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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…

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The Town of Paonia strongly encourages all residents to follow voluntary watering restrictions in the interest of water conservation during the current drought situation. Please reduce water use to domestic use only and refrain from extra uses such as filling pools, landscaping and/or irriga…

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Happening right now, Western Slope Conservation Center is raffling off a brand new Hyside Mini Max raft complete with Welfelt frame package and Cataract Oars; over $4700 for $20 per ticket or $100 for a book of 6. Plus, all proceeds will fund future efforts to protect and enhance the lands, …

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The Delta County Health Department of Health is announcing that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in Delta County this year. Two samples of mosquitoes trapped in the City of Delta on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, tested positive for West Nile Virus. These are the first WNV positive mosquitoe…

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Our lively farmer's market venue hosts 18 local vendors selling a variety of organic produce, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, locally made chocolate, floral arrangements, artisan crafts, pottery, hand-woven baskets, art, and more. 

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 …

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I am pleased to announce that we will be moving forward with a modified 2020 Delta County Fair and Rodeo. The fair Board and the Delta County Commissioners have been working diligently together to come up with the best solution in light of the pandemic and the resulting public health orders …