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Delta

Citizens look for common ground

A series of community "visioning" sessions wrapped up last week, but Delta County continues to seek feedback as it moves forward with its master plan revision.

A community forum has been established on a website devoted to the yearlong revision, deltacountyplan.com.

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Community meeting planned

The City of Delta is hosting a community meeting to discuss upcoming maintenance activities that will require 24-hour road closures. Residents of Fox Hollow, Orchard Estates, Pioneer Place, Emerald Hills and Valley Garden subdivisions, as well as the businesses on Cottonwood Street, are invited to learn more at the community meeting scheduled Monday, June 5, 6 to 8 p.m. at Delta High School.

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Delta Elks to help keep the flags flying

The Delta Elks Lodge has answered the plea for assistance with the Flags for Delta program

Boy Scout Troops 475, 481 and 485 take turns posting flags along Main Street and Highway 92 for major holidays beginning with Mother's Day in May and ending with Veterans Day in November.

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Delta makes the case for 100% DURA participation

Hotel development along the Gunnison River will only become a reality if every taxing entity in the plan area is willing to give up the property, sales and/or lodging taxes that would be gained from the development.

City manager David Torgler laid out the numbers during a joint meeting of city and county officials last week.

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Delta UMC welcomes new pastor
Delta UMC welcomes new pastor

Delta United Methodist Church announces the arrival of Pastor Franklin Thomas "Tom" Hazelwood who, along with his wife Stephanie and son Robert, is moving to Delta County this week.

After being ordained, and elected as an elder in 1990, Pastor Tom served various churches and communities in Arkansas, before serving for the emergency response team of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), first as executive secretary, then as the elected assistant general secretary from 1998 through 2013.

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First Downtown DeltaFest is June 1

The first of three Downtown DeltaFests scheduled this summer takes place Thursday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. Main Street will be closed to the public late Thursday afternoon to allow vendors to set up between 3rd and 5th streets.

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Flower Motor opens North Delta satellite store
Flower Motor opens North Delta satellite store

Flower Motor Company has opened a satellite store in North Delta offering select high-end pre-owned trucks, SUVs and automobiles.

The store is managed by Larry Garrison, who is relying on his 40 years of experience to make the store a win-win scenario for both the consumer and for Flower Motor Company.

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Forest Service has begun GMUG forest plan revision

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Service has begun efforts to revise the Forest Plan.

The revision process begins with the assessment of current conditions and identifies if there is a need for change in management direction.

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Funding available for agricultural hydropower projects

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are seeking applicants for on-farm agricultural hydropower projects. The total amount of available assistance for this round is $1.2 million.

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Law enforcement blotter May 31, 2017


Brandi L. Dowell, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $2,500 bond.

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Minor flooding reported
Minor flooding reported

Spring runoff has caused some minor flooding in the Delta area. Jeff Wright, director of emergency management for Delta County, said the Gunnison River water level is "significantly" higher than in past years, and exceeded projections due to a couple of complications.

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New rule for dispersed camping along Kebler

Because of the increasing popularity of the Gunnison National Forest, new rules have been put in place by the U.S. Forest Service to minimize the direct impacts on resources.

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Photography show winners announced
Photography show winners announced

Nolan Thornberry won "Best of Show" honors for his photograph, "Bald Eagle," at the photography show hosted by the Black Canyon Camera Club last week. The show was held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center May 25-27.

In the open category, winners were:

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Senior CommUnity meals for June

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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Seven-year DOC sentence levied for domestic violence

On May 14, 2016, police received a report of a man at the Maverik store in Delta making suicidal statements. The man was identified as Brent West.

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Shabu`ot is a joyous celebration

The sixth of Sivan (Wednesday, May 31) is a biblical holy day known as Shabu`ot (Shavuot in modern Hebrew). This year this festival begins on the Tuesday evening and ends on Thursday evening, traditionally lasting two days.

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Opinion

Bowie Resources must honor its commitment

I am a pro-business, pro-private property rights retired CPA. I work as the lead business counselor for Region 10 Small Business Development Corporation helping North Fork Valley residents start or expand businesses.

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Deeply appreciative

We write to thank the Paonia Town Council and staff -- and especially town clerk Corinne Ferguson -- for their very fine work in processing the liquor license application for Rio Bravo Restaurant.

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Join the march for fair, transparent government

In response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was heading an active investigation regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a March for Truth is scheduled in Grand Junction for Saturday, June 3. Western Coloradans will be marching that day along with citizens in more than 100 cities nationwide.

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Jordan Cove is a win-win

Kudos to the Trump administration for reviving the Jordan Cove Project and vowing to make the project a priority. It's refreshing to have an administration that supports energy development and is excited about stimulating our country's economy while contributing to our independence.

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Sports

Eagle basketball camp set for boys and girls

Boys and girls interested in learning fundamental skills and rules of the game will have an opportunity to do so at this year's Eagle Basketball Camp in June.

Interested players in grades 3, 4 and 5 (for the next school year) will receive instruction from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Paonia High School gymnasium on June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15.

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McRae bids farewell to Paonia High School
McRae bids farewell to Paonia High School

Paonia High School math teacher and sports coach Brent McRae said that leaving Paonia was one of the toughest decisions he's ever made. McRae has accepted a teaching position at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch.

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Scoreboard May 31, 2017

baseball



------ STANDINGS ------

Western Slope Conference (2A)

Boys District 3/5

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What's Happening

Longtime teacher to be honored

An open house will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Hotchkiss Senior Center at 276 W. Main. The open house will be hosted by Mary Woodruff's home economics "girls" and single survivor "boys."

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Peter Rowan to headline Pickin' in the Park series
Peter Rowan to headline Pickin' in the Park series

The 10th annual Pickin' in the Park concert series at Paonia Town Park promises to be one of the best. In addition to bluegrass, Pickin' Productions' Rob Miller is bringing reggae, soul/funk, classic rock, and other acts to five venues, this summer, including in Paonia, Crawford, Ridgway and Moab, Utah.

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Youth, adult artists sought

Artists ages 6-18 and adults are invited to submit up to three pieces of original art in Delta Fine Art's 2017 annual Art Show. Email Linda Aubery for the show entry guidelines at ljaubery@gmail.com or call 970-765-5034.

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Community

Birthday open house planned for Donald Ray
Birthday open house planned for Donald Ray

Donald Ray will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house Sunday, June 4, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

Donald Ray was raised in Delta.

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Births May 31, 2017

Scott and Lori Petersheim of Delta are the parents of a son, Tyrell Scott Petersheim, born May 19, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8.1 pounds and was 20 inches in length.

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Emblem clubs gather in Montrose for quarterly meeting

The third quarterly meeting of the Colorado State Association of Emblem Clubs was held at the Montrose Elks Lodge on Saturday, May 6.

After registration, coffee and doughnuts were served to members.

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People in the News Lee
People in the News Lee

Erin Lee, a 2010 graduate of Delta High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Denver, graduated from the University of Texas Law School this month.

She is studying for the bar exam in July in Texas and will join a law firm in Houston in October.

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School Zone

Academic awards presented at HHS

Hotchkiss High School academic award recipients were recognized May 11:

Delta County Federal Credit Union Scholarship -- Wade Katzdorn, $1,250.

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DHS students reach new heights
DHS students reach new heights

An engineering project that was a year in the making capped four years of education for several Delta High School graduates.

Hannah Owens, program manager and a 2017 DHS graduate, said the second annual high altitude challenge proved to be a memorable experience. It also reinforced her desire to pursue an engineering degree at CU Boulder.

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Obituaries

Anita Gonzales
Anita Gonzales

Anita Lea Gonzales of Delta died May 24, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 58.

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Clifford Ridley
Clifford Ridley

Clifford Charles Ridley died May 24, 2017. He was 81.

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Dennis Hurford
Dennis Hurford

Dennis L. Hurford died May 23, 2017. He was 63.

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Donna Gregory

Donna K. Gregory died May 24, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was 73.

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Elmer Jackson

Elmer Lou Jackson, 82, died May 16, 2017. He was the son of Louis and Mildred Jackson of Paonia.

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Jack Finnegan
Jack Finnegan

Delta resident John R. "Jack" Finnegan died Tuesday, May 17, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 85.

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Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones

Jerry Keith Jones died May 10, 2017, at his home in Cal-Nev-Ari, Nev. He was 77.

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North Fork

Blue Sage to reorganize

In a letter to members of Blue Sage, Glenn Dahlgren, president of the Blue Sage board directors, announced staff layoffs.

Because expected revenues have fallen far short, the board of directors has been forced to reduce operating expenses.

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Hotchkiss residents may soon see an increase in town fees

The Town of Hotchkiss will soon implement new fees and increase others. "These fees are designed to be sustaining, but not make money," explained Mayor Wendell Koontz.

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More changes for land use application

The Delta County Planning Department announced that the joint meeting of the Upper North Fork Area Planning Advisory Committee and the Delta County Planning Commission to hear comments on a land use change application by Paonia Holdings, LLC, and representative Mark Levin has been rescheduled to June 21, at Paonia Town Hall.

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Paonia board to vote on sanctions against Brunner

At the May 23 board meeting Paonia trustees voted to consider sanctions against trustee Bill Brunner after he released a series of e-mails to the media and the town clerk on April 25. "The release was not an agenda item," and was not previously noticed to the board, town administrator or town attorney, said Mayor Charles Stewart.

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Surface Creek

Big turnout for Heritage Day
Big turnout for Heritage Day

Pioneer Town's Heritage Day on Saturday, May 27, marked the official beginning of the summer season in Surface Creek Valley.

There was a big turnout of local history and pioneer heritage fans who enjoyed mild weather and sunshine.

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Plants of the Western Slope May 31, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope May 31, 2017

What's in a name? Very often, our identity. Imagine Cedaredge being Juniper-edge, or Cedar City being Juniper City. How about Cedar Avenue being Juniper Avenue?

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Police report May 31, 2017

According to the police log for April 1 through April 30, the Cedaredge Police Department responded to 42 incidents and issued four citations.

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Shelter Shoppe vols honored
Shelter Shoppe vols honored

Helping to fund the Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge, the Shelter Shoppe at 290 N. Grand Mesa Drive has been so active that once again we feel we need to honor three women for this month.

Roberta Marean, Arlene Mellema and Marilee Claxton are not only great volunteers at the Shoppe, but they have been putting in many extra hours to get ready for the garage sale on May 26 and 27.

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Sweet success for Drost's award-winning fudge
Sweet success for Drost's award-winning fudge

The very best fudge in the state of Colorado is right in your backyard -- and, more than likely, it was handmade just a few hours before it appears on the shelves -- using real butter, sugar, cream and chocolate, of course. Mark and Lisa Hill, owners of Drost's Chocolates in Eckert, won first place last week in the 2017 Chocolatier Championships at the Colorado Chocolate Festival for their chocolate pecan fudge.

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