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Delta's Alpine Bank welcomes Barbara Wolfe, Tammy Anderson
Delta's Alpine Bank welcomes Barbara Wolfe, Tammy Anderson

Alpine Bank is pleased to announce the relocation of longtime employee, Barbara Wolfe (assistant vice president/branch manager), to the Delta branch as well as welcome Tammy Anderson to the Alpine Bank family.

Barbara Wolfe is a Colorado native, growing up on a ranch in the eastern plains of Colorado. Wolfe's career in banking began in 1981.

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DMEA to begin broadband pilot

Delta-Montrose Electric Association's board of directors has voted unanimously to proceed with a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) business in order to bring reliable broadband Internet service to the citizens and businesses in Montrose and Delta counties. The DMEA board approved a phased deployment, which will begin with an initial pilot phase.

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Holiday airlift delivers food, toys to veterans
Holiday airlift delivers food, toys to veterans

Members of VFW Post 3571 in Delta and 784 in Montrose met an aircraft with three aircrew and over 1,000 pounds of food and toys for distribution to veterans in the Montrose and Delta area. The crew flew the aircraft to Montrose Regional Airport from Centennial Airport near Denver Wednesday, Dec. 23, as part of the annual CABA/VFW holiday airlift project.

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Hovde to serve as BoCC chair

County commissioner Bruce Hovde was appointed by his BoCC colleagues to serve as commission chairman for 2016.

The designation took place during the board's annual reorganization meeting Monday, Jan. 4.

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Law enforcement blotter January 6, 2016

Isaac J. Gallegos, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $6,000 bond.

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Missing Golden woman located

A 32-year-old Golden woman who went missing while on a ski trip to the Western Slope was located in Delta Jan. 1. The Delta Police Department, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, began searching for the woman after she failed to return home as expected.

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New landfill fees take effect

Fees charged at the county landfill went up on the first business day of 2016.

A new fee schedule adopted by the Delta County Commissioners doubles the current minimum fee from $5 to $10.

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New Year's baby
New Year's baby

Keegan Scott Gallob arrived at 1:30 p.m. on New Year's Day, the first baby to be born at Delta County Memorial Hospital in 2016. Parents Leah and Brandon Gallob of Crawford were ready to take Keegan home the following day so he could meet his older brother Brayden, age 1 1/2.

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People in the News Music

Bryanna Music of Delta was named to the Dean's Honor Roll at Ottawa University for the fall 2015 semester.

Dean's Honor Roll honorees must be full-time degree-seeking students who have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours during the preceding semester and earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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Three seats open on Delta council

Delta City Council member Ray Penick said this week he will not be seeking another term in office, bringing to three the number of vacant seats to be filled in the upcoming municipal election.

The other two seats are held by Mary Cooper and Robert Jurca, both of whom are term limited.

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Women narrowly escape carbon monoxide poisoning

The smoke filling the Anderson residence on King Street was plain to see; the carbon monoxide it carried was not.

Joyce Anderson, her sister Debra and their 89-year-old mother Ruth were watching "Downton Abbey" the night of Sunday, Dec. 27, when Debra suddenly had trouble breathing and seemed incoherent. She'd previously complained of a bad headache, as had Joyce and Ruth.

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Opinion

Christmas came early for unwanted pups

Christmas came a little early this year for the CAWS Animal Shelter. It started out not so merry.

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Don't be deceived by selective reporting

Last week there was a letter in the DCI titled "Global warming 'news'" that included a newspaper article detailing very warm gulf stream temperatures, melting ice, disappearing glaciers and unheard-of high temperatures in the Arctic. A reader would be led to believe this is all evidence for our present-day global warming.

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Paonia sports is in the news

As one of a declining group who chooses to get the daily news from newspapers, it was amazingly gratifying to read pages 1B and 2B of the Daily Sentinel for Dec. 31, 2015. Three of the top 10 stories for 2015 regional sports dealt with student athletes from Paonia High School.

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Put an end to runaway government

What if single terms removed Congress' preoccupation with electioneering? What if unconstitutional laws passed by Congress could be repealed by two-thirds of the state legislatures?

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Republicans perpetuate climate change deception

The countries of the world have just agreed that mankind has affected the environment since the start of the Industrial Revolution. They have agreed to cut their emissions and contribute to helping developing countries bypass fossil fuels and go straight to renewable energy, as well as help them cope with the current effects caused by, or worsened by, global climate change.

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Rockwell's America is still alive

I've got to hand it to Gary Herby. I can't tell whether his letter ("The American dream has come to an end," 12/30/15) is satire or real.

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Sports

County athletes honored

A number of deserving athletes in Delta County were selected to various all-conference and all-state teams from fall sports programs. The following is a capsulation of awards given to Delta County athletes, in some cases both all-conference and all-state honors. This list of elite athletes was compiled by Cedaredge High School's Kirby Henderson.

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Wrestlers recognized
Wrestlers recognized

A quick look at the latest wrestling rankings from Tim Yount's On the Mat Rankings shows Hotchkiss in the number five spot in 2A, with Paonia listed sixth. Meeker is third while Norwood/Nucla is fourth.

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What's Happening

Glide back into mining history

More than 12 million dollars in silver ore was produced by the Yankee Girl Mine up Red Mountain Pass between 1882 and the late 1890s. Today, the mine is defunct and only a few visitors reach it each winter -- usually by snowshoes or skis.

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Next generation is focus of Governor's Ag Forum

There's no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture will take on many of these critical topics, all while examining the future of ag in the Centennial State.

In particular, this event will explore how Colorado can best prepare a next generation of top-notch producers, who will be tasked with feeding a rapidly growing population, and doing so with fewer resources while facing a number of challenges.

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Pea Green concerts are back

It's time for the January session of the famous Pea Green Saturday Night concert series. The Delta County Gentlemen and The Buzzard Swamp String Band will perform Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Pea Green Community Center, located at the intersection of Hwy. 348 and Banner Road.

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What's happening at your library? January 6, 2016

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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Community

Births

Sistine Thatcher of Delta is the parent of a daughter, Elaina Kay Thatcher, born Dec. 10, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 10.6 ounces, and was 18.75 inches in length.

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Kiwanis install officers
Kiwanis install officers

The Kiwanis Club of Delta recently held its annual officer installation banquet at Devil's Thumb Golf Course restaurant. Hayley Suppes, lieutenant governor of division 7, administered the installation ceremony for the club's 2015-2016 officers and directors.

In the past year, the Kiwanis sponsored community service projects such as Terrific/Virtuous Kids, kids' olympics, high school scholarships, Breakfast with Santa, DeltaFest, special needs kids' Christmas lunch with Santa, Delta preschool barbecue and Kiwanis Park, and made various donations to Key Club, Delta library, ARC, children's educational organizations and other youth groups.

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School Zone

A year-round college planning calendar for parents, students

Preparing your kids for college isn't just about the money you've put aside for tuition, room and board. It's about making deadlines, making the right choices and making sure your teen has the proper life and money skills to make college a success.

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State sheriffs association offers $500 scholarship

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee announces County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state sheriffs association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Delta County student next spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.

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Obituaries

Janice Dyke
Janice Dyke

Janice Creamer Dyke of Montrose died from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Jan. 3, 2016, at Sunrise Creek Assisted Living. She was 75.

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Jerry Trupp
Jerry Trupp

Jerold "Jerry" Lewis Trupp died unexpectedly Dec. 30, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 77.

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Nancy Hunter
Nancy Hunter

Cedaredge resident Nancy Hunter died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 73.

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Steven Anderson
Steven Anderson

Lifetime Delta County resident Steven Thomas Anderson died from ALS Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at his home in Lazear. He was 48.

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Vivian Maxine Lehman Fulk
Vivian Maxine Lehman Fulk

Vivian Maxine Lehman Fulk, 86, of Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo., went to be with our Lord Dec. 29, 2015, at 11:10 p.m.

She was the next to oldest child of Thurman and Helga (Olsen) Lehman, who lived in Lexington, Ohio, in their later years.

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North Fork

Crawford teen lands American Idol audition
Crawford teen lands American Idol audition

Jeneve Rose Mitchell has been performing music most of her life. Her dad introduced her to music at age 3. The first song she learned was The Star-Spangled Banner.

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Hotchkiss Marshal's Office to begin using body cameras
Hotchkiss Marshal's Office to begin using body cameras

The Hotchkiss Marshal's Office is joining the growing number of the country's law enforcement departments currently employing the use of body cameras. The cameras arrived the week before Christmas and are expected to be in full use by February.

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Hotchkiss, Paonia may see cannabis on ballot in 2016

Citizens in Hotchkiss and Paonia could see cannabis back on the ballot in 2016.

In Hotchkiss, Mary Hockenbery is spearheading a petition to place a question on the ballot that would allow "limited retail recreational/medical marijuana" sales and manufacturing within town limits.

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John Gavan is 'bullish' on Delta County
John Gavan is 'bullish' on Delta County

When it comes to technology, John Gavan is pretty smart.

Few people in Delta County understand more than Gavan the positive repercussions of last week's announcement that Delta-Montrose Electric Association will move forward with providing high-speed broadband Internet throughout its service area.

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Surface Creek

Freeman named Orchard City's student of the month
Freeman named Orchard City's student of the month

The Orchard City student of the month for December is Cedaredge High School senior Danielle Freeman, known to friends and family as Nellie.

She has compiled an impressive resume of activities and accomplishments during her career at CHS.

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Garden club looks forward to 2016

The Plant and Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge finished out 2015 with a Christmas gathering that everyone enjoyed. The food was outstanding, the gift exchange full of good fun with laughs galore.

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New waterline set for Del Ray

The Orchard City water capital construction fund will be the source of $300,000 for replacement of waterlines in the Del Ray subdivision. Money paid into the fund by water users' $5 monthly capital construction fee will raise $128,544 on the revenue side.

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Orchard City anticipates lower tax revenues

Orchard City's long-term financial outlook as described in the 2016 budget cites examples of declining revenues in some key areas.

However, balanced against that, the town's cash position and available funds and fund balances in budget accounts show a healthy underlying financial picture.

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Story times last through time at the Delta County Libraries

Between 1992 and 2014, the number of programs offered to patrons by Delta County Libraries increased almost 10 times. Libraries have added numerous opportunities for patrons of different ages over the years, but one program has been around the entire time, scheduled almost without fail every week in every library, catering to the youngest of library patrons.

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Trustees hear 2015 project updates

Cedaredge town staff updated trustees on activities as 2015 came to a close. The following excerpts on activities are taken from recent reports that have been submitted by staff.

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