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Delta

Coal debate heats up at hearing
Coal debate heats up at hearing

A major battle in the war on coal was fought at Grand Junction on June 23 as proponents of the industry went head-to-head with its opponents in hearings hosted by the U.S. Department of Interior and BLM.

Nationally, BLM is evaluating whether to raise the current 12.5 percent federal royalty rate on coal mined by above-ground producers, and 8 percent royalty on underground producers using public lands.

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Sports

Cedaredge Rotary Club golf tourney a success

The Cedaredge Rotary Club held its annual golf tournament Saturday, June 18, at the Cedaredge Golf Club.

In an effort to create something new, unique and fun, this year's 18-hole event was made into a par three golf course where every hole began from the 150-yard mark.

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A dog's eye  view of  Lewis & Clark
A dog's eye view of Lewis & Clark

The story of the Lewis & Clark expedition is among the most well-known and studied voyages of all time. It has been told and retold from the human perspective. But what did the dog see?

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North Fork

Bumper crop ready just in time for Cherry Days
Bumper crop ready just in time for Cherry Days

A wet winter and a warm spring in the North Fork Valley produced one of the best cherry crops in years, and plenty of the luscious red fruits will be available during the annual Cherry Days celebration in Paonia.

Kris Kropp maintains several different cherry orchards with his family farm, First Fruits Organic Farms.

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Logo is an Elena Neirmann design
Logo is an Elena Neirmann design

This year's Cherry Days art work was created by Paonia High School art student Elena Neirmann. She was among several students of art teacher Dave Kuta who submitted designs for the fourth annual Cherry Days art contest, sponsored by the Cherry Days Forever committee.

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Outstanding crop of royalty candidates

Six Paonia High School graduates were selected by the Cherry Days Forever Committee to represent Paonia as this year's Cherry Days royalty.

After riding in the July 4 parade, the king and queen will be crowned promptly at 12:15 p.m., at the Paonia Town Park gazebo, immediately following the flag ceremony.

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Surface Creek

4-H marksmen take aim at invitational match
4-H marksmen take aim at invitational match

Competitive 4-H shooting sports participants from four counties arrived at the Eckert Shooting Sports Range on Saturday for the Delta County 4-H Invitational Shoot. 4-H'ers from Montrose, Mesa and Garfield counties joined local youth for the event.

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Army bands were special treat in Cedaredge

The Surface Creek Valley's many music lovers got a special treat on June 21 when two ensembles of the 101st Army Band gave a two-hour-long performance in Town Park.

The eight-member 101st Army Dixieland Band and the seven-member 101st Army Rock Band gave a rousing concert that skirted high winds and rain squalls which ultimately did not disrupt the entertainment.

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Families enjoy night out

"Night on the Town" hosted by Surface Creek Valley Historical Society volunteers and friends is an event intended for families. The feeling of the event was like a big family picnic as everyone strolled, looked around, visited and enjoyed the activities as the evening progressed.

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