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Delta

An 'average wet year' reported
An 'average wet year' reported

Regional water managers reporting at the annual State of the River meeting in Montrose on May 31 see a fully adequate water year ahead, one which was characterized as "an average wet year."

Presenting an update on several local drainages, Bob Hurford, engineer for state water division 4, reported that the Uncompahgre River drainage "has a big snow pack."

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DCLA awards $6,000 to graduates

The Delta County Livestock Association congratulates all high school graduates and wishes them the very best on all their future endeavors. Special congratulations go to the livestock association's 2017 scholarship recipients.

This year, the association received five scholarship applications from very deserving seniors and each of these students will be receiving a 2017 scholarship.

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Delta man drowns in Escalante potholes
Delta man drowns in Escalante potholes

Bryan Reim, 35, of Delta drowned while swimming in the potholes on Escalante Creek, the Delta County Sheriff's Office reports.

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DMEA's annual meeting to be held in Hotchkiss next Thursday
DMEA's annual meeting to be held in Hotchkiss next Thursday

Delta-Montrose Elec-tric Association's (DMEA) annual meeting of members will be held Thursday, June 15, at Hotchkiss High School, 438 Bulldog Street. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m., with bucket truck rides, kids' games, educational booths, and Elevate Fiber demonstrations.

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Jury declines to award damages to chicken farm neighbor

Olen Lund, president of the Delta County Farm Bureau, said last week a district court jury affirmed what he's known all along -- Edwin Hostetler's egg-laying facility on Powell Mesa is a good, well-run operation.

Neighbor Susan Raymond disagreed and took Hostetler to court over alleged "trespass" of dust, feathers, flies, mold, toxins and other biological material.

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Libraries scramble to fund literacy programs

A grant that has provided funding for literacy programs in Delta County for nearly 20 years has dried up. The lack of funding has Delta County Libraries scrambling for ways to compensate the eight qualified individuals who teach English language acquisition and high school equivalency classes in Delta and Hotchkiss.

"This is a serious blow to us and Delta County as it will certainly harshly limit the services we can offer through our adult literacy program," said Tracy Ihnot, communications and outreach administrator for Delta County Libraries.

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Solarize Delta County Farms hosts presentation

Solarize Delta County Farms is teaming up with the Colorado Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Agriculture to host a presentation for agricultural producers in Delta County on state energy efficiency programs and renewable energy financing. The event will be at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss on June 14 at 7 p.m.

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Students analyze air quality
Students analyze air quality

NASA satellites can be equipped to measure air quality from space, but for localized results, CU Boulder has developed air quality monitors that quantify emissions of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. The same equipment used by CU engineering students was made available to students in Delta and Paonia through a partnership between CU Boulder, the Western Colorado Conservation Center and the schools.

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Trails plan could impact property rights

Members of the Delta County Planning Commission met with the consultants hired to develop the county's recreational trails master plan on May 24.

Planning commission member Steve Schrock noted "there is the possibility of huge contentiousness" over private property rights as the county begins the process of developing a master plan for recreational trails.

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Opinion

A huge thank you

Dear Editor:
A huge thank you to the members and families of the Fruitland Mesa Club, Maher Onion Valley Club and the Needle Rock Club.

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Floyd Anderson

Floyd A. Anderson of Paonia died June 1, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction.He was 86.

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Sports

Bruins conclude track season with optimism
Bruins conclude track season with optimism

Several questions were asked of Cedaredge track and Coach of the Year recipient, Kirby Henderson. The 2017 track season was most successful for the boys team who finished as the Class 2A state champions.

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Delta County is home to national cheerleading champs
Delta County is home to national cheerleading champs

Ten girls from Delta County recently brought home two national-level cheerleading awards. The Diamond Team of Grand Mesa Cheer, comprised of 10 athletes ages 10-18 years old, competed at the XtremeSpirit Battle Royale National Championships in Las Vegas, and brought home an award for Best Tumbling, as well as being named the National Cheer Champions.

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What's Happening

Medicare info meeting set June 13 in Montrose

Feeling lost in the maze of Medicare? Region 10 and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) are offering an informative seminar on how to navigate the Medicare system on Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m., at 300 N. Cascade Avenue, Montrose.

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A vision for better   habitat becomes a reality
A vision for better habitat becomes a reality

A dozen members of the Black Canyon Audubon Society toured a 42-acre conservation easement owned by Kevin and Jackie Parks last weekend. In the early morning hours the birders, biologists and conservationists passed through pristine wetlands teeming with wildlife, observed nesting great blue herons, and identified some 30 individual bird species, among them the belted kingfisher, black-crowned night heron, purple martin and western wood-pewee.

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Obituaries

Alice Gale
Alice Gale

Alice Loretta Gale died May 31, 2017, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years. She was 81.

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Betheline Kesterson
Betheline Kesterson

Betheline Kesterson passed away May 23, 2017, at Brookdale-Longmont in Longmont, Colo. She was 91 years old.

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Clarence Guthrie
Clarence Guthrie

Clarence Paul Guthrie of Delta died June 2, 2017, at Willow Tree Care Center. He was 87.

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Emma Lou Bruner

Former Delta resident Emma Lou Bruner died Dec. 9, 2016, in Mesquite, Nev.

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Eunice Carlill

Eunice "Ricki" Carlill died May 23, 2017, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 69.

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Floyd Anderson

Floyd A. Anderson of Paonia died June 1, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction.He was 86.

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Glenn Corrigan
Glenn Corrigan

Glenn Phillip Corrigan lived 82 full years. He died June 2, 2017, at his home in Cedaredge, Colo., after a brief battle with cancer.

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Katherine Ross
Katherine Ross

Katherine Elizabeth Ross of Lafayette, Ind., died May 28, 2017, at IU Health Arnett Hospital. She was 80.

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Lela Lockhart
Lela Lockhart

Lela Margaret "Jo" Lockhart died May 28, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 94.

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Raymond Domanski
Raymond Domanski

Raymond Domanski died May 27, 2017.

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Sandra Tarr
Sandra Tarr

Sandra Obergfell Tarr died May 31, 2017, at the Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 82.

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Sue Snider

Sue Snider died May 26, 2017. She was 85.

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Teresa Schoen

Teresa L. Schoen of Delta died May 31, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center. She was 63.

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North Fork

Be prepared: Paonia speed limits to change
Be prepared: Paonia speed limits to change

At the June 13 meeting the Paonia board of trustees will consider an ordinance adopting new in-town speed limits. The changes are scheduled to take effect Aug. 1.

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Blue Sage hosts cheese, wine event

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts will host a fun cheese tasting event on Friday, June 9. Cheesemakers will be on hand to discuss their products and offer samples. Avalanche Cheese, Gray Acres and Western Culture Farmstead will all be at the event.

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Crawford chamber launches beautification project
Crawford chamber launches beautification project

The Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce has set out to beautify downtown and make the business sector more welcoming and inviting to travelers by launching a beautification project they hope to wrap up within the year.

The first phase is to install planter boxes at businesses in town; the board hopes to have six boxes constructed, placed and filled with flowers before Pioneer Days on June 8.

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Diamond Joe's opens
Diamond Joe's opens

Diamond Joe Cafe & Saloon opened last week in Crawford under the ownership/management of Tami Carver, a fifth-generation Crawford resident. The restaurant is located on Hwy. 92 in the former Boardwalk restaurant.

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Don't miss historical society's book store at Pioneer Days
Don't miss historical society's book store at Pioneer Days

The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Museum will be closed on June 10 in order to have a booth at Pioneer Days in Crawford.

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Fun for the whole family this weekend in Crawford

Every community has a story to tell, and the citizens of Crawford are anxious to share the story of their community during the 39th annual Crawford Pioneer Days, June 8-11. Pioneer Days began as a way to honor the heritage of the area and to recognize those who have helped shape the community. It runs June 8-11 in Crawford.

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Kids, grab your poles and head to the fishing derby

The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery Kids Fishing Derby is back! The event was cancelled in 2016 due to removal of the fish from the facility, but the fish hatchery staff is eager to get the annual event back on track.

The event is set for Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Volunteer Park, one mile west of Paonia on Mathews Lane.

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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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Melodrama: years of boos, hisses, and cheers
Melodrama: years of boos, hisses, and cheers

"You're a dear. An idiot, but a dear."

It's lines like those that make for fantastic community theater, and that is just a sample of what you'll hear this weekend during the annual melodrama during Crawford Pioneer Days. The melodrama has been a part of Pioneer Days since the very first community event, 39 years ago.

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Open house Sunday  at Maher Schoolhouse
Open house Sunday at Maher Schoolhouse

Members of the Maher-Onion Valley Community Club will host an open house during the Pioneer Days weekend, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic Maher schoolhouse. The event is Sunday, June 11, from 2-5 p.m. at the schoolhouse, with a special presentation at 3 p.m. The schoolhouse is located five miles south of Crawford.

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Paonia hosts in-depth look at health care system

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, Indivisible groups, including the North Fork Valley, Crawford and Montrose, and the Delta Democrats will host a free event addressing the current health care crisis. This event will take place at the Paradise Theatre.

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Paonia spring cleanup will be June 19-23
This machine sucks!
Paonia spring cleanup will be June 19-23

The Town of Paonia will hold its annual spring clean-up week June 19-23. Throughout the week, all in-town residents can have permitted items picked up free of charge on their regularly-scheduled trash pick-up day.

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Safety, property rights challenges Hotchkiss council

An issue of public safety versus private property rights was briefly discussed at the last town council meeting in Hotchkiss, after a resident complained that the street light located on the north end of 2nd Street near the railroad tracks is too bright and is a disturbance.

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Surface Creek

Art Walk brings out the creative spirit of Cedaredge
Art Walk brings out the creative spirit of Cedaredge

Local artists displayed their creative talents and their works along Main Street in Cedaredge as the second of the summer season's Art Walk events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce took place on Friday, June 2.

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Cara Morton honored at reception
Cara Morton honored at reception

Cedaredge Library manager Cara Morton was honored on Friday, June 2, with a reception as she moves on from the library after 16 years "to open a new chapter" in her life.

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Cedaredge academy students earn honors
Cedaredge academy students earn honors

Grand Mesa Statesmanship Academy (GMSA) of Cedaredge honored high achieving students at the school's annual awards recognition on May 27.

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Celebrate Cedaredge brings people to town
Celebrate Cedaredge brings people to town

A morning and early afternoon of music, food, lots of crafts and vendors to explore, and ideal weather greeted visitors to the first of three summertime Celebrate Cedaredge street fairs on Main Street Saturday.

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Edge of the Cedars art show marks its 45th year

The 45th annual Edge of the Cedars Art Exhibit opens Thursday, June 8, at Cedaredge Middle School.

This year organizers say there is an exceptionally large number of artists (93) exhibiting with a lot of professionals on display whose works will be of special interest to patrons.

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