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Delta

BoCC picks master plan rewrite consultant

The Board of County Commissioners Monday selected planning consultant RPI of Durango to lead the upcoming county master plan rewrite process.

The rewrite will possibly include changes to the "county land use code," a term applied collectively to county regulations for subdivisions, specific developments and septic systems, according to county staff.

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CDOT awarded for rockfall mitigation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) received five awards from the 2016 Engineering News-Records Mountain States Best Project competition for various transportation projects. Mountain States Best Project awards are judged based on design and construction quality, contribution to the community and the industry, and how a project overcame unusual challenges through teamwork and collaboration.

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Conservation groups mobilize to submit over 1,000 comments to BLM

On Nov. 1, local and state-wide conservation groups turned in thousands of comments to the Bureau of Land Management asking for the future conservation of public lands in the Uncompahgre Field Office planning area. Today was the deadline for public comment on the proposed Resource Management Plan, a large scale planning document released this summer that will impact 675,800 acres of public land stretching from McClure Pass to Telluride.

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Delta police, sheriff's blotter Nov. 9, 2016

Kenneth C. Meagher, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged menacing and third degree assault.

Jeremy M. Kuzov, 37, of Delta was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $7,000 bond.

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Farm Bureau seeing local membership growth
Farm Bureau seeing local membership growth

The Delta County Farm and Livestock Bureau, one of the biggest and fastest growing Farm Bureau chapters in the state with 276 producer members, has once again placed high among state chapters with 13 new producer members in 2016.

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Food pantry is thankful for community support
Food pantry is thankful for community support

Mary Pfalzgraff's heart is filled with gratitude -- not because the shelves at the Delta Food Pantry are full. They're actually quite the opposite.

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Get the facts about buying or building a tiny home

Are you thinking about buying or building a tiny home? Before embarking on your project, consider these facts from the Western Colorado Code Professionals.

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GOCO grant would fund parks plan

The City of Delta is applying for a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to fund a master plan for the city's parks, trails and open space. If a $75,000 planning grant is awarded, it will be matched by $50,000 from the city's Conservation Trust Fund.

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HopeWest honored as a top health care company

HopeWest has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care nationwide, ranked number 54, among hundreds of organizations that participated across the country.

Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication, honors workplaces throughout the health care industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

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Order seedling trees for spring

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Tri-River area orders on a first-come, first-serve basis for low-cost seedling trees, shrubs and perennials grown at its Fort Collins nursery. More than 100 species/size options are available, with seedlings ordered now to be distributed next spring.

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Police chase ends in Delta County

Alexander Fedak, 29, of Clifton is under arrest and his pregnant girlfriend is dead after a shooting incident in Clifton Sunday. Fedak was arrested southeast of Delta after leading Colorado State Patrol troopers on a chase through the city.

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Save money with your library card

Did you know that having and using a library card can save you money? Book readers conserve their cash by checking out books rather than purchasing them.

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Troy West featured in 'The Road to Success'
Troy West featured in 'The Road to Success'

Troy West, the son of recreation center employee Gary West, is featured in a book titled "The Road to Success," Vol. 2. The legendary Jack Canfield, author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and "The Secret," also contributed to the book published by Celebrity Press.

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Opinion

'H' is a proud, beautiful symbol

Thank you so much for your Back Page story, "An emblem of school pride," about the "H" on the hill southeast of Hotchkiss.

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A second chance for Phoebe

I thought my short story should be told. My name is Phoebe, aka Phoenix, and I am a one-year-old female small black lab who hasn't been able to use her back legs since birth. I have been dragging my hind quarters everywhere to reach my food or doggy room; consequently sores have developed on my derrière.

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BLM can't ignore the risks oil/gas development

If we have a car accident, or our house burns down, or we get sick we assume that our insurance company will have the money to reimburse us for the loss. Or pay our bills.

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Climate change evidence is clear

Last month, one of your readers' letters was published under a title of "Don't fall for the climate change 'crisis'." In that letter, the writer urges us to "consider all sides" in the study of the climate. This letter is in that spirit.

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Delta boasts a strong business community

My wife Carol and I are getting ready to depart Delta after a very short 2 1/2 years. We have very much enjoyed our time here and wish we could stay longer.

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Libraries develop strategic plan

Delta County Libraries recently tackled the process of writing a strategic plan that will guide the direction and focus of our libraries for the next three years. The process began in July 2016 and the Library Board adopted a written strategic plan on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Trick-or-treaters were very polite

As a mother of four, a grandmother of eight, a great-grandmother of 11 and an elementary school teacher for 35 years, I would like to compliment the parents for raising such well-mannered and thoroughly delightful children who came to our door on Halloween.

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Sports

Bruins' volleyball out after regional action
Bruins' volleyball out after regional action

Cedaredge High School's volleyball season came to a halt this past weekend following losses to No. 4 University and No. 21 Bishop Machebeuf.

The Bruins lost to University (19-6) by scores of 25-11, 25-4 and 25-13.

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Delta soccer team shorted

The last story on Delta High School's soccer team mistakenly reported the 3A WSL team title was won by Vail Mountain High School. That information was in error as Delta's Panthers were this year's league champions with their 8-1 league mark.

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Eagles dominate in playoffs
Eagles dominate in playoffs

The football team from Paonia High School saved its best game of the year for the first round of the playoffs.

The Eagles dominated from the opening kickoff until the end of the running clock and crushed perennial rival Buena Vista 51-6 last Friday night at Paonia Town Park.

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What's Happening

'Sticks and Stones' exhibit opens Nov. 12
'Sticks and Stones' exhibit opens Nov. 12

An exhibition titled "Sticks and Stones" opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at the 4th and Main Exchange in downtown Delta. The show will feature mixed media and more from Jean Marie Stortz, a Delta artist and oil painter.

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Basement Boutique makes shopping easy

The 42nd annual Basement Boutique craft show and sale takes place at the Montrose Pavilion Friday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-four local artists have created handcrafted gifts for all ages.

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Bill Heddles Rec Center hosts holiday craft fair

The City of Delta's holiday craft fair is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gym at Bill Heddles Recreation Center will be filled with more than 70 booths with everything from Christmas decor and handbags to gift baskets and jewelry.

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Community dances set for Nov. 19 and Dec. 3

Route 66 will provide music for the community evening dance Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

Route 66 will also provide the music for a holiday dance Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Parade applications are available

Applications for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Parade of Lights are available at the chamber office, 3rd and Main, or online at www.deltacolorado.org. The registration deadline is Nov. 22.

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Reception Friday at Blue Sage

Artists of the Blue Sage, featuring works by the talented board members, committee members and staff of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, will be on display Nov. 8 through Dec. 23.

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Toy, food donations will make Christmas merrier

Delta High School Student Council, the Delta Police Department and Delta Food Pantry are teaming up for a food and toy drive as part of our DHSCares: Spirit of Giving Campaign. The campaign runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 4 and will culminate with a tribute to law enforcement and community celebration during the First Colorado National Bank basketball tournament Dec. 16 at Delta High School.

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What's happening at your local library? Nov. 9, 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 Nov. 9, 2016

Rachel Bishop and Justin McCormick of Delta are the parents of a son, Leisen Dean McCormick, born Oct. 30, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

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Bonnie Pope honored as Rebekah of the Year
Bonnie Pope honored as Rebekah of the Year

A party was held for Bonnie Pope, Cedaredge Elberta Rebekah Lodge #106, on Friday, Oct. 28. Olathe Rebekah Lodge #99 hosted the party at the Olathe Community Center.

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Emblem Club members welcome state president

The regular meeting of Delta Emblem Club #462 was held at the Delta Elks Lodge Monday, Oct. 24.

A potluck dinner was served at 5 p.m. in honor of Colorado State Association president Jan Gardner from Cortez Emblem Club #261.

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School Zone

Changes to FAFSA make it easier to apply for student aid

Do you have a high school senior who is knee deep in the college admissions process? Writing essays and filling out forms can be a stressful process for students, just as covering the cost of college can be for parents.

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Safety Day sends important messages to students
Safety Day sends important messages to students

During the month of October, local agencies presented Safety Day at Paonia Elementary and Hotchkiss K-8 schools. The events were intended to bring some important messages to students.

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School district launches third series of listening sessions
School district launches third series of listening sessions

The first of four community forums was hosted by Delta County Joint School District Monday in Delta. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the school district will hear from the Paonia community with a session that starts at 6 p.m. at Paonia Junior-Senior High School.

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Obituaries

Bette Starr
Bette Starr

Bette Starr died Nov. 4, 2016, at Crossroads in Delta. She was 95.

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Carrie Panter
Carrie Panter

Caroline "Carrie" Panter died Nov. 7, 2016. She was 94.

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Dennis Howell
Dennis Howell

Delta resident Dennis H. Howell died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 76.

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Eva MacKendrick

Longtime Delta resident Eva MacKendrick died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at The Fountains of Hilltop in Grand Junction. She was 98.

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Frank Smith
Frank Smith

Frank James Smith died Oct. 31, 2016, in Paonia. He was 87.

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Norma Curtis
Norma Curtis

Norma Helen Curtis died Oct. 29, 2016, in Yucaipa, Calif. She was 84.

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Ronald Shiflet
Ronald Shiflet

Hotchkiss resident Ronald B. Shiflet died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Paonia Care Center. He was 80.

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Terri Wyley
Terri Wyley

Terri Wyley, a longtime Delta resident, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at her home in Greeley. She was 63.

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North Fork

Celebrating 90 years in 'Paradise'
Celebrating 90 years in 'Paradise'

On Sunday, dozens of community members gathered to celebrate the history of the Paradise Theater. Called "Another Day in Paradise," the celebration included a recap of 90 years of movies, plays, musicals, fashion shows and live radio broadcasts as people shared their memories of and gratitude for what many called the heart of the community.

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Crawford council approves donations

At the Nov. 2 council meeting, Crawford trustees unanimously approved three donations totaling $1,137. The donations were all included in the town's 2016 budget.

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Crawford sets rules for citizen comments

Citizens wanting to address the Crawford council now have official guidelines to help them determine if their concerns or topics should be placed on the agenda or addressed during the public non-agenda items portion of the meeting.

At the Nov. 2 council meeting, trustees passed, 4-1, a resolution "setting forth the process and criteria for a citizen request to address the city council," and a related "Rules of Procedure and Conduct" for town meetings.

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Crawford trimming back to balance 2017 budget

The Town of Crawford is looking closely at its draft budget for fiscal year 2017 to see where it can trim a shortfall of more than $34,000. The general fund proposes revenues of $104,686 and expenses of $139,647.

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DCMH breaks ground on Hotchkiss facility
DCMH breaks ground on Hotchkiss facility

Delta County Memorial Hospital plans to open its new DCMH Hotchkiss Family Medicine facility by next summer.

"I think this is a great project for the hospital," said DCMH CEO Jason Cleckler at a Nov. 4 groundbreaking ceremony. "It certainly shows our ongoing dedication to health care across the entire county."

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HHS students to take part in town meeting

In a tradition that began about five years ago, members of the Hotchkiss High School student government will participate in the Nov. 10 Hotchkiss Town Council meeting. By being a part of the process, students witness how decisions are made at the town level.

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Paonia River Park trails grow by a mile
Paonia River Park trails grow by a mile

If you're yearning for a walk along the river, consider Paonia River Park.

A mile-long segment of walking trail was recently completed at the park, located just beyond the North Fork Historical Society Museum on Grand Avenue.

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Shortfall has Hotchkiss looking for budget cuts

The Town of Hotchkiss is looking to trim almost $160,000 in order to balance its draft budget for fiscal year 2017. The draft budget projects 2017 revenues of $741,269 and expenses of $901,209.

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Surface Creek

Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 9, 2016
Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 9, 2016

My cattails are in full "seed dispersal mode" and I delight in watching them. I drove up to the top of the hill east of Hart's Basin where I could see a bit of water at the far end of the reservoir. It's low, but I've seen it lower!

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Cedaredge trustees review USC settlement

Following a Nov. 1 review with the town's attorney, Cedaredge's agreement to buy out Upper Surface Creek water users' (USC) interest in the town water utility is scheduled to be acted on by the town board on Nov. 17.

Trustees met in an executive session on the matter with attorney Stephen Harper at a Nov. 1 work session.

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Co-op artist gallery celebrates first anniversary
Co-op artist gallery celebrates first anniversary

The ImpressionZ artists co-op gallery in Cedaredge is observing a first successful year in business.

During its first year, the gallery has expanded the art offerings exhibited for display, it has become a magnet and a center of promotions for the local arts community, and it is planning new ventures in outreach, marketing, workshops and instructions.

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Garden club learns about dry gardening

The Plant & Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge gathered on Oct. 21 at the home of Barb Klein, who presented a program on "Dry Gardening." She had created a beautiful display in a corner of her patio depicting an oriental-themed area with gravel, bamboo structures, stones and a charming small cast-iron pagoda.

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Lighting contest

The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas Lighting Contest this year. The contest is open to all businesses in the Cedaredge and Orchard City area.

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Students working on Costa Rica trip

Twelve Cedaredge High School students are involved in a fundraising project to participate in an educational field trip to Costa Rica next year.

"We have 12 students participating," trip organizer Kevin Dunbar, a CHS instructor, told the DCI in an email.

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Trustees seek fix to cracked pavement on Austin Road
Trustees seek fix to cracked pavement on Austin Road

What to do about the failure of pavement on Austin Road, rebuilt just 10 years ago, will be discussed by the Orchard City Town Board at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The Orchard City Town Board is faced with a decision on how to remedy the pavement failure occurring on Austin Road.

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