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Delta

Alley paving delayed

The City of Delta would like to update local businesses about the paving delay on the Main Street alley pavement project. The pavement crew was originally scheduled to complete paving operations in the alley from 5th to 2nd between Main and Meeker on June 24.

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Alpine Bank offers CMU scholarship

For the fourth year, Alpine Bank is pleased to offer the Alpine Bank Scholarship for students attending the Montrose CMU campus. The scholarship is open to part time and full time students with a 2.5 GPA or above.

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Anniversary celebration features a variety of special activities
Anniversary celebration features a variety of special activities

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of Confluence Park, the city's parks crew has been busy clearing away invasive trees, rebuilding the handicap-accessible fishing peninsula, and constructing a new dock on the east side of the lake. Several new fitness stations have been erected along the red rock trail, and at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, a water feature is a memorial to longtime city gardener Raymond Tetreault.

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Celebrate Recovery is open to all

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Delta Christian Church at 795 1600 Road. This outreach ministry is for anyone with habits, hang-ups, and hurts that are defeating them.

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City deals with net metering, economic incentive policy

The Delta City Council business meeting June 20 began with the appointment of Mary Cooper to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Cooper served as a councilmember for 11-plus years. She replaces Gerald Roberts who was recently elected to city council.

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DCMH Foundation donates $10,000 to CU program

The DCMH Foundation board has voted to support CU Medical School's Rural Track Program, which will help bring a third year medical student to our community for a three-month medical residency rotation, reports Thelma Starner, foundation president.

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Delta Fine Arts hosts annual show, sale
Delta Fine Arts hosts annual show, sale

The body of work by Judy Campbell, which consisted of three-dimensional works of art, was named "Best of Show" by Meredith Nemirov of Ridgway. Nemirov judged Delta Fine Arts' annual show, which was held at Garnet Mesa Elementary School June 17-19. Fifty-eight artists entered the show with a total of 137 entries.

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Delta Police, sheriff's blotter June 29, 2016

June 20:

Benjamin F. Sanchez, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

June 23:

Jesus E. Gonzalez, 18, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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July 2 celebration marks 25th anniversary of Confluence Park
July 2 celebration marks 25th anniversary of Confluence Park

July 4, 2016, marks the 25th anniversary of the grand opening of Confluence Park. Since that time, a great deal has changed.

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Law enforcement shuts down credit card operation

On Thursday, June 23, the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Delta Police Department, Cedaredge Police and multiple federal agencies, executed five search warrants in Delta and Mesa counties, four of which were executed in the Delta, Eckert and Cedaredge areas. The search warrants were a culmination of a cooperative investigation between local agencies and DEA into a group of Cuban nationals that were involved in credit card fraud and cultivation of illegal marijuana in both counties.

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Long-awaited opening of Confluence Park is here
Long-awaited opening of Confluence Park is here

(Reprinted from a July 3, 1991, section devoted to the opening of Confluence Park)

Walk a short distance along the crushed red rock path and it doesn't take long to recognize that Confluence Park is something special. It is also amazingly varied.

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Senior CommUnity meals for July

Senior CommUnity meals are served at four dining sites in Delta County -- Cedaredge Community Center (Monday-Thursday), Delta Community Center (Monday-Friday), Hotchkiss Senior Center (Monday-Thursday) and Paonia Senior Citizen Center (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Meals on Wheels are also delivered from each location. More information is available by calling the Cedaredge meal site, 856-3636; the Delta meal site, 874-7662; Hotchkiss Senior Center, 872-3494; and Paonia Senior Citizen Center, 527-3435.

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Tipton responds to wilderness concerns

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced the Western Colorado Wilderness Study Area Release Act (H.R. 5570), a bill that would release acreage in Delta, Mesa and Jackson counties from further consideration for designation as wilderness by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Opinion

Comments on gun safety

I am responding to the retired Marine's letter in the June 22 DCI. First, I want to sincerely say to him, thank you for your service to our country. There are no sources given for the information presented regarding gun violence.

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Crawford citizens say no to municipal court

After the lofty and lively rhetoric of the Crawford Town Council campaign, its citizens now face the "realpolitiks" of our new mayor and town council. Realpolitiks is defined as "policy based on power, rather than ideals."

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Don't sign petitions for Init. #78

The oil and gas industry provides more benefits than we can count to our local community, state and country. But despite all of its benefits environmentalists continue to fight to eliminate the industry with complete disregard for the comforts we receive from this industry:

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Ensuring justice

I am writing a letter to this community to let everyone know that there is a particular timing and wording that needs to be taken when reporting a crime. If you are later than a day in timing or you are vague in your description of what happened, you most likely will lose your case.

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We must all take a stand for our liberties

Are there racists in Delta County? Sure there are. There are racists and people with prejudices everywhere. However, most people are not.

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Sports

'Cudas swim in Craig
'Cudas swim in Craig

Jaylena Gibson provided information for a recent swim meet in Craig.

Six members of the Delta Barracudas swim team traveled to Craig to compete in the Craig ABC Invitational, including Grady Hellman, Ashton Jones, Xavier Quintanilla, Hannah Sterns, Landre Whelan and Emma Wise.

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Devil's Thumb Open lists 2016 Edward Jones titlists
Devil's Thumb Open lists 2016 Edward Jones titlists

The first annual Edward Jones Devil's Thumb Open was played over the past weekend. Thirty-six golfers played for top honors by playing 18 holes on both Saturday and Sunday.

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What's Happening

Golf tournament will benefit Partners

The 19th annual Alpine Bank/Partners Golf Classic to benefit the children served by Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray will be held on Saturday, July 16, at the Cedaredge Golf Club.

Following last year's format, this is a four-person team scramble.

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Community

Births June 29, 2016

Nate and Jocelyn Wiggins of Delta are the parents of a daughter, Camila Faye Wiggins, born June 11, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

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Holden selected for leadership program

Jace Holden has been selected to participate in the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program as part of the Class of 2017. Holden is the director of Tiny Treasures Preschool at Delta's Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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Jerry Pope is retiring
Jerry Pope is retiring

Jerry Pope is retiring after 44 years with Producers Coop in Olathe. Friends and customers are invited to celebrate with him Saturday, July 2, noon to 4 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center.

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Local volunteers give Father's Day a boost

Every year since 1998, Families Plus, a local nonprofit that works with at-risk children, has ensured that each child enrolled in their program receives a Father's Day gift to give to his/her father and male mentor. For the last several Father's Days, the gift has been cookies and a Frisbee, or ball, or some other item that can be used for the child and father/mentor to spend fun time together.

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People in the News Anderson
People in the News Anderson

Courtney Anderson, co-valedictorian of Delta High School Class of 2012, was named to the Dean's List at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Engineering for the spring 2016 semester.

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Toby King honored
Toby King honored

The Montrose Community Band has been blessed over the past eight years to be under the baton of Delta resident Toby King. His musical knowledge, patience and leadership ability help this band to grow in musicianship and ability with each and every concert.

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Obituaries

Alvin Cerise
Alvin Cerise

Alvin L. Cerise died Friday, June 24, 2016, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 84.

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Dale Melvin Kimber
Dale Melvin Kimber

Delta resident, Dale Kimber, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at his home in Delta, Colo. He was 72 years old.

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Gerald
Gerald "Jerry" VanderVelde

Jerry VanderVelde of Cedaredge, Colo., died on June 21 at his home with his wife and two daughters at his side. He was 82 years old and lived a rich and full life.

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Helen
Helen "Reigh" Stoddard

Delta resident Reigh Stoddard died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 80.

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Judy Johns-Hopkin
Judy Johns-Hopkin

Hotchkiss resident Judy Johns-Hoskins died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 64.

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Rose Loring

Rose M. Loring died at her home in Cedaredge Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was 85.

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Tammy Cormier

Tammy Lynn Cormier of Delta died Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Delta. She was 53.

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North Fork

BLM open house attracts 150-plus
BLM open house attracts 150-plus

More than 150 citizens attended the first of six open house meetings sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management to provide an overview of its "Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement" (RMP/EIS). The RMP/EIS is intended to establish a framework for management of more than 675,800 acres of BLM lands and 971,220 acres of federal subsurface mineral estates administered by the BLM.

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Cherry Days grand marshals love small-town life
Cherry Days grand marshals love small-town life

Trying to have a chat with Jim and Linda Link isn't easy. Even on a quiet weekday afternoon their business, Paonia Farm and Home, is bustling with activity.

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Creamery grand reopening is Friday

The recently reorganized Creamery Arts Center, 165 W. Bridge Street, in Hotchkiss, will celebrate its grand reopening from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, with the opening of the center's first art show since closing its doors last summer. The show includes pottery and photography.

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Hotchkiss sewer line upgrade nears completion
Hotchkiss sewer line upgrade nears completion

The Town of Hotchkiss announced that it is in the final days of its $1.8 million sanitation line upgrade project.

The project was originally scheduled to begin at the end of July 2015, and after some delays, contractor Williams Construction broke ground in late September.

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Linda Lario earns RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award
Linda Lario earns RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award

Linda Lario with RE/MAX Mountain West has been presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service with the company. Less than six percent of all active agents in the RE/MAX network have achieved this prestigious award since its inception.

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Local music is in harmony with Paonia Library
Local music is in harmony with Paonia Library

There are so many talented musicians in Paonia that the likelihood of brushing shoulders with one, or several, during the course of a day is pretty high. They can be found in coffee shops, at job interviews, on playgrounds, and, luckily, in the library.

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Paonia celebrates '70 Cherry Years'
Paonia celebrates '70 Cherry Years'

In 1947, the newly-formed Paonia Lions Club was looking for a way to raise money to light Dan Lawrence Field so the Paonia Eagles football team could host night games. Paonia was known for growing prize-winning fruit, so they decided to honor the cherry in a day-long celebration on Independence Day, and Cherry Days was born.

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Pre-annexation agreement passes on split vote

A pre-annexation agreement between the Town of Paonia and Andrew Thliveris was approved by a 3-2 vote, with trustees Bill Brunner and Chelsea Bookout casting dissenting votes. Trustee Suzanne Watson did not attend the meeting.

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Red Hat Dolls of the Valley host picnic

Red Hat Dolls of the Valley entertained Hotchkiss Red Hat Lady Bugs at the Paonia Park with a picnic Saturday, June 11. Also attending were four ladies from the Paonia Care Center and their two sponsors.

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Surface Creek

Brains and bodies benefit from reading
Brains and bodies benefit from reading

Middle schoolers who are part of the Cedaredge Library's teen summer reading program enjoyed some rousing physical activity to go along with their book reading activities last Friday.

Mary Bauer, teen librarian, arranged for the kids to play "human foosball," a promotional activity originated locally by Mike Lawhead, an employee of the Montrose Home Depot store.

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Democrats meet at Stolte Shed

Two Democratic state elected officials met with partisan supporters at the Stolte Shed on June 25.

Kerry Donovan, State Senate District 5 incumbent, and Millie Hamner, State House District 61 incumbent, met with Democratic Party supporters during a session that began at 9 a.m.

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Dixieland fan enjoys concert
Dixieland fan enjoys concert

A man who is most likely Cedaredge's number one Dixieland music fan, Don Clayton, gave a great review of the 101st Army Dixieland Band performance in Town Park on June 21.

"These folks are terrific," he said following their performance. "It's the best Dixieland music I've heard since the last time I was in New Orleans."

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Night on the Town shines spotlight on local landmark
Night on the Town shines spotlight on local landmark

The annual Night on the Town last Saturday was a big event for the community as volunteers of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society opened the doors to the Pioneer Town complex for everyone to enjoy.

There were some new activities and attractions for SCVHS guests this year as event coordinator Doris McGuire added kids' games and food offerings.

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Parties on the Porch debuted on June 28

A summer series of Parties on the Porch is being presented for kids of all ages. The first debuted June 28, and continues on Tuesdays in July on the front porch of Pioneer Town's Visitor Center.

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