Delta County Libraries, The Nature Connection (TNC), and Colorado Parks and wildlife proudly present the Crawford State Park StoryWalk®!  The installation of the StoryWalk® is made possible by funding provided by a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Inspire Initiative grant awarded to TNC in Dec…

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     Downtown Paonia is quite picturesque and is the center of activity for the community; but the town’s heart really lies within Paonia Town Park. This idyllic oasis of shade, offered by nearly century-old Silver Maple trees, serves as the gathering place for countless families and events.…

Methodist Churches in Paonia, Crawford and Hotchkiss welcome new pastor Reverend Joshua Langille-Hoppe to their churches. Langille-Hoppe will give his first Sunday sermons at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at Crawford, 297 Dogwood Ave.; at 10 a.m. at Hotchkiss, 285 North Second St.; at 11:30 a.m. …

A longstanding Cherry Days tradition, the Paonia Volunteer Fire Department, joined by members of the Paonia High School volleyball team, will hit the street the evening of Thursday, June 27, to sell Cherry Days buttons. Proceeds from the event benefit the PHS volleyball program. As fire truc…

The Paonia Cherry Days baking contest will take place July 4 in Paonia Town Park. Bring your "cherry" item to the Cherry Days Booth in Paonia Town Park from noon to 12:30. Judging will begin at 12:35. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. from the Cherry Days Booth. Cash will be awarded for fi…

The 73rd annual Cherry Days festival happens July 4-5. This year's festival honors "Small Town Living."

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     Elisabeth Delehaunty claims that when she was young she wanted to be a fashion designer and move to New York City. “So,” she says, “I moved to Paonia instead”. Her unique approach to the clothing industry combines a talent for creating eclectic offerings with a desire to make use of the…

The Paonia Players are back with a unique, solo theatre piece performed by Merrily Talbott and directed by Liza Eller.  From the award-winning script by Elise Forier Edie, the play tells the story of Trisha Lee, a Christian widow from a small town in Texas, whose life is upended when her dau…

Artistic director and pianist Susan Ellinger performs late works for solo piano by Johannes Brahms in a gala event celebrating and benefiting the Blue Sage music program's diverse offerings, including the North Fork Community Chorus, family matinee series, evening concert series, free studen…

Paonia, CO – For 27 years, local communities have worked to coordinate Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) in partnership with Community Resource Center (CRC), Anschutz Family Foundation and statewide grantmakers. This past week, Community Resource Center hosted their Rural Philanthropy Days Confe…

This year, the winemakers have selected a Luau theme for the Fathers Day weekend event. Dads who wear a Hawaiian Shirt on Sunday, June 16 will get a glass of wine! Wineries will generally be open from 11am to 6pm.

Kebler Pass will be OPENING, Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. for over the top public travel. Please expect rough, wet, muddy spring conditions.

Due to delays in completion of engraving, the Paonia Town Park Coal Miner Revitalization Committee is rescheduling its dedication of the plaza memorial walls. from Memorial Day to the annual Cherry Days Festival scheduled for July 4-6. 

Rural Philanthropy Days in Paonia, June 13 &14. Ride the Rockies in Hotchkiss, June 13.  Restaurants and shops in Hotchkiss and Paonia may want to be prepared to do some extra business. Lets give our visitors our most hearty welcomes and enjoy the events alongside them. See you in the pa…