom instruction. Course is an early-intervention program to prevent traffic violations, collisions, and/or fatalities, focusing on awareness of typical driving ha…