All Clippings From The ‘Culture’ Category

March 6th, 2015

Gas Development Opponents Urged to Attend Hotchkiss Council Meeting March 12

Gas Development Opponents Urged to Attend Hotchkiss Council Meeting March 12 Editor’s note: The Town of Hotchkiss board of Trustees voted on February 12 to okay Mayor Wendell Koontz, who is a geologist, to send a letter of comment to the…Click to view post »


March 1st, 2015

Hotchkiss Chicken War Appeal Denied, State Supreme Court Next

Chicken War Appeal Denied, State Supreme Court Next By Thomas Wills (Correction to an earlier version –  Mr. Kay is correct that 100 yards (a football field) is 300 feet. My math was incorrect. Apologies to Mr. Kay. Since I haven’t…Click to view post »


February 22nd, 2015

Hotchkiss Library’s Seed Library Project Returns for Second Growing Season

Hotchkiss Library’s Seed Library Project Returns for Second Growing Season By Thomas Wills This spring you will once again be able to check out heirloom/open polinated seeds from the Hotchkiss Public Library along with your books and DVD’s.  You can also…Click to view post »


February 21st, 2015

Paradise (Theatre) for everyone!

Paradise for everyone! (Submitted) It’s been a year since things kicked into gear and really started moving on the Paradise Theatre. Time for an update for the community! The Paradise finished 2014 in a positive financial position and 2015 is…Click to view post »


February 19th, 2015

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New Artists Arrive at Paonia’s Elsewhere Studios

New Artists Arrive at Paonia’s Elsewhere Studios (Submitted) Rose Sanderson, UK painter, Christine Lee Smith, photographer from Long Beach, CA, and Jean Cohen, painter from Philadelphia, will spend the month of March at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia. A “Meet and…Click to view post »


January 30th, 2015

Local History: Valley Agricultural News From the Early 20th Century

Local History: Valley Agricultural News From the Early 20th Century By Thomas Wills When the Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad spur was built into the North Fork to the mines at Bowie and Somerset in 1902 it not only made…Click to view post »


January 30th, 2015

Hotchkiss Neighborhood Watch to Hold Soup Supper/Concert Fundraiser February 8 -Gypsy Folk Music Band Will Perform

  A large crowd of Hotchkiss citizens attended the fall Hotchkiss Neighborhood Watch even at the Fairgrounds Hotchkiss Neighborhood Watch to Hold Soup Supper/Concert Fundraiser February 8 Gypsy Folk Music Band Will Perform   The Hotchkiss Neighborhood Watch program, that…Click to view post »


January 28th, 2015

Entertainment Alert: Martin Sexton Returns to the Paradise in March

PICKIN’ PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS A Benefit for Pickin’ in the Park MARTIN SEXTON with special guest Wednesday March 18, 2015, 7:30 pm The Paradise Theatre 215 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO Tickets $25 Advance, $30 Door ~ On Sale Friday January 30…Click to view post »


January 27th, 2015

NFMAD to Begin District Expansion in Hotchkiss Area in January

NFMAD Board 2014 NFMAD to Begin District Expansion in Hotchkiss Area in January By Thomas Wills Mid-winter is not the time when people normally think a lot about mosquitoes, but for the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District planning for better…Click to view post »


January 23rd, 2015

Confessions of a Backsliding Locavore

Sunchokes in bloom – Fall 2014 Confessions of a Backsliding  Locavore Opinion by Thomas Wills  First a confession. I haven’t done well at eating mostly locally during this past year. I have all of the usual excuses; I’ve been extremely…Click to view post »