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Delta

Changes loom for Delta museum
Changes loom for Delta museum

Changes are on the horizon for the Delta County Historical Society and Museum. Director and curator Jim Wetzel has given the board of directors his notice that he will retire in April 2018, after 20 years on the job. Coupled with declining financial resources, his retirement has caused the board of trustees to look into new ways of operating the museum.

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City asks citizens to prioritize rec opportunities
City asks citizens to prioritize rec opportunities

The City of Delta's parks department kicked off a months-long planning process to address future development of parks, trails and recreational opportunities last week with a community open house. The process of gathering community input, drafting a list of potential projects and devising a plan of action will take the rest of the year, said Kristina Kachur, one of the consultants with the firm Logan Simpson from Fort Collins, which has been hired to guide the city through the process.

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Crossroads centenarians share advice
Crossroads centenarians share advice

Friends, families and staff from Crossroads Assisted Living celebrated in a big way last week, by observing the 101st birthday of resident Anna Marie Suppes and the 100th birthdays of residents Virginia Harris, Margaret Fowler, Helen Wood and Hazel Denike.

Festive balloons decorated the dining area and staff served slices of cake and ice cream to the crowd who gathered to wish the five happy birthday.

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Delta County, BLM implement fire restrictions

Due to extended hot, dry and windy weather, the Delta County Commissioners have placed fire restrictions on all unincorporated portions of Delta County. The fire ban will be enforced until further notice and includes the following restrictions:

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DMEA to conduct aerial line patrol next week

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will be conducting aerial line inspections across the service territory on Wednesday, July 12, beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting throughout the day. The patrol will be conducted by Mountain Blade Runner of Montrose using a helicopter.

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Law enforcement blotter July 5, 2017

June 26:

Robert J. Brannon, 40, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $3,500 in bonds.

Jason M. Ross, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault.

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Local business offers parachute jumping

For those of you who have bucket lists, one of the top things to do might be experiencing the thrill of parachuting. There is an easy remedy to fulfilling that wish, and it's more achievable than you think.

USA Ultimate Skydiving Adventures of Colorado is located in Delta at Blake Field Airport on 870 1575 Road.

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Magazines available on library website

A tour of Delta County Libraries' website reveals many academic resources, from online classes to encyclopedias to language learning tools. A good number of these cater to students and are used heavily during the school year. However, plenty of other options are available for summer fun, travel and relaxation.

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Marijuana 4-1-1

The Delta County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone that commercial distribution of marijuana in Delta County is prohibited by county ordinance.

Individuals cultivating marijuana plants for medical or recreational purposes must have their marijuana plants in an enclosed and locked space.

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Paddleboarder drowns

On June 27 at approximetly 5:30 p.m., Delta County Dispatch received a report of a possible drowning in Eggleston Lake on the Grand Mesa. Delta sheriff's deputies, Delta Search and Rescue, Cedaredge Fire, Delta Ambulance and Care Flight responded.

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Pea Green native awarded for work on health data interoperability
Pea Green native awarded for work on health data interoperability

LOINC, the world's most commonly used universal code system for identifying medical test results, observations and other clinical measurements, has announced the recipient of the annual LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions. The award, in its second year, honors individuals whose work advances the interoperability that ensures that medical data can be recorded, electronically exchanged and ultimately used to improve health -- when and where needed.

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Pregnancy Resource Center seeks volunteers to expand

One organization in Delta County is working hard at ensuring that families are functioning at their very best, and it is reaching out for help to expand the mission. The board of directors of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Delta invited area clergy and community supporters to the center last week to give an update of what they have been doing and future plans.

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Senior CommUnity meals for July

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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Unclaimed capital credits bolster Solar in Schools
Unclaimed capital credits bolster Solar in Schools

Solar Energy International's (SEI) Solar in the Schools program secured solid funding this month, when Delta-Montrose Electric Association committed $150,000 to the program. DMEA's board of directors voted unanimously at its regular May board meeting to funnel $150,000 from the co-op's Unclaimed Capital Credit fund to support the installation of solar electric systems at five high schools within DMEA's service territory.

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Opinion

Beyond the church walls

Please let me take a moment to thank all the people of Delta and the surrounding communities who contributed to our Food for Thought food drive we hosted at Walmart June 27-29. Food for Thought continues to provide meals for children in need over the weekends during the school year.

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County's executive sessions make one wonder

Americans have a love-hate relationship with secrecy. They (secretly) love it when they're on the inside and hate it when they're not.

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Senator Gardner has some explaining to do

I just had to write this letter when I read what Cory Gardner said about the Senate version of a health care bill. Senator Gardner said on Tuesday, June 27, that "I am beginning to review it."

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What's Happening

Artists meet in August

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Delta Fine Arts will be the second Tuesday of August.

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Sign up for fall softball

Take advantage of the mild fall weather and extend summer's healthy fun by registering your team for the City of Delta's fall softball league.

Register now through July 30 for the coed, women's or men's leagues for $225 per team and a $20 player fee.

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Third annual Ridgway bass tournament set for July 7-30

The third annual smallmouth bass tournament at Ridgway State Park is scheduled for July 7-30, giving anglers nearly a month to fill their creels and to vie for more than $8,000 in prizes.

No entry fee is required for the tournament and the more smallmouth bass anglers catch, the better their chances of winning prizes.

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What's happening at your local library?

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 July 5, 2017

Kelly and Heather Cannell of Delta are the parents of a son, Ellis Scott Cannell, born June 23, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15.4 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

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Obituaries

Alexis Crosby
Alexis Crosby

Alexis LeeAnn Crosby died June 13, 2017, in an auto accident. She was 18.

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Bailey
Bailey "Nat" Key

Longtime Cedaredge resident Bailey Nathan "Nat" Key died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Grand Junction. He was 83.

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Carol Fortune

Delta resident Carol Fortune died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 67.

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Charlotte Short

Charlotte Ann (Bowman) Short was born in Reeds Spring, Mo., in 1940 and grew up in Springfield, Mo.

She married David Short in 1958 and they had six children, one of whom died at an early age.

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Dahlgren Andrews
Dahlgren Andrews

Dahlgren Roberta Andrews died June 25, 2017, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge. She was 95.

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North Fork

'Jumbo' goals set by local trail advocacy group
'Jumbo' goals set by local trail advocacy group

A group of local trails enthusiasts is working to ensure that a popular recreation area in the North Fork Valley remains accessible to the public for hiking and biking and other uses.

Standing just east of downtown Paonia, the Jumbo Mountain area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office in Montrose.

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Changes eyed for Paonia town board meetings
Changes eyed for Paonia town board meetings

The Paonia Board of Trustees is considering changes to its meeting format.

The current board rules and procedures, printed on the back of every agenda, were adopted by the prior board early in 2015.

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New minister at Methodist Church

Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Rocky Mountain Methodist Conference appointed Rev. Don Schlichting and wife Kay to the Paonia United Methodist Church effective July 1. Rev. Schlichting preached his first sermon at Paonia on July 2.

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Paonia meeting will discuss deer, elk management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff is starting work to update big game management plans in the Gunnison Basin and in the Paonia/North Fork areas. The public is invited to meetings where the planning efforts will be discussed.

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Paonia okays planning to make project 'shovel-ready'

The Town of Paonia is moving ahead with a road realignment engineering project, despite not having funds available right this moment, in the hopes that funding soon becomes available through the federal government.

Town administrator Ken Knight explained that funding infrastructure projects was a key message in President Donald Trump's campaign speeches, and in recent weeks there has been talk that the federal government may earmark some money for infrastructure.

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Paonia struggles to fill board vacancies

The Town of Paonia is struggling to fill several vacancies on some boards that support and enhance the work of the town council and town staff. The planning commission, tree board and zoning board of adjustments each have vacancies, and have had vacancies for quite some time.

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ShadeScapes is Colorado Company to Watch
ShadeScapes is Colorado Company to Watch

ShadeScapes Americas has been named a 2017 Colorado Company to Watch. The award acknowledges the drive, excellence and influence of ShadeScapes Americas as a growing company developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enabling new industries and enriching the community.

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Stop work order halts remodel at Paonia Cleaners
Stop work order halts remodel at Paonia Cleaners

The new owner of Paonia Cleaners is claiming that two stop work orders almost two months ago by the Town of Paonia's building official have needlessly halted her efforts to remodel the building and should never have been issued.

During the "visitors" portion of the June 20 board meeting, Gia Fanelli asked for cooperation from the town in removing the orders so that she can resume work.

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Surface Creek

Art on display for Friday's Art Walk
Art on display for Friday's Art Walk

The ambassadors team of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the next First Friday Art Walk on Friday, July 7, from 4 p.m. - dusk. First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided monthly art walk hosted throughout Main Street at multiple venues and extends south to the AppleShed.

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Gymkhana results July 5, 2017

The summer gymkhana series, hosted by the Surface Creek Saddle Club, continues every Wednesday evening. The results from June 28 are:

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Kami Collins is excited to jump back into the chamber world
Kami Collins is excited to jump back into the chamber world

Kami Collins has been hired as the new executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce. Former director Lisa Martinez resigned in mid-June and Collins began her new position July 1.

"We are excited to have Kami come on board as our executive director to work with our membership and our board," said chamber board president Nick Streza.

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Local firm offers affordable housing nationwide
Local firm offers affordable housing nationwide

A business which began in Cedaredge 10 years ago has expanded to be the fifth largest chain of mobile home parks in the United States, with a company focus of offering safe, clean, affordable housing.

RV Horizons was started by Dave Reynolds in 2007 out of his garage in Cedaredge with one mobile home park.

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Plants of the Western Slope July 5, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope July 5, 2017

And here is my plant, Curly Dock. It's an alien weed from Eurasia that has become naturalized throughout the North American continent except for the extreme northern regions of Canada.

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What's bugging you? July 5, 2017
What's bugging you? July 5, 2017

This week's weed is the last of my series on "The Ten Most Unwanted Weeds in the Garden." At least these were my top 10 weeds for my yard. There are many more weed candidates left and I will probably cover some of them over the next several months.

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