There's a new work of outdoor art on display in Paonia.
The Harvester Building in downtown now has a landscape oil painting mounted to the front it.
Artist Maya Arthur Jensen created the piece.
"The gentleman who owns the building and I got together in March of last year and he wanted to fancy up his building a bit," Jensen said. "We discussed different designs and different ideas and eventually we came up with a portrait of the valley floor."
The painting looks like a snapshot taken from one of the mesas that overlooks Paonia.
Judy Livingston and Claudia King are best friends with deep roots in the North Fork Valley. They've lived in Paonia their whole lives and met in school over 70 years ago. As part of the Local Motion episode on community roots, Ali Lightfoot spoke to them about their lifelong friendship and how Paonia has changed over the years.
From left to right, Trustee Erik Gould, Trustee Ross King, Mayor Pro-Temp Charles Stewart and Mayor Neal Schwieterman at the Paonia Board of Trustees meeting where Town Clerk Barbara Petersen was officially dismissed.
There are a lot of new trends and models when it comes to how we look at food. There have been broad shifts towards local and organic food, but there’s also specific, organized changes. To start off tonight’s program, we’ll talk with Mathew Coniset and Emma Stopher Griffin. They both came to the North Fork Valley three years ago as interns on a farm. Since then they became involved with a food movement known as Slow Food.
Cassandra Shenk, left, and Chelsea Bookout, with the Valley Charter Initiative, talk about the Waldorf inspired charter school they want to see open in Paonia during a public meeting at Paonia Elementary in December of 2014.