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A ballot initiative for Colorado is making waves as it gains momentum. Farm and ranch people on the Western Slope and definitely in Norwood are fuming mad as they read about how proposed initiative 16 would criminalize animal husbandry practices and literally kill agriculture as we know it.

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Norwood’s head volleyball coach Shelby Thomas was pleased last Wednesday night when the Mavericks beat the Nucla Mustangs, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-20. For her, the victory was a celebration after the tough teams Norwood has faced the last few weeks.

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A group of Norwood women are making sure the Norwood Farm & Craft Market comes back after a hiatus last year when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, Gretchen Wells, Leila Seraphin and Judy Weiss are taking the lead and establishing Thursday evenings as the new market time. In the past, ma…

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Irises? Sunflowers? Zinnias? Delivered to your home? Norwood will soon see a cut flower business in town. Kimberleigh Campbell and her family have moved back to the local area, and the gardening mother of a toddler is ready to get busy doing what she loves best: cut flowers.

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Lindsey Mills, San Miguel County public information consultant, told The Norwood Post there will be a vaccine panel discussion in Norwood Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds in Pig Palace.

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The Norwood Fire Protection District (NFPD) wants to expand and repeat its wildland contracting program that was initiated last season, which proved to be a successful way to help fund the department.

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Jessica Johnson is actively coordinating the scheduling of the youth baseball season, which she says is vital to the Norwood community. County approval, along with clearance from Norwood Public Schools, and adult volunteers are needed to ensure the season happens for local kids.

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Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags to fly at half-mast in honor of Nucla-Naturita Fire Chief Chester Riley, who died in the line of duty while responding to an emergency call on March 20. At Riley’s funeral Saturday, fire and EMS crews from Norwood and other districts near and far came out to re…

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The Norwood Fire Protection District (NFPD) has a new piece of equipment in its ambulance that improves patient care, thanks to a $1,000 grant from Telluride Rotary Club. The NFPD recently used the funds to purchase an IV infusion pump that allows first-responders to administer fluids and me…

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At its March meeting, the Norwood Town Board of Trustees approved the allocation of $10,000 for air purifiers to be installed in local businesses. Town clerk Amanda Pierce told The Norwood Post that extra tax revenue this year made the allocation possible.

Norwood’s head volleyball coach Shelby Thomas was pleased last Wednesday night when the Mavericks beat the Nucla Mustangs, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-20. For her, the victory was a celebration after the tough teams Norwood has faced the last few weeks.

A group of Norwood women are making sure the Norwood Farm & Craft Market comes back after a hiatus last year when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, Gretchen Wells, Leila Seraphin and Judy Weiss are taking the lead and establishing Thursday evenings as the new market time. In the past, ma…

Irises? Sunflowers? Zinnias? Delivered to your home? Norwood will soon see a cut flower business in town. Kimberleigh Campbell and her family have moved back to the local area, and the gardening mother of a toddler is ready to get busy doing what she loves best: cut flowers.

Lindsey Mills, San Miguel County public information consultant, told The Norwood Post there will be a vaccine panel discussion in Norwood Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds in Pig Palace.

The Norwood Fire Protection District (NFPD) wants to expand and repeat its wildland contracting program that was initiated last season, which proved to be a successful way to help fund the department.

Jessica Johnson is actively coordinating the scheduling of the youth baseball season, which she says is vital to the Norwood community. County approval, along with clearance from Norwood Public Schools, and adult volunteers are needed to ensure the season happens for local kids.

Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags to fly at half-mast in honor of Nucla-Naturita Fire Chief Chester Riley, who died in the line of duty while responding to an emergency call on March 20. At Riley’s funeral Saturday, fire and EMS crews from Norwood and other districts near and far came out to re…

The Norwood Fire Protection District (NFPD) has a new piece of equipment in its ambulance that improves patient care, thanks to a $1,000 grant from Telluride Rotary Club. The NFPD recently used the funds to purchase an IV infusion pump that allows first-responders to administer fluids and me…

At its March meeting, the Norwood Town Board of Trustees approved the allocation of $10,000 for air purifiers to be installed in local businesses. Town clerk Amanda Pierce told The Norwood Post that extra tax revenue this year made the allocation possible.

Catherine Kolbet, science teacher at Norwood Public Schools, is pleased that two of her FFA students have received state recognition and grant awards.

The Norwood Town Board of Trustees held a lengthy work session last week, as its regular monthly meeting lasted nearly three hours. Henry Hemphill, the town’s interim planner who is also Fruita’s town planner, appeared to review the process for public meetings.

There is some confusion in Norwood regarding vaccines and eligibility. While some people may think that the vaccine distribution is open to any and all in Norwood at this time, that is not true. Lindsey Mills, the public information consultant for San Miguel County, said all counties and dis…

During its regular monthly meeting March 10, Norwood trustees addressed several items on the agenda in a lengthy meeting. Trustees agreed to approve a liquor license for Norwood Liquor, a space that has been vacant for approximately nine months. Trustees seemed concerned with the request, bu…

On March 3 at 7 p.m., the Norwood Town Board of Trustees met during a special session to discuss the town’s first marijuana store application. Some trustees met in-person, with others calling in remotely, to speak with Nolan Murphy of Alpine Wellness LLC. Town officials said that the applica…

The recently reorganized Retired Faculty Association on CU’s Boulder Campus has instituted a monthly seminar series aimed at engaging the public and is initially focused on presenting the Boulder campus’ highest level of professorship. It includes one of Norwood’s own, Dr. Bob Grossman.

A social media thread focusing on talk of roller skates making their way to Norwood kicked off a flurry of responses, shares and excitement. Local Elizabeth Becker sought input on a skating event for the Norwood community. Since the initial post, she’s learned current public health restricti…

Shelley Donnellon, a second-grade teacher at Norwood Elementary, recently finished her first year as head coach of the middle school girls volleyball team. Donnellon grew up in Norwood, is the daughter of Joyce and Todd Snyder of the prominent Snyder Ranches, and played volleyball in both mi…

The West End Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) is hosting a public meeting Thursday to discuss Nucla’s new housing development proposal. Open to the public, the meeting is to share information and field questions from the community regarding the project at Grape Street and 7th Avenue.

At a special meeting on March 1, the Norwood School District’s board of education announced that it offered a contract for the position of superintendent. The board announced they selected Todd Bittner to fill the role.

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Tri-State Generation and Transmission is currently tearing down the Nucla Station, the coal plant that has been in existence on the San Miguel River since the 1950s. The process is no doubt hard for some to witness, since many from Norwood and Nucla earned their livelihoods at the coal plant…