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Delta

Blizzard boxes assembled for delivery to the homebound
Blizzard boxes assembled for delivery to the homebound

Senior CommUnity Meals, a program of Volunteers of America, is assembling emergency "blizzard boxes" to distribute to their homebound older adult clients beginning late November. The emergency food boxes will contain enough food for five meals in the event a storm hits the Montrose, Delta and San Miguel counties service areas.

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Sports

Eagles hold on to beat Cougars; back in semis
Eagles hold on to beat Cougars; back in semis

It wasn't easy by any means, but the Eagles are one game away from playing in a fourth consecutive 1A state championship game.

The football team from Paonia High School got just enough big plays on both sides of the ball to defeat Burlington 22-20 in a quarterfinal game last Saturday afternoon at Paonia Town Park.

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Panthers beat Cougars 23-8
Panthers beat Cougars 23-8

Delta High School has advanced to the semifinal round of the 2016 Class 2A State Football Championships. The Panthers defeated No. 2 Resurrection Christian, which came into last Saturday's game undefeated (10-0), to earn a berth in the semifinals.

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Two Eagles leaving nest; flying to college

Two of the best Eagles will be taking their talents to the next level.

Paonia High School seniors Sophie Anderson and Brianna Van Vleet signed letters of intent last Wednesday and will play for colleges next year.

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Community

Local talent finds 'Annie' meaningful
Local talent finds 'Annie' meaningful

Regann Alsdorf is just a fifth grader, but she's already a seasoned performer, thanks to her mom Kirsten.

Kirsten Alsdorf directs the semi-annual "Kids with A King" performances for Delta Christian Church, so Regann is accustomed to singing and dancing on stage.

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Seven congregations gather at Delta United Methodist Church
Seven congregations gather at Delta United Methodist Church

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delta United Methodist Church hosted Bishop Karen Oliveto, the recently appointed bishop of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church (RMCUMC). The conference includes all of Colorado, Utah and part of Wyoming.

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Back Page

Treasure  trove  of history
Treasure trove of history

There's an old adage that says if you don't learn from history you're bound to repeat it.

In the North Fork Valley, a small group of locals have a slightly different perspective on that: if you don't teach people about their history, that history will cease to exist.

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North Fork

Chamber honors Hotchkiss' best

During its annual meeting on Nov. 9, the Hotchkiss Area Chamber of Commerce honored the organizers of a successful first-year community event, a new non-profit that rallied the North Fork community to build a permanent home for a local family, and a local business for its continuing service and support for the community and its youth.

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Surface Creek

Activities give meaning to Veterans Day
Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Wayne Hamrick, left, commander of Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 presents Richard Fischer with a certificate of service during Veterans Day observance at Horizons on Nov. 10. Looking on is Richard's wife, Jean, who had brought along the
Activities give meaning to Veterans Day

A variety of activities in Surface Creek Valley last week hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local community institutions, and by individuals emphasized the meaning of service to America symbolized by Veterans Day.

A combined assembly for high school and middle school students in Cedaredge provided a moving highlight to the valley's observances.

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Students read from their essays with a patriotic theme

Top local essayists in the Veterans of Foreign Wars writing contests for high school and middle school students were named and shared their patriotic compositions at a combined school assembly on Friday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day.

In the high school division, Voice of Democracy essay winners were Holly Jenkins, first; Dalia Alejandre, second; and, Nevaeh Martinez, third.

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