Crawford Pioneer Days and Fireworks are coming up quickly!
June 7th to 9th, 2018

 The Firemen’s BOOTS are out in the North Fork Valley.
The insurance has jumped up to $1,800.00.
For those who can give extra to help, we are offering
sponsorship recognition for the fireworks. 
This recognition for the families who donate
will be at the Pioneer Days event.

Please send your donations by May 1, 2018 to:
 Crawford Fire Dept Auxiliary 
PO Box 405
Crawford CO, 81415

 It's only through your generous donations that we are able to continue providing the fantastic Fireworks Display each year.  Thank you in advance for your generous hearts! 

If you have any questions, please call Cathy Cheatham 970-986-9448

Check Out State Parks: Did you know that you can check out a state parks backpack with a free day use pass from your local library?  Explore the three state parks in Delta County or any one of the many Colorado State Parks by using your library card to check out a backpack.  Backpacks check out for one week on a first come, first served basis.  Contact your local library for more information.

Delta County Seed Library: Did you know that Delta County Libraries offers a Seed Library countywide? Beginning in March, patrons can start checking out seeds to grow their gardens!  Contact or visit any of our libraries to learn more and start browsing seeds.  Or, visit our booth at the 2018 DACC Spring Expo at Bill Heddles Recreation Center to learn more.  Friday, April 6 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, April 7 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Sponsor Kids for the 2018 Summer Reading Program:  Delta County Libraries is already gearing up for the 2018 Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is Libraries Rock!  We are always looking for more support for this community-sustained program.  Contact your local library or visit us online at under “Summer Reading” then “2018 Summer Reading” to learn more and sponsor local kids for the program.

North Fork Reads!  Delta County Libraries joins the Blue Sage Literary Committee and The Paradise Theater in presenting A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, the first North Fork Reads! Copies of the book will be available at all five libraries in Delta County starting March 1. At checkout, the reader will receive a ticket to attend a free showing of the film at the Paradise Theater in April. The ticket is good for any show time of the film starting April 6. All Delta County residents are invited to participate. A discussion and comparison of the book and film will follow the Sunday, April 15 matinee. For all other show times please contact The Paradise Theater at 970.527.6610 or visit Join the fun!


Wanted: Adult Lifeguards

Adults!  Lap-swimmers!

Help us extend our season by becoming part-time lifeguards.

Since most of our guard staff is made up of students, it gets hard for us to maintain pool hours in August.

If you're interested in being a part-time (or even full time) lifeguard, we'd love to have you.

In addition to hanging out at the pool and watching swimmers, North Fork Pool lifeguards have responsibilities such as preparing and cleaning the pool and facility for opening and closing.

If you're interested in becoming a lifeguard, you need to successfully complete the lifeguard certification training that is offered at Bill Heddles Recreation Center:

April 16 - 20 9am - 4pm (Registration Deadline April 11)

The class costs $100

Call Bill Heddles at 874-0923 to register.

There will be a 2nd training in June which will be posted later this month.

Call Lenore Cambria, North Fork Pool District Administrator with any other questions and to apply to be a lifeguard.

Thank you for helping us to extend the season of our pool!



Style '18
Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Museum of Craft and Design is taking applications from designers working in apparel, jewelry, and fashion accessory design for its ‘Style ’18’ event. National and international artists are encouraged to apply.

STYLE ‘18 will take place over two days on Saturday, November 3, 2018 and Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. Our esteemed jurors will hand select 36 national and international designers to participate in the 2018 event. Attendees can experience and purchase original pieces as well as meet the makers. All proceeds will go to support MCD’s MakeArt education program for children and families in the Bay Area.

More info here.

8th Annual Animals Art Competition
Deadline: April 26, 2018

SEI was recognized by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association at 2018 Solar Power Mountain West

 On Monday, March 12 Solar Energy International (SEI) was recognized by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) at 2018 Solar Power Mountain West’s Solar and Energy and Storage Awards in the category for projects sized 100 kW- 500 kW.

The awards recognized “the success stories of the Colorado industry.” And focused on “the people, processes, products and the innovation that drive the industry forward to achieve success in a competitive market,” according to COSEIA.

SEI was honored for their efforts in developing the solar market in their rural home base in Western Colorado, Delta County. A three-year cumulative effort led by SEI’s team of AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) has been successful in garnering 400 kW of installed solar in the region, amounting to $1.5 million invested locally in solar energy.


 Rec District manager Lenore Cambria explains how you can help, "The North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District was just awarded a $350,000 grant to help fund building four baseball/softball multi-use fields on the Crossroads Park property in Hotchkiss. We thank Hotchkiss Home Plate for their partnership and support, the county commissioners, the Town of Hotchkiss, and many local private donors. We still need private funding and in-kind support to match these funds and make this dream a reality."

Contact Lenore Cambria for questions and to find out how you can help.




Alpine Bank Encourages Community Support through Volunteering - Pays Employees to Volunteer & Offers Nonprofits Chance To Win $4,500

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, Alpine Bank is encouraging all of its employees to volunteer in the 28 Colorado communities the bank serves. To spur support for community organizations, Alpine Bank is offering a chance for Colorado nonprofits to win $4,500.

“At Alpine Bank, giving back to our community is paramount, and it takes many forms,” said Alpine Bank Chief Administration Officer, Tom Kenning. “When we volunteer and encourage others to volunteer, together we are building stronger communities.”

Alpine Bank pays staff to volunteer during National Volunteer Week and throughout the year. In 2017, bank employees volunteered more than 14,000 hours to help address diverse community needs. To focus attention on the importance of giving back, this year Alpine Bank is encouraging all staff to volunteer at least one hour during National Volunteer Week.

Alpine Bank is also giving a chance to Colorado nonprofits to win $4,500 through a #TrailblazeChange Facebook Challenge. Anyone can nominate a nonprofit organization to be eligible to win. Volunteers are encouraged to share the names of their favorite nonprofits and why they like to volunteer. Go to Alpine Bank’s Facebook page for details and to enter.

The $4,500 funding amount was inspired by Alpine Bank’s 45th anniversary this year. Last year alone, the bank donated more than $3.7 million to community nonprofits in Colorado.

Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 22 - Crawford, CO 81415