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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…