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Democratic candidate talks health care

Jared Polis, Democrat candidate for Colorado governor, hosted a Delta health care town hall at the Wild Flower Bistro in Delta on July 3. Over 70 people attended.

Mary Moments: One woman's quest to spread Christ's love

Each year, over $6.5 billion is spent on greeting cards in the U.S. alone. According to the Greeting Card Association, the most popular choices include birthday, thank-you, and of course, holiday cards like Christmas and Vale...

A farmer's life: From fire to flood

Daniel Bolton was hauling a load of hay to his ranch on Powell Mesa Road outside of Hotchkiss when he looked in the mirror and saw 30-foot flames rolling off the back of his flatbed trailer. Glancing around, he saw nothing bu...

Traveler finds a home in Hotchkiss

A decade ago somebody dumped a young dog in Hotchkiss. The abandoned animal quickly became a local celebrity as she swiftly eluded local citizens who tried to corral her. For three years the dog avoided capture.

Senior Hikers tackle a trail restoration project on July 4

Working with the U.S. Forest Service, the Cedaredge Senior Hikers are making the Rim View Trail, located near Anderson Lake #2 off of the Land's End Road, much easier to follow and enjoy. The group is relocating signs and add...

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A farmer's life: From fire to flood

A farmer's life: From fire to flood  1037 views

Daniel Bolton was hauling a load of hay to his ranch on Powell Mesa Road outside of Hotchkiss when he looked in the mirror and saw 30-foot flames rolling off the back of his flatbed trailer. Glancing around, he saw nothing but cheat grass so he decided to continue up the road about a mile to his ranch.

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Pondy owners are cancer warriors  902 views

D.J. and Barb Hladik are cancer warriors, which is to say that they fight for those impacted by one of the world's most pernicious diseases. The American Cancer Society figures that newly diagnosed cancer cases will exceed 1.7 million in 2018 and the society estimates that as many as 609,640 cancer patients will die this year -- a figure that exceeds the entire population of Baltimore, Md.

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Traffic accident claims second life  805 views

A traffic accident in Olathe Tuesday, July 3, has claimed a second life. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Walter Giron, 61, died Monday, July 9, of injuries he sustained in that crash.

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Delta

A Kidz Clinic named health care innovator

A Kidz Clinic was accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor's office initiative that helps primary care providers deliver whole-person care. It is one of five practices in Delta County to be accepted into the federally funded, governor's office initiative, which runs through July 2019.

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Property valuation protests drop to just 99

Colorado State Statutes mandate that county assessors report to their board of county commissioners, on or before July 15 of each year, a record of the properties and owners on which a protest of the assessed value of that property was filed, including the disposition of that protest.

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60th class reunion scheduled

Delta High School's Class of 1958 is planning its 60th reunion during Deltarado Days. Alumni are invited to gather at Cleland Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28.

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Three vehicles collide at 92/65

Reese Wagner, 50, of Cedaredge was cited for failure to yield right of way after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 65 and 92. The accident was reported at 4:44 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

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City, county explore utility improvements at Blake Field

A discussion between city and county officials about utility services at Blake Field continued at a city council work session July 10.

At the initial meeting between the two entities June 26, it was agreed city and county staff would work together to provide elected officials with costs for the design and construction of water and sewer extensions.

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Law enforcement blotter July 11, 2018

Officers responded to the area of 12th Street and Main Street for a report of a suspicious incident.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Grand Avenue for a report of a female with mental health concerns.

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North Fork

Open house at Barkin' Bargains

Barkin' Bargains Thrift Store will host a grand opening and open house from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at its new location at 213 Grand Avenue in Paonia. Proceeds from Barkin' Bargains sales support CAWS (Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter), which provides services that support the health and well-being of cats and dogs in the North Fork Valley.

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Volunteers wanted for July 14 trail work day

Volunteers wanted for July 14 trail work day

The USFS and Western Slope Conservation Center are teaming up to host a trail work day on the Cliff Creek Trail on July 14. It will be a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, help maintain a popular local trail, and meet people from both organizations.

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Paul Kimpling earns GMUG award

Paul Kimpling earns GMUG award

Paul Kimpling, of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests' Paonia Ranger District has been awarded a 2017 Forest Service Volunteers & Service Leadership Award. The agency-wide award program recognizes partners, volunteers and staff for their work in the areas of Citizen Stewardship & Partnerships, Cultural Diversity, Enduring Service, Leadership and Restoration.

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Traveler finds a home in Hotchkiss

Traveler finds a home in Hotchkiss

A decade ago somebody dumped a young dog in Hotchkiss. The abandoned animal quickly became a local celebrity as she swiftly eluded local citizens who tried to corral her. For three years the dog avoided capture.

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A farmer's life: From fire to flood

A farmer's life: From fire to flood

Daniel Bolton was hauling a load of hay to his ranch on Powell Mesa Road outside of Hotchkiss when he looked in the mirror and saw 30-foot flames rolling off the back of his flatbed trailer. Glancing around, he saw nothing but cheat grass so he decided to continue up the road about a mile to his ranch.

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Flash flood pours through Paonia Sunday

The recent evening rains have provided welcome relief from one of the driest seasons in recorded history, but Sunday night's downpour in the Paonia area produced some not-so-welcome flooding that closed the trail loop at Paonia River Park and the Apple Valley Park tennis courts.

It also serves as a reminder and a cautionary tale on the power of flash floods.

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Surface Creek

Garden club headed to Grand Mesa in July

The Plant & Dig Garden Club, for its June meeting, gathered at the Cedaredge Park pavilion. It was a perfect day for an outdoor meeting.

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The Journey continues

The Journey continues

Jean Loose, a certified massage therapist who has served the community for over a decade, is beginning to transition from full- to part-time to spend more time with family. Jean owns Cedaredge's "Journey into Health and Healing," a therapeutic massage center which has been operating at the same location since 2006.

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Historical board seeks new members

For nearly two decades, the Town of Cedaredge historical preservation board has been identifying, researching, and recommending vintage town sites for designation as historic properties. Over the years, two dozen properties have been approved by the town trustees and, by the time the preservation board meets this September, each of those historic buildings will be displaying a distinctive commemorative plaque.

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1950 CHS graduates donate funds to CES

1950 CHS graduates donate funds to CES

The Cedaredge High School Class of 1950 graduated 68 years ago from the building that is now Cedaredge Elementary School. There were about 30 students in the class and over the years they've met for class reunions, which included picnics and catered banquets.

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What's bugging you? July 11, 2018

What's bugging you? July 11, 2018

Three months ago I gave information on our current drought and its impact on our local landscapes. This week I'll broaden my discussion with more tips for conserving our precious water without losing our gardens.

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Orchard City, Cedaredge trustees meet this week

The Orchard City Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Orchard City Town Hall at 9661 2100 Road, Austin. The agenda includes recognition of the student of the month and trustee committee reassignments.

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Opinion

A shovelful of propaganda

Re: Marijuana Q&A from the Delta County Sheriff's Office published in the June 20 DCI:

The only way that county ordinance 2018-01 mirrors the state law is if it is a fun house mirror.

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Grateful for knowledgeable assistance

This afternoon I'm "singing the praise" for the friendly helpful owner and employees of our local Ace Hardware. I have a fairly large patch of grass in my lawn that's dead with little circles of green in it.

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Crawford mayor is ignoring due process

Our Founding Fathers recognized over 200 years ago that due process of law is the foundation of democracy. The guarantee of that process can be found in the U.S 5th and 14th Amendments to our Bill of Rights which states, "No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law."

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Rural Colorado needs Kerry Donovan

Our state legislature needs to be filled with people who are there to serve. Not to serve themselves or their career, but to serve the people whom they represent.

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Cheap citizenship weakens America

Amid the immigration debate wrapped around the threat to national security, absent is the consideration of a more dire threat -- the declining role of responsible citizenship and its weakening of our country. Citizenship means little to most Americans because it's too cheap.

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An analysis of water rates

What my last year's water bills would be with the emergency rates that take effect in July:

May 2017 -- 25,500 gallons was $3; with emergency rates would be $327.

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Sports

Deltarado Days Golf Scramble July 29

Delta High School Alumni Association is sponsoring this year's Deltarado Days Golf Scramble hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club. Players will begin their quest for bragging rights and a variety of prizes July 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m.

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Third annual Bulldog Scramble on July 14

The Third Annual Bulldog Booster Club 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club on Saturday, July 14.

Registration is set for 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. at the clubhouse with a shotgun start to begin play set for 9:00 a.m.

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How Paonia's football field got its name

How Paonia's football field got its name

Did you know that the football field at Paonia Town Park actually has a name?

In a history of the field compiled by former town trustee David Bradford, in 1922, Violet M. and Harold C. Clark agreed to sell the parcel that would become Paonia Town Park to the town for $10,000.

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Cedaredge Golf Course offers summer of fun

There has been a steady flow of golfers of all ages at Cedaredge Golf Course in an otherwise stressful time for new golf professional Erik Hansen and his wife Tara. As many know, the community of Cedaredge has been under a water restriction recently and the local golf course was not spared from the parching heat and winds of a nasty drought.

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Deltarado Days Golf set for scramble July 29

Delta High School Alumni Association is sponsoring this year's Deltarado Days Golf Scramble hosted by Devil's Thumb Golf Club. Players will begin their quest for bragging rights and a variety of prizes July 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m.

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5k run/walk kicks off Cherry Days festivities

Thirty-two runners kicked off the annual Cherry Days celebration by taking part in the annual 5k run/walk at Apple Valley Park Saturday, June 30.

At the age of 78, Jerry Harding was the oldest participant; the youngest was Beckham Reedy, who ran his first 5k at the age of 6.

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What's Happening

Neil, Atchley combine voices for July 15 concert

Neil, Atchley combine voices for July 15 concert

Thomas Neil and Beki Atchley will perform at Cedaredge Chapel of the Cross on Sunday, July 15, at 4 p.m.

Come enjoy the beautiful harmonies from this dynamic duo!

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Jump in to VBS at Rivers Church

Vacation Bible School is floating into Rivers Church at 762 Dodge Street, Delta. Sessions run from 9:15 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, July 16-19.

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Museum specialist to discuss Dead Sea Scrolls

Community members are invited to a special presentation on the Dead Sea Scrolls to take place Saturday, July 21, at the Delta LDS Ward building at 1679 Pioneer Road. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Jennifer Moss Logan, content specialist from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Nature Connection offers Fly Fishing 101 at Cedaredge Library

The Nature Connection is offering a Fly Fishing 101 program for sixth-eighth graders out of its gear hub at Cedaredge Library. David Holt, Cedaredge resident and fly fishing master, will teach the introductory class.

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What's up at your library? July 11, 2018

The Delta County Libraries offer many educational and entertaining activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. If you want to know what else your library is offering, please contact the library or visit the Delta County Libraries website at www.deltalibraries.org.

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Potluck at Crawford Library

A piñata and potluck celebrating the end of the summer reading program, and the 10th anniversary of the Crawford Library building,

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