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North Fork Events Newsletter
for Crawford, Hotchkiss, and Paonia.

(Published by the Hotchkiss Chamber)
    Wednesday March 1, 2023
North Fork Valley Chamber Members and Newsletter Recipients:
Please enjoy the 3/1/2023 Edition of the North Fork Events Newsletter out a day earlier to publicize today's FFA Oyster Fry at North Fork High School.  
NFV and Hotchkiss Chamber Member Business
March NFV/Hotchkiss Chamber Projects:
  - Membership Renewals and New Membership Drive
  - Colorado Grand Vintage Car Rally $10,000 Scholarship Award.  Applications due 3/10.
  - Hotchkiss Town Council Update, March 9, 2023
  - Paonia Town Council Presentation March 14 on North Fork Chamber (tentative)
  - Draft of a 2023 Bylaws rewrite based on a review of area Chamber bylaws (an early draft is on the website.

Area Busness and Chamber News:
   - The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting February 27, 2023.  DACC looking for a part-time/full-time Executive Director.  The NFV/Hotchkiss Chamber is a member of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce.

  - Over The Hill Media is publishing the North Fork Valley Visitor Guide 2023 Edition. Reservation deadline: March 17.  See details and ad rates below.

  - High Country Shopper/Spotlight is publishing the Local Living Delta County 2023  Guide. Reservation deadline: March 10. See details and ad rates below.

  - Delta County Independent / Delta County Board of Tourism are publishing the 2023 Visit Delta Country Tourism Guide. Reservation Deadline: March 13. See details and ad rates below.
February 28, 2023 Flash Event. 
Please support YOUR Future Farmer's of America.
Member Highlight Event of the Week
FIRST Annual North Fork Health & Wellness Expo
Booth Applications Due March 20th
North Fork Healthy!
On Saturday, April 29th, North Fork EMS and North Fork Senior Connections will host the First Annual North Fork Health & Wellness Expo from 10am-3pm at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss. The event will include notable speakers in health-related fields, 35+ booth spaces, classes and demos, food trucks, giveaways and more! Booth spaces are $25 for all for-profit agencies. Spaces are free for nonprofit organizations. Reservations are first come, first served. To reserve your spot, please have your application in by March 20th. Questions or more information? E-mail Katie Hedley at or call/text 970-201-3423 or Medeina Ryan at
  • 2/28 (Tue) 5:30pm: North Fork FFA Annual Dinner & Member Auction (Rent-a-Hand) at North Fork High School Hotchkiss.  Rocky Mountain Oysters & Chicken Tenders, Tickets $15 Adult, $10 Senior and Children (6-12).  Lindsey Todd 970-778-8669
  • March: Cabin Fever movies continue at the Paradise Theater of Paonia.
  • 3/1 (Wed) 10:00am - 12:00am: Hotchkiss Knitters meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at the Hotchkiss Library (149 E. Main St. Hotchkiss) from 10:00-12:00.  FREE!  For more information, call the library at 970-399-7781
  • 3/3 (Fri) 5pm-7pm: Sage Alley Social Club in Curtis Hall, Blacken Creek's Dave Mcclellan and Amy Scher Free Music.  Blue Sage Center for the Arts
  • 3/4 (Sat) 2pm: Ditch Piping Meeting at the Crawford Town Hall.  Come hear the Pros and Cons about piping irrigation ditches which saves water from evaportion and seepage but causes an impact to surroundng plants and wildlife. 
  • 3/4 (Sat) 6:30pm:  Coop and Company at the Creamery Arts Center.
  • 3/5 (Sun) 12pm to 3:00pm: Delta County 4-H Beef Roast at North Fork High School For more information, call 970-874-2195.  Adults: $15 Chldren: $10
  • 3/6 (Mon) to 3/18 (Sat):  Duckworks Auto Parts Annual Filter Sale. 291 E. Bridge St. Hotchkiss See the companion Customer Appreciation Lunch on St. Patrick's Day (3/17) hosted with Taco Hut.
  • 3/6 (Mon) 7pm-9pm: Addressing Water Supply in Delta County by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, the Colorado Ag Water Alliance and the Detla Conservation District.
  • 3/8 (Wed) 7:00pm: Crawford Town Council Meeting Zoom access for the public: 958 684 9882
  • 3/8 (Wed) 3pm to 5pm: Friends of the Delta Library Meeting at the Delta Library, Delta Contact 970-874-9630

    3/9 (Thu) 6:30pm: Hotchkiss Board of Trustees Meeting at Hotchkiss Town Hall.

    3/10 (Fri) 7pm - 9pm: Live music with 
    CLEM SNIDE LIVE AT THE BROSS The Bross Hotel 312 Ornaga Avenue, Paonia

    3/10 (Fri) 2:00pm: DEADLINE North Fork High School / North Fork Home Schooled Seniors to submit $10,000 Colorado Grand Charity Vintage Car Rally Scholarship applications to High School Guidance Counselor Spencer Lightfoot.
  • 3/10 (Fri): DEADLINE for placing ads in the High Country Shopper/Spotlight Local Living Guide 2023 Edition.  See the 2022 edition here: 2022 Local Living
  • 3/11 (Sat) 12-5pm: S&B Quilters' Guild Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss 720-402-0913 or, Cost: $30 including $25 membership fee
  • 3/12 (Sun): 4pm: Western Slope Conservation Center Annual Meeting at Shadescapes 122 Bridge Street Hotchkiss. Please RSVP at and see
  • 3/14 (Tue) 6:30pm: Paonia Board of Trustees Meeting at Paonia Town Hall Community Room
  • 3/15 (Wed) DEADLINE for 1 Billion Rising 2023 Call for Artists for the April 2023 Gallery Exhibit.  Reception: Friday 3/31.  See more information below. 970-527-7243 and
  • 3/17 (Fri) 11am - 2pm - Duckworks Auto Parts and Taco Hut Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ.  Start St. Patrick's Day with great FREE food with customers expected from Crawford, Hotchkiss, Paonia, Lazear, and Somerset.
  • 3/17 & 18 Fri/Sat) 7pm Show, 9pm DJ Dance Party: Spring Thing Variety Show Fundraiser at the Paradise Theater of Paonia, tickets $20, Paradise Theater of Paonia
  • 3/17 (Fri): DEADLINE to get ads placed in Over The Hill Media's North Fork Valley Visitor Guide 2023.
  • 3/18 (Sat) 12-5pm: S&B Quilters' Guild Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss 720-402-0913 or, Cost: $30
  • 3/20 (Mon): DEADLINE to reserve booth space for the FIRST Annual North Fork Health & Wellness Expo to be held Saturday April 29th at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss.  See North Fork EMS and North Fork Senior Connections.
  • 3/28 (Tue) 6:30pm: Paonia Board of Trustees Meeting at Paonia Town Hall Community Room
  • 3/31 (Fri): 1 Billion Rising 2023 Reception for the April 2023 Gallery Exhibit. See more information below. 970-527-7243 and
  • 3/31 (Fri): Ivalas Quartet Blue Sage 2023 Concert Series at 226 Grand Ave Paonia 970-527-7243
The North Fork Valley Vistitor Guide by Over The Hill Media
is one of the area's most popular visitor publications.
This guide will be available for the next year in the area Visitor Kiosks.  
The Local Living 2023 Visitor Guide is a Delta County guide but had nearly fifty North Fork Valley Businesses advertise last year. 
This Guide is published by High Country Shopper/Spotlight.
This guide will be available for the next year in the area Visitor Kiosks.
The 2023 Delta County Tourism Guide is a Delta County guide but contains many North Fork Valley Businesses.  This Guide is published by the Delta County Independent in cooperation with the Delta County Board of Tourism.
This guide will be available for the next year in the area Visitor Kiosks.
The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, the Colorado Ag Water Alliance and the Delta Conservation District will hold a meeting on Monday, March 6, 7-9 pm at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss.  Presenters from the Colorado River District, Colorado Ag Water Alliance and Delta Conservation District will discuss ways to increase supply of water and discuss projects that are successfully reducing the consumptive use of ag water in Colorado.  

For questions, please contact Harrison Topp at
Below are some of our Chamber Members with Links to Their Newsletters and List of Events
The Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter Weekly Newsletter, click here 
Blue Sage Center for the Arts logo
Blue Sage Upcoming Events & Activities Click here 
Blue Sage Full Calendar: Click here 
  • Sage Alley Happy Hour - Fridays 5-7pm - Live Music- FREE.
Colorado Tourism Office "Tourism Tuesday" newsletter:  Click here
Creamery Arts Center logo
Creamery Arts Center activities
Click here for the details!

For information on Creamery membership & how to donate, click here
  • After School Art & Clay Classes - Every Wednesday 3:30-5:30
  • Open Mic Night! - Every Wednesday @ 6pm
Delta County Libraries logo
Delta County Libraries Happenings!

Click here for the latest Library Calendar of events:
The Learning Council Upcoming Events: Click here

North Fork Miners High School Newsletter. Click here.
North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Events Calendar
Check out the latest by click here
Paradise Theatre logo
Paradise Theatre movies & events
click here for the details!
Region 10/Small Business Development Center logo
Region 10 Business Resource Events & Trainings  
Click here for details and to register.
Slow Food Western Slope Events: Click here

For information on Slow Food Western Slope membership, click here

Valley Organic Growers Assn Logo
VOGA (Valley Organic Grower's Association) Events: Click Here 

For information on VOGA membership, click here
Western Slope Conservation Center: Click Here 
Chamber Members, share your news with us! 

Although this Newsletter provides a list of events in the North Fork area, it primarily exists for the benefit of the Hotchkiss/North Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce members from the towns of Crawford, Hotchkiss, and Paonia as well as the governments/Special Districts that are Delta County wide.  The Hotchkiss Chamber also enjoys members from Montrose and Grand Junction.

If your business or organization is a HCCC member and has news to share with the community, let us know. If the request fits our guidelines we will post it in this weekly e-newsletter!  If you have special promotions, deals for other chamber members, exciting announcements, a new employee you want to spotlight, then let us know and we will help you get the word out to our nearly 400 subscribers!  Send your submissions to  The Newsletter is typically emailed Wednesdy but may vary due to the timing of specific events.. 

Non-members can download a 2023 Membership Application by 
clicking here. Business memberships are $75/year and non-profit/goverment memberships are $30/year.  Individual (non-voting) memberships are $20.

Member benefits include an entry in the Member Directory, Newsletter promotion, free placement of your literature in the Hotchkiss Chamber Kiosk, Member After Hours Events, and your page links from the website.  Members will also get preferred placement in the NEW Tourism Website for Crawford, Hotchkiss, and Paonia which is managed by your Hotchkiss Chamber.
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