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Get ready for some holiday shopping fun during Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday!  The events will occur on November 27th and 28th. Walk off that turkey dinner and support your local economy by taking the centerfold from the High Country Shopper's Holiday Handbook - found in this week…

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 The Delta Police department was able to secure grant funds totaling $8268.50 for the range improvements at the shared law enforcement / law enforcement academy at the Technical College of the Rockies (TCR) firearms range. The funds were requested through and approved by the Peace Officers S…

Effective November 16, no walk-in traffic is allowed--appointments only.  Schedule an appointment at myDMV or call 720-295-2965. Customers will be required to wear face masks and will be screened with a laser thermometer for fevers, and must answer a COVID-19 questionnaire. Customers  who ha…

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Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center and Delta County Libraries present “Voices of the Western Slope,” a series of entertaining, engaging, and informative presentations on noteworthy topics of the Western Slope.  In November, Phil Ellsworth commemorates WWll veterans in a virtual presentation o…

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Delta, Colorado, October 14, 2020 – Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors and…

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The Delta County Department of Health is reporting an additional three human cases of West Nile virus for a total West Nile virus case count of ten (10).

Annual Plant SaleSaturday, October 10th9 am – 12 pmAt the Mesa County Fairgrounds(behind the CSU Extension building)Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials! You don’t want to miss the CSU Extension Tri-River Area Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale Saturday, October 10th! …

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  Think you have the best costume in town? Shake the dust off of the skeletons in your closet because this October, HIghCountryShopper.com will be holding the second annual Halloween Costume Contest! Submit a pic or your costume from this year - or even from a Halloween past - and you could …

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Are you ready to try the sport that some people say is “like golf with guns?” Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Cameo Shooting and Education Complex (CSEC) has two new sporting clays courses that are now open to the public.

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Matterhorn Mill, also known as Valley View Leasing and Mining Company Mill, has been in existence for a century operating from 1920 to 1968.

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The library district Trust and Endowment is running a fall fundraiser to support library services, programs, and staff.  All donations are appreciated!  And best of all, donations of over $10 include a complimentary "Imagine" t-shirt:)

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While we were all looking forward to an in-person event on Saturday, September 19, as the pandemic continues, we feel it's best to support our community by encouraging social distancing and move the Pea Green Pedal & Fun Run fundraiser to a virtual platform. 

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 Rimrock Cattle Company/Ron Suprise and Delta County Republicans announced that they will co-sponsor an informational meeting regarding wolf introduction, which is a November 2020 ballot issue, GOP chair Roger Bentley noted that wolves are making their way back into Colorado without assistan…

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In celebration of Colorado Day, and the 144th birthday of the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free entry to 41 state parks on Monday, August 3. Although the state recognizes this annual holiday on the first of the month, state parks celebrate the occasion with free entrance on the …

It is with great disappointment and sadness we announce that the decision has been made to cancel the 85th Deltarado Days presented by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce at the end of July.

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In 2019, Delta County Law Enforcement agencies spent a great deal of the summer and fall attending meetings and events in an effort to educate voters on their Back the Badge ballot initiative. A collaborative effort was put forth from Cedaredge Police Department, Delta Police Department, Del…

Delta, Colorado, July 08, 2020 – At 12:01 am on Friday, July 10, 2020, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for the entirety of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre National Forests along with the Fruita Division of the Grand Mesa …

The City of Delta has granted a permit to the Delta County Fire Protection District No. 1 for the 4th of July Fireworks Display.  Governor Jarred Polis’ recent public health order states the following:

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Due to the steady reported increases of positive COVID-19 tests and in anticipation of a State directed change to a level 3 - High Risk category - moving rapidly toward a stay at home directive on the Community Dial - Town Hall will be limiting open office hours. This is an effort to do our …

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The Town of Paonia is so excited to be hosting the Capitol Christmas Tree on Thursday, November 12, from 10a - 11a, on Grand Avenue between 2nd and 3rd. If you are planning to attend, please wear a face covering and maintain physical distance between you and others outside of your household …

While 2020 has been a year like no other, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests has a lot to celebrate and be proud of, including providing the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the USDA Forest Service providing the U.S Capitol Christmas…

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The High Country Shopper's 39th Annual Holiday Handbook will be out before Thanksgiving to give you lots of terrific Holiday food, craft and gift ideas. Once again we would like you to share your favorite recipes with the entire community! This much anticipated event allows home bakers and k…

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We thank you for your participation in the Grand Avenue Demonstration pop-up.  The street painting certainly prompted more responses than we expected.  We received over 500 survey responses and over 400 individual comments so far.  This will give us plenty of data to work from as the Town pr…

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2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. One of the hardest hit industries are artists and entrepreneurs who rely on craft fairs and festivals to showcase their wares. Most, if not all, of the summertime festivals were canceled due to COVID and many are now facing the same fate as the …

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Kids’ Pasta Project and Friends of Gueoul (located in Senegal) have teamed up to provide a LASAGNE DELIVERY DINNER to you with the proceeds being spent to send RICE to impoverished families in West Africa. A friend of mine, Judy Beggs, formed the non-profit Friends of Gueoul in 2005 and has …

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Think you have the best costume in town? Shake the dust off of the skeletons in your closet because this October, HighCountryShopper.com will be holding the second annual Halloween Costume Contest! Submit a pic or your costume from this year - or even from a Halloween past - and you could be…

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As fall officially begins and the aspens start putting on a spectacular show, Colorado’s “leaf peeping” season also kicks into high gear. While the stunning display is worthy of the annual crowds drawn to some of the state’s most scenic trails, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds those on th…

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On September 29th, join SEI’s Solar Forward Program and the Colorado Energy Office as they kick off their new partnership with a FREE webinar: Renewable Energy Success Stories: how the transition from a fossil fuel economy to a renewable energy economy aids in resilience and recovery in rura…

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September 5, 2020, Paonia, CO In June, Colorado Department of Transportation (announced a small scale grant for low cost, immediate actions to help safely improve the economy and enhance healthy activities in cities and towns across Colorado. The Town of Paonia responded to the opportunity a…