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Delta

Changes eyed in development process

The Board of County Commissioners is considering an ordinance that will apply to new residential or commercial construction in the county.

The ordinance would establish the Delta County Health Department as the office where application for a county septic system permit is made.

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Check it out! Banned books at Delta County Libraries
Check it out! Banned books at Delta County Libraries

F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee, Alice Walker, George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, James Joyce. These authors, along with many others, share a heavy burden.

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DCMH showcases new women's imaging systems
DCMH showcases new women's imaging systems

Area residents had an opportunity to view Delta County Memorial Hospital's new 3D mammography system and prone biopsy table last week.

The new technology offers earlier detection, more accuracy and an improved patient experience.

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Delta County Young Life works to build funding, community support

After being placed on "financial leave," area director Ty Gallenbeck is searching for ways to bring stability back to the Young Life program that serves youth at Delta High School, Cedaredge High School and Delta Middle School.

At a gathering of leaders, pastors, parents and community supporters held last week, the need for ongoing financial commitments was stressed.

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Gail Schwartz campaigns in Delta
Gail Schwartz campaigns in Delta

Economic development, the health of rural hospitals and relationships with public lands partners highlighted a conversation with Gail Schwartz, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

Community and business leaders were invited to share their thoughts with Schwartz at a meeting hosted by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Law enforcement blotter Sept. 28, 2016

Claudia P. Rave-King, 43, of Austin was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way at an intersection after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at Ute Street. No injuries were reported.

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Local victims services specialist named state's best

Denetta Dunlap, the victim services specialist in the special victim's unit of the district attorney's office of the 7th Judicial District, has been recognized as Advocate of the Year by the Colorado District Attorney's Counsel.

The Colorado District Attorney's Counsel provides prosecution-related services to the district attorneys of Colorado.

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Senior meals listed for October

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.

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Tobacco cessation program offered

Delta County Memorial Hospital announces a community tobacco cessation program. Open to all ages, this program is designed to not only make your goal of a tobacco free life possible, but probable.

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Tobacco-free policies protect hospital staff, patients
Tobacco-free policies protect hospital staff, patients

Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Delta County Health Department recognized Delta County Memorial Hospital for creating a tobacco-free campus.

Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, applauded the hospital's commitment to the health and safety of its employees, patients, vendors and visitors by prohibiting the use of any and all tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in or on hospital property.

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Opinion

Be careful what you ask for

Colorado voters need to be really careful what they ask for. This initiative just rings of "if it sounds too good to be true it probably is."

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Clinton is experienced, responsible

If it really didn't make any difference which of the big party candidates for president wins, I would agree with people who want to choose idealism over realism and vote third party or not at all.

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Consider climate change when voting

I was taken to the ER at Delta County Memorial Hospital after an accident on Grand Mesa. Upon arriving, I was taken care of in a very timely and professional manner.

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Crawford council should treat all with respect

Mr. O'Donnell and others in Crawford are trying to minimize the issues with our town council by focusing on marijuana. The problems are so much more than that.

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It's up to us to put an end to government overreach

It's never going to stop. Government and radical environmentalists just keep shutting down activities and lands. And we keep letting them.

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Mark Roeber has represented Delta County well

I am a Colorado native and have lived in Delta County for the past 23 years. I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Mark Roeber for the 23 years that I have lived here both as a rangeland specialist for the U.S. Forest Service and as a trustee for the Town of Paonia.

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Music, venue make for a great evening

WANTED Alive in Concert was a wonderful concert presented on Saturday, Sept. 17, to benefit the Surface Creek animal shelter in Cedaredge. Al Smith, Ray Carpenter and the Solar Brothers, Roy Martin and Paul Frazier, entertained a delighted crowd.

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Sports

Bruins earn 24-20 Homecoming victory
Bruins earn 24-20 Homecoming victory

Homecoming week was a successful event for Cedaredge sports venues. The Bruins' softball team defeated Gunnison on Tuesday and the volleyball team was a winner on Saturday.

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Bruins win 3-0 over Gunnison

Cedaredge High School, the 3A WSL third-place team in volleyball, got by number five Gunnison in three straight sets on Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins were in control in the first set and cruised to a 25-18 win.

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Bulldogs handle Delta, 41-17
Bulldogs handle Delta, 41-17

Delta, playing in its new 2A classification, wasn't able to keep up with 3A Palisade in a battle of fierce competitors last Thursday night at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The Bulldogs scored the game's first two touchdowns to take an early 14-0 lead and then held on to outscore Delta 20-6 in the fourth quarter for a 41-17 non-conference victory.

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Delta does the Anna Banana

Delta's cross country teams were entered in last Saturday's Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational. Delta's boys scored 270 points and placed ninth out of 18 teams entered.

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Delta downs Cowboys

This story was omitted last week and in fairness to our readers it has been included in this issue of the DCI.

Delta senior Emily Baier had a monster day with 16 kills against Gunnison on Sept. 15.

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Delta nine splits games
Delta nine splits games

Two swings of the bat and Delta had a 7-6 lead over the visiting Meeker Cowboys in game one of a 2A WSL doubleheader softball encounter. The Panthers would add one more to its total and finished the game with an 8-6 win.

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Delta volleyball team takes over top spot
Delta volleyball team takes over top spot

Delta High School's volleyball team took a giant step toward a 3A WSL title with its 3-2 win against Coal Ridge on Sept. 24 in Delta.

Delta senior Emily Baier pounded 21 kills and had 36 digs for the Panthers (2-0 and 9-3) who are now the leaders in 3A WSL play.

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Paonia cross country finishes strong in Ouray; running to state
Paonia cross country finishes strong in Ouray; running to state

The Paonia High School cross country team had its best finish of the year last weekend and the Eagles are building toward qualifying for the state meet.

The boys squad missed Caden Meilner and the girls were missing Nora Dransfield but both Eagles teams finished fourth overall in a competitive field at Ouray.

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What's Happening

Amateurs compete in chess

All ages are invited to participate in an amateur chess tournament at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 16 and under, which covers the awards.

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Babysitter training course set for October

The City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department will offer an American Red Cross babysitter training course on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Class is for participants ages 10-16.

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Baroque Music Festival features harpsichord and viola da gamba

The Blue Sage Concert Series is pleased to present a Baroque Music Festival weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, with concerts at 7:30 p.m. featuring harpsichordist Jory Vinikour and viola da gambist Ann Marie Morgan performing at Paonia's Blue Sage Center for the Arts as part of the center's 2016-17 music series.

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Get ready to take great photos

Get yourself and your computer ready to take and make great pictures for the holidays. Black Canyon Camera Club is hosting a one-day digital seminar by Steve Traudt Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.

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Square dances planned in October

The Delta Hubwheelers Square Dance Club has scheduled dances on Saturday nights, Oct. 1 and 15, in the aerobics room at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer Street, Delta.

The Oct. 1 dance will feature special guest caller Kathy Racine at 7 p.m., with a potluck dinner preceding at 6 p.m.

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Student veterans host All Services Ball

Military, law enforcement and emergency service personnel are invited to join community members at the Colorado Mesa University Student Veterans Association 2016 All Services Ball on Friday, Nov. 4, at Two Rivers Convention Center.

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What's up at your library? Sept. 28, 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 Sept. 28, 2016

Sheila Withers and Bryan Blanton of Hotchkiss are the parents of a daughter, Zoey Withers, born Sept. 15, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 8.6 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

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School Zone

County's students show strong growth

Growth reports issued by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) indicate Delta County students are outpacing students statewide when it comes to year-to-year growth in English language arts and math. The only exception is fourth grade math, which is just one percentage point lower than the state.

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PES teacher named finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year
PES teacher named finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year

Paonia Elementary School second grade teacher Jodi Simpson is passionate about pedagogy. She understands that the important things kids learn in school isn't accomplished through testing, but by experiencing life and all its wonders.

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Obituaries

Thomas White

Thomas White died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 73.

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Douglas Mathews
Douglas Mathews

Douglas Clayton Mathews died Sept. 12, 2016.

He was born Jan. 21, 1970, to William Mathews and Katherine Gregory.

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Gerald Boyd
Gerald Boyd

Gerald D. Boyd died Sept. 23, 2016, at his home in Olathe. He was 77.

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Mary Gunderson
Mary Gunderson

Mary Ruth Gunderson died Sept. 22, 2016, in Clarkston, Wash. She was 89.

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Patsy Speer

Patsy Connor Speer died July 23, 2016, at Aspen Care Center in Aurora.

She was born in Olathe March 28, 1938, to Beezer Conner and Pauline Hallock.

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Verity Martin

Verity Jean Martin of Cedaredge died at her home Sept. 25, 2016.

A celebration of life will be held Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.

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North Fork

Crawford considers local Neighborhood Watch program

The first steps in creating a Neighborhood Watch program in Crawford were taken at the Sept. 21 council meeting. Kris Stewart with the Delta County Sheriff's Office spoke at the meeting by invitation of trustee and retired law enforcement officer, John Paton.

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Crawford resident, council at odds over marijuana

A Crawford resident's ongoing attempts to convince town council to allow a marijuana business to operate in town continues to cause turmoil. His request, repeated at the Sept. 22 council meeting, resulted in name-calling, heated arguments, and a trustee walking out in protest of comments made by her fellow trustees.

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Fairgrounds disc golf dedication Saturday

Delta County and the Town of Hotchkiss will dedicate the new disc golf course at the Delta County Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Harvest festival pie contest a big success

Folks around here must sure love pie. Slices of homemade pecan, fruit, squash, streusel-topped, gluten-free and other pies sold last Friday during the I Love Pie sale and Harvest Pie Contest at the Mountain Harvest Festival raised just over $800 for the Lambert Junior Grange and the Hotchkiss High School/Paonia High School Speech Club, according to organizer Cassandra Shenk.

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Make sure your home address is visible

After at least one recent incident where a crew with the North Fork Ambulance was unable to locate an address on an emergency call, the Crawford Town Council reminds citizens to have their addresses clearly marked and in a conspicuous location at their homes and businesses.

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Mobile home regs hearing tonight

A public hearing on possible revisions to the Hotchkiss Mobile Home, Mobile Home Park and Recreational Vehicle Park Regulations will be held tonight at the Hotchkiss Planning Commission meeting.

The hearing will begin at 6 p.m., which is a half-hour earlier than the regular meeting time.

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Quilt of valor honors veteran's service
Quilt of valor honors veteran's service

Crawford resident Marty Smith does not want the sacrifices her husband Bruce made during the Vietnam War to be forgotten. Earlier this year she asked friends Janet Grigson and Diana Kuene to make him a quilt to honor that service.

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Surface Creek

Cedaredge gears up for AppleFest
Cedaredge gears up for AppleFest

AppleFest weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be filled with fun, food, activity, fundraisers, music, and lots and lots of apples.

From the first alarm sounding the 5-Alarm Chili Cookoff at the fire house on Thursday, until the final chords from two days of music fade away into the leafy canopy of Town Park on Sunday afternoon, AppleFest 2016 promises something for everyone.

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Gallery's new owners are thrilled with the move to Cedaredge
Gallery's new owners are thrilled with the move to Cedaredge

Scott and Stacy Malmgren, the new owners of Munson's Main Street Gallery, are looking forward to an exciting weekend and plan to add to the AppleFest fun with special events of their own. On Saturday, former owner Tracy Munson will be working as a barista, preparing latt├ęs, espressos and smoothies while the Malmgrens dish out ice cream (including handcrafted ice cream sandwiches made especially for AppleFest).

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Muster your appetite for annual chili cookoff

It's time to get your entry ready for the 15th annual 5-Alarm Chili Cookoff in Cedaredge.

The chili cookoff is a fundraiser for the Delta County Fire Protection District 3, serving the entire Surface Creek Valley, including the communities of Cedaredge, Eckert, Cory, Austin and Orchard City.

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Three festivals comprise the High Holy Days

Well, the High Holy Days are upon us! But just what are the High Holy Days?

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What's bugging you? Sept. 28, 2016

Colorado State University Tri-River Area Extension is inviting the public to join with the Tri River Master Gardeners for the 19th annual plant sale and tree auction Saturday, Oct. 8. Activities will be located at the Colorado State University Tri River Extension Office at 2775 Highway 50, Grand Junction.

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