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Do you think you have a hunting or fishing story worth sharing? If so, submit your story for the Hunting Tales contest and you could win cash! The winning stories will be published in the 42nd edition of High Country Hunting Tales & Guide, which hits shelves all over Delta County on Sept…

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests, in cooperation with the Mesa County, announce the Trickel Park Road, National Forest System Road (NFSR) #121 resurfacing project. This project consists of reconditioning the roadbed, including the ditches and shoulders. The pu…

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Wildfire season is here!  Make sure we can notify you in event of a fire or other emergency near your home!  Have you signed up your family for emergency alerts? If not, registration is quick, easy and FREE! 

In response to the discovery of northern pike in Mack Mesa Reservoir at Highline Lake State Park, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the draining and refilling of Mack Mesa Reservoir. CPW was able to transfer many of the fish from Mack Mesa to other approved waters, including nearby H…

As evidenced by the Stage 1 fire ban approved by Delta County, hazardous fire conditions exist in Delta County including the City of Delta.  Per the City of Delta’s Municipal Code, discharge of fireworks is not permitted when hazardous conditions exist.  

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $1,538,733 to six shooting ranges across Colorado through the agency’s Shooting Range Development Grant Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new shooting ranges and to upgrade existing ranges.

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At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be implemented for the entirety of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Previously, the Fruita Division and Uncompahgre Plateau were placed under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, which took effect June 18, 2021.

Polish up those buckles — it’s time for the fair! The High Country Shopper is proud to be producing the Delta County Fair Guide and follow-up Fair Results sections this year. This is a golden opportunity for local advertisers in Delta County to capitalize on exposure from two editions totali…

Are you a business or property owner on Main Street between 1st Street and Confluence Drive (near 12th Street)? 

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Deltarado Days is arguably the longest-running festival in Colorado, and the High Country Shopper has the honor of producing the  Deltarado Days Guide! Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to showcase your business in this full-color special section that celebrates the farmers and ranchers …

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The Delta County Commissioners enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective noon Thursday, June 17, 2021 for unincorporated Delta County. The commissioners enacted restrictions following a special meeting where Sheriff Mark Taylor presented on the extremely high fire danger in not only Delta…

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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Our summer events series always involves partnerships with a wide range of groups and this year I had a great time putting together a few events with the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA)! These rides offer a chance to explore a large scale restoration project and learn about th…

At the end of June Delta Health announced that Delta Health Urgent Care and the Delta Health West Elk Paonia Clinic will be closing with services absorbed into its primary care clinics. Both clinics will remain open until July 21, 2021, to serve patients.

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Scott Green has been hired by the Town of Hotchkiss to be the new Marshal. Coming from Mead, Colorado, where he worked as an Officer, Scott brings 24 years of Law Enforcement experience to the Town of Hotchkiss. Marshal Green’s first day will be on Monday, July 12, 2021.

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The Delta Fine Arts & The Black Canyon Camera Club show will run the entire month of July at the Creamery in Hotchkiss. The opening reception is Friday, July 9, 6 pm. Stop by and meet the artists, see the art and enjoy the novelty of live events. You might even decide to take home one of…

The Grand Mesa Visitor Center will open for the summer beginning June 19, 2021. The visitor center will be open every day through the last Sunday in September from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors can purchase maps, Recreation Passes (Annual, Senior, Access Passes). Forest Service fuelwood permits w…

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests announce logging operations on the Paonia Ranger District, along the Stevens Gulch Road, National Forest Service Road (NFSR) #701. Timber sale activities began June 1 and will continue throughout the summer.

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With the summer Olympic trials underway, the North Fork Pool, Park & Recreation District is pleased to be hosting their first USA Triathlon Splash N Dash Youth Aquathlon Series in Hotchkiss.  This year’s event is sponsored by Betera Coaching and Cody Stark Reigning Horses.  The series is…

Register here for the 2019 USAT Aquathon Swim/Run Event at the North Fork Pool

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Another incredible offering up at Zephyros Farm and Garden! Learn from the best. Daphne Yannakakis will lead the group in arranging a bouquet, which you get to take home!

The first phase of the Palisade Plunge, a 32-mile mountain bike trail from the top of the Grand Mesa to the Town of Palisade, is open for public access on Saturday, May 29. Phase two is expected to be complete at the end of July.The Palisade Plunge trail is the result of a partnership betwee…

The Hotchkiss Boat Ramp opens on Saturday, May 29!