Hotchkiss Fire District
Hotchkiss Fire District (Delta County Fire Protection District # 4), covering 120 square miles in Delta County (Colorado) including the areas of Black River, Cottonwood Creek, Elmwood Homestead, Fire Mountain Canal, Flying W Ranch, Hanson Mesa, Horse Park, Lazear, Leroux Creek, Oak Mesa, Powell Mesa, Redlands Mesa, Rimrock, River Ridge, Rogers Mesa, Shart Draw, Silver Sage, Spurlin Mesa, Stingley Gulch, Stoney Creek, Whipple Gulch & Wolf Ranch Park. (FDID #02935)
Hotchkiss Fire District, was formed in 1952 as the Hotchkiss Fire Department from the remnants of several volunteer fire companies dating from the 1890’s including Redlands Mesa Volunteer Fire Department. In 1956 the Delta County Fire Protection District # 4 was formed.