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Paonia See Map 22 • Population: 1,497 • Elevation: 5,645 •

Area Code: 970 • Delta Co., CO 81428

 

Gunnison River, Paonia State Park, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Annual Events:

Earth Day Parade Early May

Cherry Day Festival Early July (970) 527-3886

BMW Motorcycle Rally Mid-July

Harvest Festival Late September

Chamber Hometown Christmas Festival Mid-December

Visitor Information Chamber of Commerce 700 Shady Ln. (970)527-3886

City Hall 214 Grand Ave. (970) 5274101

Hospital Delta County Memorial Hospital 1501 E. 3rd St. (970) 874-7681

Airport Montrose Regional Airport 2100 Airport Rd., Montrose (970) 249-3203

Post Office 125 Grand Ave. (800) 275-8777

Library Paonia Public Library 140 Grand Ave. (970) 527-3470

Museum Paonia Museum Grand & 5th St. (970) 527-3886

Police Department 214 Grand Ave. (970) 527-4822

Fire Department 2nd St. (970) 527-4101

Newspaper Delta County Independent 401 Meeker St., Delta (970) 874-4421

"Tative" Coloradans may resent newcomers, but certain areas X\| couldn't have prospered without immigrants and the products they introduced. Paonia was named by founder Samuel Wade after the peony roots he brought with him. Wade's son Ezra came to the North Fork Valley in 1881, and his glowing reports lured Samuel Wade and his friend Enos Hotchkiss, who founded the nearby town of Hotchkiss. In 1882, Wade imported the first fruit trees and ditches were dug to irrigate the budding orchards of grapes, apples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots and cherries. The West Elk Mine is the state's second-largest coal mine. Ranchers still raise cattle and sheep. Its location makes Paonia an outdoor recreation center, but it also has a vibrant arts community. The performing arts center houses a symphony, a youth orchestra and chamber groups. Local artists include potters, weavers and quilters, as well as sculptors attracted by the state's only two-story foundry.